Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

This book was given to me by Bethany House for the purpose of reading and writing a review about it.

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So, I interrupt my busy schedule of reading books for another summer reading program to bring you a book review about "A Match of Wits".

This was just a good lighthearted, smile or laugh your way through book.  I really liked it.  I had been reading fiction books about war in the Middle East, child abduction, human trafficking, and a loyal reader being abducted by her favorite author, so this book was refreshing.

It's the story of a young lady, Agatha, who really can make a mess out of about anything.  From what I gathered she had been in jail a few times, loved dressing in disguise and just generally seemed to collect trouble.  The story starts out west where she has been sent because she had a death warrant back in New York.  Why?  They thought it was because she was an investigative journalist who had no qualms writing about low-life living and exposing corruption.  Turns out, it was a jealous co-worker.

Agatha drags along back to New York the secret love of her life, Zayne, who she just "stumbled" upon in Colorado Springs.  She also brings back a pig named Matilda who is smart and takes great offense to being called a pig.  This pig, of course, wreaks havoc on those who don't like her, but also creates havoc by being where she should not have been.

Zayne and Agatha have quite the arguments and can match each other quite well.  This was an intriguing part of the book, along with Zane being completely clueless and needing to attempt 4 marriage proposals before one was accepted and even that was a question, but more of a statement.

So, did I glean anything from the book?  Don't have a pet pig!!  There really wasn't a lot of earth shattering thoughts, but I thought Jen put together a fun and interesting read that was lighthearted without being overly sappy.  I will look for more of her books.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Six Months

---Beauty in a cemetery---

---Peace in the pain---

---Life above death---

---Hope springing out of the cold black dirt---

---Healing through the mangled wounds---

---Angels watching over my baby tonight---

Big Trucks Getting the Job Done Together, Illustrated by Sergio De Giorgi

A dozer, a digger, a crane and a dump truck work together to get the job done. Written in rhyme, it reminds me a bit of the book "L...