Day: December 11, 2014

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Crystin reviews The Black Hours by Alison Williams

A great review for ‘The Black Hours’ 🙂

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Today’s book review comes from Crystin, she blogs at


Crystin Chose to read and review The Black Hours by Alison Williams

The Black Hours - Alison Williams The Black Hours – Alison Williams

Title: The Black Hours by Alison Williams

  • Genre: Historical Fiction

First off, I’d like to mention that this novel is very different from my typical reading preferences. This isn’t a young adult novel, nor is it fantasy. There is very little romance, and there isn’t really a happily ever after. The Black Hours is a very dark tale; written like fiction, but based on actual events that occurred in 16th century England.

The story follows two main characters – Matthew Hopkins, a documented witch hunter during the 16th century, and Alice Pendle, a fictional young woman who is suspected of witchcraft. The story goes through the process of how women were first suspected of witchcraft during those times, then goes into…

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On the Tenth Day of December . . .

A timely reminder about what really matters as christmas approaches. Do check out the kindness blog – I can guarantee it’ll make you smile and make you cry 🙂

Kindness Blog

Compassion Quote With The Moon Shining Through the Trees Photo Credit: Pinterest

Some of the greatest teachers and biggest motivators in my life are the guests at the day shelter for homeless men where I work, and I love to share my experiences with them for a variety of reasons.  I feel an immense responsibility to tell their stories honestly and respectfully to give them a voice among those who often turn a deaf ear to their pleas and to make them visible in a world that often turns a blind eye to them.  It is a daunting task at times, but it is one that I value.

Tonight, I came across a video that caught my attention, and as I watched it, my eyes began to well with tears.  The people in the video remind me of some of the gentlemen I work with, and in this season of giving, I thought that it was perfect to share here:


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