Saturday, April 16, 2016

5 Star Review on Readers'Favorite

Love on a High Wire, published by BWL Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed by  for Readers' Favorite

Love on a High Wire is a romance novella written by Sydell Voeller. Seventeen-year-old Marcie Reynolds is a Veterinary Assistant living in Lahoma, Washington. After accompanying veterinarian Dr Hanslowe to the local circus where a performing horse, Bombay, has been injured, Marcie notices a very handsome teenager, Ivan Sebarian, in attendance, helping his father to stem the flow of blood until help arrived. After patching up the injured horse, Marcie looks around and notices that Ivan had gone. At the news that a blaze had broken out at the circus, Marcie returns and sees three horses fleeing in a panic. Both Ivan and Marcie catch and return the horses to safety, resulting in her mother’s scorn at her being late home and hanging around with circus types. Not happy with Marcie’s dreams of working with animals, her mother constantly tries to bully her into applying to the same music school as her sister, Jan, which Marcie refuses to do. Before the circus is due to leave town, Marcie and Ivan go on a date, where he agrees to escort her to the school dance. Little does Marcie know that the school dance is about to change her life forever.

As a former Veterinary Technician, I was impressed by the detail given by Sydell Voeller when writing about the various different types of surgeries and emergencies which took place, both at the clinic and in the field. The instant attraction between Ivan and Marcie was clearly evident, and their love of animals was a bonding magnetic force between them. Marcie’s mother’s constant parental pressure, trying to force her daughter into an unwanted career, steering Marcie away from her dreams while stereotyping people who work in the circus, was rather frustrating. Almost all of the characters in Love on a High Wire were fascinating and likeable. I was able to see the story through Marcie’s eyes and the unexpected ending left me with a smile. Love on a High Wire not only teaches you to follow your life’s dreams, but also to follow your heart. I recommend this book to young adults as well as those who are young at heart.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Well, we've had our first taste of spring this past week here in Oregon when our weather transitioned from constant rain to heat as high as 90 degrees and then slightly lower (but not much!) on subsequent days. Now we're back to gray skies again--but only temporarily. More consistent warm weather is on its way! That means many of us will move from the cozy comfort of our favorite reading chair by the fireplace to a lazy-day hammock where we love to read beneath the shade of a pink-blossomed apple tree.  Books are so transportable!

But for those of us who love flowers, moving outdoors can also mean the chance to feel the warm soil sift through our fingers once again and to get started planting our gardens. And today, just by chance, I've happened across an opportunity for a delightful bonus, and I'd like to share it with you.

To enter a $100 Giveaway for a Visa gift card, visit the Stone Gable blog site and learn how! You'll also learn how to plant choose and plant your favorite perennials appropriate for your area. Good luck to us all! Meanwhile, enjoy the blog site. This is one of my my favorite non-reading, non-writing site that helps spark my creativity, whether it involves creating stories or creating a beautiful home and yard.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Two Winners of Star Light, Star Bright have been Selected!

The two winners of Star Light, Star Bright (published by BWL Publishing, Inc.) have been selected at Tome Tender Blog Site! Congratulations to the two lucky winners and a big thanks to all who entered the contest.

The winners are: Lisa Ward and Veronika