Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Saturday, January 3, 2009

First Quarter 2009 Reading Challenge

APOOO Book Club has challenged us to read thirteen books the first Quarter of 2009...I am already two books in...

Murder, Mayhem and A Fine Man by Claudia Mair Burney - This was a fun book about a psychologist, Amanda Brown who is running from her past, her biological clock is also ticking loudly in her ear, she knows that at thirty-five she needs to get busy. In the meantime she runs into fine, detective, Jazz Brown, no relation, who is doing some running of his own...and has no intentions of getting involved. But since they are both involved in murder and mayhem and he is definitely a fine man, all bets are off. Rated 4 stars Completed January 1, 2009

Jaded by Monica McKahan is a wonderful young adult book that explores how a young woman, Jade, feels when she discovers her parents are not going to get back together, and more sadly, he is engaged to be married to someone else. Hopefully with the help of her boyfriend, Terrence, she will survive it. However, Terrence has issues of his own...a great book for all ages, particularly, young adults...3.5 Stars Completed January 2, 2009

Healing Waters by Nancy Rue....Healing Waters is an excellent book about self-love, faith and putting oneself first. Lucia is the older sister of evangelist and singer Sonia. Sonia is beautiful and world reknown, whereas Lucia sees herself as fat, pathetic and unlovable. However when Sonia has a tragedy, Lucia becomes the strength for her and her child. What Lucia needs to focus on is healing herself and psychologist, Sullivan Crisp might just be the help she needs...wonderful 4.5 Stars January 6, 2008

Divas: Veronique by Victoria Murray Christopher
The third book in this series is a wonderful additonal to the Divine Divas. Veronique is going through turmoil at home and though she wants to win the championship in New York, she wants to find her father, as well. Will the Internet be the way to find him, or, will she find trouble and heartbreak? 4.5 Stars

Sweetwater Gap...A wonderful Christian-lite book about learning to love, forgive and trust...3.5 stars

Apologize, Apologize by Elizabeth Kelly...this book is about an extraordinarily dysfunctional family, especially the mother and the youngest son...I am about a third in and am laughing out loud...scathing family dysfunction 4 Stars

What Doesn't Kill You by Deberry and Grant - a wonderful look at what happens when a sister allows things to simply happen and what happens when she hits rock bottom and decides to make things happen 4.5 Stars

50 Isnt a Four Letter Word - Wonderful book about the woes of turning fifty from a British woman's perspective. 4 Stars

The Help by Kathryn Stockett - an interesting look at life in Jackson Mississippi from the perspective of three women, two black maids, and a white woman who is interested in being and author...5 Stars

Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee - readin

Basketball Jones by E Lynn Harris - Gay man so in love and kept by his boyfriend, basketball player who is married and way in the closet. Lots of drama, sex and ELynn Harris stuff...3.5 stars

Sticks and Stones by Eric Pete - reunion book with twists, turns and fun...4.0

The Bishop's Daughter -

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