Review: Jane Eyre

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I only recently discovered Jane Eyre and by “recently” I mean within the last few years. I acquired my edition (not the one pictured) of the novel from a used book store for just a few dollars. It was printed “under wartime conditions” as a third edition with blue […]

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Old Idioms

I have a confession to make: I judge books by their covers I can’t help it. Some art is just awful, while others are inspiring. At times, I have purchased books solely based on the cover art. Going in blind, so to speak, about the synopsis, the hook, the genre of the work. Very rarely am […]

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Review: The Scarab Murder Case

The Scarab Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine My rating: 5 of 5 stars   S. S. Van Dine is at it again with a plot filled with more twists than a back country road.   Taking place in a brownstone mansion equipped with its very own Egyptian museum, The Scarab Murder Case involves murder, […]

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The Call of the Canyon

The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Escape into the depths of northern Arizona’s canyons where realities change and spirits are healed.   In the wake of the Great War Carley Burch finds herself dreaming of wedding bells and city life with her fiance, Glenn, in the […]

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Rose Under Fire

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Haunting. That’s the only word I can truly use to describe it, just haunting. I think my eyes were the size of saucers, bugged out of my head as I flipped through each page of Rose Under Fire and it is no […]

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The Alchemaster’s Apprentice

The Alchemaster’s Apprentice by Walter Moers My rating: 5 of 5 stars   There’s a difference between a cat and a crat, such a difference it will leave you wondering which one your feline friend is.   Echo is a crat down on his luck – forced to live on the streets in an unkind […]

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The Danger Mark

The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Wealth, romance, adventure, and one woman’s struggle with addiction. This 1909 novel is right on par with Robert W. Chambers‘ love of walking the edge of what was acceptable for society at the time and then taking one step farther with […]

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I, Coriander

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Coriander Hobie is the daughter of an adoring mother and father who lives an early life of luxury and balance. The love between her parents is ethereal and romantic. Their days are filled with the beaming rays of a bright sun… until a […]

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

It is with exceedingly great enthusiasm that I announce, officially, to the bloggerverse that my debut novel, Dust, is now available for pre-sale on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo, Smashwords, and Apple! Order now for just $0.99 and have it delivered to your device on release day, March 9th! Release Party Join us for the […]

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Red-Headed Woman

Red-Headed Woman by Katharine Brush My rating: 3 of 5 stars   My apologies to any and all red headed women out there. This book does not paint you well at all. And in 1937, when the book was published, I’m sure plenty of auburn tresses were glared at while husbands’ arms were tightly gripped. […]

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