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BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins

Agatha Stone is a normal thirteen-year-old girl living in Manhattan. While her life is far from normal - she lives with an Aunt and Uncle who keep her a virtual prisoner in their apartment that should have been condemned by the board of health - she goes to school everyday and has dreams just like [...]

By | 2017-06-25T18:20:28+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

Meet Author Tami Kidd – Cozy Mystery Writer

I'd like to introduce author Tami Kidd who has written a wonderful mystery - Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - and who is about to release its much anticipated sequel. I first met Tami several years ago when I first joined the Emerald Coast Writers and we've been friends ever since then.  I read Tami's book [...]

By | 2017-06-19T17:00:42+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Author Interviews|1 Comment

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (Book Review)

I bought this book based on having read The Red Tent by the same author. I knew her writing to be compelling in that book and in some ways that is also true of this story. The Boston Girl opens with  85 year old Addie Baum recording her early life memories for her granddaughter Ava. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T17:57:03+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Higgins Hotel by Carla Coffman (Book Review)

This murder mystery centers around the Higgins Hotel set in a small town in southern West Virginia. Jack Higgins the owner of the hotel which is the base of operations for a cast of colorful characters: Blossom, the maid turned manager, who fills in for Jack's wife BooBoo in more than a professional manner; Cindy [...]

By | 2017-06-08T17:50:03+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Memorial Day Memories

Does anyone remember when this holiday was fondly called Decoration Day?  You'd most likely need to be over 55 to have a first hand memory of that. When I was a child Decoration Day was a holiday of remembrance of our deceased war veterans and we would decorate their graves in memory of their service [...]

By | 2017-05-28T20:38:15+00:00 May 28th, 2017|General Observations|0 Comments

Book Review: Bad Kitty Takes The Test by Nick Bruel

This is the first book of this series that I've read and I must say I wasn't impressed. Maybe I'm too old for this kind of schtick (I'm over 50) but I don't think so. As a cat owner, I also found the book to be a bit overly critical of a cat's intelligence. Why [...]

By | 2017-05-27T20:21:51+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

Book Review: Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

Grand Central Station in New York City is a crossroads of life and has been for many generations. This collection of ten short stories centers on Thursday, September 20, 1945 and follows the individual yet intertwined stories of different people as they each arrive at a cross-road in their lives. All of their stories involve [...]

By | 2017-05-27T19:54:41+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments