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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

Great Group of Characters

These are some of the folks who populate the Village of Stafford in my latest book, COMING HOME TO LOVE. Lady Henrietta Stafford (Hetty) At 63 years of age, Henrietta Stafford's life is finally her own. Last living descendant of Baron Landon Stafford, she believes the line will die with her.  Always careful to observe [...]

By |2019-06-25T21:22:11+00:00June 25th, 2019|General Observations|0 Comments

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (BOOK REVIEW)

Told by Mutnodjmet, the younger of the half-sisters, this is the story of how the 15-year-old Nefertiti becomes not only Queen of Egypt but Pharaoh, reigning as co-regent with her husband Amunhotep IV. Both girls have been raised in a powerful family and are the nieces of Queen Tiye – wife of Amunhotep III – [...]

By |2019-06-22T22:03:33+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Retired Librarians Welcome Author

  It was high noon (really 1:oo p.m.). The audience in front of me was comprised of thirty-five part-time librarians at a local senior community library. Their faces betrayed their somewhat jaded anticipation - a few smiles among a group of blank faces. They were gathered for their regular business meeting and to hear yet [...]

By |2019-06-12T21:29:02+00:00June 12th, 2019|General Observations|0 Comments