Fun, quirky 1920s mystery with lots of famous historical characters. Read the entire review.
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Book Review: LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS by Mack Ames
LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS, an indie penned by educator Mack Ames, is hard to categorize. Set in the 1980s, it’s a boyhood Coming of Age story with Christian and Inspirational themes. Despite the religious undertones, Ames doesn’t hold back in terms of realistic, rough language, sensitive and gritty topics, and realistic situations. Episodic… Continue reading Book Review: LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS by Mack Ames
Book Review: LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT by Lisa Beecher
LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT: A First Responder Family’s Fight for a Future After a Mental Health Crisis A memoir of great pathos and greater courage, LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT grabbed me from the very first page, blazing so hot I couldn’t look away despite the pain, relentless and brutal, recounted throughout the book. There is… Continue reading Book Review: LIVING WITH MR. FAHRENHEIT by Lisa Beecher
Book Review: Aventurine and the Reckoning by Anne Britting Oleson
I finished Aventurine and the Reckoning by Anne Britting Oleson in the wee hours of the morning, propelled by a suspenseful story that started out in a slow roll and gathered momentum toward a tense and satisfying conclusion. Oleson’s lovely writing style drew me in as did her descriptions of English cities, villages, restaurants, meals,… Continue reading Book Review: Aventurine and the Reckoning by Anne Britting Oleson
Book Review: IN THE VANISHING HOUR by Sarah Beth Martin
A beautifully-written, well-constructed, atmospheric, and psychological tale of a changing New England town, a dangerous river current, a dark tower, and adolescent secrets that continue to haunt into adulthood.
Book Review: WENDIGO by Vaughn Hardacker
During a major west-coast heatwave, temps in the 90s, and energy conservation necessitating the turning off of the air conditioner after 4 pm, I plunged into Vaughn Hardacker’s frozen Maine landscape to follow the hunt for a supernatural creature–the Wendigo, an Algonquin manitou (god), monstrous and ravenous for human flesh. Hardacker’s prose sucked me in… Continue reading Book Review: WENDIGO by Vaughn Hardacker
Book Review: THE WOMEN OF BLACKMOUTH STREET by Thea Sutton
Twisty historical psychological thriller. Find yourself on London’s foggy, dark, and menacing cobblestone streets in the light of flickering gaslamps. Read on…
Book Review: THE WICKED BIBLE by Sharon Dean
Readers who enjoy cozy academic mysteries may find themselves intrigued by Sharon Dean’s THE WICKED BIBLE. Read more…
Book Review: THE BOOK OF EMMAUS by Kevin St. Jarre
Kevin’s St. Jarre’s THE BOOK OF EMMAUS is a fast and engaging read. Once I started, the story propelled me forward, and I finished it in several hour-long sessions over a couple of days.
Book Review: THE SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks
Every so often I come across a book that not only speaks to the very concerns with which I am most engaged at the moment but also bounces me off in a completely unexpected direction. Read on to hear how David Brooks’s book, THE SECOND MOUNTAIN, left me feeling more committed to the idea of… Continue reading Book Review: THE SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks