Looking for a Children’s Picture Book? Try “The Frizz”

“The Frizz” by Jasmine Fogwell


Rating:  ****

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Read:  February 2019

Sometimes kids with frizzy hair just hate it, but not young Jeanie. Every morning, before school, she goes into the bathrooms and imagines all of the fun and fabulous things she can do and be, all because of her frizzy hair. At least she does, until her mother comes in and tidies it all up.

This rather sweet story is complimented by brilliant and vibrant illustrations, making it a fun picture book for kids (and parents) of all ages. A must for a frizzy haired child.

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“Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier – A 5 Star book!

“Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier

Rating:  *****

Genre: Fiction: Crime

Read:  February 2019

Sometimes your first love can be a killer. A serial killer.

When the beautiful, popular and successful Geo Shaw is arrested for her involvement in the cold case murder of her best friend, her life turns upside down. She is forced to confront her involvement in the crime, and deal with her guilt surrounding the murder, and the subsequent murders committed by her ex-serial killer boyfriend. The story moves back in forth through time, between, the trial, prison, post-prison release readjustment, and teenage years when the murder was committed. The characters are believable (and in some cases relatable) with a mix of normal, shocking and endearing traits. The young Geo and her teenage friends really capture the depth of angst, self-doubt, and the need for acceptance that we experience at that age.  The story demonstrates the lengths that people will go through to support their dreams of the ideal, even when you know that they are wrong.

“Jar of Hearts” is the fifth by author, Jennifer Hillier, and the first I have read. It is a five star example of cross-genre suspense/mystery thriller and chick lit. The story has you captivated from start to finish, and leaves you wanting more. The horror of the murders, and details of Geo’s abusive relationship with the serial killer, is interspersed with her blossoming romance with a local Police Officer.  There is something for everyone here.

The short chapters make it great for reading in short bursts (like public transport rides), but I dare you to try and put it down. This page-turner is well worth the read, so pick up a hard copy or e-book today.”Jar