Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day and Book Giveaway

Wiley (Eddie) Brazil on right

My father has been gone for more than a few years now, but I still think about him and the things he taught me.
Despite only having an eighth grade education, he didn't let that stop him from following his dreams. He was a hard worker and always provided for us six kids and mom.

Here he  is working at Cleveland Cap Screw in Ohio. He left this job and moved his family back to Alabama where he drove an eighteen wheeler. He wasn't afraid to try new things and he was always working on machines. There wasn't anything my dad couldn't fix!

Love you dad!

Now to tell you about another girl who loved her dad. Nikki Landry loved her Papa. He knew everything and was a great fisherman. One thing though, Nikki was tired of moving. Her papa would move their houseboat when the fishing got bad and they would move on to richer waters.
This time when they moved she resolved not to make any new friends because she would just have to leave them behind when her papa moved them again.
Their boat was anchored across from Ghost Dog Island. Nikki tells her papa about the howling she hears and asks him what it could be.  Papa tells Nikki the legend of Ghost Dog Island how some monster lures dogs there and then turns them into ghosts. Nikki doesn't believe in ghosts but when her dog comes up missing, she's determined to rescue him.

Nikki does make new friends despite her vow not to,  and with their help she solves the mystery of the howling and saves a woman too!

This is a great mystery by Rita Monette and she also did a great job with the illustrations! 

To enter to win this book or The Writing Book by Kate Grenville, use the Rafflecoptor or leave a comment.

Next week I'll tell you about The Writing book.


yvonne said...

Sounds like a very interesting book!

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Thanks for the review Sheila. Loved it.

Angie Quantrell said...

Great post! Sounds very interesting!

Evelyn said...

Sheila, your dad sounds like a wonderful man! I understand about the 'missing.' I miss my dad, too.

I enjoyed the review of Rita's book. Intriguing.

Evelyn said...

P.S. Sheila, I couldn't figure out how the Rafflecopter works this time.

Joyce Lansky said...

That does sound like a good book, especially for dog lovers and people who like mysteries.

Sheila Renfro said...

If the rafflecoptor isn't working then I will do giveaway by the comments. Thanks for visiting