About my blog

When I was a little girl, I struggled to read. Reading did not come naturally to me; however, over the last 30 years I have become an avid reader, I love books. I love LDS (Latter Day Saint) Historical fiction, I love romance, I love biographies, I love stories of hope, and ways to help. I will post books that I have read, ones that have warmed my heart and given me hope!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Path

 About the Book:
The Path by Joe Holmes is a book containing the culmination of forty eight years of research on the topics of success and health.

“I have read and attended nearly a thousand books, seminars and speakers about success and health that have led me to write “The Path.” My years of research about herbs and health at herb-discovery.com have helped me add important knowledge about health for our life’s path.”
- Joe Holmes, author

Everything in our Universe has a Positive and a Negative aspect
- You cannot attract positive until you remove negative.

Joe searched for years to discover how to replace negative with positive and could not do it until he discovered the LSFT process.

It teaches you how to make success, health and even money flow to you like a magnet! It can make you a better and happier person as it repairs relationships in your life. Many who have tried it report how it has empowered their lives. It costs nothing yet is the most powerful mental process you will ever use. It can heal your life and those around you and remove stress. If everyone in the world would use this it would eliminate hate and bring peace. It can help you cope with grief, post traumatic stress and change negative emotions to positive.

Removing negative emotions is an important step to better health. It changes hate, frustration and anger to love. It works even if you do not believe it, or believe it will work.
About the Author:
Joe (Joseph) William Holmes started working at the age of six, when not in school, for his
father who was a masonry contractor. At the age of sixteen he was an accomplished brick
mason. He also worked in his Aunt and Uncle’s grocery store while finishing high school,
before attending college for two years.

Joe spent the next five years in service, two years on a ministry mission for his church living with the
Native Americans in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota. The other three years were serving his
nation in the Army which he left as a personnel sergeant and a secret documents NCO.

He spent the rest of his professional life in the construction industry where he held many positions and
titles, both in the private and commercial sectors. His career was cut short by an illness that caused, among
other things, chronic fatigue and included up to twenty hours of sleep daily.

Unable to work, he began to research herbs and health over the next fifteen years, leading him to a gluten free diet and the slow return of energy and health. His focus now is writing and publishing his health
research and books. In 1966 he married his beloved companion, Ann Despain, and together they have
raised six wonderful children.

My Review:
First I want to apologize for being late in this review. I thought finished all my reviews and posted them before I left for vacation, but low and behold, I sure did forget one. Then I had endless Internet issues, so I finally decided to do it once I returned home.

I read this book, with one of those pre-conceived expectations of what another self-help book would be; however, to my delight the approach was an about face to what most self-help books offer. The first thing I noticed was he place of God in The Path, as a religious woman, I like putting God first in my life. The second thing is that this book uses nothing new, just parts of life that have taken a backseat to rude, disrespectful people. This is using the LSFT process. The LSFT process stands for Love, Sorry, Forgiveness, and Thank you. Manners, who would have thought? Such a refreshing book on how to invite people to put God first, and use manners in their life to create a happier whole person.

I found this book and its positive outlook refreshing and I would highly suggest it to anyone looking to find themselves. Being happy, healthy and successful is the golden nugget in life. This book explains and walks he reader through each step along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Mr. Holmes wrote this book in a way that is easy to understand, easy to read and completely reader friendly. I give this book 5 stars.

I recieved an electonic version of this book from Ballyhoo Publications a company I review books for. I was not paid for my honest review.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Tension Point:

 About the Author:
Kim Fletcher IS A MASTER LIFE COACH, Author and Professional Speaker. Her extensive background as a Physical Therapist, College Instructor, Disability Advocate and Entrepreneur have equipped Kim with skills in the areas of facilitating freedom, unleashing potential and creating lasting results for clients. The Tension Point concepts emerged from more than a decade of coaching clients to break through invisible walls separating them from reaching their ultimate potential personally and professionally. Kim works globally and relaxes at her favorite beach in Maui, Hawaii.
 About the Co-Author:
Harold Elmore IS AN AWARD-WINNING ENTREPRENEUR, Business Trainer and former Pilot. As a successful Business Owner, his greatest passion is condensing his vast experience into powerful strategies and systems to allow individuals to achieve success in business while achieving fulfillment in life. In this book, Harold condenses his experience, struggles and achievements to enhance the journey of those who are ready to explode beyond the nine-to-five box. He and his beautiful wife, Donna, can be seen on their bright yellow Harley Davidson on the scenic highways across the country.
About the Book:
“Whether your vision is big or small, The Tension Point will take you on a journey from dreamer to achiever.”
—Dr. W. Carl McMillan

We have become conditioned for status quo, yet an echo deep within leaves us longing for more. We each face our own tension points where we must determine if we will press through to discover what we are truly capable of. This book you hold in your hands will leave you:
Awakened to your true identity and potential
Catapulted from mere goals to a life of vision
Positioned to lead with excellence

My Review:
I know what you are thinking. another self-help book right? How many are on the market? The Tension Point has a much different feel than most books of this genre I have read. Ms. Fletcher and Mr. Elmore team up to write a practical book that will help anyone who is willing to put a little effort into this book.

When I received this book, I grabbed my highlighter (I'm a graduate student so I highlight everything) and sat down to read. I found this book more highlighted than not. This to me means that many of the topics resonated with me. I found myself sitting back and taking all the assignments to see where I stood on each subject.

This is an easy read, yet it will require effort if one expects t see some results. I highly recommend this as Kim tried to help the reader understand what a life coach can help individuals understand about self.

Just as I had hoped this book gave me a fresh look at myself, it helped me tune into ideas I had not thought about. I loved this book and recommend it with a five star!

I was provide a copy of this book from Media Guests, I was not paid for my review, the review is entirely my own words.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Speed of Light

 About the Book:
Living the life of his dreams, and married to his longtime sweetheart, Pierce Black has been selected to be the first to pilot the Speed of Light plane. He is destined to make history like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. Pierce’s idyllic world screeches to a halt when, three weeks before the historic flight, his wife is killed in a tragic car accident.

Determined to carry on with the groundbreaking flight in spite of his grief, Pierce is changed forever when, during the flight, his body is transformed into light. The shock throws Pierce into a deep coma and when he wakes time is not relevant to his mind. Suddenly able to step into visions of the past, Pierce struggles to make sense of what he sees as he learns that his wife’s death was not an accident, but murder and the murderers are still after him.
As Pierce and the beautiful attorney, Vanessa Trace, sort through the bizarre attacks on Pierce and his vivid visions of the past, they cannot substantiate any evidence to his claims. In a frantic race to stay alive, Pierce and Vanessa find themselves matching wits with a conspiracy with seemingly endless resources and a police department convinced Pierce is a murderer, while at the same time they question whether or not Pierce himself is crazy.

Standing out from traditional suspense novels, Speed of Light is fast-paced, intelligent and intricately layered with mind expanding concepts.
About the Author:
Lee Baker is the president of Sandman Studios, a visual effects and animation company and has taught courses at UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Utah. He is the author of the illustrated books “Humbug, A Christmas Carol” and “Beau and the Beanstalk,” and now his latest thriller “Speed of Light.” Lee lives in Utah with his wife and five children.

My Review:
Lee Baker knows how to keep one on the edge of his or her seat, and not want to put the novel down. I personally found the story of Pierce Black a compelling storyline that kept me up reading half the night away without a thought of being tired. I read this fast paced novel in less than a day.          

Pierce has the family of his dreams, the job of his dreams and is in the middle of the happiest time of his life. His wife a beautiful woman named Catherine is working with her own brother to bring to light the corruption in the company that Pierce works for; however Pierce does not want to have anything to do with this information and ignores the attempts of Catherine and her brother Cole to tell him what they found.

Pierce has a life changing experience when he flies his test plane, this experience alters how he thinks, and sees things. At this point the novel becomes so captivating that it becomes difficult to put the it down, even when common sense says to do so. Catherine’s sister Vanessa helps Pierce solve the mysteries surrounding his dreams, his life, and the death of his wife and brother-in-law (Vanessa’s sister and brother).  

This novel is gripping from the beginning to the very last page. I would highly recommend Mr. Bakers book Speed of Light to anyone. I personally do not like suspense novels, and this one is filled with suspense, yet I loved this book. Mr. Baker’s imagination fills each page and begs the reader to keep going. I give this novel five stars.

I was provided a copy of this novel by Media Guests for my honest review, I was not paid for a postive review.