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Friday, May 27, 2016
Iwo Jima Memorial, #OMKindle Marvelous Monday

This week's Marvelous Monday post is being published earlier than usual because Monday is Memorial Day.

Kyle served in Iraq before I met him, and I realize exactly how lucky I am that he made it out alive so that we could meet and fall in love. Not a day passes by that I do not think of this fact, but it really hits me hard on Memorial Day when we honor those who did not make it home. It is more meaningful to me than any other holiday (except Veteran's Day), and I like to spend the day with him.

To be Reviewed

I actually finished these books earlier this week so that I would not have to spend most of my Memorial Day weekend finishing them up.

Cover image of Random Man by Layden Robinson     Cover image of Resilience by Ica Iova

For those of you who have been following me for some time now, Random Man may seem like an odd choice for me to review. However, I did not really do a lot of research about the book, or I would have figured out that all of the stories have dark erotica elements in them.

I read the whole book before I figured it out, and decided to own my mistake by reviewing it as promised. As the saying goes, "Live and learn."

To be Read

Cover image of No Problem, Mr. Walt by Walt Hackman

No Problem, Mr. Walt is a poignant travel memoir written by father, businessman and easy-going voyager, Walt Hackman, about his travels throughout China during his extraordinary quest to build an authentic wooden Chinese Junk boat.

Walt’s memoir is an account of personal tragedy and tenacious triumph. It’s about the adventures and experiences of making unlikely friends despite significant language barriers; achieving an improbable dream against all odds; and the culmination of the “first step of a thousand miles” that changed his life forever.

Filled with humor, drama, mystery, intrigue and suspense juxta-positioned with Chinese anecdotes, poetry and recipes, “No Problem, Mr. Walt” is an absorbing account of how, despite unimaginable heartbreak, Walt’s extraordinary journey to build a wooden boat ultimately began the rebuilding his life.
I featured this book a couple of months ago, and I have been excited to read it since. I am over halfway through it, and I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts about it with you.

Cover image of Mercer Street by John A. Heldt

Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel.

Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and a German researcher with troubling ties.

Filled with poignancy, heartbreak, and intrigue, MERCER STREET gives new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and commitment as it follows three strong-willed souls on the adventure of a lifetime.
This is the second book in the American Journey series. I reviewed the first book, September Sky, recently and really enjoyed it. Needless to say, I am really looking forward to seeing how the story is continued.

What will you be doing this Memorial Day weekend? Have you read any of the books on my lists this week? If so, what did you think of them? Hit me up on social media, or leave a comment.