The Captain's Daughter

The Captain’s Daughter

Set in 1879 London, “The Captain’s Daughter” gives readers a peek into late 19th-century life, a time when women’s, roles as well as societal norms were experiencing transitional birthing pains. During this time period, individuals associated with the theater lived on the outer fringes of proper society.  Although many of the individuals connected to the Read More

Brave Is The New Beautiful

Brave Is The New Beautiful

In a society obsessed with outward appearances, Brave Is The New Beautiful sets out to redefine true beauty. Beauty lies not in wearing a size 2 dress, or perfectly straight teeth and smooth skin, but is instead encapsulated by those exhibiting courage in the most incomprehensible situations. Lee Wolfe Blum takes the reader on a Read More

A-Fragile-Hope

A Fragile Hope

Fasten your seatbelts! Although a page turning, can’t wait to see what happens, kind of story, Cynthia Ruchti’s, A Fragile Hope seems to shoot out of the gate long before the jockey is properly seated. The book’s beginning offers no point of reference for the reader. It is the type of start requiring multiple rereads Read More

Her Secret

Her Secret

Shelley Shepard Gray’s, Her Secret, the first book in her latest series, “The Amish of Hart County”, puts a unique twist on life in the Amish community, a mystery of sorts.  At the novel’s end, Gray informs readers this series will include six books total, each suspenseful in nature.  For those fond of stories of Read More

Home At Last

Home At Last

Although more widely accepted today than twenty years ago, bi-racial relationships still face challenges, challenges that are not widely discussed nor understood.  Deborah Ramey’s Home At Last delves into that sensitive subject via the two likable main characters, Link and Shayla. Twenty-nine-year-old Link Whitman is from a white, upper middle-class family with absolutely no clue Read More

The Elusive Miss Ellison

The Elusive Miss Ellison

Although it takes a few chapters to adjust to the characters’ use of formal English, Carolyn Miller’s, The Elusive Miss Ellison is a page-turner sure to capture and hold any reader’s attention. Set in 1813, St. Hampton Heath, Gloucestershire, England, the story centers around the simple yet intelligent and outspoken preacher’s daughter, Lavinia Ellison and Read More

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Door to Freedom

Set in Sudan, Jana Kelley’s, Door to Freedom takes a rarely seen look inside a deeply religious Muslim country. In a unique presentation, Kelley’s novel provides the reader two stories in one as she shares tales that run parallel, delicately intersecting at carefully selected locations. Readers follow Americans Mia and Michael, devout Christians, who with Read More