I loved Patricia Sawyers novel Lulu and Betty Growing up in Changing Times. It took me on a journey back through time, to the days my mother spoke of, when life was simpler, and children’s games were taken from nature, and the imagination could do wonders with just a little.
Reading of the meeting between Betty and Lulu and following them from childhood to young women when the world changed for everyone, and WWII happened.
It is a wonderfully written story, and one I believe is more of a memoir than fiction.
Kudos to Ms., Sawyers Fiske, I would have loved to have known her and sat with her for hours just listening.
Echoes From My Heart by Jo Ann Jones is a beautifully written poetry book that takes us on a journey through life’s challenges.
It is also a look into the spiritual journey toward Christ’s teachings and helps us to forget our failings and learn to do better.
I loved this book and shall keep it near me, as I journey through life.
Thank you, Ms. Jones for your beautiful words.
What a delightful coloring book that holds such an important message for children and yes adults too. Sherrill S Cannon has outdone herself in bringing Peter and THE WHIMPER-WHINERYS to a coloring book that can charm and teach at the same time.
The illustrations are perfect for both the subject and for the young, the message is clear, and my granddaughter loves it.
Thank you, Ms. Cannon, for bringing such an important subject into an interactive book for the young.
THE COST OF CRUDE - A GWYNN REZNICK MYSTERY - BOOK 1 - BY USA TODAY & AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS
THE COST OF CRUDE – A GWENN RESNICK MYSTERY – BOOK 1 BY INGE-LISE GOSS, did something most books don’t do, it kept me reading till my eyes could not keep open, till my mind begged for sleep, but oh how I wanted to read on.
Right from the first pages, you are caught! As I read on, I became more and more enthralled with the characters and story. Mind you, I am not usually interested in the Oil and Gas industry, but even the descriptions included of pipelines, etc., managed to hold my interest, as they were important in the discovery of who were the bad guys.
I fell completely in love with the beautifully written, and well-defined characters as they entered stage left or just fell into your lap as the saying goes.
It is no wonder that Ms. Goss has been on both the USA Today and Amazon bestselling author list, she deserves every award and accolade if all her books are as great.
I can hardly wait to open book 2, The Cisco Bandits.
I received this book as a gift from my niece, and cannot thank her enough.
Ms. Francis’ novel Shadow’s Way, had me enthralled from page one, it kept me reading until so late into the night that I used a flashlight in order not to wake my husband.
I’ve always enjoyed reading gothic tales, but this one went beyond most that I had read. The synopsis was correct, past and present mingled and left me on the edge of my seat. Was G – G – Daddy a real paranormal experience or a figment of Elaine Chauvier’s imagination, which got worse as she sunk deeper into insanity?
I loved the various characters that Ms. Francis brought into play as needed to heighten the story. They were well rounded and interconnected in ways that one has to keep reading to get the full picture.
Whether or not you agree or disagree with all or parts of Saket Suryesh’s book ‘If Truth were to be Told,’ it is difficult not to reexamine one’s life after reading it. All aspects of what you have learned as you grew from a child to an adult will be revisited, for in this little book’s pages are truths that challenge us to think.
Mr. Suryesh’s essays questioning the sheer fabric of our lives are thought provoking. His lyrical style of writing helps us as we traverse through his mind, down the lanes of thought, looking for our own answers within the pages of his book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for answers within. His style of writing is free and fluid and connects different parts of one’s life into a whole allowing us to grow further into ourselves. I believe Mr. Suryesh is a talent to be watched as he continues on his writing journey.
Maria Savva’s books alway leaves me thinking and pondering about life’s quirks and foibles. Can we outgrow our childhood, if we never learn the lessons we need to grow and flourish?
Her character Nigel in Ms. Savva’s new book ‘Haunted’ has left me full of questions to ponder, some of which I believe will stay with me most of my life. Is Nigel actually haunted or is it only his mind that has gone over the edge from carrying around a dark and horrible secret for too long?
She has a knack for pulling out the inmost and darkest parts of the human psyche and putting them on paper.
Margaret Koch tells us a tale of murder, romance, and the occult in (book seven of her Dr. Barb Stark Mystery Series) Cauldron.
It is impossible to read this book without laughing and falling in love with each and every quirky character. While pondering the human condition. When life challenges us with the unexplained do we wish it to be kept a mystery or do we want everything explained?
Is there, in fact, truth to the power of a curse, is magic real? Are we haunted on deeper levels by the mystery of life when it is arcane? Margaret Koch, both answers these questions and leaves us wondering about them as she draws us into the life of Dr. Barb Stark, who is by all accounts a bit different herself.
Ms. Koch is a master at characterization and drawing one into her stories. I have been reading them out of order, but it doesn’t seem to matter much as each book stands alone and fills in bits of backstory to her characters without being redundant. There is nothing repetitive nor predictable in Margaret Koch’s books.
I adored this book, it made me laugh at the foibles of us humans as it led me on the path to discover the murderer. It left me wondering how much of our lives are ruined and changed by the presuppositions we carry around in our heads and hearts.
Dr. Barb Stark has a knack for getting herself caught up in the most unusual events. Combining a natural curiosity, with the way Dr. Stark’s brain leaps from the twitch of an eyebrow, to the sighting of a strange looking man and comes up with two + two equals five. Ms. Koch keeps one guessing about what will come next in her story.
Ms. Koch definitely got me hooked on her writing and the stories she weaves.
We have all heard the term “Blonde Joke,” but never as a part of a plot to commit murder, at least not to this reader’s memory. Ms. Koch’s first book in the Dr. Barb Stark mystery series is delightful making fun (in a nice way) of those who think blondes might be dumb. For Barb Stark is anything, but dumb. She may be petite and blonde, but that is as far as it goes, though in this book she does try to utilize the dumb blonde idea to survive being murdered by a man intent on murdering his wife.
I will not be a spoiler so that is as much of the plot as this reader will tell you. Margaret Koch, is a masterful storyteller, she builds characters that you can love and those you can hate. You might even see some of yourself in her stories, human nature being what it is.
Each new book I read that is written by Margaret Koch, keeps me coming back for another. It holds me spellbound and entertained in a way that is new and different in a murder mystery. They are unlike any other ones I have read. Delightfully told stories that I can recommend even to those who don’t normally like a good mystery.
Dellani Oakes has done it again. In her book Ninja Tatoo, Ms. Oakes gives us a run for our money in this action packed, adrenaline rush, romance novel.
Her main character Teague leaves you breathless and wishing more romance books came complete with such realistic male characters.
Though Ms. Oakes should put warnings on her books, cold shower might be needed during the reading of this novel.
Kudos to Dellani Oakes for once again bringing us a romance novel worth its weight in gold.