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This Child Is Mine

This Child Is Mine
by Mildred Colvin
ISBN: 1-59789-501-6

This Child Is Mine is an exceptional story, one that will stay in your mind and thoughts for along time. What would you do if you found that the child you have raised as your own for almost two years isn’t your child? You have loved this child, cared for them, shared the good times, the sickness, and your heart and all your love and caring now what should have been a simple blood test that should have brought comfort and relief brings nothing but confusion and pain. The story involves Beth Murdock and Stevie, her child or whom she thought was hers, now finds herself being confronted with the painful truth that Stevie is not her daughter.

Imagine loving a child and raising them for almost two years to find the bitter truth that your child is not your biological child, that is also happening for Jonathon McDuff, he learns that Lexie isn’t really his daughter. He wants his biological child back and he is struggling with losing the little girl he has raised and known as his.

This Child Is Mine is a breathtaking journey through the lives of all parties involved in such a difficult and tragic situation. This is an engrossing story that will tug at your heart strings and bring a tear to your eye, and is a moving and compelling story, I recommend this story with no hesitation.

Mildred Colvin is the mother of three, and grandmother of two. Mildred Colvin and her husband spent most of their married lives providing a safe home for foster children. “Mildred writes inspirational romance because in them the truth of God’s presence, even in the midst of trouble, can be portrayed. Her desire is to continue writing stories that uplift and encourage.” And I must add that this story is one that should not be missed and surely will be in your thoughts long after the story ends.

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician: A Novel

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician
by Daniel Wallace
http://www.danielwallace.org/
ISBN:  978-0-305-52109-3  $21.95
Doubleday
Fiction, July 2007
Reviewed by Terry South for Quality Book Reviews

The stories setting is a rural southern one, and the story occurs in the middle of the twentieth century.  It begins in May of 1954, Henry is just a boy and he meets with a devilish magician named Mr. Sebastian.  Mr. Sebastian teaches Henry magic and all the secrets pertaining to the magic.  But at what price will Henry have to pay for those magic lessons?

Daniel Wallace is a master story teller and we eventually learn the true identities of Henry and Mr. Sebastian and the tragic events that occurred throughout the story.  The story is told by many of the different characters, and Wallace has a skill of using each of these characters in telling Henry’s story. 

Wallace writes with impact and the story is superbly crafted with twists and turns leaving you with a great sense of anticipation, making this a real page turner.  The conclusion is one that will leave you breathless.

Daniel Wallace was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Emory University and the University of North Carolina, and now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his wife and son.  Daniel Wallace is the author of Four novels: Mr. Sebastian and The Negro Magician, Big Fish, Ray in Reverse  and The Watermelon King.   And Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, will be published by Doubleday in July 2007.