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The Journal (Jack O’Neill) by Derick Parsons


The Journal by Derick Parsons Book Review is a crime thriller full of mystery, surprise and suspense.  In the Journal, Inspector Jack O’Neill and his partner Frank Carr are investigating a suspicious death.  In the meantime another case comes up and they start to investigate another death.  Two murders found seated on a chair with their hands tied behind the chair, is it the same person killing them?  I could tell the author writes what he loves and keeps the reader’s attention.  I felt like this crime mystery was one that could actually happen in real life which makes it more fun to read. I have not read Redemption Song, but now I will!  Great book!

© 2014 Jackie Paulson

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Book Review: Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount

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Reviewed by Jackie Paulson © 2012

I was given a free copy of this emotional roller coaster young adult novel which is about the suffering, loss of a loved one, and grief.  When the main character, Mae McBride decides that her best friend is not her best friend any longer, the story shows us how they reunite in such a magical way.

What causes Mae and Heidi to have a departing conflict is the fact that when the house is caught on fire, Mae’s father saves Heidi’s life and dies a hero.

First off I can relate to having a loved one die, which many can who would read this book.  The book shows the stages of grief among the character that are a reality and can be something I relate to as well as you.

NOTE: (My real mother died when I was five and she was 33), so I can really relate to all of the characters emotions in the stages of grief and loss.

Secondly, the story is short and easy to read in one sitting (105 pages total).

Thirdly, I could feel the emotions and the compassion in each character as true to life as well.

Fourthly, I think it would be easy to place blame on the “dead father” for saving Heidi.  It is such a reality to envision this story as real.  I also can see the two best friends take the stance they did in the story and then later realize the regret and silliness to only make up and become life time friends forever, learning from the experience.

This would be a great book for any age group but it is aimed towards young adults.  If you decide to read this book please comment below of what you thought of it, thank you, © 2012 Jackie Paulson

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BOB CHOAT BOOK Mind your Fitness

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Mind Your Own Fitness by Bob Choat

Mind Your Fitness by Bob Choat

Written by Jackie Paulson © 2012
Bob opens his revelation when he sees a teenage boy with his shirt off and is overweight for his age. He then talks to a police officer that is one who could not ever pass the physical test which is required to be properly fit for police work. He is astonished and by what I have read in his book, I am amazed. It’s so true that most people would rather sit and watch television than head out for a healthy walk.
What Bob will teach you are the reasons why he and you should change your mind set about health and fitness. This book has tools that will help each reader to make changes in their mind and health. He is the epitome of health and fitness and he walks the walk and talks the talk. Bob is very passionate about changing each one of us in ways that are easy to handle and have lasting results.
Bob will make sure he stays in contact with you if you wish to make the changes for a better future of your health and fitness. The information is beyond my expectations and with his experience it is my belief that he is an expert in this field of study.
Bob talks about how action will get you the results you wish. Yes, these things take time and patience but with the lessons Bob teaches, you will feel motivated to take the proper action. This is a book I will keep and read more than once. I did take notes and created my health journal. It’s a start! The Appendix will give you resources and Bob’s recommendations for the serious readers.
If you read his book I would love your opinion as well. Please comment below.