Friday, March 5, 2010


Hear No Evil: My Story of Innocence, Music, and the Holy Ghost 
First up I have the winner of Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner (donated by the publisher, mailed by me):

Miranda Whitman

The Moon Looked Down 
Next are 3 winners of The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock (from the publisher):

Karen K
Mary (Bookfan)

I have emailed these winners.  To previous winners - I am slightly behind but don't worry you will get your books.  If you haven't received something just contact me, crystalfulcher(at) and I'll check on whether I have gotten it out yet or not.  I plan on making a big mail day one day next week.

Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens

HeavenlyHeavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Publish Date: August 15, 2009
Paperback, 294 pages

My rating: 4.25/5.0

My Review:

Heavenly is an absolutely amazing book. I have read three of Ms. Laurens' books now and I can definitely see where she is growing as a writer.

Heavenly looks at a relationship between a guardian angel of sorts, Matthias, who looks over Zoe's autistic little sister. But Zoe can see him which is unusual. Most of the time the guardians are unseen. Zoe's friendship with Matthias grows and he understands her and she understands him. He also sheds light on her little sister who Zoe has started to regret because so much attention has to go to her and there is little left for her parents' to give Zoe and her brother.

So of course with little attention both Zoe and her brother are engaging in risky behaviors, at least until Matthias steps in.

The characters of Zoe and Matthias are fascinating. You can see underneath Zoe's exterior that she really wants to do what is right and she begins to grow and change. Matthias is such a guiding force and a steady force that I wish we all had someone like him in our lives to help us see the good and help guide us to do what is right.

The relationships are captivating. I could not put this book down. I had to know what would go on next and how things would work out between Matthias and Zoe.

I think I ran through the gamut of emotions in this book and loved it all. Ms. Laurens kept me entertained and made me think which is one thing that makes me truly love a book.  One last thing - this book honestly surprised me - I did not see where this was going and that was great.  I look forward to the next book in this series, Penitence .

About the Book:

I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zoe's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoe lost in her broken life. Zoe escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoe's autistic sister. After Zoe is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.

Some other reviews of this book:

BCF Book Reviews
My Overstuffed Bookshelf
The Bibliophilic Book Blog
Around the World Tours links to reviews
Stop, Drop and Read

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book through Around the World Tours.  I do not make any money on reviews, and my reviews are my own thoughts. I will write how I feel whether it is good or bad.  I also do not make money from my links - I live in NC and we cannot profit as an Amazon Associate.