Rasputin reviewed

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs Author: Douglas Smith I have always been entranced by the fate of Nicholas and Alexandra and their children, as they were certainly a loving set of parents and husband and wife.  As one of the most tragic pairs in the history of Russia, the entrance of […]

Sisters First – a review

Sisters First Authors: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush The daughters of George W. Bush have presented themselves with honesty and with many anecdotes that give us a taste of how readily we judge our presidents and their families; in this refreshing and engaging autobiography the Bush sisters, Jenna and Barbara tell of their […]

A review of: Desert Boys

Desert Boys Author: Chris McCormick (Picador USA) Desert Boys had me from the get-go.  No rumination needed here. A stunning debut novel incorporating urban and suburban, youth and manhood, this bildungsroman transforms into a panorama of themes:   small towns that erupt with massive growing pains into cities that bury their own; children who demand teenage […]

Music review: Out of Nowhere

We received product to facilitate this review. All opinions are strictly those of the reviewer. Out of Nowhere  Robert Lorayne Some artists make absolutely everything sound easy, and singer-songwriter Robert Lorayne is one of them.  An accomplished guitarist, Lorayne’s new CD Out of Nowhere, explores matters of the heart – love, loss, and change – with […]

Book review: The Integrity Advantage

The Integrity Advantage  Author: Kelley Kosow (CEO of the Ford Institute) In a world run amok, Kelley Kosow delivers a platform for developing self-esteem in the realm of truth – i.e., integrity. Beginning with her wedding day, Kosow delivers a message that many of us felt on that same day:  I am marrying the wrong […]

Another great Layton Green book – Written in Blood

Written in Blood Author: Layton Green My readers define a good crime novel as compelling.  I demand more.  Sparked with intelligence, intricacy, a unique plot and unbeatable plot, Layton Green has fast become my favorite crime novelists, parallel with Stieg Larsson. Written in Blood’s characters swim shark infested waters to reveal secrets that cut the […]

From Innovation to Titillation:  Fall Bests

We received copies of these books for review. All opinions are strictly our own. Those summer beach reads were so much fun this year, but it’s time to curl up on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and the fire crackling and a GOOD BOOK of course. Here are my picks for Falls […]

Book review: Working Fire

Working Fire Author: Emily Bleeker Taut, tensile, Emily Bleeker’s Working Fire bursts into a conflagration of hot plot and stark, contagious characters; i.e., Working Fire combusts! Fire Chief Brown and his daughters Amelia Brown and Ellie Brown live in Broadlands, Illinois, a small sleepy town where Dad is the fire chief.  Now, Chief Brown has […]

Children’s book review: Surprise

Author: Mike Henson   Occasionally, I adore reading a good children’s book.  Surprise! By Mike Henson was a shout out for me from the cover page: Rabbit is having a surprise birthday party planned by his little party animal friends.  As the lights go off and on, Rabbit discovers…. His friends, raccoon, porcupine, fox and […]

Book review: The Art of Keeping Secrets

The Art of Keeping Secrets Author: Rachel Johns Everyone keeps secrets — don’t they? Three mothers whose sons attend a swank private school are outliers; they are not moneyed nor are they in the Junior League.  Neve, Emma and Felicity (Flick) form a warm and strong friendship as they live their lives in Western Australia […]

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