Downtime

I usually continue to read and post reviews during the holidays, but this year I’m taking a little time to enjoy my family. Instead of working on the blog or reading, I’m wrapping gifts, getting things ready for guests, shopping…well, you know everything the holidays include. Last night, we went to look at Christmas lights for a second time with our three-year-old grandson. He gets so excited! And for the first time in many years, we should have a white Christmas in southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri.

I wish you all joyous holidays.

Book Review: In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings

Book Title: In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre:  Children/ Holiday (Kids older than 7 will love this too.)
Publisher:  Make A Way Media
Release date:  November 2022
Format available for review:  print (USA), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates:  Dec 5 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: G. Children’s Holiday Book.

Nick Saint and his best friend, Cooper, reunite in this warm holiday story about the magic of Christmas. A surprise visit leads to a journey of self-discovery and a deeper understanding of the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick and Cooper receive a charge to spread kindness and hope in their everyday lives. Will Cooper listen to his friend and help Nick save the day again? Will you also be moved to action and accept Santa’s challenge to spread kindness wherever you go?

​Children of all ages and backgrounds will be inspired by this story and will understand that love, hope, kindness, and Christmas miracles come to us in many shapes and all colors.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I read In the Nick of Time a couple of years ago, so I was happy to read In the Nick of Time Too.

Nick and Cooper are best friends, and Cooper spends the night at Nick’s house on Christmas Eve because Cooper’s family celebrates Christmas on Christmas evening. Nick’s parents have a Christmas Eve party for all of their neighbors no matter their faith. After the party, the boys get to meet Santa!

This is another sweet Christmas story by Deedee which teaches children about Christmas miracles as well as the important things year-round like kindness, being non-judgmental, and including everyone in what we do. The illustrations are realistic, and the colors are vibrant.

In the Nick of Time Too is a holiday story that children will enjoy all year long.

About the Author

Deedee is a professional dreamer. She is also an author, therapist, attorney, and mom from Louisville, Kentucky. The books she writes focus on hope, diversity, social justice, and therapeutic skills for children and adults. Her work has been featured in HuffPost, Forbes, NPR, USA Today, Essence Magazine, Psych Central, Well+Good, and The EveryGirl, among other media outlets. Deedee is also the founder of Make A Way Media and The Louisville Book Festival. She believes literacy is a fundamental human right. Her work highlights inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Cummings founded Make A Way Media in 2014 after struggling to find books with characters who looked like her own children and an extreme lack of stories that reflected their life experiences. Follow Deedee on Instagram for fun and informative updates as she continues to chase her dreams and bring them to life.

connect with the author: 

 website  ~ make a way media  ~ twitter  ~ twitter  ~  facebook  ~  facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ instagram ~ goodreads

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Dec 5 –Lisa’s Reading – books spotlight
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Dec 8 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review of IN THE NICK OF TIME TOO
Dec 9 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of IN THE NICK OF TIME
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Dec 12 –Reading Authors Network – book review of IN THE NICK OF TIME
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Dec 13 – My Reading Getaway – book review of IN THE NICK OF TIME
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Book Review: Vandals & Yule Scandals by Trixie Silvertale

Mitzy Moon adores the Winter Extravaganza. In fact, she’s so eager to sip mulled cider this year, she’s volunteered to help with set-up. But when a mysterious blaze destroys the curling arena, her holiday treats could be the next thing to go up in flames.

With the whole town acting odd and visions of a snow princess dancing in her head, Mitzy risks her own safety to pursue the truth. She ignores ominous warnings from the sheriff, Ghost-ma and her entitled feline, and may have leaped out of the frying pan and into an inferno…

Can Mitzy’s snooping reveal what history has hidden, or will this Yuletide be her last?

Vandals and Yule Scandals is the twenty-first book in the hilarious Mitzy Moon Mysteries paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s Christmas caper.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is the 21st and last book in the series. I was sad to hear that it is the last book, but Trixie has another series starting!

Mitzy Moon is hilarious and a klutz. Her boyfriend, Erick, is the sheriff and loves Mitzy. In fact, Mitzy is waiting for a proposal but every time she’s around Erick, all she sees in her mind is a snow princess. Did I mention that Mitzy has powers? She has learned to hone those powers over the past three years from her mentor, lawyer, and friend, Silas. She could read Erick’s mind, but she’s promised herself not to do that.

As usual, Mitzy and Erick are on a case, and they work great together as a team with his skills as a sheriff and her psychic skills. Of course, her caracal, Pyewacket, has some helpful input as well.

The people of Pin Cherry Harbor have become like close friends, and I’m thrilled that there’s more to come.

About the Author

Trixie Silvertale grew up reading an endless supply of Lillian Jackson Braun, Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew novels. She loves the amateur sleuths in cozy mysteries and is obsessed with all things paranormal. Those two passions unite in her Mitzy Moon Mysteries, and she’s thrilled to write them and share them with you.

When she’s not consumed by writing, she bakes to fuel her creative engine and tends to her herb garden.

Website: http://www.trixiesilvertale.com