Handyman needed! May the Best Woman Win in Starting Over on Blackberry Lane by Sheila Roberts

Title: Starting Over on Blackberry Lane

Author: Sheila Roberts

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

Three friends, One handyman and an auction starts the excitement in Starting Over on Blackberry Lane. We meet Stefanie, Cass and Griffin, three friends in need of serious repairs ro their homes. Stefanie Stahl’s husband wants to do all the renovations to their house himself and she is fine with it if he would actually finish what he starts. The single Griffin James is in the process of trying to sell her home but has some snags that is holding her back. Cass Wilkes is dealing with a ceiling that has crashed and needs a handyman as soon as possible.

These three friends are in need of help and what better way to renovate than by hiring a handyman that joins the fundraiser  that is auctioning off a handyman. Grant Masters is part of auction and is an item everyone wants. Stefanie, Griffin and Cass have a plan to bid together so the other bidders will not win.

Starting Over on Blackberry Lane is an entertaining book about friendship, matchmaking and a hint of romance. The book started off slow for me but soon picked up. The characters were well-developed and carried the storyline. I look forward to reading more of this author’s work.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

 

Book Review: Now That’s Just Stupid by Debra Taylor

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Title: Now That’s Just Stupid

Author: Debra Taylor

Publication Date: October 26, 2016

Rating: 5 Non-Stop Page Turner

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If you are looking for a book that pushes buttons, Now That’s Just Stupid by Debra Taylor is one you should read. This book has eight sections, which holds a combination of sixty-four stories that touch on every issue the average person goes through. Taylor gives readers an invitation into her personal life with these stories, which share her pain, experiences, good and bad decisions as well as solutions to those decisions. She frees herself of all the baggage in order to reach her potential and hence step into her purpose.

I enjoyed this book because it is one woman stepping out on faith and standing in her truth with no regrets. She is a true example and is reaching out trying to help as many people as she can to do the same. The one thing I loved about the book is the issues it covers from dating, self-esteem, friendship, weight, family, loss and even marriage. The second thing I loved about the book was the end of chapter discussion, which tells you why our thought process is stupid then provides questions for you to answer. The questions help you dig deep within yourself to get to the root of your problems.

The third thing I loved about this book is the eye catching cover and it’s title. Both alone make you want to read this book. The last thing I loved about this book besides the emotions it pulled out of me, is the author’s courage to be a true open book, flaws and all. To be able to turn all her negative experiences into a positive platform to help others eliminate their baggage in order to do the same.

I definitely recommend this book to others who are struggling with life’s issues or those trying to find their purpose.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

Talk About It Thursday: Let’s Talk Book Gifts and Review Copies Part 1 and 2

It’s Talk About It Thursday time and today I want to share my Book Gifts and Reviews Copies. I had to do this in two parts because I received a lot of books for my birthday as well as review copies from authors and publishers.

So let’s talk about these book gifts and reviews:

I’ll be reading these books throughout the year and using some for my reading challenges. I will share more in my wrap up videos.

If you would like your book reviewed feel free to view my review policy here.

 

 

 

Book Review: Aaron’s Collection by Sierra York

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Title: Aaron’s Collection

Author: Sierra York

Publication Date: June 2, 2016

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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Aaron Cabot is every woman’s dream, a man with his own, a multi-million dollar business, nice car, nice home but he is missing something or should I say someone. It can’t be just anyone even though he has a friend with benefit. No, this woman stays on his mind and even more so when he spots her in a club and comes to her rescue. Can this be the beginning of something between them? Will Aaron’s dream of being with her come true?

Julie Hill hadn’t thought about the jock from high school in a long time. She’s been concentrating on taking care of her mother and helping out a friend. Now, Julie is thinking about the jock from her high school that she believes would never give her the time of day. Julie is thinking of him now since he just saved her. It would be great to start a relationship with him, but wait he might still be out of her league.

This three volume collections of Aaron and Julie had me rapidly turning the pages. The suspense of them connecting or not connecting had me on the edge of my seat. To go so long and not know both of them felt the same way was driving me crazy and I’m not even in the story. I loved the way the author broke it up into one book but with three volumes. This allowed me to receive Aaron’s perspective; Julie’s perspective and the last volume brought everything together. I believe this book had a great plot, well-developed characters, which made me want to invest in them. I would love to read about Aaron and Julie in a future book. I definitely recommend Aaron’s Collection to others.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley