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The Winter Prince by Lauren Scharhag (Book Review)

Teen-aged Margaret lives with her father in an Ozark village of tradesfolk. Everyone gets along reasonably well as the years go by. But when summer fails to come to an end and the temperatures are still in the upper digits by Christmas-time, it is apparent that winter will pass them by that year. Determined to [...]

By | 2017-07-22T17:33:26+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Children's Book Review, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Braid: A Short Story by Angela Youriko Smith (Book Review)

Cambria is a teen-aged babysitter watching over five year old Missy as this tale opens. Missy doesn't want to go to sleep - at least that's what we're led to believe - and plagues Cambria with her pretend game of being like the invisible lady. But the lady is only invisible to Cambria. And by [...]

By | 2017-07-22T15:57:00+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, ebook review|0 Comments

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman (Book Review)

What does one call a fifty-nine year old man who is opinionated, irreverent, cantankerous, and pessimistic about the world around him? Ove, of course! When we first meet Ove he is about to undertake his daily inspection of the housing development where he lives. This occurs at precisely six o’clock every morning, rain or shine. [...]

By | 2017-07-13T15:01:25+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: Peter Davidson

Let me introduce to you author Peter Davidson whose book PENNY I recently read and reviewed. IN PETER’S OWN WORDS My wife and I spend our summers in the Lake Okoboji resort area of Iowa, which is Iowa's most active tourist area.  There are five lakes in our small town and lots of concerts and [...]

By | 2017-07-12T21:40:26+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Author Interviews|0 Comments

The Ice Dragon by Lauren Scharhag

Kenny Vogel and his mom aren't rich. In fact living comfortably is something that they can only aspire to. In an effort to cope with zero to no expectations of enjoying the Christmas season, Kenny has taught himself to hate the holiday. It seems that while his mom works evenings at a restaurant Kenny spends [...]

By | 2017-07-05T15:41:46+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Children's Book Review|0 Comments