Sunday, March 30, 2014

Noah: Movie Review



Noah. A man of God. A man of faith. A man that was given a great task. That was the true Bible Noah. But in the movie version, Noah I found God and faith both lacking, however it was clear that Noah was given a great task to build an ark - but not to save mankind but to save all the birds and beasts from extinction.

With that said, in the movie, Noah was dark and at times bitter with his God. He fights with his wife and his children. He seems to have lost his humanity towards other living beings and with it all compassion. Noah has decided mankind will die out with his family and no other children can be born. However, this was not the bible’s version of the story, but the creators of the movie.

Although this version of Noah is clearly Hollywood invented, it was very entertaining and did make me think about the true story of Noah. The bible is filled with wonderful and murky tales of the Israelites. Perhaps this will lead to a movie trend into unmarked territory or people taking a closer look at scripture. All in all, I was glad to see Noah and would recommend it whether you believe in the bible's tale or not.

By Author Tamera Lawrence

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


With Saint Patrick's day on the horizon, why not check out the movie Far and Away with Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. Although initially this movie was lacking great reviews, it is one of my favorite movies. Naturally if you are of Irish decent, this movie would appeal to you. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are two opposing forces, an Irish couple coming to America for the American dream of owning land. Things get interesting as the two battle weary hotheads find themselves falling in love as they struggle to survive. 

 Check it out.


By author Tamera Lawrence

The Pond (paranormal mystery)
Wrecker (local thriller)
Before I Wake (romantic suspense)
Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting (Non Fiction- paranormal)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


       AMERICAN HUSTLE REVIEW: By Tammy's Tattles



Rip-off artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his sexy conspirator, Sydney (Amy Adams) team up to con people out of their money, having little mercy on those who they dupe. But things heat up when FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, (Bradley Cooper) comes on the scene, ready to take action and bring down the thieves. Instead slick Richie wants to make a name for himself in the FBI and aims to get the wayward couple to hustle undercover and play a dangerous powerful scam with New Jersey politicians as well as the Mob. Events don’t run as smoothly as Richie would like however, when he falls for the sexy Sydney and has to deal with the fact that she is Irving’s mistress.  And added to the mix is Irving’s wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) who plays a game of her own. As things heat up, one will be guessing just who is playing who? It’s hard to wonder who to root for.

The first half hour of this movie was dull and at first I wondered if we had wasted our time and money. But then Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) came on the scene and things got a whole lot more interesting. This crime drama had a funny flair all of its own and I found Richie DiMaso hilarious. Shockingly, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) did a good job of appearing as an overweight underachiever. But all in all, this cast of interesting and well known characters did their part to bring this film together and made me glad at the end that I shared a couple of hours with them.
Reviewed by Author Tamera Lawrence for Berks Mont News
Tamera's Books:  (amazon)
The Pond
Before I Wake
Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting
Coming soon: The Serpent's Kiss

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Author Interview: Tamera Lawrence

Date:                      January 7th, 2014

Time:                    5:00-6:30 EST

Discussion: Author Tamera Lawrence will discuss her book Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting

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Sunday, December 22, 2013


"Hello, Santa."
My Grandson, Baby Jon.

Baby Jon had a special visitor come to our house to see him. He wasn't to sure if he should laugh or cry. But his eyes were never bigger.

"FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and May God bless our country in the New Year!"


Wednesday, December 11, 2013



 by Tamera Lawrence


My name is Jon. For 9 months I’ve been sober, or maybe not quite. There was a time when I had to detox from the opiates I was addicted too. I was given morphine to help me with the withdrawal symptoms. My hands would tremble. I didn’t want to eat. My reflexes were slow. I had trouble sleeping. In the hospital I needed to stay in a dimly lit environment. I was cranky.  Noise bothered me. I didn’t understand what my body was going through. I just knew I didn’t feel good. So I would arch my back and scream in frustration. Even the arms that tried to hold me through my bad days brought me little peace. But in time I started to feel better. I even learned to smile,

My name is Jon and today I am nine months old. Today I am nine months sober.

Babies are born every day to drug addicted mothers. If you are pregnant, please seek medical help so that your baby can have the best possible chance for survival. Don’t lie to the people who only have you and your baby’s best interest at heart. Don’t let your child suffer because of  bad choices. Take the first step and get help. You have nine months to give your baby the best chance for a healthy beginning.
Jon has a bright future. But he suffered needlessly because of a neglectful parent.  

Don’t make the same mistakes his mother made.

If Jon can get sober, can’t you? Isn't your baby worth it?



Monday, December 2, 2013


The Color of Home

The Color of Home by Rich Marcello

Nick Satterborn is on a mission. He is mesmerized by the beautiful, elusive Sassa Vikander, determined to get into her head and find out what makes her tick. Determination pays off when Sassa is slowly exposed piece by piece as Nick falls fast in love with her and the two finally move in together. Although the currents that bind them run deep, Sassa has scars, not only physically from a car accident but deep in her expressive soul. But Nick’s determination to find a way to make the relationship last keeps him preoccupied with seeds of doubt. Will their love survive over the test of time?  Or can true love prevail in a world that all too often calls it quits?


The Color of Home by Rich Marcello is a captivating love story between soul mates destined to live together as one.  Good food, wine and music are abundant in this heart felt tale set in New York. The author did a great job of digging into the heart and souls of his characters and bringing them to life. Also compelling is the atmosphere in which they find one another and the deep seated conversations that bind the gaps between the pair. The Color of Home is an ideal love story that takes a reader far from the physical aspects of a relationship and instead brings into play the love that truly binds those who were meant to be. A good read by a talented writer.
Reviewed By: Author Tamera Lawrence