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A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe

Lady Honora Parker, daring daughter of the Earl of Stratton, causes a scandal when she is found disheveled from kissing a young artist who has pledged his heart to her. Although they wish to marry, her father vehemently objects and sends her to New York City in hopes of her finding a husband in America. [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:09:57+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester

If you're not yet a fan of Ronaldo you should be. Children of all ages will enjoy the continuing adventures of Ronaldo the reindeer in this charming children's series. In this second story Ronaldo and his friend Rudi continue their education at The Reindeer Flying Academy where they are second year students. Doing all of [...]

By | 2017-11-06T22:59:52+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

Neespaugot: The Legend of the Indian’s Coin by John Mugglebee

Neespaugot: The Legend of the Indian's Coin brings to the reader a tale of history that centers around an old coin given to the Indian Runinniduk for his services to the white settlers of an area in Rhode Island. While the story is fictional it is based on true events that present us with history [...]

By | 2017-10-30T21:38:23+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

  There was a time when people of mixed race were thought of as freaks or misfits and treated as such. In Love and Other Consolation Prizes, a young Chinese-American boy is sold by his mother, herself a prostitute, in order to provide him with a better life. This was during the time of famine [...]

By | 2017-10-29T18:34:32+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Find A New Love or Two

Looking for a new series that will span the centuries? Then you need to read The Bridgewater Chronicles where a turn-of-the-century couple establishes a dynasty that endures 250 years. Follw the loves, lives, lies, and scandals of Cordelia and Kevin Newkirk and five generations of their offspring. Learn if the past can truly influence the [...]

By | 2017-10-28T20:56:29+00:00 October 28th, 2017|General Observations|0 Comments

I Said Not Now by Jeff Janes (Book Review)

  This story surprised me. From the title (I Said Not Now) I expected to find a story about a child whose parents didn't have time for him/her. Or even for a pet whose owner always had other things to do. But titles, and book covers, can be deceiving. That is certainly true in this [...]

By | 2017-09-29T01:22:18+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Book Reviews|2 Comments

Author’s Artwork 2nd Part

Today I'd like to offer you more of my artwork for your contemplation. Here are several more pieces of artwork that I colored as part of my leisure time. I hope you like them. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these delightful scenes, my price is nominal (about one dollar plus the postage). All [...]

By | 2017-09-23T16:17:43+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Author Artwork|0 Comments

Thank You Everyone

  I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of you who offered prayers and words of encouragement during the past two months.  For those who do not know, I sustained a mini-stroke or TIA in late July. While I was recovering I learned that I had developed atrial fibrilation (A-Fib). That explains [...]

By | 2017-09-21T22:20:47+00:00 September 21st, 2017|General Observations|6 Comments