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American Exodus by JK Franks

Written as a novella and companion book to his Catalyst Series, author JK Franks has produced a post-apocalyptic gem. This read reader has not yet read any of the other books in this series but having read American Exodus in just under three days I am now compelled to reach for the other books in [...]

By | 2018-02-11T21:43:19+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Fed-Up Cow by Peta Lemon (Childrens Book)

The Fed-Up Cow is a charming children's book that is both easy and fun to read. Told in rhyming sentences, this is the story of a lovely spotted brown cow who is unhappy with who she is. Surely life must be better as a fluffy sheep, or a pink piggy, or even a fine feathered [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:37:17+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

Minetta Lane by A. Robert Allen

In June of 1904, Minetta Lane was the roughest street of the dangerous area of New York City known as The Bend. It is to this street that twenty-year-old Bodee Rivers comes to find his Grandma Juba after his mother dies. Since he was two years old, Bodee's mother was estranged from Grandma Juba and [...]

By | 2018-01-28T20:44:41+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Teddy Bear Chronicles Vol. 1 by Donnalyn Vojta

Although the cover depicts three lovely teddy bears, The Teddy Bear Chronicles is definitely not for children as it deals with the adult issues of mental and physical abuse, stalking, and life-endangering relationships. Kelly Donovan is in a relationship with Mark who has funded her nursing studies. Mark is a self-made man who is comfortable in [...]

By | 2018-01-11T18:22:31+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Book Reviews, ebook review|0 Comments

Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright

When the groundhogs doesn't want to leave his bed the people of the town entice him with gifts.   Beautifully illustrated and done in poetic form.   A sweet story for bedtime to read to young children.   Rating:  5 stars

By | 2018-01-08T22:33:11+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Book Reviews, Children's Book Review, ebook review|0 Comments

A Homeland Denied: In the Footsteps of a Polish POW by Irena Kossakowski

A gritty memoir of a Polish prisoner of war told by his daughter. Nineteen year old Vadek is in his first year at university when Hitler's troops invade Poland on 1 September 1939. Two weeks later he is enough route to a Siberian labor camp. We follow Vadek's life for the next six years as [...]

By | 2018-01-08T22:21:33+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Fourth Law of Kanaloa by Johan Twiss

A haunting story that begins during the bombing of Pearl Harbor and ends some forty years later. When a young female nightclub singer is injured during the bombing, she is pulled beneath the waves by a merman who has broken the law of non-involvement with humans, The Fourth Law of Kanaloa. Although he's a prince, [...]

By | 2018-01-08T22:14:18+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Kind Ella and the Charming Duke by Bridget Barton

Kind Ella and the Charming Duke is a charming retelling of the tale of Cinderella set in Recency England. When Ella's mother remarries a brutal man with two daughters, she is cast in the role of invisible step sister. The Duke, who is in search of a bride, hosts a masquerade ball. All the eligible [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:52:50+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Rain King by Jason Edwards

Meet Jason. He is eight years old and in his mind he is a brave warrior who will take on adversity. On a stormy day, Jason finds himself not too happy as there is a tempestuous storm right outside his windows. As the sky grows darker and the thunder crashes, flashes of lightning cause the [...]

By | 2017-12-12T17:24:41+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Book Reviews, Children's Book Review|0 Comments