Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Book Review: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

I really appreciated how Ms. Allende took three disjointed stories and tried to weave them together

Book Review: Into a Dark Frontier by John Mangan

Mr. Mangan really gets into a character’s mind and when he tells the story through their lens he lends them credibility and authenticity.

Book Review: What To Do About The Solomons by Bethany Ball

The author does not shy away from pain or happiness, as is real life.

Book Review: Potsdam Station by David Downing

Even though this book is part of a series, one which I have not read in order, I feel it is an excellent standalone book. I warn you though, you’ll want more.

Book Review: Unspeakable by Dilys Rose

“The preachers who were the poor boy’s murderers crowded round him at the gallows, and… insulted heaven with prayers more blasphemous than anything he had uttered.”
– Sir Thomas James Babington Macaulay, Baron of Rothley

Book Review: All Those Things We Never Said by Marc Levy

Frankly, I thought this book could have simply been a short story or a novella

Book Review: The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann

The story actually has three protagonists, Max Cohn, a kid in present day Los Angeles, Moshe Goldenhirsch who is a young Jewish man at the heyday of World War II, and again, Moshe as an elderly retiree in present day Los Angeles

Book Review: Take the Bai Road by Erika Mitchell

The narrative provides action throughout the book, which is peppered with very funny moments many of them courtesy of Office Hsu’s inner monologue

Book Review: The Fallen by Ace Atkins

At this point I’m starting to believe that Tibbehah County, MS really does exist.

Book Review: Family of Warriors by Ed Devos

This is a fine book for the reader who wants to know how global events shaped the lives of individuals during the war.

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