Friday, October 29, 2010



What would it be like to live the life as a military dependent? How would it feel to live thousands of miles away from your family, and friends? How would a young mother deal with trials and tribulations of raising a family, while constantly moving from one location to another? How many countless times will you be packing your belongings, because your husband was ordered to move to another city, state, or country? How does one balance financial needs, responsibility of child-care, strength to keep the family unit together, while living a part-time marriage and serving your country? MJ Allaire, a Veteran of the United States Navy, takes the reader behind the scenes through experience as she walks you through an emotional, spiritual journey. Will she always remember the task of walking up-and-down twenty-six floors in an apartment, while carrying groceries, because three elevators broke? What made her go home with Meatball, and did Penny compensate for those lonely days when a companion was needed? How does one survive raising three young children a million miles away from immediate family, while contemplating divorce? Colic, sleep apnea and ruptured appendix are traumatic events in our lives that we always remember, but imagine the fear of possibly facing the next disaster alone? I highly recommend this book to anyone who is living the military life, and to women who wish to become inspired by following the footsteps of the author's positive attitude on life's journey. This novel is based on the author's personal experiences, a glance at Navy life, and the survival of unexpected storms that hit us hard. MJ Allaire wrote an insightful story through an emotional and spiritual journey as we look inside the life of military dependents. The reader will laugh and cry along the way as the author points out the struggles and challenges that were made, while striving for stability, and praying for strength. More important, the author discusses how we learn from our mistakes, and why communication is the golden key in personal relationships. Is becoming a parent for the first time really like playing with dolls? If we found ourselves in the same situation twice in our lives, would we react differently? Almost anything that breaks in a home can be repaired, but how long does it take to repair a broken heart? If we had one chance to relive our lives, what would we change? "MY BLISSFUL LIFE AS A SUBMARINER'S WIFE" is impressive, as emotional as STEPMOM, and as entertaining as ERIN BROCKOVICH, with Julia Roberts.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

5 Star REVIEW~"MEET POOKY: The New Kid" Author/Illustrator Domonique Mayhawk


Pooky was popular in Detroit, and played fun games with many friends. She loved the block parties on her street, running after the ice cream truck everyday, jumping rope, and singing. Her favorite games she enjoyed were hopscotch, and Hula-hoop. She didn't mind the old broken-down homes in Detroit, or playing in an abandoned house on her birthday, friendship was more important. A fun day for Pooky was getting wet with her friends as a fire hydrant sprinkled water on a hot, summer day. She will always remember the barbecues, Kool-aid drinks, sharing ice cream with King and the sound of happiness as children filled the street with skates, and shooting hoops. Then one day, Pooky and her mother moved to Ann Arbor, which instantly changed Pooky's life. What will the first day of school be like with Ms. Penny? Is Pooky laughing with her classmates, or are they laughing at her? What did Rodney tease Pooky about? Why was Sheila jealous of Pooky? How did Candy make a difference in Pooky's new lifestyle? I highly recommend this book to parents, child-care providers, and teachers. The author wrote an inspiring, educational, and uplifting story. The main character is Pooky, an adorable little girl, filled with spirit, and motivation. Domonique Mayhawk created colorful illustrations page-after-page as each character comes to life. The importance of a social life, self-esteem, and confidence blossom throughout the story. It is indeed a children's book that should sit on the library shelf, ready to be enjoyed by many children and families who moved from one location to another. Will Pooky fit in with her friends in the second-grade? Did Pooky's mother help play a part in her daughter's social life? How many children liked french braids, and who braided their hair? Where did Pooky catch bees, and did she miss it? Who did Pooky go to the park with, to play on the swings, and build sculptures in the sand? Who becomes Pooky's new best friend in Ann Arbor, and does Pooky survive the traumatic transition of moving to a new world? "MEET POOKY: The New Kid" is as entertaining as Walt Disney's CHICKEN LITTLE, as delightful as SHREK THE THIRD, and as captivating as THE LION KING. Follow the new path that Pooky takes as she claims her place in the 'Circle Of Life!'

Saturday, October 16, 2010


"REPAIRING RAINBOWS: A True Story Of Family, Tragedy and Choices"


Lynda, Carla, and Wendy grew up in a home that was filled with riches. Their parents were not rich with money, but with love and happiness, which they shared with their family. There was never a dull moment, from smelling the aroma of delicious dinners coming from the kitchen, to hearing the dance steps of little feet as entertainment was performed with joy. The children knew a mother, who had a heart of gold, and a father who loved to giggle at his own jokes. Memories with relatives at celebrations was a gift in itself, and a bond of happiness within one family was priceless. The sweet tunes of music echoed through their home, and laughter could be heard miles away. Lynda Fishman knew the perfect family life that many children today can only dream about having, until that horrific phone call was received, and tragedy changed her life forever. Can you imagine at age thirteen, finding out that your mother and siblings were killed in a plane crash? Can you imagine the pain that Lynda and her father endured, not knowing what to do first? A young girl, now distraught over loss of loved ones is forced to deal with many challenges. Will her father ever be the same man she once knew? Who will make crucial decisions for survival in their shattered lives? Can the agonizing memories of funerals, sorrow, and hardship ever be erased from their lives? Where does one begin as her home is transformed from comfort and joy, to despair and silence? Will the terrifying sounds of crying block the laughter that once echoed through the house? I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to be inspired to overcome their own struggles from the most difficult time in their lives. The author created a Masterpiece made for the movie screen from a remarkable true story of family, love, and survival. The reader is taken on an emotional roller-coaster ride through one family that becomes traumatized with terror and filled with anger, while searching for hope. Lynda Fishman begins to focus on determination and strength to fight the obstacles of pity and loss in her own spiritual journey. Is it possible with perseverance, courage and passion to help others, to be able to live life once again? If so, what better role model would there be to follow than Lynda Fishman? The author penned an unforgettable story of courage, strength and hope through a challenging journey of a lost childhood, to a rewarding adulthood. The incredible story is appealing, and compelling. "REPAIRING RAINBOWS: A True Story Of Family, Tragedy and Choices" is as touching as GHOST, as powerfully moving as JACOB the LIAR and as captivating as REMEMBER THE TITANS, with Denzel Washington.