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Book Review: Never Pay Full Price Again by Mr. Cheapskate

About: Never Pay Full Price Again: 5 Simple Lessons on How to Save Money on Anything & Everything by Mr. Cheapskate is an eBook containing a few short lessons on saving money. 15 pages Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English My rat­ing for Never Pay Full Price Again — 3 Buy this book from […]

Book Review: The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy

I liked the stories of the women and the found the characters to be affable and smart. The author can certainly write and engaging story and I found myself to be sympathetic to the storyline.

Book Review: The Foundling’s War by Michel Déon

Narrowly escaping death by firing squad Jean Arnaud, a 20 year old man and his friend Palfy, a conman, are biding their time in a brothel after the French defeat in 1940. Jean falls in love with a beautiful stranger and gets into serious troubles following his heart.

Book Review: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

A second rate architect, only accepts his benefactor’s offer to design hiding places for Jews so he can get contracts building factories for the Germans.

Book Review: Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson

Mr. Johnson manages to tackle tough issues with grace and humor using interesting characters and plot twists. This book would make an excellent choice for a book club, as there is much to discuss and address.

Book Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

I enjoyed reading this book, the way the story unfolds is interesting and how the protagonist works through it from the past, to present-day, back to the past is skillfully written. I liked how the author managed to makes the reader think the answer to the question is just on the next page, and then he just pulls it from us to be out of reach again.

Book Review: Botticelli’s Bastard by Stephen Maitland-Lewis

e protagonist of the book, an art dealer named Giovanni Fabrizzi, finds an old painting of an Italian Count that starts talking to him. The picture tells Giovanni that it was painted by famed artist Sandro Botticelli and its history from the 15th Century to the 20th Century when it was stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis.

Book Review: The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha

Even though I liked this book, and it is a well written novel, the message the author tries attempts to send (personal forgiveness and redemption) seems a bit heavy handed at times and the ending, which to me was mostly predictable. The author handles multiple timelines well and even though the chapters not only jump from time, but also to a different place and characters it all seems to fit and not disjointed at all.

Book Review: Maggie’s Wars by Phil Pisani

I did enjoy the premise of the story, which seemed to be edited heavily to the point where character development took a second seat to length. A quick, quirky read with a noir feel about a feisty lady and a soldier, both trying to make a difference out of place.

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I did not know what to expect, I knew it wouldn’t be a magnificent piece of literature, but I have heard many positive reviews and several bad ones.

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