Yearly Archives: 2019

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Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly (Book Review)

Lost Roses is, at its core, a story of undying friendship between three women. It is set against the backdrop of Imperialist Russia and the turmoil created by the Bolshevik revolution – the Whites against the Reds. The story opens in 1914 (pre-World War I) at Southampton, Long Island, NY. It is the home of [...]

By |2019-10-07T20:03:07+00:00October 7th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Denver City Justice by JvL Bell (Book Review)

Set in the wild Colorado territory of 1864, Denver City Justice is the story of the newly married Millie and Dom Drouillard. Their wedding is the opening scene, and it is anything but quiet and dignified with outspoken guests, a fist fight, an attempt by a rejected suitor to marry the bride, and a horde [...]

By |2019-09-21T06:45:20+00:00September 21st, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

This reviewer will admit to having studied Latin (and consequently old Rome) for five years between high school and college. During that time I found Roman history interesting. Period. But Michelle Moran picks up the story in the years after Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Told from the point of view of Kleopatra Selene, we [...]

By |2019-08-31T16:51:26+00:00August 31st, 2019|Book Reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hidden Scales by A.M. Robin (Book Review)

When she first notices the silvery scales on her foot, eleven-year-old Mira panics. It’s bad enough that some of her classmates call her ‘Toad’ and treat her with disdain. If they see her scaly foot, they will become merciless. But when her true friend Peter notices the funny rash on Mira’s foot, an ancient curse [...]

By |2019-08-13T16:15:40+00:00August 13th, 2019|YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Dreaded Groak by Peta Lemon (Book Review)

Told in the lyrical voice of children’s author Peta Lemon, The Dreaded Groak: Overcoming prejudice and discrimination follows a young rat named Hazel as he learns to make his way into the world. Hazel’s first thought is to stay with his brother who shuns him. After a day out in the world where Hazel meets [...]

By |2019-08-10T18:42:31+00:00August 10th, 2019|Children's Book Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran (Book Review)

The Heretic Queen is the story of Nefertari, niece of the infamous Pharaoh Nefertiti who ruled Egypt with Akenaten, the pharaoh who abandoned the traditional gods of the country. Because of her aunt and uncle’s actions, Nefertari’s entire family has been erased from the history of Egypt. As an orphan princess, Nefertari is raised in [...]

By |2019-07-23T05:34:46+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Book Reviews|1 Comment

In His Father’s Footsteps by Danielle Steele (Book Review)

The first part of the story belongs to Jakob and Emmanuelle, survivors of the Holocaust who are liberated from the camp of Buchenwald. Vivid descriptions of what the liberators found there tell of the plight of the prisoners. The fact that Jakob and Emmanuelle were the only members of their individual families to survive attests [...]

By |2019-07-17T22:11:54+00:00July 17th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

First Flurries by Joanne Demaio (Book Review)

Lindsey Haynes is the owner of Vagabond Vintage, a tiny shop-on-wheels clothing boutique that doubles as her home. After completing the autumn craft fair route through New England, she gives her treasured snow globe a shake to see in which direction she should head. The snow globe was a gift from her dad and has [...]

By |2019-07-15T13:14:46+00:00July 15th, 2019|Book Reviews|4 Comments

A Novel Murder by Elizabeth Penney (Book Review)

Take one librarian named Faith Newberry, a cat named Watson, a new position in an exclusive retreat’s library, a handsome co-protagonist, and plenty of amateur sleuths not to mention a dead body and conflicting clues and you have the cozy mystery entitled A Novel Murder. The title alone is a play on words based on [...]

By |2019-07-05T21:53:03+00:00July 5th, 2019|Book Reviews|2 Comments