Thursday, November 29, 2018

Review: Cottage by the Sea

Cottage by the Sea Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Debbie Macomber writes a tale of shock, loss, and personal morphing. It is a lesson in going beyond ones’ comfort zone to find peace, harmony, and balance. A comforting read.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Review: Before I Go

Before I Go Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

This is a great book to ride on a train or plane. Colleen Oakley's well written novel contains lessons about a subject we don't talk about-dying. The closest of couples find challenges when faced with health issues. I don't want to give out too much information. It is a short, but good read.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Review: A Measure of Darkness

A Measure of Darkness A Measure of Darkness by Jonathan Kellerman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great weekend read in front of your fireplace sipping the liquid you prefer to warm you innards. This contemporary story takes off in a neighbor experiencing a renaissance. It is takes the reader down a few rabbit holes and leads you through a few dark allies, but it isn't boring. Deputy Corner Clay Edison doesn't just work the crime scene and the lab. This ex-cop follows his instincts and joins forces with Detective Nwado. Together, they follow the evidence. Enjoy a good read.

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Review: Crystal Queen

Crystal Queen Crystal Queen by John M. Olsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An interesting take on days of old and arranged marriages. It is the sequel to Olsen's Crystal King. This book is a mix of powerful creatures and humans. If you enjoy crushing timelines and a political betrothals, this fantasy kingdom gives you this and so much more. An avalanche, bandits, and political adversary threaten to halt a marriage and the chance for a peaceful united kingdom. It is a fast read. The reading audience includes young adults.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review: See Me

See Me See Me by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nicholas Sparks created a thriller with two people who meet, fall in love, split, and reunite to solve a murder. It is a fun read read. The reason why I didn't give one of my favorite authors a five star review is there were parts of the novel that the pacing drag just a bit, but enough to make me notice.

It is a great book to read. The characters are real and relatable. The antagonist is hidden among the clues. So read very carefully. Thanks Mr. Sparks for another 'good read.'

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Review: The Language of Secrets

The Language of Secrets The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fictional insight into the world of Canadian jihadist. The story explains to the reader the nuances and subtleties of Arabic language and poetry. Offers insight the tug of war between Canadian Muslims and their religion. It is a fascinating story and a great read.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This small collection of short stories is unique. They are about murders. Each story is different presented in a different point of view. I have read many of PD James novels and this collection was satisfying to me as a reader and writer. It is written in the British style of writing. It is a quick read and it is entertaining.

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