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The Colonel and The Bee by Patrick Canning (Book Review)

Teen-aged Beatrix is a traveling circus acrobat in the employ of the Machiavellian Ziro. He is abusive toward his star performer but then he is abusive to all his employees. Beatrix (Bee) longs for the day when she can leave the circus and be free of the beatings and abusive language. Of course her smart [...]

By | 2018-11-09T18:24:33+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

3 Weird “Marketing Secrets” of Successful Authors on Amazon by Shaun Hibbs

Let me preface this by saying that if I hadn’t been provided with a copy of this book by the author for review, I would have invested my own money to buy this one. In a marketplace that is chock-full of ‘how-to’ for authors and wanna-be authors, this one delivers the goods. At the outset, [...]

By | 2018-10-19T17:38:46+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Book Reviews, ebook review|0 Comments

A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe (Book Review)

A Notorious Vow is the third book in The Four Hundred Series by Joanna Shupe. Lady Christina Barclay is in New York in the hopes of attracting a wealthy husband to save her impoverished parents from debtors prison and to keep their Mayfair home in the family’s possession. But her parents care not a whit [...]

By | 2018-10-09T19:55:52+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Whole Latte Life by Joanne DeMaio

When my friend Mary Ann recommended stories by Joanne DeMaio (who is from Connecticut) I thought I’d give it a try. And I’m happy I did. Whole Latte Life opens with best friends Rachel and Sara Beth celebrating their fortieth birthdays with a girls’ weekend in New York City. While they wait for their lunch [...]

By | 2018-09-22T05:09:53+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams et al

Three women are the main characters of this book: Caroline Hochstetter – a Southern belle turned New York society matron; Tess Fairweather – a young woman from mid-America who is part of a sister-act of cons, she and her sister are also of German heritage; and Sarah Blake – a contemporary writer who is in [...]

By | 2018-09-20T22:23:05+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Book Reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall-Smith (Book Review)

With able-bodied young men off to fight in World War II, the tasks of keeping Great Britain fed and clothed falls to civilians. Every inch of available land is planted with some kind of crop. Valerie Eliot works as a land girl – helping out on a nearby farm doing the heavy work for an [...]

By | 2018-08-29T22:49:46+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Re-Issue of Stairway To My Heart

For quite some time I have been unhappy with the way Stairway To My Heart (Book 1 of The Bridgewater Chronicles) has been presented. The original publisher priced it much to high for those readers who have limited funds. Also, I noticed several typos that needed to be corrected. But because I used a vanity [...]

By | 2018-08-26T21:18:45+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Bridgewater Chronicles|0 Comments

Wake Me After the Apocalypse by Jordan Rivet (Book Review)

Author Jordan Rivet has struck it out of the ballpark once more in Wake Me After the Apocalypse. As a comet named Brandon speeds toward Earth, the days until mankind’s extinction are truly numbered. Even with eight months until impact there is little that humanity can do: avoidance of this tragedy is impossible. Although the [...]

By | 2018-08-26T20:52:37+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (Book Review)

We Were The Lucky Ones is a saga of familial love and hope in the face of terror and destruction. What I liked: a Jewish family torn apart by World War II; their trials and tribulations; an almost global setting; familial love. What I didn't like: the fact that it truly happened (names were changed) [...]

By | 2018-08-18T16:20:06+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Have you ever wished you could find a little out-of-the-way café with a sea view? Have you ever wished to travel to Scotland? This gem of a book by author Jenny Colgan will bring your wishes to fruition. We first meet Flora, a young law clerk, as she goes about her hassled life in busy [...]

By | 2018-08-06T06:14:12+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments