Emily Decobert

Reviewer Emily Decobert: Emily graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College with degrees in History and Psychology and a Masters in Library Media from Western Kentucky University.  She spent a few years being a teacher and librarian until she left to help run her husband's business and work on her novels.  Emily reads about five books a week and loves reviewing.  She is a book reviewer for bookpleasures.com and other publishers. Click here to access Emily's blog.

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Author: Donna VanLiere
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN:  978-0-312-55836-9

You’ll probably read this one in one gulp and rush to the library or bookstores for VanLiere’s others, ready to enter her world again

Author: Julie Hadde
Publisher: Guideposts
ISBN:  978-0-8249-4788-0

This book is a great read for everyone, skinny and thin.  It isn’t a book just about weight loss; it is a book about facing your demons and surviving

Author: Jay Kinney
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:  978-0-06-082256-9

Author: Wanda St. Hilaire
ISBN: 978-1-4401-3294-0
Publisher: IUniverse

I enjoyed the book but it was slightly confusing.  It was written as a letter to an old friend and Wanda refers to people and events that Monique must know but the reader doesn’t understand.  I also would have liked to have more details about the country itself, but it is an interesting read and I do recommend it

Author: Ginger Garrett
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 978-0-7814-4888-8

Its historical fiction kicked up a notch and infused with mysticism.  Great stuff and a wonderful read

Author: Dale Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:  978-0-06-156087-3

Rogue Forces from Dale Brown is an explosive bomb of a book!

Author: Rudy Dunningan
Publisher:Argus Enterprises International
ISBN:  978-098230505-8

The evolution of the book is jagged, more and more violent, and full of surprise.  We are scared, astonished, and wondering what else they going to do, especially Junior.  This book leaves you with a lot of questions about the future of the characters in mind

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Zany Books
ISBN: 978-1441477736

It is a fascinating read because it gives a unique and truthful look at the war we thought we knew

Author: Norman Friedgut

ISBN: ISBN-10: 1440405557:   13: 978-1440405556
Publisher: CreateSpace

Read this book, live the danger, and savor the thrill

Author: Simon Leigh
Publisher: UKA Press
ISBN: 978-1-905496-09-0

Leigh does an excellent job of portraying the two of them as immature then slowly showing how time and events change them

Author: Sheldon Goldfarb
Publisher: UKA Press
ISBN:  978-1-905796-08-3

In general, this book has potential but fails to reach the mark of an interesting read

Authors: Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN:  978-1-4347-6748-6

I greatly enjoyed this book.  I loved the daily prayers which were simple, perfect, and a wonderful way to connect to God before the start of each lesson.  So many times we forget our daily prayers and the very small one in the book often leads to more discussion with God.

Authors: Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN:  978-1-4347-9986-9

Anyone who wants to both learn and feel Jesus’ blessing should read Live Deeply.


Author: Campbell Jefferys
Publisher: Arima Publishing,
ISBN:  978-1-84549-333-2

Author: Guy Stevenson
Publisher: Clear Fountain Press
ISBN:  978-0-9805698-1-0

Dreams of the Fifth Dimension spins us a tale of warning about the life yet to come

Author: Delaney Henderson
Publishers: A-Argus Better Book Publishers, LLC
ISBN:  987-09819075-7-4

The plot and setting of The Travelers work together to create a story that will thrill the most jaded palate and gives the reader excitement without the risk of living out life in an African jail

Author: Steven Gye
Publisher: Clear Fountain Press
ISBN: 978-0-9805698-5-8

The Bible in all its splendor is not without its doubters. Many wonder if the true message has made it down to us in an unaltered form over these thousands of years. What if the truth was radically different, so different it contested the Bible at every turn? This is what readers face in The Night is Long.

Authors: Amanda Spink and Steve Gye
Publishers: Clear Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-0-9805698-4-1

Sometimes a book comes along that changes the reader’s life.  Occasionally its for the bad, but most of the time it is a positive change.  Something written in the book reaches out and touches the soul of the reader.  For me, Voice of the Mountain was one of those books.

Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher: Viking Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-670-02081-2

Very like The Joy Luck Club, it is a tale of two women who are trying to be American while struggling against their mother’s memory and the expectations of their Vietnamese heritage

Author: Dr. Willian B. Stanford
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 978-0-595-43311-7

Author: Patrick Shannon
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1-4327-3037-6

 Fables have been a time honored way to teach both children and adults.  Since Aesop, those witty stories with both wise and foolish animals making the same mistakes humans make have both entertained and enlightened.  The stories of Cisco the parrot in the book, Viva Cisco, are an excellent addition to the genre.

Author: Patricia and Walter Wells
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 978-0-06-089858-8

 How many of us have dreamed of chucking it all and moving to an exotic local?  Most of us have and I must admit, my dream was Paris.

Author: Lev Grossman
Publisher:Viking Books
ISBN: 978-0-670-02055-3

The last Harry Potter book came out two years ago, we can only hope the Twilight series is finished, and the generation who became adults with Harry, Ron, Hermione need something else.  That book has arrived in Lev Grossman’s The Magicians

Author: Ruth Tuttle Conrad
Publisher: Authentic Publishing
ISBN:  978-1-934068-75-5

Be inspired and uplifted, share with your sisters and pledge to live the life God wants of you.

Author: Larry Solomon
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Denver, Colorado
ISBN:  978-1-4327-2347-7

In today’s global market, people are losing their jobs at the rate of hundreds a day as the recession grinds along.  Each time, families are left scrambling to try to pay the bills.  That is not a very funny issue, but Larry Solomon has taken the depressing and lightened it up a bit.  He himself spent some time unemployed and this work is based a little on his experiences, but mostly on fiction.

Author: Lisa A. Shiel
Publisher: Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC
ISBN: 978-1-934631-30-0

Evolution is an issue that causes everyone to jump on their soapbox.  Some people believe that it is totally true and anyone else is crazy.  Others believe that God created the world and anyone who says otherwise is a heretic. The rest of us straddle the fence, unable to decide and not wanting to offend the two militant parties.

Author: Piers Paul Read
Ignatius Press
ISBN:  978-1-58617-295-4

Despite the need for tenderness, The Death of a Pope, takes common elements, throws them together, and out comes an interesting, intriguing, and exciting story that will capture a reader and not let go to the end.

Author: Kathleen M. Henry
Publisher: IUniverse
ISBN:  978-0-595-52412-9

 This book is a great read if you are one to question the status quo.  If you aren’t, read the book, and you might start to see things are not as they appear.

Author: Cheryl Carpinello
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Denver Colorado
ISBN: 978-1-4327-3704-7

The stories of King Arthur and the knights of the round table are ones that we all know.   However, we seldom think about the childhood of these famous characters.  While we know all about Arthur and Merlin, what about Guinevere? 

Author: Nancy Mehagian
Publisher: Cielo Press
ISBN: 978-0-9799305-0-8

Nancy Mehagian has lived a life that is the stuff of legends.  Wild and free, traveling and tripping on drugs, she lived more before thirty than most of us live in a lifetime.  And, we’re so jealous.

Author: Darryll Sherman
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN:  978-159858-690-9

Darryl Sherman feels our pain and confusion.  He is a child of the 70’s and has found himself often saying just that

Author: Andrea Sisco
Publisher: Five Star Publishing
ISBN: 978-1594147951

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This one has an unusual plot and situations rarely encountered in other books of this genre.

Author: BJ Hoff
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2646-1

What is the American dream?  To many of us it represents wealth and comfort, but in the 1870’s, it often meant simply having food for the children and a good roof over the whole family’s head.  This book, American Anthem, is actually three books in one.  The books tell about the lives of three immigrant families, how they lived, and how they finally meet up together and help each other achieve the American dream.

Author: Kate McLennan, D.Min
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Denver Colorado
ISBN: 978-1-4327-3550-0

This book is a testimony on what fate can plan for people and how every one of us can get through these  bad periods of our life.

Author: George Franklin Feldman
Publisher: Alan C. Hood & Co, Inc.
ISBN:  978-0-911469-33-2

Most modern Americans believe the Indians were peaceful savages who lived an ideal life with nature that was destroyed by the white folk.  To some extent, they did fit into that picture. There can be no doubt of the horrible decimation of the Native Americans by the Europeans who took their land, dignity, and very lives.  But, there was also a darker side to the placid natives.

Author: Jan Elvin
Publisher: American Management Association, 1601 Broadway, NY, 10019
ISBN: 978-0-8144-1049-3

  A peek into a father's war life and how it affected him when he returned

Authors: Alison Culliford and Nan McElroy
Publishers: Beagle Bay, Inc., Reno, NV
ISBN: 978-1-885436-40-5

I try to keep my reviews impersonal, but this book is so connected to my own experience I have to include my personal thoughts on France: Instructions for Use.

Author: John Brackeen
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1-60703-896-X

A Night Drive is not just a story or a novel. It’s a testimony about the Vietnam war, which we (the readers) make out what life was like through the author narration. John Brackeen knows what he is talking about, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. This book is based on a operation in the Que Son Valley in 1967.

Authors: Jennifer and Joe Remling
Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.,
ISBN: 978-1-60163-052-0

While this book is geared towards changing jobs, it could be used for anything a person wants to achieve

Author: Sally Huss
Publisher: Huss Publishing
ISBN: 0982262523

More than ever there is a subculture of adults, both young and old, who are single. Even with so many, there is still a pressure to be married and the single person misses love and companionship.

Author: Kamran Pasha
Publisher:Washington Square Press, 1230 Avenue of the Americas
ISBN: 978-1-4165-7991-5

For most of us, the beginnings of Islam is a great mystery. We understand that it is based on the teachings of Muhammad, but we know little of the man himself. This book is the story of his rise from a few believers to the great Muslim empire. 

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