I'm very excited that Debbie Brown's new novel, Snow Job, has been released and I know that her fans have been waiting on the edge of their seats for it. Known for her Amethyst Eyes series, Snow Job is sure to become a favorite among her readers.
Here's what the book's about:
When NY divorce lawyer, Sarah Lindquist, stepped out of her office to clear her mind before her next client showed up, the last thing she expected was to come to in the middle of the Colorado Rockies, with two park rangers standing over her. The ex-military rangers are convinced someone wants her out of the way, but how do they find out who, without putting her life at risk and letting that 'someone' know they've missed the target?
I'll bet that's enough to pique your interest. But if you need more convincing, reading the first few pages should do it. Debbie does an incredible job of taking the reader and immediately connecting them with character Sarah Lindquist. What does this accomplish?
When I read about Sarah waking up in the middle of nowhere out in the Colorado Rockies, I felt like it was happening to me. From that point on, the book was a page turner and having to put it down to tend to "real life" was anything but easy.
The characters in this book are incredibly well developed and memorable. The details and personalities of each of them adds to the story and makes it all the more complex.
The story itself is one of suspense with a good mystery thrown in. From the first pages until the end, Debbie has created an amazing tale that kept me wondering what was going on. Who's trying to kill Sarah? Why are they targeting her?
By the end, you're left with a book that you'd happily pick up and read again. This is one of those books I can see made into an action/suspense movie in the future.
Well done, Debbie!
You can purchase Snow Job at the following:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Google Play | Smashwords | iBooks
CreateSpace | Paperback
About the Author:
All her life, Debbie has spun stories in her mind, watching the characters come to life. After working as a nurse, teacher, martial arts instructor, artist, and CIC officer in the Canadian military, her life reads like a story itself. Since graduating from the Institute of Children’s Literature, she is finally devoting herself to writing these stories down and taking us all on a ride we won’t quickly forget.
I am always on the lookout for a new reader for our son. He's actually progressed past these level 3 readers, but when I saw "Cork & Fuzz Wait a Minute" by Dori Chaconas, I couldn't pass it up. The cover, illustrated by Lisa McCue, is adorable and drew me right in.
The book itself is about two friends - a possum named Fuzz and Cork the muskrat - who come across a yellow balloon. They don't know what the balloon is and they go through a series of guesses as they try to chase it down.
The characters are well developed for a story of this length. I found myself liking both of them. I also found the tale to be very original and it brought a smile to my face. Best of all, both of our kids enjoyed the book and we read it more than once.
This is a series of readers that I plan to collect so that we'll have them available for when our daughter, who is three now, is learning to read.
Our kids and I have been trying to go by the library weekly to do some school (we homeschool) and borrow some books. I decided to start reviewing one or two books a week. There are so many children's books to choose from. I enjoy discovering which books our kids like so that we have ideas for gifts we might get friends and family.
Last week, we found the hardcover version of "Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!" by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand.
The story is about Big Bear who can't hear very well. Every time Old Man Winter tells him it's time to sleep, Big Bear is just sure he heard something else. Big Bear keeps thinking that Old Man Winter is telling him to do something like sweep or leap until Old Man Winter finds a way to get his attention.
The whole concept is adorable and I liked how the author used rhymes to make the story line flow. The illustrations are beautiful. For two of the pages, the book needed to be turned sideways to see the images, which is something our kids have always liked in picture books. Our kids (3 and 8) both enjoyed the book and have asked to read it several times this week.
I definitely recommend "Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!" if you're looking for a new title to add to your child's book collection. I saw that Maureen Wright has several other Big Bear books available and we plan to read them in the future.