Book Review: Bullet Riddled

 

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I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. I was actually not sure how I would feel about this book. I usually stick to fiction, fantasy mostly, so I was nervous about a non-fiction that discussed so many terrible things.
I really enjoyed this book, it was very informative, and not at all as I expected. At first, I wasn’t very impressed by the author, Grant M. Whitus. He just seemed so arrogant and I was almost immediately turned off by his “presence”, then I realized what it was that made me feel that way.. It was all “me, me, me”, or so it seemed. As I mentioned before, I’m not accustomed to autobiographies at all. What I was perceiving as arrogance, was just one man telling HIS own story, how could it not be all about him. Once I was able to reconcile this within myself, I truly enjoyed this book and have recommended it to others.
The book doesn’t just center on the Columbine tragedy, as I first thought it was going to, but on the author’s career and life in general. It was very open, real and raw. The descriptions within each individual story helped me paint visuals in my head in such a way that they each became a bit more personal to me in general. We’ve all (mostly) heard of Columbine, some know more than others, but I was surprised to read about other stories that I recognized, things that really happened, that I’d actually heard of in my small part of the world.. and this man lived each of them. He wrote about the incidences, but more importantly what was learned from each. He and his team have been through so much and cared to not only change what they found lacking, but to share with us all so that we may be aware of what we can do to help keep us all safe. I enjoyed this book and will continue to recommend it.

If you think you’d like to check it out, you can buy it on Amazon.

You can also read more about it on Goodreads.

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A Time For Everything: Release Day!!

11401182_837765276306331_6453564451196929740_nAfter losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.
Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and the stirrings of a second chance at love—until his late wife’s cousin, Lydia, arrives with her sights set on him. Burdened with a farm on the brink of bankruptcy, Beau is tempted by Lydia’s hefty dowry, though Portia has captured his heart.
In another time and another place, his choice would be easy. But love seems impossible amid the simmering chaos of Reconstruction that could boil over at any moment into an all-out battle for survival. Will Beau and Portia find their way into each other’s arms, or will they be swept away by raging forces beyond their control?

My Review

I’ve read this book twice now, once in Beta formatting and now in ARC.
When I first read the blurb, I really wasn’t so sure I’d like it.  I never thought I would be into historical romance, but I do know Mysti’s work and have loved everything of hers that I’ve read (and that’s quite a bit).
This story had me from the get-go!  I was in tears after the epilogue.  It focuses on the struggles of post civil war in the south.  The characters in this book are very colorful and have back stories that add so much layer to them, not one of them comes off as flat or unentertaining.  The author put a lot of effort and research into creating a book that is not only historically accurate, but also so intriguing that you don’t want to put it down.  A story like this could so easily come off as too wide of a stretch to the imagination, but Mysti Parker pulls it off flawlessly!
This book is a must read for anyone into historical, civil war, or any type of romance stories!

A Time for Everything is out now!!!  You can buy it here.
Mysti has written numerous other books in other genres as well, including sci-fy/fantasy romance and childrens books!  Please check out all of her other books here.

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A Time For Everything, by Mysti Parker

11401182_837765276306331_6453564451196929740_nAfter losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.
Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and the stirrings of a second chance at love—until his late wife’s cousin, Lydia, arrives with her sights set on him. Burdened with a farm on the brink of bankruptcy, Beau is tempted by Lydia’s hefty dowry, though Portia has captured his heart.
In another time and another place, his choice would be easy. But love seems impossible amid the simmering chaos of Reconstruction that could boil over at any moment into an all-out battle for survival. Will Beau and Portia find their way into each other’s arms, or will they be swept away by raging forces beyond their control?

I’ve read this book twice now, once in Beta formatting and now in ARC.
When I first read the blurb, I really wasn’t so sure I’d like it.  I never thought I would be into historical romance, but I do know Mysti’s work and have loved everything of hers that I’ve read (and that’s quite a bit).
This story had me from the get-go!  I was in tears after the epilogue.  It focuses on the struggles of post civil war in the south.  The characters in this book are very colorful and have back stories that add so much layer to them, not one of them comes off as flat or unentertaining.  The author put a lot of effort and research into creating a book that is not only historically accurate, but also so intriguing that you don’t want to put it down.  A story like this could so easily come off as too wide of a stretch to the imagination, but Mysti Parker pulls it off flawlessly!
This book is a must read for anyone into historical, civil war, or any type of romance stories!

A Time for Everything comes out on July 7, 2015, but you can pre-order it here.
Mysti has written numerous other books in other genres as well, including sci-fy/fantasy romance and childrens books!  Please check out all of her other books here.

You can follow Mysti here:
Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Amazon
Goodreads