Nunca Mates A Un Pibe
En Nunca Mates A Un Pibe, el autor Gonzalo Villarruel lleva a los lectores en un emocionante viaje a través del inframundo criminal de Buenos Aires y más allá. La historia cuenta sobre un asesino atormentado perseguido por el recuerdo de un niño que mató y la trágica muerte de sus padres durante la segunda presidencia de Juan Domingo Perón. A medida que se desarrollan los acontecimientos, una masacre sacude un pueblo tranquilo y se forma una alianza impensable entre dos asesinos y sus víctimas.
La narración magistral de Villarruel invita a los lectores a una peligrosa aventura con “El lobo”, el enigmático protagonista de la historia con un pasado complicado del que no puede escapar. El autor genera ingeniosamente tensión a medida que comienza la historia, manteniendo a los lectores en la oscuridad sobre las identidades de las cinco personas que hicieron un pacto para nunca hablar de su participación en un asesinato. A medida que avanza la historia y los cinco se vuelven a conectar, se revelan sus identidades, lo que hace que la historia sea aún más intrigante. Los personajes de Nunca Mates A Un Pibe están bien desarrollados y son multidimensionales, con sus alianzas y motivos cambiando constantemente a lo largo de la historia. El ritmo de la trama se ralentiza a medida que Villarruel ofrece a los lectores la historia de fondo de los cinco, mostrando cómo sus pasados están entrelazados entre sí. Disfruté especialmente las transiciones fluidas entre el pasado y el presente, y la acción vertiginosa que mantiene a los lectores expectantes. Si bien las descripciones del país de la Patagonia podrían haber sido más detalladas, esto no resta valor a la narrativa que es apasionante.
En general, Nunca Mates A Un Pibe es una lectura obligada para los fanáticos de las novelas policíacas y de suspenso. La hábil narración de historias de Villarruel y el intrigante elenco de personajes misteriosos hacen de este libro lleno de acción una lectura cautivadora.
Pages: 325 | ASIN : B0BLFM4RH2
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Daisy Meets the Dolphins: It’s beach day!!!
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When a friendly young terrier goes on a boating trip with her human parents, she never expects to make a new friend in the ocean. However, while on their boating adventure, the family sails near a school of bottlenose dolphins splashing and playing. Daisy introduces herself to the dolphins and discovers one’s name is Blue. They are instant friends, and Daisy is sad when their boat has to return to the shore. She is worried she will never see her new friend Blue again.
Daisy Meets the Dolphins by H J Gilfrew is a heartwarming story about a compassionate little West Highland terrier and her adventure meeting a group of bottlenose dolphins. Daisy realizes they have little in common but still enjoys hanging out near her new friend and watching Blue play with the other dolphins. Later on, when they meet again, they can play in the shallow shore water together. A dog and a dolphin who become good friends and promise to never forget one another and play in the future is a truly magical tale.
This picture book is a fantastic story about kindness, acceptance, and diversity. Despite their dissimilarities, these two animals become friends and appreciate each other’s differences. Children can learn that what you look like and where you live depends on the kind of person you can be. Showing compassion and kindness to others is an important message presented in this children’s book wrapped up in a fun and entertaining story.
Daisy Meets the Dolphins is an unforgettable children’s book that teachers and families will love having and sharing with kids. The positive message of inclusion and friendship, along with the beautiful artwork, will have children engaged and wanting to read this story more than once.
Pages: 37 | ASIN : B0B7GFBZD9
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Daisy Goes For Tea with Mrs C
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It is a beautiful day out, and Daisy, a west highland terrier, is walking with her mum. Mum tells Daisy they will go have tea with her friend Mrs. C. Along the way, they take notice of all the different plants and flowers along the way. As they near the house, a bird lands and asks Daisy if she will have tea with Mrs C. The little bird’s name is Mr Robin, and he says that he will see Daisy at tea time. When Daisy and Mum get to the house, there are many new things for Daisy to take note of inside and out. Observing the things around her taught her a lot about Mrs C.
Daisy Goes For Tea with Mrs C. is a whimsical story about a curious terrier and her Mum as they visit an elderly neighbor in her home for tea. Daisy is keenly observant as she walks through Mrs C’s home, taking in all the small details that shed light on who Mrs C is as a person. While Daisy was initially excited about snacks, she quickly became more interested in learning about her host and discovering all she could by observing her surroundings. Daisy also makes a new friend on this adventure, Mr Robin.
Children will love the illustrations in this picture book; each page is filled with bright colors and fine details, so they can pick up on everything Daisy is discovering on her afternoon tea visit. An important message in this children’s book is stated well by Mr Robin, “It’s amazing what a day can teach us if we stop to learn and listen.” This valuable lesson is one that children can apply to all areas of their life and use daily.
Daisy Goes For Tea with Mrs C. is a captivating children’s book by author H J Gilfrew. With beautiful illustrations and detailed descriptions, children will learn the value of stopping and taking in the details of their surroundings. They also will see that making new friends can be an exciting experience. You never know who you will meet when you take in the world around you.
Pages: 37 | ASIN : B0B7GVHSHF
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The Adventurers and the Underground River
Bea and her brother Chris eagerly anticipate a castle tour of Portugal with their cousins, Tony and Daniel. The quartet, accompanied by their witty avian companion, Jack the Crow, set off on a guided exploration of fortresses, keeps, and monasteries. Alongside the primarily elderly tourists, Bea and her family soon discover that a particular pair of middle-aged women seem to harbor ill intentions toward the children. As their journey unfolds, the young Adventurers uncover a perilous scheme while investigating Portugal’s historic castles. Finally, at nightfall, the foursome finds themselves fighting for survival within the enigmatic stone halls of an ancient monastery.
The Adventurers and the Underground River by Isabel Ricardo is the second book in this mysterious and entertaining series. This exciting story can be read as a standalone book or after reading book 1 because the author provides ample backstory to familiarize readers with the main characters. The four cousins—spirited Bea, intellectual Chris, composed Tony, and witty Daniel—are instantly endearing, as is their loyal friend, Jack the Crow. The vivid portrayal of Portugal’s history, from battles and warriors to noble kings and sagacious monks, is thoroughly captivating. The tale of Queen Inez and King Pedro is particularly enchanting, demonstrating the author’s ability to weave engaging historical elements into an action-packed narrative. Echoing the timeless charm of Hardy Boys and Bobbsey Twins mysteries, this adventure is laden with exhilarating action and enlightening historical content. With mild language and the presence of firearms, the story is an ideal choice for readers aged 10 and up who appreciate intelligent, intrepid heroes collaborating to save the day. The thrilling conclusion leaves ample opportunity for future escapades in this world.
The Adventurers and the Underground River is a riveting young adult novel that takes middle-grade readers on an unforgettable adventure. This engaging tale is a valuable addition to any home library, perfect for those who cherish classic, lighthearted mysteries reminiscent of a bygone era.
Pages: 210 | ISBN : 1949868850
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Some Good Writ
Some Good Writ: Christmas, Cancer, Dad, Wine, Sex and Jeff is a poignant anthology of poems that intimately chronicles the salient moments in Jeffrey Bailey’s life. Through his verse, Bailey explores the importance of embracing freedom and acting with resolve as he underscores the fragility and value of life. The collection thoughtfully delves into themes of suffering, the quest for equilibrium between labor and reward, and the danger of losing sight of life’s ephemeral nature amidst work demands. Bailey candidly recounts his familial circumstances, unafraid to bare his flaws, vulnerabilities, and most trying experiences. Consequently, his poetry offers an unvarnished yet deeply resonant portrayal of the adversity he has faced.
Employing an exquisite poetic style, Bailey accentuates the necessity of exertion and the acceptance of life’s inescapable tribulations. His words resonate profoundly as he acknowledges that life often unfolds in unexpected ways. Embracing this reality can be challenging, but it is essential for personal growth and perseverance. By drawing upon his encounters, Bailey’s objective lens bolsters his ideas’ potency. One particularly moving subject Bailey addresses is the harrowing impact of a loved one’s battle with cancer. He poignantly conveys the heartache and helplessness accompanying this plight, articulating his anguish with striking clarity and emotional depth. Throughout the anthology, Bailey masterfully weaves his intricate narrative.
Bailey’s poetry in Some Good Writ: Christmas, Cancer, Dad, Wine, Sex and Jeff is compelling and evocative; at times, its allegorical nature allows readers to create their own interpretation. The collection will particularly resonate with those who have endured profound experiences, regardless of differing circumstances, as well as readers seeking to ruminate on family, love, and self-discovery. I commend Bailey’s courage in sharing his personal journey and highly recommend this work to seasoned poetry enthusiasts eager to contemplate themes of life, death, and the human experience.
Pages: 95 | ASIN : B0BRGKWGYJ
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In Nobody’s Daughter, author Rica Ramos shares a deeply personal memoir that recounts a difficult childhood marked by an unsupportive mother and the lasting impact of those experiences. Ramos navigates the intersections of past and present, illuminating the constant presence of a mother who consistently failed to provide the care and protection her children needed. The narrative delves into the author’s experiences with abuse, exploring her feelings of resentment towards not only her abusive stepfather but also her mother for neglecting to shield her children from harm.
Ramos tackles a range of sensitive subjects. However, the memoir’s primary focus extends beyond the traumatic experiences that occupy a substantial portion of the narrative. The ultimate goal becomes evident in the concluding chapters, as the author applies the healing she has undergone through therapy to nurture the newest generation of her family—her grandchild. By reflecting on her mother’s actions and consciously choosing to treat her grandchild with gentleness and love, Ramos offers solace to her inner child.
While the book contains moderately detailed accounts of sexual abuse, making it unsuitable for readers who may find such topics distressing, it is an invaluable resource for those who have experienced similar emotional detachment from a parent. The author’s journey toward healing provides a cathartic and potentially helpful perspective for individuals grappling with comparable childhood traumas.
Nobody’s Daughter is a compelling memoir that I would recommend to many who have overcome abuse or who know someone who has suffered from abuse. It is also an insightful look at the mother and daughter relationship and shows readers that their own self-worth matters over the cultural stigma of honoring their mother. Through Rica’s story, other women will find validation and strength to stand up for themselves and know their voice matters.
Pages: 187 | ASIN : B0B8H4T8MQ
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A Successful Next Life
“What Is Life About? – Life Is About the Soul” takes readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and purpose, exploring various aspects of life from a refreshing and accessible perspective. Why was this an important book for you to write?
This was to be the central theme for a six book series that would help people to have a successful next life. People go through life and learn a great deal about many things that in the end do not matter. The things that matter are related to whatever helps them succeed. Nothing is more important than the basics and the most basic thing is that their existence continues past death. Thus life is about the soul since it is forever.
Can you share some insights into your approach to discussing God and how readers can establish a personal connection with the divine?
There is only one way to connect with God and it is His way. It cannot be my approach for what do I know about things outside our realm?
What are some practical steps readers can take to apply the lessons from your book in their daily lives?
The things that are practical may be that there is nothing that would seem practical. The emphasis is on the spiritual and in that sense there are practical everyday things. Such as avoiding sin, seeking God and following th The things that are practical may be that there is nothing that would seem practical. The emphasis is on the spiritual and in that sense there are practical everyday things. Such as avoiding sin, seeking God, living characteristically with these things:love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?
Life is short and you need to get it right. God wants you to succeed but you need to overcome what you want from the world and live for Christ.
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The Ideal Location For My Love Story
The Winds of Autumn follows a young woman newly married who accompanies her husband on the Oregon Trail while realizing her feelings for another man. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?
During my childhood, I remember visiting the fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein, and watching the musical fantasy, Cinderella, on television. Both sparked my imagination and inspired the kind of dream world I would later write about. Jane Austen’s influence would too. The prince becomes the consummate gentleman. The castle becomes a grand mansion. But I also wanted to explore those idyllic notions during the difficult events in America’s past and see how love, like the characters, would find a way to survive the hardships. And, since the city of St. Louis was the starting point of America’s westward expansion, I felt it was the ideal location for my love story to begin.
What were some of the emotional and moral guidelines you followed when developing your characters?
My historical romance novel, The Winds of Autumn, takes place in the 19th century during a tumultuous period in America’s history. This setting allowed me to take readers on a narrative journey set against the backdrop of epic events during that time—the Trail of Tears, the War of the Rebellion (Civil War), and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. These external events were also important catalysts for creating emotional conflict in my novel and between the characters. So much of a fictional story relies on creating characters that feel real to the reader. I wanted to make that real connection by immersing myself into the mind of my characters so I could feel every emotion they felt and what might happen if they acted on those emotions. Pain is a key motivator that can morph into resentment, or hope and love. I asked myself, what did my protagonist, Mariah, feel when she lost her sister, or Mariah’s mother when she lost her daughter? Those feelings run deep, and my personal experience growing up played a part in developing those characters. My antagonist, Nathan Lawton, faces a moral decision, one he justifies from a traumatic moment in his childhood that fuels his resentment with far-reaching consequences. It was important to raise the emotional stakes by forcing the characters to make choices, right or wrong. But the marriage customs of the 19th century left Mariah no choice when she realizes, too late, that marrying Nathan was a mistake. She suddenly finds herself trapped in her marriage which made me wonder, how was it even possible for a woman to follow her heart? Mariah’s internal struggles propel the story forward, forcing her into unimaginable situations but ones that ultimately transform her into the woman she was meant to be.
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
The title of my novel, The Winds of Autumn, uses the word “winds” as a metaphor for change, the main theme throughout the storyline. That transformational change is most evident in Mariah’s character, a refined young lady abruptly turned pioneer woman enduring the harsh plains of the American West. The theme, the sins of the father, was important to convey in Nathan’s character, giving the reader a clear understanding of his motivations. I found this to be a powerful theme because of its consequences to carry over generation to generation. After I finished writing my manuscript, I realized how central the meaning of home was in my novel, and how even a relationship can feel like coming home. And since my novel is about happily ever after, I wanted to exploit the theme of forbidden love as much as the hope that readers yearn for with the possibility of second chances.
What is the next story that you’re writing and when will it be published?
I’m researching the Gilded Age, a fascinating period in America’s history. I like the idea of that setting for a love story.
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