Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review of "Due Process"

Amanda Purcella had a perfect life, a wonderful husband, Tony and an amazing child, Jenny. When Tony was abducted and Jenny nearly abducted, she thought it was due to Tony's job. Tony, a criminal attorney had some dubious clients, but Amanda, aka Miranda Bell, had a past and it finally caught up with her. Miranda had testified against Samuel King, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison and now was out. He was determined to exact his own form of justice against her and the judge that put him away. Amanda decided the only way to save Tony and put her family together again was to face her persecutor face to face. Finch has written a nicely paced thriller that is sure to keep your head in the book. 4 Stars

Monday, September 19, 2016

Review of "Lost Family: Found!"

During World War II, a British girl, Heather Foster and a GI, Harrison Wheeler met and fell in love in England. When the war was over, Harrison sent for Heather, they were married and started a family. Heather was never really happy with her situation and eventually they got divorced. Years later, Kim their oldest son, got a letter from Anthony Leonard, residing in England, in search of his birth mother, Heather Foster. Thinking this could be a hoax, Kim contacted his older sister, Heather Nelson and that set the ball rolling. After research and discovery, the Wheeler family, Heather, Kim, Vance and Barrie realized that Anthony was their half-brother and that Kim was also. Heather Foster held her secrets close to her heart and lived a life of unhappiness for it. 3 Stars

Friday, September 16, 2016

Review of "Hero of My Dreams"

The peaceful planet of Arklardin is under attack by Dragoon from the planet Zahrbruk. King Dinaar dispatches four lieutenants to find a commander, somewhere in the universe, to train his troops and lead them into battle. Alex Freeman, a veteran of Vietnam is the man they convince to help. After many battles on Arklardin, the skilled force sends Dragoon's troops back to Zahrbruk. Alex falls in love and marries Princess/Science Officer Kumari and they have a daughter, Madilynn. Alex takes the war against Dragoon to Zahrbruk where Kumari is captured. The final battle is at Dragoon's Maagadi Castle where Alex rescues his love and the evil Dragoon is slain by his own men. This epic fantasy characterizes Pitts' ability to put his imagination into words. 4 Stars

Monday, September 12, 2016

Review of "The Perfect 36"

The American Revolution changed women's roles, but they were still considered Femme Covert, meaning they virtually had no rights. The first suffrage protest was held in Seneca, New York in 1848 and passed a dozen resolutions demanding equality. Two pioneers of the suffrage movement were Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, but there were hundreds of others. On August 24, 1920, Tennessee's governor signed the 36th state ratification and gave women the vote. This book dramatically bespeaks the struggles of suffrage. Enduring protests, our nation continues its struggle for equality. 4 Stars

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Review of "MS Madness"

In MS Madness, Yvonne gives us an in-depth analysis of what the disease can do, not only physically, but emotionally as well. But this is not a poor me story, well maybe just a little. An overactive bladder, chronic fatigue, depleted cognition and an inability to focus are some of the issues she faces with her Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Dealing with legal speed, a new computer system at work and massive doses of Vitamin D could make anyone crazy. Yvonne flexes her Humerus muscles and beats back those nasty symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis with her funny bone. She leaves two things perfectly clear, Free Cell Solitare is a tough game and MS sucks! 4 Stars

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Review of "Holmes Volume 1"

Sherlock Holmes, modern day computer hacker, Dr. John Watson, his court appointed psychologist, and Detective Inspector Lestrade are the well developed main characters of Melvyn Small's amusing tale. The story begins when Holmes is approached by two FBI guys in search of a file, and ends with the capture of a sadistic killer. But, what's in between is the mastery of Small. The six short stories are well thought out and intertwined, leaving some queries answered and some left hanging. You'll delight to the quick wit, dry humor and quirky dialogue as Small thrusts his characters into each dilemma. In the last 42 months, I've read 337 books, and let me proudly say this one is in the top 10. Nice work Melvyn Small. 5 Stars

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Review of "To Find One's True Self"

This is an amazing tale of the parallel universes, Earth, Eden, and Erebus. The sinister angel Lucifer, having been ostracized from Atlantis, moved between these universes and developed a plan to take over all the power in Erebus. Isaac Rooks and Jack Trailwalker, born at exactly the same time on Earth and Eden, switched universes when Lucifer created a secret portal vital to his plan. The benevolent angel Gideon facilitated Isaac and Jack's return to their original universe and Jack became Gideon's agent on Eden to thwart the evil angel's plan. Isaac and Jack were comfortable at last in their original universe, but Isaac had no memory of his time on Eden. Jack's knowledge of Earth was critical to Gideon's hope of banishing Lucifer to the outer darkness. 5 Stars

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Review of "They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky"

When the war began in Sudan between government troops and the Sudanese People's Liberation Army, people ran for their lives. Among them, the three boys contributing their stories in this book. They witnessed family and friends murdered, they suffered starvation, illness, and abuse. They walked, seemingly forever through the bush harboring wild animals, desert areas, and disease infested waterways to find some refuge. They spent years in refugee camps with no promise for a future, then finally a place in America opened up for them. The intensity of the pain they suffered can not be measured by the words in this book, and it's a miracle they survived, many didn't. The story is a tribute to the strength of their spirits. 4 Stars

Friday, September 2, 2016

Review of "Fire War"

Terrorist's declared Hariq Jihad (Fire War) on the free world. The United States and Canada formed the North American Union in an effort to squelch their efforts. President Meyers wanted Mexico to join the union, but while negotiations were going on, the Mexican president was killed by a sniper's bullet. Sergeant Anthony Jackson killed the assassin and became a presidential bodyguard. Mexico joined and the union became The United Continental States of America. As new laws were passed to protect it's citizens and restrict their liberties, the Apocalytes dedicated their lives to resurrecting the old constitution. Jackson dedicated his service to the president until his oldest daughter was arrested for sedition. Michael spins a fictional, political tale that will raise your subsequent thinking to a new level. 4 Stars