Monday, April 22, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Meet The Author:
I was given a chance to read and review "O'Shay & Sanaa"...
Title: O'Shay & Sanaa
Author: J. Brinkley
Publisher: Voma Publications LLC
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"O'Shay & Sanaa" by J. Brinkley
I will say this was quite some read because I thought this was about a true romance of O'shay and Sanaa. However, what started out as a sweet romance didn't end up quite that way. I think the first clue was when Sanaa's father had questions about O'shay and his father who was in prison. I am sure there may have been other clues to what was really going on with O'shay but this author did a good job with hiding them. I did find it somewhat interesting that he [O'shay] didn't want to talk about his father even to Sanaa. Yes, there 'happiness and fulfillment were definitely been replace by grief and bitterness.' Was this a marriage of "Love, Lust or Obsession" well definitely not love because true love doesn't act like this! Definitely, something was going on with O'shay because by the end of this story it was evident that he needed help. We are left with a cliffhanger wondering will Sanaa be OK. So, until then we will have to wait and see if the craziness of O'shay will be revealed to why he acted so horribly to Sanaa whom she was supposed to be the love of his life.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Write Now Literary Book Tour for Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones February 25 - March 1, 2019
About the Book
Tour organized by Write Now Literary www.wnlbooktours.com
Friday, February 22, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Chapter title: Soaring into purpose
Here is my review of "Women Who Soar" from these 7 wonderful women.
This is taken from Arlena's Book Reviews: http://arlenasbookreviews-arlenadean.blogspot.com
Authors: Paulette Harper (Author), Meiah Shaun (Author), C. Marcy Thomas (Author), Katrina Shaw (Author), Roni Teson (Author), Shurvone Wright (Author), Elaine Gattis (Author)
Publisher: P. H.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Women Who Soar" by Paulette Harper (Author), Meiah Shaun (Author), C. Marcy Thomas (Author), Katrina Shaw (Author), Roni Teson (Author), Shurvone Wright (Author), Elaine Gattis (Author)
These seven anthologies from some wonderful authors give us something to truly think about whether it is 'depression, violence, divorce, illness to even death' we will be able to make it.
We have some good stories of each of these authors in their 'past experiences, hurts and pains' and how they make in during their emotional ride. Through it all each one will make it out of their situation with one scripture..."I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Be ready for some interesting adversity stories in how they made it out of it all.
Paulette Harper... "Soaring Through Adversities....Still I Rise...I loved this poem! Here is a little bit of it...
I've been beaten, scorned and battered...Still I Rise. I've been devalued...Still I Rise. My spirit has been crushed..Still I Rise...My heart is broken...Still I Rise...Oppressed by people...Still I Rise...Homeless... Still I Rise...Faced Death...Still I Rise...Storm, rain, and floods...Still I Rise...In debt, discouraged and broke...Still I Rise....[and there is more]...
Rev. Dr. Elaine Gattis, DMin... Soaring into Purpose...presents a beautiful story of how she learned .... 'Through her journey, I learned that the Lord, my God, would be with me wherever I go. Now, I know and now, I soar!"
Katrina Shaw... Unshakable Faith From Surviving to Thriving...a survivor of breast cancer...having to watch everything I eat. Watching her stress levels...losing a parent wasn't easy. Then losing her job leaving her with a lots of mixed emotions....but being lead on the scripture..."Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean on your own understanding, in all your way acknowledge him and he will direct your paths." Opportunities came for Katrina and her stories continues. "It's blessed to be a blessing!"
Roni J. Teson...My Life Reboot...what was her future? "For three months, I walked around with a lump in my breast and did nothing about it." Now Chemo... forced into disability, now back to writing. Her Stage 4 cancer goes into remission with more trails coming...where she survived cancer but her relationship didn't. Good and bad news...Will she be able to deal with it? Another surgery needed! Would she survive "from two cancers, a career collapse, and a broken heart...all within a twelve month period?"
What was left for Roni?
March Thomas...Tears For My Sister...Christine. This was a abusive relationship stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat in this Domestic Violence read.
Shurvone Wright...Flying About The Storm...Confidence Without Regret...Soaring...Never Give Up on Anything where she 'decided not to let her fears hold her back and fly above the storm.'
"Forgive yourself for past mistakes, know that failing is not the end, but a lesson to better your tomorrow."
Meiah Shaun...A Crown Of Beauty...The Key to Forgiveness...'Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.' Reject Fear...Receive Your Healing...Prophecies...Beauty for Ashes...
The Oil of Joy and No More Sorrow...Wear Your Garment of Praise...Soar in My Army...Declarations..."The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?"...
These are seven beautifully written anthologies of Faith that will definitely give one much thought long after the read. Thank you for your words that can only give a reader much hope through your 'scriptures, stories, poems and much direction through prayer as we listen and wait on God.'
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