Murder in Disguise

Murder in Disguise

Cheesy is a most apt description of Donn Taylor’s latest offering, Murder in Disguise.  From protagonist Professor Preston Barclay’s tedious wearing of suits to his repetitiously boring twice daily meals of ham sandwiches and coffee to the awkward relationship he shares with fellow professor Mara Thorn, the book is a rather disappointing three hundred and one Read More

Rescued Hearts

Rescued Hearts

Rescued Hearts recipe– Take one helpless kitten, add two criminals, mix in an undercover detective, toss a dash of an innocent bystander, gently stir disappointed parents, blend a meddlesome Gigi, add a stalker for flavor and combine to make a unique criminal caper with a satisfying side of love story. By most accounts, Mary Wade Read More

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star

Third in The Rwendigo Tales, J.A. Myhre’s A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star is a heartfelt story of a young boy struggling to care for his grandmother and younger sister after the desertion of his father and his mother’s untimely death. Set in the center continent of Africa, readers unfamiliar with the culture Read More

The Master's Mind

The Master’s Mind

Starting a bit slowly, Lance Hahn’s, The Master’s Mind eventually picks up speed and delivers a commentary full of wisdom.  The book’s introduction sets the perfect stage with these words, “We are a mess.  We are insecure, defensive, lonely, empty, fearful, depressed, self-absorbed, dysfunctional, angry, and confused.”  #ouch #true Readers not fed up with their, Read More

Gathering Threads

Gathering the Threads

An Amish twist on the, “Switched at Birth” television series, Cindy Woodsmall’s Gathering the Threads is definitely different from the traditional Amish novel.  However, as a reader who really does not understand the Amish way of life, this story, more than any other on the subject angered me. The third in the “Amish of Summer Read More

Save the Boobies

Save the Boobies

October is dedicated to saving the boobies.  Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual campaign intended to increase awareness of the disease.  As the second leading cause of death among women, it is a topic worth discussing. Facts About Breast Cancer One in eight women in the U. S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer Read More

Bringing Maggie Home

Bringing Maggie Home

Opening in 1943, the time settings and character perspectives of Bringing Maggie Home dance about bringing viewpoints built on both environmental and individual angles.  However, the transitions are a bit jarring for the reader. The premise of the story is built upon a tragic event and the ensuing impact on the three generations that follow.  Read More