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BOOK REVIEW: Adrift by Robin Wainwright

  I absolutely love stories with a touch of history and the paranormal. So I was excited to win a copy of Adrift from the author's giveaway. The story begins with Heather, who has recently lost her father. She is lonely and miserable and rattling around the house they both shared. Heather's has had no [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00 December 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Orphans by N. W. Harris

  We first meet sixteen-year-old Shane just after his grandmother's funeral. He is there with his father and his father's lady friend. On their way home Shane and his dad have a falling out - complete with a yelling match - which ends when Shane gets out of the car and his father drives away. [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00 December 13th, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Christmas Wishes

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers, family, and friends a wonderful holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or the ever-popular Festivus (a la Seinfeld), I hope your celebration is a happy one. As a thank you to all of you, I have published a short Christmas story based [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00 December 7th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Everything: The Untold Story of The Rich Young Ruler by Richard A. Hackett, Jr.

Have you often wondered how the stories in the Bible relate to today's world? I, for one, have done that many times. Many times I've tried to draw parallel lines between today and yesterday. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But within the pages of this book Addi ben Zuriel, the central character, brings [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00 November 1st, 2014|Book Reviews|1 Comment

Musings on Reading

I came across an article on reading today entitled "33 thoughts on reading" by Austin Kleon written on October 17. A link to the full article is here. The article resonated with me on many levels but mostly because I review books I've read. Let me digress momentarily and say that I began reviewing books [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

Oak Cliff – Free Chapter

In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, I'm offering here the Prologue of OAK CLIFF: A TALE OF DARKNESS AND DESPAIR.    Prologue 1870 Inky darkness cloaked the bedroom as the gaunt figure of a man carefully drew back the layers of bedclothes from the flannel-clad, sleeping woman. With fingers rendered stiff and icy cold [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:23+00:00 October 15th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW – War Brides by Helen Bryan

  Five young women from diverse backgrounds form a bond due to the imminent invasion of England by the Germans in WW II. Most of the action in this book takes place in Crowmarsh Priors, a rural southern England location. The village is peaceful and bucolic in the days leading up to Britain declaring war [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:23+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Sweet Expectations by Mary Ellen Taylor

  Sweet Expectations is the sequel to Union Street Bakery. Daisy McCrae, ex-financier has taken on the role of running the bakery so that her father can retire. All of this is established in the first book. This book picks up with Daisy and her sisters renovating the bakery that has been in the family [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:23+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments