Tag Archives: David Burnett

Just Three Dates Book By David Burnett

NEW RELEASE…

When their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates with each other, Karen and Mark must each decide whether to entertain the idea of a “marriage of convenience,” or to hold out for an increasingly unlikely marriage based on love. 

Since breaking with her last boyfriend, Karen has refused to trust any man her age. For the past three years, she has not dated the same one twice, and only one in ten has received even a goodnight kiss as she turned him away. Karen is an artist. She follows her feelings, lives in a cluttered loft, and gushes over vivid sunsets.

Mark still dreams about his almost-fiancée, and his date book has been empty since he threw her out a week before he’d planned to ask for her hand. His friends call him the “Ice Man,” since he seldom smiles, especially at a woman. A math professor at the College, logic guides his behavior, he loves order, and an elegant proof is a thing of beauty.

Both Karen and Mark have all but abandoned hope of ever falling in love, and, left on their own, these opposites would never attract. So, their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates by extracting promises that Karen and Mark will go out together three times, suggesting that, in the absence of love, a “marriage of convenience” is a live option.

If you enjoy heartwarming stories based on true-to-life behaviors, with complicated relationships and a less-than-certain outcome, this book is for you.

I rated this book 4 ****’s

An arrange marriage with some twist

Mothers know best especially dealing with kids. Relationships is not one of them. Just Three Dates is like an arrange marriage with some twists. Karen and Mark agreed to both of their mother’s agreement. Of course, it does not work when their hearts are not open to fall in-love until they were done with three dates and moved on with their lives.

I believe that once you love a person and it is meant for you, no matter what happen, the two of you will be together someday. It is like cupid hits you with a bow that stuck in your heart and cannot take out.

Both Karen and Mark had previous relationships that still bothers their heart. Letting go to face the reality both make these lovebirds relationships works. It is a beautiful story. I loved reading this book. Sometimes, I feel like I want to smack these two. If only they admit right away, that they care and love each other, their mothers would be jumping with joy.

If you like to read a romance that has second chance, Just Three Dates is perfect. You will laugh out loud too. 

Available to buy from….
Amazon    Barnes and Noble   Paperback

Other books by the author…

About the author
David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

Find the author on the following sites…
Website   Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Amazon 

Follow the Book Tour

018836-glossy-silver-icon-symbols-shapes-square-2

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

NOW FOR THE AUTHOR’S GIVEAWAY !!

Win $15 Amazon.com or Paypal Cash
(winners choice)
Ending on Sunday 30th July at 11.59pm EST

Open Worldwide

Enter Below & Good Luck !!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Are you a book reviewer or book blogger? Join our book tours reviewers team – Apply Here x
Current book tours open for sign ups HERE

Between Heaven And Hell Book By David Burnett


NEW RELEASE
One war…
Opposing sides…
It’s a recipe for heartbreak.
In a war that pits Lucifer against the Army of Heaven, it’s a recipe for disaster.

The lives of Adryel and Ramael, two young angels who are in love, are altered forever when God determines to create humans.

His decision is met with scorn from Lucifer, one of the archangels. The humans, he asserts, will cause evil and chaos throughout creation. God’s proposal, he says, is flawed. As Lucifer debates the plan’s merits with another archangel in Palace Square, their discussion turns into argument.

Argument leads to insults, rocks are thrown… and battle lines are drawn.

Ramael is second in command of the Army of Heaven. His loyalty never waivers.

Adryel casts her lot with Lucifer. Swayed by his arguments, she leaves Ramael and all else she holds dear. She wages war for Lucifer’s cause and, refusing to renounce him, is exiled in hell.

From there, she tempts the humans to join their cause.

Adryel yearns to tell Ramael her love for him has not dimmed. She will risk any punishment, even hell’s lake of fire, in order to speak with him. But how can he return her love when she has done more to thwart God’s plans for humanity than have all of the other angels in hell combined?

I rated this book 4 ****’s 

The devil always disguise but he will never win 
 
This book is unusual from Mr. Burnett’s typical book that I read. It is a unique read. Though I am not religious, this book gives me more knowledge from the book of Genesis and the beginning. It is a very interesting read.  
 

 photo Between Heaven And Hell_zpsywycvt9e.jpg
The devil always disguise but he will never win. Adryel is such a beautiful angel but she outcast the power of Lucifer. It is a constant battle in real life to choose good from evil. We always picked the good but sometimes we got lost in choosing the evil. Temptation is so hard to resist.  
I loved reading this book. It gives me views what the “pit” is all about. It is scary to get there in the other life. We have to choose the right path to avoid going to the big pit.  
 
This book is fun to read. If you like to read religion and fantasy then Between Heaven And Hell is one amazing book to read.

Available to buy from….
Amazon    Barnes and Noble   Paperback

About the author

David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches. He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

Find the author on the following sites…
Website   Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Amazon

Photobucket

I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

Once And Future Wife Book By David Burnett

Jennie Bateman has again fallen in love with Thomas, her former husband, but Tasha, one of his children, is determined to destroy their relationship.

Jennie had done that herself a number of years earlier. In the midst of a manic episode, she had deserted Thomas and their two daughters, choosing, instead, a life of shameless debauchery.

Perhaps she was shocked when Thomas filed for a divorce. Perhaps it was the influence of a preacher who took an interest in her. Perhaps she simply cycled back toward normal.

Whatever the cause, years later, when she again made contact with her family, she was a different person. Even so, they wanted nothing to do with her.

But time moves on. Circumstances change.

Jennie has been accepted by her children. Thomas’s second wife has died, leaving him a single parent with four adult daughters and a newborn. In Jennie’s eyes, he is the same good-looking, kind, loving person she had fallen for when they were in college.

While Jennie has fallen in love with Thomas, he has no interest in romance. He is still mourning the loss of his second wife, he is caring for their infant daughter, and he still nurses the hurt he felt when Jennie abandoned him so many years before. He does not want her around his children, and he is determined to shelter his infant daughter from her.

As time passes, though, he finds himself attracted to Jennie again, discovering she now resembles the girl with whom he once fell in love, rather the shrew who once walked out of his life.

Tasha knows of Jennie’s earlier life and she has discovered that she still takes medication to control her behavior.

“Are these your crazy pills?” Tasha mocks her as she snatches the bottle from Jennie’s hand. “If I flush them, will you be crazy in the morning? Only a weakling depends on medicine,” she asserts.

She insists that whether Jennie takes the medication or not, she will ultimately relapse, that another manic episode lies ahead, perhaps just around the bend. She taunts Jennie by printing documents from the internet to support her claim. She reminds Jennie that if she were to relapse after marrying Thomas, she would ruin his life – a second time.

Shamed by Tasha, Jennie ponders tossing her medication, hoping to prove to both of them that she can live without it. As she considers what to do, she fears that she will fail the test, be unable to cope, and her demons– anger, alcohol, and sex − will come rushing back to thwart her chance for a second marriage just as they destroyed her first.

Thomas would not try to cope with those demons again, would he? She couldn’t ask that of him, could she?

In Once and Future Wife we follow Jennie as she goes a second round with her demons, hoping to find a way to stop them from destroying the love and happiness that finally seem to be within her reach.

Once and Future Wife is a stand alone sequel to Those Children Are Ours. The first book does not have a cliff hanger of any kind at the end.  Once and Future Wife picks up with Jennie four years later and can be read apart from the other book.

I rated this book 5 *****’s

Will you give love a second chance? 

Thomas and Jennie’s first marriage failed from the first book This Children Are Ours. Their second romance started in a very tragic way. They say that if you are meant for each other, fate will always find a way. 

 photo Once And future Wife_zpsjyjuiiff.jpg

What I love about this story is the willing to forget and forgive. It is a very powerful message that sometimes especially man is not easy thing to do. There are many laugh out loud moments while reading this book. There is so much love about blended families. The love that this family has is remarkable. 

Jennie’s second chance of romance is not easy. She was tempt to go back to her old ways and had a reality check before it gets worst. She is willing to let go again for the second time. Great thing her heart leads her on the right track to fight for her feelings and girls this time. 

I love reading this book. Once you started it, honestly it is hard to put it down until the last page. If you love reading books about family especially blended family with single parents, then book I highly recommend it for you. Mr. David Burnett never stop to amazes me with his writing. He did a fantastic job. 

Disclosure:

I received the paperback copy of the book in exchange of my honest review. 

Available to buy from….
Amazon    Barnes and Noble   Paperback

Also Available – Those Children Are Ours

Jennie Bateman screamed at her daughters, cursed at her husband, packed a bag, and walked away. Twelve years later, she petitions the family court for visitation with her daughters, Alexis and Christa.

Her attorney tells Jennie that, ordinarily, she could not imagine that some type of visitation would not be granted. But, she warns, the situation is hardly ordinary.

True, Jennie suffered from a bipolar disorder when she began to drink heavily, abandoned her family, and moved in with another man. True, she has turned her life around: leaving her boyfriend, returning to school, entering therapy, taking medication, finding a job, and joining a church.

But she pressed no claim for her children when her husband divorced her, and she has made no attempt to contact them in any way since then. Her daughters, now sixteen and fourteen, live four hundred miles away. They have busy lives that do not include her, lives that will be totally disrupted by the visitation that she requests. Their father is engaged to be married to a woman who has taken the role of their mother for a decade. Alexis remembers nothing good about Jennie. Christa recalls nothing at all.

Conflict ensues as soon as Jennie’s petition is served: her former husband does not want to share his children with the woman who deserted him; her children have no interest in knowing the mother who abandoned them, and her father insists that she is being timid and ought to demand full custody, not simply visitation.

As court convenes, Jennie’s past is dredged up− the desertion, the men, her drinking, her mental health − and paraded before the judge. Her claim to be a different person, now, is attacked. The judge hesitates to grant Jennie’s request, but reluctantly agrees to order three trial visits.

If persuading the judge to let her see her children was difficult, convincing them to allow her to be a part of their lives seems to be almost impossible. What happens as she finally begins to connect with her daughters places them all in grave danger and threatens her life, itself.

Available to buy from….
Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Barnes and Noble   Printed Books

About the author
David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

Find the author on the following sites…
Website   Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Amazon 

Follow the Book Tour

Photobucket

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

NOW FOR THE AUTHOR’S GIVEAWAY

Win a $20 Amazon.com Giftcard or Paypal Cash
(winners choice)

Open Worldwide
Ending on Sunday 17th July at 11.59pm EST

Enter Below and Good Luck !!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Those Children Are Ours Book By David Burnett

NEWLY RELEASED…

Jennie Bateman screamed at her daughters, cursed at her husband, packed a bag, and walked away. Twelve years later, she petitions the family court for visitation with her daughters, Alexis and Christa.

Her attorney tells Jennie that, ordinarily, she could not imagine that some type of visitation would not be granted. But, she warns, the situation is hardly ordinary.

True, Jennie suffered from a bipolar disorder when she began to drink heavily, abandoned her family, and moved in with another man. True, she has turned her life around: leaving her boyfriend, returning to school, entering therapy, taking medication, finding a job, and joining a church.

But she pressed no claim for her children when her husband divorced her, and she has made no attempt to contact them in any way since then. Her daughters, now sixteen and fourteen, live four hundred miles away. They have busy lives that do not include her, lives that will be totally disrupted by the visitation that she requests. Their father is engaged to be married to a woman who has taken the role of their mother for a decade. Alexis remembers nothing good about Jennie. Christa recalls nothing at all.

Conflict ensues as soon as Jennie’s petition is served: her former husband does not want to share his children with the woman who deserted him; her children have no interest in knowing the mother who abandoned them, and her father insists that she is being timid and ought to demand full custody, not simply visitation.

As court convenes, Jennie’s past is dredged up− the desertion, the men, her drinking, her mental health − and paraded before the judge. Her claim to be a different person, now, is attacked. The judge hesitates to grant Jennie’s request, but reluctantly agrees to order three trial visits.

If persuading the judge to let her see her children was difficult, convincing them to allow her to be a part of their lives seems to be almost impossible. What happens as she finally begins to connect with her daughters places them all in grave danger and threatens her life, itself.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Sometimes mothers need to let go for a better future for the kids

This book gives me an insight on how kids feel when one parent is missing from there lives. It gives me also an insight of divorce and parents being single. I have not experienced any of these difficult situations in life. It is not easy am sure dealing situations like this.

Sometimes mothers need to let go for a better future for the kids. I would do the same if I am not capable enough of taking real good care of my kids. Sometimes we need to act selfish for them for their safety and future. The book is very emotional. I did not cry though but am found myself taking a big deep breath to continue reading this beautiful story.

I do not blame Alexis and Christa to feel that way towards their mother Jenny after not communicating for many years. I am sure that their feelings are normal. Yes! their could be hatred and they have the right to feel that way. Jenny is doing her best to catch up for the lost time with her kids after so many years. My hats off to her for making such big move for her to get to know her kids.

This book is suspense as well. The court scene feels so real to me. It is scary. The interrogations are so intense. One thing I dislike about this book is Jenny’s Dad. He is such an ass. How could you do that to your own grandkids. Despite Jenny missed ten years from her kids’ life, this woman is so brave and willing to die for her girls. She is so strong and hero.

Congrats Mr. Burnett, your story is so phenomenal. I highly recommend this book for parents who have troubled with communicating with their kids, divorced parents and single parents who never stop loving their kids unconditionally to give them the best in life to offer despite all the problems.

Available to buy from…
Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Barnes and Noble   Printed Books

About the author

David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches. He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

Find the author on the following sites…
Website   Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Amazon

To Fall In Love Again by David Burnett Book Tour

Drew Nelson did not plan to fall in love that morning!

He did not plan to talk with anyone. He did not plan to make a new friend.

He resisted all of Amy’s attempts to draw him out− at the hotel, at the airport, on the airplane− giving hurried responses and burying his face in a pile of papers.

But when the flight attendant offered coffee, and a muscle in Amy’s back twitched as she reached for it, and the cup tipped, and the hot liquid puddled in Drew’s lap, then they began to talk!

Earlier in the year, each had lost a spouse of over thirty years. Drew’s wife had died of a brain tumor, Amy’s husband when his small airplane nose-dived to earth, the engine at full throttle − an accident, it was ruled.
They live in the same city. Both have grandchildren. They are about the same age. Consciously, or not, they both are looking to love again.

But relationships do not exist in vacuums. Drew is wealthy, and Amy is middle class. Amy is “new” in town – she and her husband moved to Charleston twenty-five years ago – while Drew’s family has lived there for three centuries. Drew lives below Broad, a code word for high society, old families, power, and money. Amy’s home is across the river.

Class warfare may be less violent than it was in the past, but when Drew invites Amy to the St Cecelia Ball, battle lines are drawn.

In a city in which ancestry is important, the ball’s membership is passed from father to son, and only those from the oldest families are members.

Family, friends, co-workers all weigh in on their relationship and choose sides. Allies are found in unexpected places. Opposition comes from among those who were thought to be friends. Though they are gone, even their spouses − through things they have done and things they have said − wield influence in the conflict that follows.

Is Drew is one of them, the rich snobs who despise Amy? Does he truly love her?

Does Amy care for Drew? Can she trust him, or is he simply using her?

As each questions the other’s motives, their feelings for each other are tested.

Do Drew and Amy truly want to fall in love again?

I rate this book a 5 *****’s. Will falling in-love for the second time as sweet as your first love? Drew and Amy were brought by fate to fall in-love in unexpected places? They been through with loss and heartaches. Both are trying to enjoy life and move on after the pains they experienced.

This book is so beautiful to read. The title itself proves how falling in-love is not easy. When it happens between two people who are undeniable have feelings for each other, second chances are difficult not to give it a try. The characters are unique. They are both older which I love about it. Love has no limit. It does not choose if you are young or older. I was laughing, crying and cannot help falling in-love with Drew and Amy as well in their second chance journey of love. This book is one of the sweetest book I ever read.

Available to buy from…

Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Barnes and Noble

“To Fall In Love Again is a beautiful and gentle love story that just has to be read.”
– review from Amazon

“The story was heart-warming and touching and showed that differences don’t always have to be that important.”
– review from Amazon

“It’s a breath of fresh air to have a romance that doesn’t follow the usual format, the fact that the characters were older and everything didn’t just fall into place was very realistic.”
– review from Goodreads

About the author

David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

Find the author on the following sites…

Website   Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Amazon

Follow the Book Tour

Photobucket I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...