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The Winter Prince by Lauren Scharhag (Book Review)

Teen-aged Margaret lives with her father in an Ozark village of tradesfolk. Everyone gets along reasonably well as the years go by. But when summer fails to come to an end and the temperatures are still in the upper digits by Christmas-time, it is apparent that winter will pass them by that year. Determined to [...]

By | 2017-07-22T17:33:26+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Children's Book Review, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Braid: A Short Story by Angela Youriko Smith (Book Review)

Cambria is a teen-aged babysitter watching over five year old Missy as this tale opens. Missy doesn't want to go to sleep - at least that's what we're led to believe - and plagues Cambria with her pretend game of being like the invisible lady. But the lady is only invisible to Cambria. And by [...]

By | 2017-07-22T15:57:00+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, ebook review|0 Comments

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman (Book Review)

What does one call a fifty-nine year old man who is opinionated, irreverent, cantankerous, and pessimistic about the world around him? Ove, of course! When we first meet Ove he is about to undertake his daily inspection of the housing development where he lives. This occurs at precisely six o’clock every morning, rain or shine. [...]

By | 2017-07-13T15:01:25+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

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

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

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