Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review of "Clementine's Shadow"

This is a story about man reaching within to overcome his perceived shortcomings. Casey, Jane, Brady, and Winston all have a character defect they are living with, and it takes a child snatching predator to get them to change. Mister Masters, a high school health teacher, kidnaps Tiny, and hides her in the desert in the shadow of Clementine's Ridge. As our heroes search for the girl, they discover she's not his first dolly. They do rescue Tiny, and the perpetrator is apprehended, but then something strange happens. You'll need to read the book to find out what. Peggy does a very good job with this Indie. 4 Stars      

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Review of "Point of Honour"

This novel is set in early nineteenth century England, under the rule of George the Third. The protagonist, a fallen woman, turns away from the profession of prostitution, to that of an agent of inquiry. She is covertly enlisted by a prominent political figure to recover a lost family heirloom, an Italian Fan. Led by her natural curiosity, she finds herself entangled in a web of deception, danger, and romance. After recovering the heirloom, she discovers the true secret of the Italian Fan, which ultimately destroys her patron's career. Madeleine's ability to capture your attention will leave you wanting to skip dinner and continue reading. 5 Stars    

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review of "The Literary Murders"

Imagine, the very idea of murdering a literary agent who sent you a scathing rejection; well, that concept is positively outrageous. The main characters in this book do that very thing, and seem to enjoy the process along the way. When law enforcement tries to link them to the crimes, suddenly, one of the perpetrators begins to have second thoughts. What happens next will keep you from putting this book down, then the surprise ending. Bill does a masterful job of entertaining the reader throughout. Very nicely done. 4 Stars  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review of "Walking in the Clouds"

In this extraordinary book, Michael's words are literally the pixels of a panoramic view of his experiences in Columbia in the 80's. His notion that being a "Gringo", is not necessarily a bad thing, really isn't shared by those he meets in his travels. As he chronicles his experiences and shares his thoughts, he lets you feel the true personality of the Colombian people, and at the same time, the violence and danger during that period. This book is truly well done and I recommend it for all to read. 5 Stars      

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review of "Love in the House of War"

I really enjoyed this story. Scott does a very distinctive job describing his characters in the first chapter. His masterful prose develops an expansive story line to a surprise ending. In the authors own words, "Love must prevail over these destructive ideologies", he delivers a beautiful love story set in a theater of war. This heartwarming novella
will give you a better understanding of the injustices for the women of Afghanistan. Very nicely done Scott. 5 Stars