Author Rowanna Green describes “Death Wishes: 10 Things I Must do Before I Die”:
“During a routine operation, Jo Gold dies, causing all hell to break loose in heaven. No more exciting explorations with her teenage kids. No more bringing the worlds of film and TV into her maths lessons. No more dreams of adventures further afield. Or are there?
Her list of “10 things I must do before I die,” written in front of witnesses, constitutes a legal and binding contract. Based on seven key aspects of her life, the angels have to decide whether she deserves a stay of execution to fulfil her bucket list.
Machidiel is a complete rookie, so everything is against him, especially the technology that lets him experience Jo’s emotions. As he builds a picture of her creative accomplishments, he is drawn to her in ways no angel should be. The added complication? His boss, Zadkiel, is determined to cause chaos at every opportunity. Mac is equally determined to keep this woman alive. If she lives and he is appointed her guardian angel, the real problem will be resisting his attraction to her.
When faced with the ultimate temptation of a true soul mate, they will need every ounce of honour and integrity, not to succumb.”
This story was so much fun to read, and so well written! Rowanna’s descriptive powers leave nothing to be desired! We come to understand Jo Gold’s innermost thoughts about all the intimate and important moments of her life. Machidiel, apprentice guardian angel, must pull all manner of heavenly strings to help Jo complete her bucket list without her being the wiser; which gets harder to do as time passes, for both of them. Rowanna’s use of dialogue and action keeps the story moving along very well. It is so much fun to be privy to both sides of the veil!
I rate Death Wishes 4.8 of 5 stars! I found a handful of spelling errors that did not detract from the pure reading pleasure very much.
Author Michelle Path describes “Sham Subterranean and the Party Tea”:
“When Jake steps in a puddle, he finds himself transported to a magical new world called Subterranea. Join him on his subterranean adventure as he attends a bizarre party tea with a strange creature known as Sham, and explores this new world that should only exist in his wildest dreams. The fun filled narrative and engaging tone is sure to captivate readers. Filled with flower people, magical cakes and of course Sham, you are sure to fall in love with the delightful characters and settings. Jake will never forget his time in Subterranea, and nor will you!”
I found this book to be very cute, entertaining and am sure it would be a delight to read to children. The illustrations by Hannah Purkiss are dynamic and draw the eye to many different places. While there are slight echoes of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, I think this is a much better story for young children, they will find it easier to understand. I think the self-stocking table at the Party Tea was genius, very creative.
I rate this book 5 of 5 STARS!
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An avid reader, typobuster, and the Hyper-Speller. I am a husband, father, and grandfather.
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