The Hidden Worlds by Sandra Ingerman, Katherine Wood – Review

The Hidden WorldsThe Hidden Worlds
by Sandra Ingerman, Katherine Wood

Publisher: Moon Books (July 27, 2018)
Grade Level: Preschool – 12
ISBN-10: 1785358200
ISBN-13: 978-1785358203

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Were those people in Isaiah’s dream the same people from school? Popular soccer star Magda? George, who he’d never heard speak because he always left classes for special services help? Angry Rose, the Chinese girl who was always in trouble for fighting? And why were there dead birds and fish everywhere? When the four encounter one another the next day by the same pond from the dream, they realize they’ve shared a dream and there really are dead birds and fish covering the ground! This leads to real-life adventures and more dreams as they discover a toxic waste plant disposing of poisons illegally. Not friends, in the beginning, romance blossoms as they work together with their Power Animals to close down the plant. Continue reading

The Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell – Review

The Burn Zone: A MemoirThe Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell has a publication date of October 9th, 2018 by She Writes Press. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult?  Continue reading

The Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell – Review

The Burn Zone: A MemoirThe Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell has an expected publication date of October 9th, 2018 by She Writes Press. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult?  Continue reading

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean by Jonathan White – Review

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the OceanIn Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture—the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides. Continue reading

You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide to Grief, Healing, and Hope by Debbie Augenthaler – Review

You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide to Grief, Healing, and Hope by Debbie Augenthaler – published May 1st, 2018 by Everystep Publications. Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is grieving and you don’t know how to help them? You Are Not Alone takes readers into Debbie’s personal journey of grief, from the first gripping chapter, when her husband dies unexpectedly in her arms. Throughout the book, Debbie takes readers by the hand and offers them gentle insights and suggestions for healing and hope, while sharing her powerful story of loss and the spiritual journey that led her to know love never dies. Continue reading