Friday, January 29, 2016


Title: Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World
Author: Baz Dreisinger
Publisher: Other Press (February 9, 2016)
Pages: 336

INCARCERATION NATIONS: A JOURNEY TO JUSTIC IN PRISONS AROUND THE WORLD caught my attention immediately. I have been involved in prison ministry since 2004. I have experienced firsthand the injustice. The works of power, dehumanizing, greed, politics, injustice, repercussion from what we are born into, and the affects of such doings.

Before purchasing a book, – unless it is of a favorite author – I scan the reviews. The first one I go to is a one star. I like to know the best and worst of what people are saying before making a decision. Next, I will take a peek in the book. This gives me a glimpse into the authors writing. The voice, the flow, their knowledge of the basic rules of writing a book. Due to a one star review, I was a little leery about ordering INCARCERATION NATIONS, but the subject matter was too vital to pass up.

In my younger years, I thought introduction were optional. Later in life, I found that to be far from the truth. Quite often, they are a crucial part of the story. INCARCERATION NATIONS has an introduction you don’t want to miss. From the first page, I was hooked. I don’t recall being so quickly drawn into a non-fiction, to a point I felt I was reading a great novel. MS. DREISINGER is without a doubt a gifted writer.

INCARCERATION NATIONS is a MUST read - for everyone. For those working in the system, inmates – present and former – victims, and all others. The issues surrounding our locked up nation has spiraled out of control. To a point we MUST stop and rethink what we are doing. We must put an end to this madness.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016


Title: Her Cowboy Hero
Author: Carolyne Aarsen
Publisher: Love Inspired (January 1, 2015)
Pages: 218

I admit that I have only read a few books by CAROLYNE AARSEN, but what I have come to realize is she creates great story lines. I love her plots. She is a wonderful writer, though to be truthful I didn’t connect well with the characters in previous books because I felt the deep point of view was weak. That was the only element I felt missing.

HER COWBOY HERO (REFUGE RANCH) by CAROLYNE AARSEN is well written, and a great story line. In the past I may have had a problem with DPOV in MS AAREN’S stories, but that was not the case in HER COWBOY HERO. I loved the plot. I got a sense of what the main characters secret was, so when she finally revealed it I thought, that better not be it. I will not give away any more for those that have yet to read it.

Keira Bannister never stopped loving Tanner Fortier. When he shows up at her family ranch, she is torn between letting her feelings for him surface and keeping them tampered down…where they belong.

Tanner Fortier knew when he headed home he was risking being hurt all over again. Keira Bannister broke his heart once, he wasn’t sure he had it in him to be around her again, yet he needed answers. Needed to know why she disappeared and never returned his calls

It is safe to say that I am a growing fan of CAROLYNE AARSEN.