The Last Straw by Ed Duncan


The Last Straw


We are thrown back into hell after the father of a teenage girl is killed right in front of her. She saw something she shouldn’t have and now someone wants her dead.  It turns out the bullet was actually meant for her and not her father.  It is up to a family friend and attorney to figure out who is after her and why, but as the mystery keeps unraveling, there is a lot more at stake this time.  The friend crosses paths with a guy from his past and together they must put their differences aside to try to eliminate the threat.  There are quite a few people linked to the assassin and his reason for killing the girl comes to light.  But can the attorney trust this guy from the past?  Will he be able to kill the assassin himself or will he be placed in the middle of the crossfire?  The Last Straw  has you spiraling for answers to how this will all end.  Hold on, and enjoy the ride.

Love without Borders by Virginia Martin


Love without Borders


Poetry is always special because there’s no limitation to the words written.  It’s hard sometimes to really describe to people what you’re feeling at the moment and with poetry, the words flow easier.  It’s easier to hold a conversation through poetry when it comes to speaking, at least for me.  In this collection, Virginia Martin, shares her fears, her desires and her creativity within each poem.  You really feel the intensity of pain when she’s been wronged, but you also feel that joy when she has felt that love.  Some poems make you self-reflect like the poems, What is poetry?, What makes you come alive? and Silent Plea.  The collection is very insightful and moving to the reader and can have you digging deep for the emotions being read.  My additional favorites are: I can’t close my eyes, The sweetest man, In your eyes, Keep in the light, I want someone to find me, My inspiration, I know why I love, Your life and last, but not least, Love without borders.

In My Thoughts by Virginia Martin


In My Thoughts


It’s a simple, yet powerful, quotes book filled with inspirational words that fill the pages.  They serve as little reminders of how we can see ourselves and others in a more positive light.  Some quotes inspire us to be more adapting to our environment.  Other quotes ask us to seek strength from within (and from God) to face life challenges.  There are even quotes that encourage us to see the good in a bad day.  Some might make you laugh, while others might make you cry.  This quote book is perfect if you are looking for a little “pick me up” or “inspiration” and can’t seem to find it from within.  Here are some of my favorites:

“It is in the quality of moments

Not quantity

That memories are made”

“Love looks at me

I look at love

And we laugh”

“Trying to ride out the storm alone

Leaves hope on neutral and

Faith playing hide and go seek”

“Love bursts

Like a rapid succession of fireworks

Not easily extinguished”

“Your kiss is enough to tell me

Everything I want to know”

“Fall in love with the man

That always makes

The effort to put a smile

On your face”