Yearly Archives: 2019


The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Young attorney Paul Cravath has received a great honor. He has been chosen by George Westinghouse to represent the great man in his ongoing patent war with Thomas Edison. It is an intricate case because both men claim to have invented the light bulb. With hundreds of other lawsuits being brought against Westinghouse as well [...]

By |2019-12-01T20:45:12+00:00December 1st, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

A Gift to My Readers – FREE Short Story

As a way of expressing my gratitude to you, gentle reader, I would like to share a short piece that I recently wrote.      THE EIGHTVILLE MIRACLE   John Henry Carter was sixteen years old when his family moved away from the small town of Eightville, Tennessee. He'd finished his sophomore year at Dewey [...]

By |2019-11-24T05:41:11+00:00November 24th, 2019|Short Story|2 Comments

Ronaldo: The Vixen Pederson Workshop by Maxine Sylvester

Ronaldo: The Vixen Pederson Workshop with BONUS book Ronaldo: Rudi's Birthday Extravaganza (Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer Book 4)  by Maxine Sylvester It’s all about Teamwork A special treat from the author of the Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer series! This is actually two books in one. And what fun stories they are. In Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza, [...]

By |2019-11-20T21:48:38+00:00November 20th, 2019|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

To The Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Diamonds, Cheaters, and the Undead In this newest installment of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency (book 20), private detective Precious Ramotswe deals with an assortment of events. To The Land of Long Lost Friends first brings the intrepid detective face to face with an old friend who she had heard was deceased. Imagine her amazement [...]

By |2019-11-14T21:40:11+00:00November 14th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Serpent and The Eagle by Edward Rickford (Book Review)

The Serpent and the Eagle takes the reader back to the time of Montezuma (Motecuhzoma) when he led the Mexica Confederacy. The year is 1519 and there is no reason not to believe that the Mexica Confederacy will continue to rule of the nation. The arrival of Spaniards, in search of gold and glory, arrive [...]

By |2019-11-13T22:19:53+00:00November 13th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Spinster Kang by Zoe S. Roy (Book Review)

The Story Having relocated from China to Toronto, Kang is learning to assimilate into the Western culture of Canada. Her decision to move from her homeland was triggered by two things. When Kang was 12 years old, her older sister (then 17) was raped. The ostracization her sister suffered made an impression on Kang who, [...]

By |2019-11-02T17:39:38+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

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