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1/30/15

OOH LOLITA by L Gina Davis

5 stars
STRANGER DANGER

"Run, Children! Run! Don't let the witch catch you!"


OOH LOLITA
by
L Gina Davis
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Lolita the witch transforms herself into a beautiful queen so that she could capture the happy children at the playground.


INTRO
In this fast paced, riveting tale, we meet a cranky old witch named Lolita who delights in being miserable.  When she hears the laughter and witnesses the fun and merriment the children are having at the playground, she is furious.  With the help of her loyal cat Bufu., Lolita comes up with a scheme to transform herself into a beautiful queen to lure the happy children away from the playground--and put an end to the joyful noise once and for all!

Humorous and entertaining OOH LOLITA also carries an important reminder for children about the dangers of putting their trust in strangers --even a stranger and beautiful queen who asks for help  find a lost pet.

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AUTHOR
Ladora Gina Davis attended York College in 1997 where she studied child psychology. In 1998 she landed a job as a day care coordinator at the honorable William II.  Booth day care center in St. Albans, New York.  In 1999 she opened Munchkinland, her own licensed family day care where she found that teaching and reading story books to the children in her care was a precious and rewarding experience.  Ladora is the  author of a poem entitled "Sweetheart" featured in MOONLIGHT WISHES, a collection of poems published in 1996 with the National Library of Poetry.  She is happily married with three children and lives in Queens, New York.


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REVIEW
The author wrote a wonderful, interesting children's book that teaches a very important lesson.  BEWARE OF STRANGERS.  Even though they may be pretty, a little magical and tell you something you want to hear or ask you to help them.  STAY AWAY.  Strangers can be dangerous and hurt you.  You should run, scream, kick and do what ever you need to to get away from them and get to a trusted grown up such as your parents or a policeman.  Strangers shouldn't be trusted unless perhaps you are with your mom and dad.  You don't know them and they don't know you.  You could be hurt  The author wrote a very good book for children to learn the lesson.  BEWARE OF STRANGERS.   She shows how a furious, mean witch that doesn't like children changed into a beautiful queen who asks for help with a lost pet.   Even under the clothes and the change into a Queen, she was still a mean witch who didn't like children.  You never know by the way a person looks, or acts if he or she is nice or mean.   So take the safe route and turn around and run.  BE SAFE AT ALL TIMES.  When you get home, tell your parents so they can take the appropriate precautions.  A wonderful learning book with colorful appropriate pictures that keep the child's attention and interest.   There is also a page for the child's name where the book is theirs.  Children love that.  Something that says it's theirs.  I don't think we can have enough books like this one to teach our young ones the dangers that lurk out there in the world that appears to be nice and pretty.   The cover is bright and if you look at the pictures you will see part of the story in the book.   Lovely book for little ones to keep on their shelf to read again and again.


I received a complimentary copy of OOH LOLITA from the author, L. Gina David for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

1/29/15

THE BAREFOOT QUEEN by Ildefonson Falcones




3 STARS
COVER: 5 STARS



THE BAREFOOT QUEEN
A Novel
by
Ildefonson Falcones

 
INTRODUCTION
(from Amazon)
A romantic and thrilling historical adventure from the internationally bestselling author whose work Diana Gabaldon has called "Enthralling".

Spain, 1748. Caridad is a recently freed Cuban slave wandering the streets of Seville. Her master is dead and she has nowhere to go. When, by chance, she meets Milagros Carmona—a spellbinding, rebellious gypsy—the two women become inseparable. Caridad is swept into an exotic fringe society full of romance and art, passion and dancing.

But their way of life changes instantly when gypsies are declared outlaws by royal mandate and their world as a free people becomes perilous. The community is split up—some are imprisoned, some forced into hiding, all fearing for their lives. After a dangerous separation, Caridad and Milagros are reunited and join in the gypsies’ struggle for sovereignty against the widespread oppression. It’s a treacherous battle that cannot, and will not, be easily won.

From the bustle of Seville to the theatres of Madrid, The Barefoot Queen is an unforgettable historical fresco filled with characters that live, suffer, and fight for the lives of those they love, and for the freedom they can’t live without. 

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REVIEW
I found the book hard to read and rather lengthy. The setting is 18th Century Spain.   The author shows two strong women, living on their own, living as they see fit and standing tall. An African/Cuban slave, Caridad, has discovered freedom after her master dies on the journey to Spain.  She is left in a foreign place with no means for survival so what should have been a happy occasion turned out not to be. Caridad doesn't know how she will overcome the mocking by the local men.  She isn't sure about this questionable freedom. She has no choice, she must make a life for herself.  There is a gypsy community that became friends with Caridad.  She and another woman become friends and Caridad thinks freedom is what she deserved.  But, the ground shifts, happiness isn't to last long.   The gypsy group is not as safe as she thought.
 I don't want to say anymore about the plot of the book, but there were parts I didn't like at all. Women were next to nothing.  The crimes against them was appalling. I had no desire to go any further.  This was written as though women were nothing but slaves to  men.  No standing in society, nothing to look forward to and to me it was rather too much to take in.  I love historical fiction but I feel this one went too far on the demeaning of women.  I do give it to the author for all of the research that must have been done to write this book.  The book was just too long with way too much information.  The cover is lovely.  Once I saw the book, I thought how much I was going to like it.  I would recommend parts of the  book, like the ones with the historical fiction parts.  I did finish the book.  It was good historical fiction. It has a lot of hard things to swallow concerning women.  That was my reason for not really caring for the book.  The plot and the history are very good.  I just wish the author had been kinder to women.  I know that in the 1800's women didn't have much of a say in things and were treated badly at times, but I feel that some of the actions towards women in the book could have been left out.  I also feel the book could have been shortened somewhat.  Just my opinion.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE BAREFOOT QUEEN from the author, Ildefonson Falcones and Blogging for Books for my view of the book.

I would give this book 3 STARS.
The cover: 5 STARS.


AUTHOR
Ildefonso Falcones is a lawyer and internationally bestselling and award-winning author of Cathedral of the Sea and The Hand of Fatima. With over 7 million copies sold, his previous work been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. He lives in Barcelona with his family.  


"Powerfully evokes the time and place."—Publishers Weekly

“Robust…Exciting…[This] multifaceted look at Gypsy life and morality is vivid and memorable.”—Booklist

“Falcones’ vivid portrait of gypsy culture—a proud, amoral and unabashedly sensual challenge to puritanical Spanish Catholicism—maintains interest as the plot twists on and on….Colorful…[With] a slam-bang finale.”—Kirkus 





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REVIEW: TRIANIUM BATTERY CASE FOR iPHONE 6 by Trianium



TRIANIUM BATTERY CASE
FOR iPHONE 6
Box Content
1 x iPhone 6 Battery Case
1 x microUSB Charging Cable
1 x Headphone Extension Adaptor
1 x User Manual


 
  • The powerful 3100mAh Li-polymer rechargeable battery can effectively provide 100%+ extra battery life to your iPhone 6, which is equivalent to add 14 + hours talk time or 10+ hours web browsing time.
  • 360° comprehensive bumper design and hard-shell backplate, the Trianium Atomic S protects your iPhone from scratches and other daily tear and wear, yet small and convenient enough to fit easily in your hand or in your pocket.
  • Featuring sync-through technology that you can sync your iPhone to a computer without having to take the battery case off. Simultaneously charge your iPhone and battery case together with the included microUSB cable. The case deploys microUSB input to lightning 8pin output to save you $100+ on keeping multiple apple cables.
  • The resilient design of the Trianium Atomic S features LED battery level indicator that lets you know exactly how much power you have; and a softer side that safely holds your iPhone while providing easy access to all buttons and ports.
  • Works with iOS8 and all future updates; One year limited warranty by Trianium to ensure our products work the way you need them to.REVIEW
  • I know any time I get a  package in the mail, I get all happy. I received the Trianium Atomic S Battery Case for the iPhone 6 in a black case which protects the case very well.  I accidentally dropped the case and not a scratch or mar on it. Extremably durable. You will find some different pictures of the product on my blog at http://bemiown.blogspot.com.
  •  Some of the pros: Protective Case, You can Sync through the Case,  Great Battery Life.  There wasn't a USB wall cable with it. It would have been nice. The lift is raised so it will lay on the table.
  • I found one thing that I didn't like about the item.  There is a distortion in the audio when you reach past 80%.  The Trianium Atomic S Battery case comes in very stylish orange and white box.  On the box it states, Protective Bumper,  Doubles Battery Life, Sync through the Case, 3100mAh Battery.  Also the box has an informative diagram of the case for the iPhone 6 (such as button placement and various features)Inside you will find directions and illustrations for use of the Battery Case. It also includes the warranty information.  There isn't much else to say for Trianium except they have done a marvelous job of designing, manufacturing, packaging, instructions and from the pictures make  you want to try this case.Here is the specifications of the Trianium Atomic S Battery Case (as listed in the user’s manual).
    Battery Type: Li-polymer
    Capacity: 3.7V/3100mAh
    Input: DC 5V/1A (Max)
    Output: DC 5V/1A
    Dimensions: 152.7*70.9*15.5 mm

  •  I was given a complimentary sample of this Battery Case from Trianium for my view of the product.  I would give it 5 STARS.

TRIANIUM BATTERY CASE for IPHONE 6 by Trianium



5 STARS
TRIANIUM BATTERY CASE
for
IPHONE 6
by
Trianium

iPhone 6 Battery Case , Trianium Atomic S iPhone 6 Battery Case (4.7 Inches) [Black / Black] - 3100mAh External Protective iPhone 6 Charger Case / iPhone 6 Charging Case Extended Portable Charger Backup Battery Pack Cover Case Fit with Any Version of Apple iPhone 6 4.7" 2014 (a.k.a iPhone 6 Battery Pack / iPhone 6 Power Case / iPhone 6 USB Juice Bank / iPhone 6 Battery Charger)
The case I reviewed was white on white.

Phone 6 Battery Case , Trianium Atomic S iPhone 6 Battery Case (4.7 Inches) [Black / Black] - 3100mAh External Protective iPhone 6 Charger Case / iPhone 6 Charging Case Extended Portable Charger Backup Battery Pack Cover Case Fit with Any Version of Apple iPhone 6 4.7" 2014 (a.k.a iPhone 6 Battery Pack / iPhone 6 Power Case / iPhone 6 USB Juice Bank / iPhone 6 Battery Charger)


  • The powerful 3100mAh Li-polymer rechargeable battery can effectively provide 100%+ extra battery life to your iPhone 6, which is equivalent to add 14 + hours talk time or 10+ hours web browsing time.
  • 360° comprehensive bumper design and hard-shell backplate, the Trianium Atomic S protects your iPhone from scratches and other daily tear and wear, yet small and convenient enough to fit easily in your hand or in your pocket.
  • Featuring sync-through technology that you can sync your iPhone to a computer without having to take the battery case off. Simultaneously charge your iPhone and battery case together with the included microUSB cable. The case deploys microUSB input to lightning 8pin output to save you $100+ on keeping multiple apple cables.
  • The resilient design of the Trianium Atomic S features LED battery level indicator that lets you know exactly how much power you have; and a softer side that safely holds your iPhone while providing easy access to all buttons and ports.
  • Trianium iPhone 6 Battery Case works with iOS8 and all future updates; One year limited warranty by Trianium to ensure our products work the way you need them to.  
  • Sold by UltraProof and Fulfilled by Amazon.

    Dimensions
    Size (LWH): 5.9 inches, 2.7 inches, 0.42 inches.
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 15 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 270 hours
  • REVIEW 
  •  
  • The Trianium Battery Case for iPhone 6 is ultra thin, even with it's large capacity. I found that it will give a full charge to the phone with no problem.  One problem with some battery cases is that there is no way to protect the phone from falling it.  That's not the case with this battery case.  There is a two part little ledge that protects the phone quite well.  When the phone is still in the case you can insert you USB cable and do what you were doing.The case is sleek, slim and easy to wipe off.  Small enough to get your hand around.  The case comes with a USB to MicroUSB cable.Highly recommended for those who need that battery power to keep that phone going so you can keep in touch.
  • I was given a complimentary sample of the TRIANIUM BATTERY CASS for iPHONE 6 for my view of the product.
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  • I would rate this item with 5 STARS.

1/28/15

PRESS RELEASE: FLY GUYS - MONDAY MADNESS by Bobbi Thandi & Miss Emma Leverton



NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK
'FLY GUYS'
DEALS WITH
PREJUDICE




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FOR



FLY GUYS
MONDAY MADNESS
Vol. 1
by 
Bobbi Thandi

and

Miss Emma Leverton 

Illustrator: Mr. Joe Sharpe 
INTRO
(from Authoramp)

A new young children’s book, ‘Fly Guys: Monday Madness’ tells the fun story of two unlikely best friends, a fly called Fuzz and 5-year-old Alice.
Their mop-based adventure to the moon is brought crashing back to Earth when Alice’s Dad attempts to swat Fuzz. When Fuzz asks Alice why her Dad hates flies, the story takes a thoughtful turn and raises questions about difference, diversity and friendship.
The book’s creator Bobby Thandi said, “the book helps parents and teachers to broach the tricky subject of prejudice. The main challenge was writing a book that deals with prejudice in a fun yet effective way to engage children. I hope readers enjoy discovering the deeper meanings within the rhyming narrative. No child is born with prejudice and I’d love to keep it that way.”
Monday Madness is the first in a series of seven books, which will launch Fuzz and Alice on a new adventure each day of the week. As well teaching children the days of the week, the ending of the first book invites readers to use their imagination and submit ideas to help shape Fuzz and Alice’s next adventure.

AUTHOR
 

Bobby Thandi – Creator of Fly Guys

Bobby_Avani_pr_f16220955235_449438c8bf_oBobby has a bold vision – he wants his daughter to grow up in a world free from prejudice. To do his part in making this vision become a reality he has created a book aimed at young children called ‘Fly Guys: Monday Madness’. The book helps parents and children to think about difference, diversity and friendship.
The book was inspired by conversations with his daughter Avani who was aged 3 at the time.
When he’s not working on Fly Guys, Bobby is VP Digital at Dubit. They create kids entertainment products for clients such as Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS KIDS and Cartoon Network.
Fly Guys:
Book Available in Paperback From Amazon:

Feedback so far has been extremely positive!

Mandip Sahota, Private Secretary to Minister of State at Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Government:
“I loved this book. At a time when we hear reports of prejudice on the increase, the challenge is how to promote equality. Fly Guys is a fun story with a reassuring reminder – children are not born with prejudice. Bobby Thandi has definitely achieved something special here – a series that will help us all tackle prejudice one day at a time. Fuzz and Alice should be on every child’s bookshelf!”
 Stephanie Gauld, Children’s Digital Media Consultant, and former Head of Disney’s Club Penguin and Digital Publisher at Egmont:
“Fly Guys’ creator, Bobby Thandi, has an excellent understanding of this target reader-base and knows just how important building friendships and fitting in is to young children, in the process of forming their identities. This is a charming tale of diversity and acceptance… with fantastic illustrations to boot!”
 Maria O’Loughlin, Children’s TV Scriptwriter (CBBC, Discovery Channel, Disney Junior):
“I found ‘Fly Guys’ utterly charming! It strikes just the right balance between action, comedy and warmth to deliver a very important message about tolerance – something we need a lot more of in today’s world! I can’t wait to see what Bobby Thandi does with the rest of the series!”
Shahneila Saeed, Director of the Digital Schoolhouse (funded by The Mayor of London):
“With a layout and style that highly appeals to the younger audience, the book provides a strong message to promote diversity and the importance of friendship in a subtle but very effective way. Highly recommended.”
Thaddaeus Varey, Research Manager, BBC:
“Fantastic book! Can’t wait to see what is in store for Fuzz on Tuesday. I love the theme of a father learning to see things from a different perspective. And of course it is fun to rhyme out loud on any day of the week.”
Amazon
Book Available in Paperback From Amazon:
For any other country simply search for ‘Fly Guys Monday Madness’ in Amazon.
Fly Guys
Email the Creator: bobby@fly-guys.com
If you would like a copy of ‘Fly Guys: Monday Madness’ to read, review or feature, please contact Kris Barnes of Authoramp.
Bobby and Emma are also available for interviews and guest blogging.


T-BONE'S TRAVELING CIRCUS by Janice Virant



5 STARS
 LESSONS TO LEARN:

 DEFEAT BULLYING WITH FRIENDSHIP, 
LOVE AND 
LAUGHTER!



T-BONE'S FLYING CIRCUS
Further Adventures of T-Bone
the
Flying Horse
by
Janice Virant

 T-Bone's Traveling Circus

 
INTROLion 2 Clip Art
(FROM Amazon)
 Defeat Bullying with Love, Laughter and Acceptance! In this imaginative sequel to "T-Bone the Flying Horse," meet Rita Bonita the young horse who is constantly the target of teasing and bullying. Her life is transformed in a wonderful way when she meets a girl and her colorful cast of misfit friends. The girl, inspired by her great friend T-Bone, has formed a circus to help the teased love themselves and stand up to bullying! Join Rita Bonita and her new circus friends as they share laughter and spark the imagination in this fantastical rhyming tale about love and acceptance.

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Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 25 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 09, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478729619
ISBN13: 9781478729617
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Bullying



 AUTHORCartoon Monkey Clip Art

Janice Virant
Janice Virant lives in Littleton, Colorado. She grew up on a farm in Chesterfield, Missouri. She writes fun, rhyming children's stories about the importance of Love, Friendship, and Acceptance. Preschoolers through early readers, adults too, will enjoy the colorful imagery and playful rhyme. It has been a dream of hers to share her stories with children everywhere! They are available online at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, Outskirts press.com, and more...THANK YOU for making it possible for her to donate books to schools and organizations that support children in need.




REVIEWGreen Dragon Clip Art
The author, starts the story with Rita Bonita, a horse. The poor thing was different when she was growing up and was teased for being so. Her ears, color and size were laughed at and she was told that she wasn't a real horse.  Slowly coming up the road in a wagon one day with a sign saying "T-Bones Traveling Circus."  The wagon was full of misfit animals.  They were just different.  They were just not able to do what others like them could do.  A lion with no roar, a fairy with one wing and a dragon that had no fire.  That was just a few of the different animals in "T-Bone's Traveling Circus".  Rita Bonita discovered that not all creatures are the same and being different is what makes them special.  Rita's special too.  She stood tall and waled proud in the circus with all the other animals who were special.   The author wrote some valuable lessons for all to learn from little ones to adults.  Appearance and being different can be so difficult when you are young or not so young. It's especially hard when you are laughed at or make fun of. It's hurtful.  Everyone has their own special talents or skills.  Everyone is different, it doesn't have to be in their appearance.  But being different is what makes us special and unique. Some are better at some things and others have their special talents.  The author, Ms. Virant wrote a lovely, learning, rhyming book that is short enough to keep the little one's attention span.  She included such colorful and cute images to go along with the story.   The colorful and charming cover catches the eye.  She also leaves a space for the child to put her or his name in the book.  That makes the book theirs. That is so important. She taught some very valuable lessons that should be read over and over again.  This book is a keeper for a child's shelf.

I was given a complimentary copy of T-BONE'S TRAVELING CIRCUS from the author, Ms. Janice Virant and Out Skirts Press for my view of the book. 

I would give this book a solid 5 HORSES.
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1/27/15

DYING FOR THE HIGH LIFE by Dave Stanton



4 STARS
 
DYING FOR THE HIGH LIFE
A Dan Reno Novel
by
Dave Stanton
 
 
INTRODUCTION
(from Amazon)
 Jimmy Homestead's glory days as a high school stud were a distant memory. His adulthood had amounted to little more than temporary jobs, cheap boarding houses, and discount whiskey. But he always felt he was special, and winning a $43 million lottery proved it.

With all that money, everything is great for Jimmy--until people from his past start coming out of the woodwork. First, his sexy stepmother, who seduced him as a teenager. Then his uncle, just released from Folsom after a five-year jolt for securities fraud, a crime that bankrupted Jimmy's father. Mix in a broke ex-stripper and a down-on-his luck drug dealer, both seeking payback over transgressions Jimmy thought were long forgotten.

Caught in the middle are investigator Dan Reno and his good buddy Cody Gibbons, two guys just trying to make an honest paycheck. Reno, fighting to save his home from foreclosure, thinks that's his biggest problem. But his priorities change when Gibbons and Jimmy are kidnapped by a gang of cartel thugs out for a big score. Fighting to save his friend's life, Reno is drawn into a mess that leaves dead bodies scattered all over northern Nevada.
 

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AUTHOR
Dave Stanton Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960, Dave Stanton moved to Northern California in 1961. He attended San Jose State University and received a BA in journalism in 1983. Over the years, he worked as a bartender, newspaper advertising salesman, furniture mover, pizza cook, debt collector, and technology salesman. He has two children, Austin and Haley, and lives with his wife, Heidi, in San Jose, California.

Stanton is the author of five novels, all featuring private investigator Dan Reno and his ex-cop buddy, Cody Gibbons.

COMMENTS FROM DAVE STANTON, ON WRITING STATELINE

It was 2001, and the dot.com bubble was bursting. My timing was bad - a few months previous I had left a steady job to work for a "promising" startup that offered more money. As a salesman, I quickly realized the product they hired me to sell was doomed. I drew this conclusion despite claims otherwise by some smart (and temporarily wealthy) people. Like many during that time, they had been sucked into an illusion.

I sat at my cubicle in Silicon Valley, regretful, certain I'd be unemployed soon. The customers I'd been assigned had all considered my proposals and firmly declined. I had nothing to do, and the boredom was killing me. Spontaneously, I started writing.

Three months later I was at a new gig, one that involved regular travel to Asia. I sat on a jet over the Pacific Ocean, hunched over my notebook, typing like a mad man. The paragraph I had written while employed at the now defunct company had become a novel, and the first draft was nearly finished.

The characters and situations I write about come from a time when my companions were irreverent and reckless, and I participated willingly in endeavors that for a few had permanent consequences. These episodes occurred in places like Sacramento, Reno, Salt Lake City, and Ely, Nevada. Some of my old friends are respectable citizens today, others are in and out of jail, and some didn't make it.


REVIEW
 Dan Reno is constantly in trouble but some how manages to scrape out.  He's just a mess and ever so complicated. The author made him a very interesting character.  He's intelligent and yet an idiot all wrapped in one. He's down to earth and has a lot of spunk.  He stands his ground and knows if he doesn't make some green, he'll lose it all.  Once again!  The story leaves you wondering "what if" as you turn the pages.  There's always someone coming out of nowhere to add to the excitement.  We have combination of good, bad and they all want something.  A part of Jimmy's money.  Jimmy isn't all that bright but he somehow manages to divert those that are after him.  He just wants to have a good time but he;s lacking in the moral department.  Somehow you can't help but like him.  Somewhere down under he has a good kind heart.  The author wrote an ending that will start your heart to pumping.  Quite unusual and more than expected.  Once again the author delivers as he brings out Reno's charisma and humor in this great book.  No disappointment here.

I received a complimentary copy of DYING FOR THE HIGH LIFE from the author Dave Stanton for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


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LETTY'S STORY by Leticia

4 STARS



LETTY'S STORY
by
Leticia


INTRODUCTION
(from Amazon)
Product Details
This is Leticia, bloodied by war, unwanted by her mother and father, a poor child of circumstance. At the age of five, she was traded in the black market with the Japanese army to survive. Letty's story explodes as suddenly as the bombs that hit Pearl Harbor.
 
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 REVIEW
 This is a memoir and as I read it, I found that many individuals shared the issues that come with the loss of a loved one.  Maybe the reader can even relate.  I know I can.
Some of the other things that the book addresses if abuse by a family member, physical and/or emotional.  The feelings you get when you know you're not wanted by those who should love you.   Abuse that takes place in marriages and physical challenges of a spouse. Leticia, a Filipino girl witnesses dead bodies lying around her own town.  The attack on Peal Harbor was the start of stresses on a little 5 year old. So many awful things happened.  Bombs exploding, rationed food and water.  Rats running all over and multiplying fast.  As all of this took place, Leticia came down with an infection.  It almost killed her.  The physical illness was bad enough, but she was then sent different to family members to live.  She suffered abuse from her aunt.  Her grandmother, Basilia had a significant effect on Laticia.  Her parents were still alive but no longer in her life.Leticia "Letty" discovered very early to exchange tea leaves and eggs for other things to help her family and herself.  This was during the take over in Manila by the Japanese. Aunt Ernesta introduced Letty to nursing practices and soon let her work on sick patients.  Letty wasn't fond of Aunt Ernesta but what she did for her would help her to get her nursing degree and meet her husband. Once again abuse reared its ugly head.  Four children later, Letty's marriage would end due to abuse.Would this be the end of Letty's romance.?   Would she find someone else who would love her? If so, would there be more challenges for Letty to endure?   Grab a copy of this endearing book and take the journey through Leticia's "Letty" life.  The author wrote a very detailed memoir of her life and her struggles.  I'm sure many readers can relate to some of the things that Letty endured.  The book was very well written.  It brought out a lot of emotions, some sad, some happy, some very tragic and traumatic.    A good book to read if you like memoirs.

I received a complimentary copy of LETTY'S STORY from the author, Leticia for my view of the book. 

I would give this book 4 STARS.



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