Books Read in the Month of June 2020!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of June of 2020. Here are the 8 books I read and reviewed for June. I might have read even more if I didn’t have two WIPs to edit and prepare for publication in July. I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

If you are an avid reader, as I am, please review the books you love on Amazon or wherever you purchased them in order for others to enjoy your reviews. Reviews are one way for readers to know about an exceptional book. We indie authors love to receive reviews and appreciate the efforts of readers to do them. Thank you for your kind support of me and my books and for supporting my fellow authors too.

I love sharing my reads in this Jemsbooks Segment, Books Read in the Month. I hope you will get a chance to look these books over soon. Thank you for your kind support of my work and my fellow authors.

This month I was gifted a few children’s books to review. I love to help fellow children’s authors with their new books. I hope your children will enjoy these sweet new books.

Jjspina5.0 out of 5 stars A Touching and Memorable Story!Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2020Verified PurchaseAn Equal Justice is a memorable and touching story about a young lawyer, David, who came from nothing but managed to obtain a prestigious position in a formidable law firm. What he always yearned for was to be rich. Be careful what you wish for.

David realizes soon how much money and power can corrupt. He wants no part of it but is thrown into this corruption first hand when he meets a homeless man, Benny, who changes his life but also puts David’s life into danger when he tries to help this man.

This story was deeply emotional and touched my heart and brought me to tears. The reader is taken through the life of this homeless man who is not what he seems. If we look at the homeless and just see a dirty and unkempt person we are wrong. They each have a story and a life before they became homeless if we only take the time to listen and learn about them and do what we possibly can to help.

The author tells a story that will change many lives through his own interaction with those who are homeless. He has founded a camp for the homeless and continues, along with his wife, to help those in need. He is a true humanitarian.

I already downloaded the sequel and look forward to reading it and once again being moved and inspired by this talented and kindly author.

This was a quick read and I couldn’t put it down! I highly recommend this book

This is Book 2 of the Atlee Pine Series. FBI Agent Atlee Pine is a troubled soul who never became whole again after her twin sister, Mercy, was kidnapped. She returns to her childhood home of Georgia but finds herself embroiled in more than she can handle when a serial killer comes to her town.

Agent Pine tries to handle the case of the serial killings but finds that she cannot help but continue her quest to find the person responsible for kidnapping her sister. As she uncovers evidence she becomes more involved and feels compelled to solve the mystery of who is responsible for the murders and her sister’s kidnapping and possible murder. No matter what Atlee hears, she still feels that here sister is alive somewhere. She holds onto that belief that is the only thing keeping her sane.

Baldacci has delivered another winning book that will keep the reader engrossed until the end.

na5.0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining and Educational Rhyming Book!Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2020What Is Good and What Is Bad is an educational book for children that demonstrates with colorful and fun illustrations the differences between good and bad behavior. Children will enjoy reading the entertaining verse and learn the importance of always doing the right thing.

It’s essential for children to learn valuable lessons like these and that they are accountable for their actions. The author has illustrated in a positive and easy manner what the consequences for bad behavior are and how important it is for children to behave in a respectful manner.

Parents will love this book for the good values it expresses and imparts for their children. Mrs. D is an award-winning author who continues to offer wonderful books for children to add to their libraries.

I was gifted a copy of this lovely book and chose to review it without compensation.

Reece’s Timeless Tales are fun and entertaining stories for children ages 6-13. Each story is a short and quick read. The author doesn’t spare using more advanced words for children but provides a glossary of the words after each story to teach children their meanings.

The stories are varied showing humor, magic and instilling important life lessons for children. The colorful illustrations add substance and variety to each story and will engage and delight children. An enjoyable collection of stories for children to enjoy on their own and with their parents making for wonderful reading at bedtime or anytime.

I was gifted a copy of this book and chose to review it.

Tucker Visits His Grandmother is an adorable story about a little truck who dreams of being a big truck one day until he visits his grandmother. On his visit he soon realizes that it’s nice to be small because he can do things that big trucks can’t do. He can help his grandmother who is getting older and slower, and he can fit into places because of his small size. The best part of all is he is still small enough to get hugs.

Children will love this colorfully and well illustrated book that teaches them good family values of love, kindness, respect and caring for others. They will love little Tucker who is adorable and sweet. A fun story that parents will enjoy to read to and along with their children at bedtime and any time.

I was given this book and chose to review it with compensation.

What the Wind Knows is a historical novel with a romance that travels back in time. It is full of the history and culture of Ireland.

When Anne Gallagher travels to Ireland to spread her grandfather’s ashes over his beloved country she is propelled back in time to when her grandfather was just a child. She is forced to live the life of her ancestor by the same name who was her grandfather’s mother since she cannot explain who she really is or how she arrived there. This, she doesn’t know herself.

The author has created a timeless classic that will be enjoyed for many years to come demonstrating the power of love that can transcend time and place. A beautiful story that will stay with you for a long time.

This book was part of a collection of 17 medical stories in Do No Harm

Beth Bowen and Zachary Logan are strong characters in this touching tale of two souls searching for love. Beth has an autistic son who needs constant attention and care and has no time to worry about anything else in her life.

Beth moves to Wisconsin where she can obtain help for her son in a vocational facility. When she meets a wounded warrior, Zach Logan, she falls head over heels for this handsome and viral man. She is unaware of his scars and what agony he had to endure. All she knows is he is kind and caring to her son while her former boyfriend was anything but.

This is a lovely story of two people who find each other and discover what was missing in their lives was love. The author relates the trials and tribulations of wounded warriors in this tender tale.

This is the second book in the Ash series. I did not read the first book but did not have any difficulty getting into the storyline.

Ash is a strong and resilient protagonist who commands the stage in this well developed tale of violence in society. She has a violent history in her past when she was attacked and raped which she is trying to forget.

When Ash arrives in Florida she finds herself being stalked by an unruly and troubled teen. She is fighting her own demons but finds the strength and courage to help a family in need after their oldest son is kidnapped. The author has created a well crafted story with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the satisfying ending.

The violence depicted in this story is frighteningly real and hits close to home with the troubled youth in our society today. This was an enjoyable read!

Thank you for your support of my fellow authors by looking over these books on Amazon. We authors appreciate your kind support. Reviews are important and appreciated.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Books Read in the Month of June 2020!

  1. Darlene says:

    You read such wonderful books. What the Wind Knows sounds intriguing. I love the kids’ books too.

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