Packed full of information about his family -generations before he was born-, his life and sometimes even history about those surrounding his life ..... BUT it read like a Textbook. Great if you need info on him, not so great if you just wanted an enjoyable biography.
If you are already fairly knowledgable in nutrition and exercise, then this book is probably a little too "baby step" for you. I feel it is for the real beginner just starting to learn to "love themselves." Excellent book, but things I already knew.
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It is certainly NOT the Tess Gerritsen I am used to reading! Was it good? Heck yeah! I think I am just used to the gore/thrill factor that is so prevelant in her books. This book was more in line with Historical Fiction. But if you are excpecting the usual TG story (as I was)--you'll be in for a suprise. A pleasant suprise, but a suprise none-the-less.
It was Sophia's wedding day, but she wasn't a happy and radiant bride. How could she feel anthing but blue when she wasn't marrying Godfrey, the man she'd loved and the father of the baby she was expecting? Instead she was wed to Godfrey's yournger brother. Jonathon Parnell was coldly handsome, and ruthless about carrying out the deathbed promise he'd made to Godfrey: to marry Sophia and give their baby legitimacy and financial security
Not exactly a 'horror' story...at least not in today's standards. But I did enjoy it. A story of a family in a castle and the goings on, along with some 'ghostly' happenings. This particular translation does include some helpful explanatory notes.
I really enjoyed this book. The rating before I added mine was 1 star --so I almost just passed it up. Decided to give it 50 pages.....at page 178, I realized I forgot about just giving it 50 pages.
The story is about a couple families in the late 1800-early 1900's in North Carolina mountains. It read kind of like a book on local history - telling stories about the local people and the area. I kept picturing my great-greats while I was reading it!
I think you have to be a true lover of Fantasy for this book. I love historical romance, but this book took me 10 days to slug thru. Between the difficult to pronounce names and the very magical happenings, I just couldn't get into it.
Another reviewer mentioned Sex scenes.....I guess if you never read romance the scenes are noticable... but really were very calm for a romance genre. (2-3 paragraphs tops)
This book is for someone interested in the HISTORY of diabetes. The author, his brother, and his son are all Type 1 diabetics. The book uses instances in their life --and also goes back to the "founding father" of diabetes research.
Interesting read to be sure, but I was looking for something along the lines of "do this and this to control your diabetes." This is NOT that book!
I guess I'm the only one that didn't care for it. I'll admit, tons of recipes, but most of them had a slightly 'English' bent to them. Beautiful photos though (beautiful photos of chicken I'll never cook!)