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Sunday, June 24, 2012

A few months ago I applied and was accepted at I get to download (onto my Kindle) books for free. After I have read them, I submit a review on this blog and also on the link for the book at Check it out!!

I chose to review this book because of the title. Having lived in Central New York and visited Niagara Falls, I thought it would be fun to revisit my “roots”. The descriptions of the falls and the river were right on.

This has to be one of the most unusual books I have ever read. Five boys who live in the area and frequent a certain store see mounted on the wall photos from the past of people visiting Niagara Falls and are inspired to become one of those photos! They set out on an adventure to cross the “ice bridge” which is forbidden territory.

Woven into the description of the boy’s adventure are stories from history….the Hermit, the underground railroad, skirmishes between soldiers and American Indians….giving insight to a few of the boys' ancestry and connection with the area.

I found the book both thought provoking and unique…and I think it would make a great movie!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Mary W. said...

Sounds like a really interesting book to read. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Carol said...

Mary, it is a fun thing to do. The only requirement is that you post a review in two I post them here on this blog and then again on amazon. If you love to read (for FREE) and want to apply to booksneeze, you could always post your reviews on this blog. You would just send them to one of our email addresses and we could do the posting for you!

Mary W. said...

Thank you for the information on booksneeze and also for the offer to post reviews on your blog. I very much appreciate that. If I would apply to them to do book reviews and am accepted, I will let you know.
Thanks again.

Beatnik Mary said...

I review Booksneeze books as well but I'm not really into "Christian books" (which Booksneeze books usually are). I noticed some other reviewers of this book complained that there's too much swearing in it for a "Christian book" so I'll take that as a sign I might like it just fine. Thanks for the review!

Carol said...

I saw that comment too and wasn't sure why he thought it was a "Christian" book as it was just classified as "fiction". Someone else wrote on a review that he is a Christian writer. Whatever and whoever, it was an interesting book!

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