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Review of ‘I Will Breathe’

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It has been eight hundred years since the Great War. Liberty has grown up in this world, her home in an airship built by her adoptive father. Since he died, Liberty has been focused only on surviving from day to day, her only responsibility to herself. Then, she is given responsibility for a small, child-like robot.  From this small, mechanical creature, Liberty learns about love and humanity—she learns to ‘breathe’ for her new charge, and in the process, learns to live.

I Will Breathe by Regina Puckett is a look at a war-ravaged future that will tug at your heart strings. She shows how one can learn to be human through the power of love, even love of non-human creatures. Puckett is a master at creating a believable future world and populating it with characters that you can’t help but identify with and have empathy for.

A quick read, you’ll want to read it again and again. A solid five-star book!

Review of ‘Caterpillar Wants to be a Cow’

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I don’t usually review children’s books here, but this one was just to good to pass up. it’s short – as all kids books are – so my review is short as well.

Caterpillar is upset. He doesn’t want to be a caterpillar anymore. So, he explores all the things he’d like to be, only to find out that in the end he’ll become a beautiful butterfly with unique abilities that no one else has.

Caterpillar Wants to be a Cow by Regina Puckett is a cute little tale with some fantastic illustrations and a great moral – you can only be the best that you can be.

Get this book for your kids. They’ll love you for it. I give it five stars.

Review of ‘Slimmer’

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Sandy’s new boyfriend, Donald, is constantly on her back about how much she eats. She loves him, so when he gives her pills that he tells her will keep her from gaining weight, she jumps at the chance. Unfortunately for the both, the pills have some unusual side effects.

If you want to know what they are, you’ll just have to read Regina Puckett’s extremely short book, Slimmer. Puckett writes with a deft touch and a wicked sense of humor, and you’ll enjoy this story despite a few typos that intrude in strategic places.

I liked the story, but because of those typos, I give it three and a half stars.

Review of ‘Mine’

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Mine by Regina Puckett is a short story about a woman, Alle, who is asked out by a coworker, James. She’s anxious to date him, but floored when she finds out his aim is to take her to an abandoned mental hospital to look for ghosts. In the space of a few pages, the author manages to cram a ton of chills and fear as Alle finds herself alone in the dark with a strange presence that she can’t see, but can feel. When she finally makes her way out, she discovers James dead, and after she calls the police, finds herself under arrest, not only as a suspect in his death, but the eleven other members of the ghost-hunting expedition as well.

Puckett manages to keep the suspense level high throughout, and offers up a twist ending that will catch you totally by surprise. My only complaint about this book is that it has a few too many typos and grammatical errors—not enough to cause me to stop reading, but a bit distracting, bringing down what could be a short story worthy of Edgar Allen Poe.

Reluctantly, because I’d really like to rate it higher, I’m giving it three stars.

Review of ‘Falling for Cindy Fellars’

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On her way home from evening classes at college, Cindy Fellars finds a lone shoe on the sidewalk. Her curiosity aroused, she investigates further and discovers a man being mugged by two thugs. Without hesitation, she rushes to his rescue. Saving Andrew Fairfield, a lawyer, changes Cindy’s life forever.

Falling for Cindy Fellars, is a short piece of fiction by Regina Puckett. I received a free review copy. Puckett covers a lot of ground in a very few words as she describes Cindy’s growing relationship with Andrew, and her fear of her evil stepmother, Margaret.

While I thought the ending a bit too neat (I won’t spoil the story for you by describing it), it was still a delightful mystery. I give Puckett four stars for a well-written story.