Aug 202014
 

Hott Synopsis:

Luca thought he knew everything about his family until the day when an uncle, Alistair, he didn’t know about shows up on the doorstep.

That’s the day when Luca’s world begins to change. The day that he starts believing in secrets, ghosts, kelpies, mermaids, and time travel.

That’s the day when Luca and his sister, Valentina, join their uncle’s pest removal business. The pest removal business that’s for the paranormal pests.

Will they be able to stay alive and fix the family problems brewing beneath the surface?

Hott Review:

This book was so much fun! I loved how the true point of the business was just helping people and their ‘pests’ live happily. It was a tremendous book about accepting others as they are and managed to toss in a great message to bullies and the bullied.
Though it’s best read by a middle-grader I think many younger minds will enjoy this as well – they just may need help with some of the words.

Overall – this is a must read!

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Author: Daniela Sacerdoti
Source: Floris Books via Netgalley
Grade: B+
Ages: 10-13
Setting: Scotland

Author Bio:

Daniela Sacerdoti is a mother and a writer. Born in Naples, but brought up in a small village in the Italian Alps, she lives near Glasgow with her husband and sons. She steals time to write when everyone has gone to bed, or before they wake up. She’s a Primary teacher, but she chose to be at home with her children. She loves being with her boys, reading anything she can get her hands on and chatting with her girlfriends. But she also adores being on her own, free to daydream and make up stories.

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Aug 192014
 

Hott Synopsis:

Wynne Hardy has always wanted to be a June bride. She’s just had a different groom in mind.

When things take a turn for the worse in her long term relationship Wynne lets her bestie talk her into a reality show called “The Rejection Connection”. Her stint on the show has given her the opportunity to be the June Bride she’s wanted to be.

Is this the reality she really wants?

Hott Review:

This wasn’t a bad book I just had the feeling that it wasn’t amazing. It was cute and sweet and perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the beach. There wasn’t any great romance or sweeping gestures. Not even an astound profession of faith. Just a cute book.

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Author: Marybeth Whalen
Source: Zondervan via Netgalley
Grade: B
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: North Carolina
Series: A Year of Weddings, June

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Author Bio:

Marybeth Whalen and her husband Curt have been married for 22 years and are the parents of six children, ranging in age from college to elementary school. The family lives in North Carolina. Marybeth is a speaker and the author of five novels. Her newest novel, The Bridge Tender, releases June, 2014. She is the co-founder of the popular women’s fiction site, She Reads www.shereads.org and is the Writer in Residence at a local private school. Marybeth spends most of her time in the grocery store but occasionally escapes long enough to scribble some words. She is always at work on her next novel.

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Aug 182014
 

Hott Synopsis: Left to fend for herself upon her father’s sudden death, Amorelle is distraught to learn that some the presumptuous but well-meaning members of his congregation have decided to take over by marrying her off to the first bidder and selling her treasures. With little choice Amorelle does what she must. She packs up [More...]

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