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Book Review- DINGO by Anne Bradshaw

06 Jan, 2011 by in Uncategorized 3 comments

by Anne Bradshaw
Paperback, 210 pages
Published Sept. 16, 2010
by CreateSpace
ISBN 9781452384
4 stars

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Zack Novak and three friends, Joel, Erin, and Libby, meet a strange English inventor, Hunter MacMurray. He introduces the four to a gizmo named DINGO that transports them from the USA to England, with only a few hours in which to prevent a bomb attack on Yankee Stadium.

Can Zack unravel a mystifying clue fast enough? Or does their impossible task end in disaster? Many lives depend on the toughest decisions Zack and his friends will ever make.

DINGO is a quick, fun fantasy adventure for middle grade to Young Adult readers. It starts out in Minter’s Poll Connecticut and moves to England with a team full of four teens on a mission to help save US citizens from terrorist attack. I enjoyed main hero Zack’s tenacity and bravery. He takes on the world as a neglected youth who finds safety in the friendships of others. Erin and Libby are endearing and feisty. The plot moves along quickly and the resolution has a few surprise twists of fate. DINGO is one I would purchase as a clean, intriguing read for tweens and teens. I think it’s also a story that would hold particular appeal for boys. Thanks so much to Anne Bradshaw for sending us a copy for review and giveaway! What an awesome author.

To enter to win your own ebook copy of DINGO simply fill out this form. Open internationally ends 2/14/2011.

True Miracles With Genealogy Compiled by Anne Bradshaw

17 Nov, 2010 by in true miracles with genealogy 2 comments

Paperback, 134 pages
Published September 16th 2010
by CreateSpace
ISBN 1453767118
5 stars

“True Miracles with Genealogy” is a collection of family history research stories written by ordinary people with extraordinary experiences. These events are part of the reward that comes from doing genealogy. They are the fathers and mothers turning their hearts to their children-the spiritual moments and help that comes from beyond the veil. Each account is unique. Each is a miracle. Each will inspire readers as they come to the heady realization that family history work is of great consequence, and there really is a world of spirits.

Before I was a blogger I was a family history addict. As a little girl my dad and I would to go the the Family History Library and pore over rolls of microfilm on the manual turn handle readers. In college I worked at the campus family history library helping patrons find their ancestors in many avenues including census records. Then I got married and started working from home on websites like and roots.web. My children came along and other things took up my time. Years later, I am realizing it has been far too long since I have done any genealogy.

Anne Bradshaw’s book rekindled in me the desire to find my roots, to begin again the search for those who have gone before. She has complied stories from every day ordinary people like me and professional genealogists. Each one is inspiring and several had me in tears. If you have never filled out a pedigree chart or looked for someone from your family tree now is the time to start.

True Miracles With Genealogy is a wonderful jumping off point as it plants the desire in your heart. It can be read in more than one sitting since each chapter is an individual story. My favorite account was “My Father Gave Me My Identity Back” by Sandra Taliaferro p. 83. I believe every reader will find a chapter that speaks directly to them. Thanks so much to Anne for sending me a copy of this book. My resolve to seek after my dead has been renewed since reading it.

To read more online, visit Anne Bradshaw’s website at She will be signing copies of True Miracles with Genealogy Saturday November 20th at Confetti Antiques and Books, 273 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She is also offering a free gift to those who can’t attend… “please hop on over and “Like” the new Facebook page at Anne Bradshaw and Book Friends. Then click on the Welcome tab to receive a Christmas gift book from her.”

In My Mailbox #20

11 Nov, 2010 by in secondhand charm 52 comments

In My Mailbox is a bookish meme originally started by The Story Siren. Every week we’ll post about what books we have received that week (via your mailbox/library/store bought). The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.

Here’s what I have bought or been sent in the past two weeks. Click on the book title to add it to your own Goodreads TBR list.

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson- ARC giveaway from Firepetal books liquidation

True Miracles in Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw-received from author for review
Allie Carson Interpreter Extraordinaire by Marilyn Knighton- received from author for review
The Jumper Chronicles- Quest For Merlin’s Map by W.C. Peever received from publisher for review
The Melting Stones by Tamora Pearce-ARC giveaway from Firepetal books liquidation
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal- From Egmont for Review
Dingo by Anne Bradshaw from author for review
Drought by Pam Bachorz- from Egmont for review
Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry- ARC giveaway from Firepetal books liquidation
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Lowe, Jen Corace- autographed copy, purchased from FirePetal books
Cate of the The Lost Colony by Lisa M. Klein- ARC giveaway from FirePetal Books
Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman ARC giveaway from Firepetal books

I have an extra ARC
of Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry to give away to our blog readers. Simply comment below to be entered. Contest ends December 11, 2010