Category Archives: Novel

Book Review: 84 Ribbons by Paddy Eger

I’ve always been fascinated with ballet.  I used to watch it and be in wonder, because they looked like they were floating. When you start to look at the struggles, and misfortunes that can happen in the life of a dancer, then you really see a story. Paddy Eger’s “84 Ribbons” is one of those …

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Book Review: A Warm Place to Call Home (a Demon’s story) by Michael Siemsen

Second Place: Fantasy What a great thing to get hold of something that seems tried and true, almost old hat, and to discover it is a ferociously different animal: something bright and new and full of nuance. With, “A Warm Place to Call Home (a Demon’s story),” Michael Siemsen gives us just that. Demon, paranormal …

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Book Review: Ahmam’s Island by Chung Wenyin

A wise person whose name I can’t now recall once said, “Everything is political.” Chung Wenyin’s novel, “Ahmam’s Island,” is essentially the story of a young woman struggling with the culture and family values of rural Taiwan, and the city life she has thrown herself into. It is the story of her desire to be …

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Book Review: Adventures in Dystopia by Daniel Sellen

The key to the success of Daniel Sellen’s novel, “Adventures in Dystopia” just may be the style of writing he has chosen to employ. Each line is a precise carving, sentences un-adorned by frivolous word play, the language clean and hard landing. The paragraphs are often short shot, quick reads. There are six main characters, …

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Book Review: A Killer of Lions: A Novel by Stan Weisleder

This wonderful book depicts what the times were like for colored military men who were fighting their own battle for equality while fighting for this country during World War II.  The 332nd Fighter Pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen were challenged, to say the least, to prove themselves as credible as the non-colored pilots. Buddy stays true …

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Book Review: The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards

I found crime novel/murder mystery “The Frozen Shroud” by Martin Edwards to be a fast-paced, action packed read. In “The Frozen Shroud,” the reader’s journey starts five years earlier on a cold Halloween night. Shenagh Moss and Miriam Park are gossiping about a young woman who was brutally murdered several years prior to the start …

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Book Review: Canadian Sunrise by Robert N. List

I finished reading “Canadian Sunrise” by Robert N. List several weeks ago, but it has taken me until now to write its review. Was the book a terrible read? No, in fact, just the opposite was true. However, there was an enormity of historical information to process, hence the delay. Prior to the infamous Lewis …

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Book Review: The Electric Affinities by Wade Stevenson

Wade Stevenson’s new novel, “The Electric Affinities” is a gift of a trip back to a very certain time and place in America— the great wild conflict filled world of Nineteen-Sixty Nine New York. The opening pages set the tone and atmosphere of this work. Affluent New Yorkers, artistic and varied and often complex, seeing …

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Book Review: Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.

I recently came across the book “Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch” by Alma H. Bond, PhD and I was immediately compelled to request it for review. I mean really… Who wouldn’t? Who among us, knowing about the tragic death of one of world’s biggest superstars, a larger than life beauty of a woman who was …

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Book Review: Daughters by Florence Osmund

Having just recently finished “Daughters” by Florence Osmund, I’m happy to say it was a good read, although I must be honest and state that it was a little slow at the start. “Daughters” is the sequel to Osmund’s previous title: “The Coach House.” While reading “The Coach House” prior to reading “Daughters” is not …

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