Friday, July 17, 2009

Where the Lilies Bloom

Title: Where the Lilies Bloom
Author: Vera and Bill Cleaver
Cover: 3/5
Charaters: 4/5
Plot: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5

This was a very quick read for me, but I thought it was pretty good. I thought that Mary Call was a very strong main character. I also thought that Romey was very mature for his 10 years of age, but he also was realistic because he did show his age in some of his actions. I thought he was very well thought out, and I admit, I did like the book. It was a little short for my taste, but all in all was a good short read.


Mary Call has true Appalachian grit. When her dying father makes her promise to keep her brother and sisters together forever on the mountain and take no help from strangers, she is determined to keep her word. No matter what.
At first Mary Call is sure she can run the family just fine on her own. Romey and Ima Dean help her gather herbs to sell in town, using the riches of the mountains to keep the family clothed and fed. But winter sets in all too quickly. As food runs low, and the tiny house begins to cave in under the weight of the snow, Mary Call leans that the land where the lilies bloom is also a cruel and unforgiving land that demands a price for her stubborn pride.

Robin Hood

Title: Robin Hood
Author: Edith Heal
Pages: 626
Overall Rating: 4/5
Cover: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Plot: 4/5

The only reason why I have not given this book a 5/5 in everything was because of it's involvement with the Holy Virgin, which I did not exactly appreciate, but if that was not in it I would without even thinking given it a 6/5. I liked it immensely and thought it was wonderful. The characters were amazing in every way. I was totally in love with the way Ms. Heal depicted Robin Hood. I have heard a lot of different versions of Robin Hood, and I have never so far found one that I have liked as much. I also liked all of his Merry Men. They were all lovable and loyal to the fullest extent. All in all I thought it all amazingly well done. I DEA PLY recommend this book to all lovers of adventure, that have a bit of wit and humor. I loved it...


England is divided. The King is gone. And to top that all of the kings dim witted brother is trying to take over why he is away. Who could but help the nation at such a distressing time? None other than a seemingly lowly Saxon, by the name of Robin Hood. How is he going to help? By his wit and humorous Jokes on Rich and unsuspecting Normans. He steals from the rich and gives to the poor. All the while trying to help to unite England. In his quest there is to be found much laughter and yet sadness. Will he succeed in his quest?