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
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
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.
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
Twisty historical psychological thriller. Find yourself on London’s foggy, dark, and menacing cobblestone streets in the light of flickering gaslamps. Read on…
Readers who enjoy cozy academic mysteries may find themselves intrigued by Sharon Dean’s THE WICKED BIBLE. Read more…
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.
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
I had the honor of reading an advance copy of Kevin St. Jarre’s soon-to-be-released novel, Absence of Grace and wrote this review in hopes that other readers will find it useful. If you like fast-paced adventure stories with horror, supernatural, metaphysical, and/or religious elements, you’ll enjoy this one for sure. ABSENCE OF GRACE by Kevin… Continue reading Book Review: ABSENCE OF GRACE by Kevin St. Jarre