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I review all genres and I post them in 30 spots. Check out previous posts and I'm sure you'll find several books to catch your interest. I am a published reviewer and an award winning one. I am one of the best reviewers around.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Alice in Dreamland by Roland S. Jefferson

      Taylor's life changed the day he got shot. Yeah, being a cop was something he loved, but a creep shot his left arm and it just sort of hangs there. Taylor was definitely bitter. He was also old school. Real old school. You know, racist, hateful and thinkin' women have one job. Take care of the menfolk.  He was about to get a wakeup call and wow would it wake him up.

     At first reading of this book, I wasn't sure I could finish it. Oh, it's extremely well written and the characters draw you out. You will have an opinion of the characters whether you want to or not. This book is told in a unique way. It creeps up on you. Even though you know it's 2021, you keep eyeing that calendar as you read. Surely this kind of behavior couldn't be so blatant.  But it is. This book is really a wakeup call for all Americans. It's real story is right there in front of you. It isn't hidden. No one has to point it out. I found this book eye opening and a bit scary. I think you will too. I know some won't make it through the first chapter. Others will read the entire book and their mouths will hang open in shock. It's amazing what can happen right before our eyes as we go through each day. Yes, those people we trust in Washington D.C. will only do what's best for us, right?  I read this book twice. Parts of it had to really sink in. I had to make sure I really read what was there in this book. It's magnificent and thought provoking. It's fun and sometimes a bit silly. I enjoyed the entire book.

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's gonna blow you away when you read it. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Cerebral Palsy: A Story: Finding the Calm After the Storm by Ilana Estelle

      Ilana Estelle was born the second of preemie twins. She was born an hour after her sister to be accurate.  In birthing times for twins, an hour is like a lifetime.  At a young age, Ilana knew she wasn't like other children. She wasn't sure why though. Her parents were living in a time when things like Cerebral Palsy was kept hidden or "swept under the rug." Parents acted as though they should be ashamed.  Ms. Estelle began to get some of the answers 46 years later.

    This book is heartbreaking, sweet, informative and necessary. I found Ms. Estelle to be very honest about what she went through as a child.  Her explanations and information is written in an easy to understand way. The information is a little shocking too. This book gives you the whole story, not just bits and pieces. Ms. Estelle shares how she and her family deal with the information and how it affects her life.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's so well written and needed.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Burden of an Ancient Oath (New York Murder Mysteries #1) by Joshua Brown

      Moving into a new home can be stressful for everyone. The stress doubled for Marilyn Crossley. She was dealing with a mystery seemingly attached to the house. Marilyn decides she needs someone to look into this situation.  She finds private investigator, Jack Mercer.  After discussing the mystery  with with him, he agrees to take the case. Now if he can just figure out what it all means.

     This story really makes you stop and think. The characters are three dimensional and fun to learn about. This unique book is well written and one you will enjoy from the first page. The journey Mr. Brown takes us on is an interesting one. Mr. Brown gives the reader bits and pieces of the mystery but never enough to solve the problem. You need to add this one to your TBR pile.

     There were a couple of issues with this book. First, I would love to have learned more about the Witchfinder General. It's just dropped in the story without anything to back it up. The second issue is how are families pegged as good or evil? This is something we need to know.

     I gave this one 3 cheers out of 5 because I feel the two issues above are a vital part of the story.

Sea Spray (Time Box #3) by John A. Heldt

      The Lanes are still on the run. Each time they feel safe, they are found. Where can they go and be assured of safety? At this moment the are in 1893. It's not long before they find out they are being hunted again. Together they agree to go to 1927.  Their only hope at being left alone is to keep moving.

     Amazing! You are going to love this book. The story is solid and wonderful. The characters retain their personalities from book to book. The Lanes become like family. You will be hoping they finally get to live a somewhat normal life. I find it easy to fall into Mr. Heldt's books. It's like a friend stopping by. His books are so well crafted you'll make him an auto buy on your list.

     I didn't find any issues. 

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because as you know, I love this author's work!

Cherry Lover (Cherry #2) by Victoria Quinn

      Just when Monroe has given up and decides to move on with her life. She just can't take any more. Slate however refuses to accept it. He seems to be everywhere. When Monroe needs him most, he's nowhere in sight. Slate seems to enjoy this back and forth. Well Monroe has had enough!

     The characters continue to be well defined and fleshed out. You'll know these characters as if you saw them at the mall. The story continues on and we aren't really sure where it will end. Ms. Quinn has crafted the perfect books for a nice  cozy night with your significant other. Take turns reading it to each other. Ms. Quinn provides the heat. It's nothing like what you are expecting and it will surprise you along the way.

   I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it provides heat and love.

Cherry Popper (Cherry #1) by Victoria Quinn

      Monroe needs help. She has a good job and a place to live, that's where it ends.  She's now considering any way possible to get the help she needs. It won't be easy but Monroe is a hard worker.  Then a friend introduces her to Slate.  Monroe has no time to waste so she heads to Slate's office for an impromptu meeting.

     First, let me say this book is definitely for those over 18. WOW! A well written story with enough heat to catch fire. It will blow you away. The characters are very well defined. You'll swear you know them or have heard of them at least. The book doesn't just dive into the adult stuff. There is a real story here. I love it because of the way it builds. The book will have moments where the excitement settles. Don't get too comfortable because it builds just as quickly. 

    I didn't find any issues.

      I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because of the wonderful story underneath everything else.