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Volleyball season October is over.

I had two kids playing volleyball this year. It’s been a long time since I have been a volleyball mom and I am glad to be court side once again. Volleyball is warm and indoors, this is a great thing for a warmth-loving person such as myself!

However, volleyball season doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for reading! Only five books for October. That’s okay, I still have all of the cold winter to hit my goal – and a week of holidays minus the kids in November to spend some time by a fire with a good book! Okay, many good books!

I’m taking my sewing room with me. I have things to make!

My non review books:

Eden Hill by Bill Higgs

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Vendetta by Lisa Harris

Review Books:

The Day the Angels Fell would probably fall into the category of teen fiction. It leans towards fantasy. We meet angels and fantastical creatures. There is flirting with dark magic and a quest for the tree of life.

Young Sam has lost his mother and is desperate to get her back. The circumstances surrounding his mother’s death unleash a hailstorm of supernatural activity that Sam and his dear friend Abra, while slightly more reluctant, find themselves in the center of.

In the garden were two trees and angels to sent to protect the tree of life after Adam and Eve were sent out of the garden. In this book, those angels have a story of their own and it is brought to life on the pages of Shawn Smucker’s book.

One premise that really stuck with me in the reading of this tale and still swirls in my mind is the concept that this book is built upon, death is a gift. Ponder that for awhile! How else does life get reset to the perfection that it was supposed to be? How else do we get the benefit of face to face life with our creator? How else do we get back to the garden?

Sam and Abra have many adventures and decisions to make and their eyes are opened to things that are far beyond their young minds. I enjoyed their adventure, it got under my skin and I hope that there are more adventures in store.

On a completely different trail we have Deadly Proof. Kate Sullivan has a promising career as a lawyer bringing a civil suit against Big Pharma. However, as evidence comes to light it appears there is more going on than meets the eye and someone doesn’t want her digging deeper.

Landon James has come aboard to handle security which becomes a job more difficult than he could imagine causing him to revisit past mistakes and make things right with those that can help him keep Kate safe from the bad guys.

Ethan is on the other side of the bench from Kate. While wanting to maintain the friendship begun in law school he is faced with moral decisions that the pharmaceutical company he is representing is pressuring him to make. So much stress for this guy!

People are dropping dead and disappearing and the truth needs to come out. Will Kate and Landon be able to take down the big guys? Will Ethan do what’s right or get caught in the trap of lawyer ladder climbing partnership? Guess you’ll have to read it to find out!

Both of these books were provided in exchange for my honest review by Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Publishing House. Thanks so much!

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