Saturday, May 29, 2010

In My Mailbox
Won from Fantasy/Sci-Fi Lovin' Giveaways!
Thanks, Theresa!
Won from Mrs. Magoo Reads
Thanks, Mrs Magoo and Dallas Woodburn!

* I will be having a short break due to my mid-year exam. I'll be back soon! Promise!

Monday, May 10, 2010

{Book Review} Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee
Product Details
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress (September 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600061249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600061240

Myth and legend shroud her in mystery. Now hear her story.

From paradise to exile, from immortality to the death of Adam. Visit the dawn of mankind through the eyes of Eve—the woman first known as


Havah: The Story of Eve is a wonderful re-telling of the dawn of mankind from Eve's viewpoint. Tosca nicely imagines the life of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and writes the story with an excellent literary prose which is bound to captivate readers. As a result of their decision to eat the "Forbidden fruit", Adam and Eve lost their innocence, became separated from God and were exiled from the garden where they were forced to adopt agriculture under less than desirable circumstances for a living.

Their yearning to hear God's voice again after the exile was saddening. They wanted to return to their birthplace and tried to find it their whole life, but all of their efforts were to no avail. They experience the many emotions of life - happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow, hope, heartbreak and despair. They lost their second son, under some extraordinary circumstances. This tragedy caused Eve to grieve for a long time. She remembered him even after a long time. Eve's attempts to bring the dying Adam on a unsuccessful journey to return to Eden before he took his final breath was really touching. Even though there were some albatross between Adam and Eve, in her heart, Eve still loved Adam.

Tosca had imagined all these convincingly. The life of Adam and Eve before and after the exile was well-written. This book is truly a masterpiece! I really loved this beautiful tale and highly recommend it to everyone, especially Christian readers. I'm sure you'll find it as interesting as I do.

Rating: 5

Special thanks to Tosca Lee for providing me a copy of Havah: The Story of Eve for this review! Thank you, Tosca!

Author's bio:
Tosca Lee is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and writer who travels the world in her role as a leadership consultant and performance coach. A former Mrs. Nebraska, she is a regular spokesperson for local charities and has been lauded nationally for her efforts against breast cancer. In her spare time, Tosca enjoys studying history and theology, cooking, and traveling with her family and friends. She currently resides in Nebraska.

~Tosca's Online Connections~
Facebook :: Twitter :: Website

Purchase Havah: The Story of Eve from Amazon / Alibris / Barnes & Noble

Tosca's Other Books:
Demon: A Memoir
Iscariot (Coming Soon)

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*Demon and Havah’s first editions published by NavPress have just gone out of print in anticipation of their re-release by B&H publishing this summer, with new covers, and all kinds of cool stuff.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thyme in a Flask by Glen Quarry

I choose Thyme in a Flask by Glen Quarry, because the author introduces Jon as an orphan at the beginning of the novel, but at last he found his long-lost father, who had been turned into a magic mirror and stayed as one for 18 years. That's quite a creative way to get the parent out of the way. I really enjoyed this book, which is filled with fun and adventures! You can read my full review here.

Note: This post is a reply to the Most Creative Way To Get Parents Out Of The Way - GIVEAWAY on The Book Jacket.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Awesome Contest On The Book Pixie!

500 Followers: Box of Books Giveaway!

One lucky winner will win a box with the following books along with some really great swag.

~You MUST be a follower of my blog since this is a 500 Followers Contest.
~Though comments are appreciated you MUST FILL OUT THE FORM below.
~This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States OR Canadian mailing address only (International readers can enter if they have a friend in the States or Canada who can accept their prizes by mail OR if you are willing to cover the price of shipping via PayPal.)
~Contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on May 16th. Winner will be announced on May 17th and will be given 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.