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The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Young attorney Paul Cravath has received a great honor. He has been chosen by George Westinghouse to represent the great man in his ongoing patent war with Thomas Edison. It is an intricate case because both men claim to have invented the light bulb. With hundreds of other lawsuits being brought against Westinghouse as well [...]

By |2019-12-01T20:45:12+00:00December 1st, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

To The Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Diamonds, Cheaters, and the Undead In this newest installment of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency (book 20), private detective Precious Ramotswe deals with an assortment of events. To The Land of Long Lost Friends first brings the intrepid detective face to face with an old friend who she had heard was deceased. Imagine her amazement [...]

By |2019-11-14T21:40:11+00:00November 14th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Serpent and The Eagle by Edward Rickford (Book Review)

The Serpent and the Eagle takes the reader back to the time of Montezuma (Motecuhzoma) when he led the Mexica Confederacy. The year is 1519 and there is no reason not to believe that the Mexica Confederacy will continue to rule of the nation. The arrival of Spaniards, in search of gold and glory, arrive [...]

By |2019-11-13T22:19:53+00:00November 13th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Spinster Kang by Zoe S. Roy (Book Review)

The Story Having relocated from China to Toronto, Kang is learning to assimilate into the Western culture of Canada. Her decision to move from her homeland was triggered by two things. When Kang was 12 years old, her older sister (then 17) was raped. The ostracization her sister suffered made an impression on Kang who, [...]

By |2019-11-02T17:39:38+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly (Book Review)

Lost Roses is, at its core, a story of undying friendship between three women. It is set against the backdrop of Imperialist Russia and the turmoil created by the Bolshevik revolution – the Whites against the Reds. The story opens in 1914 (pre-World War I) at Southampton, Long Island, NY. It is the home of [...]

By |2019-10-07T20:03:07+00:00October 7th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Denver City Justice by JvL Bell (Book Review)

Set in the wild Colorado territory of 1864, Denver City Justice is the story of the newly married Millie and Dom Drouillard. Their wedding is the opening scene, and it is anything but quiet and dignified with outspoken guests, a fist fight, an attempt by a rejected suitor to marry the bride, and a horde [...]

By |2019-09-21T06:45:20+00:00September 21st, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

This reviewer will admit to having studied Latin (and consequently old Rome) for five years between high school and college. During that time I found Roman history interesting. Period. But Michelle Moran picks up the story in the years after Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Told from the point of view of Kleopatra Selene, we [...]

By |2019-08-31T16:51:26+00:00August 31st, 2019|Book Reviews, 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