Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas

I've been a big fan of Sandra Dallas ever since I read "The Persian Pickle Club" (thanks Cathy H. for that recommendation).  Her latest work is my kind of book. It revolves around the friendship of two women - 86 year old Hennie Comfort and 17 year old Nit Spindle. Although I'm nowhere near 17... Continue Reading →

Ender’s Game

I stumbled upon this gem of a book while taking a class in college.  For once I actually enjoyed school when I was required to read and analyze this novel by Orson Scott Card.  Right from the start Ender’s Game featured such a unique story line that I found myself staying up the night to... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Bear’s Sci-Fi

Last summer, Hammered by Elizabeth Bear was recommended to me by a friend.  It couldn't have come at a better time; I had just forced my way through a terrible book and was in desperate need of something better.  Luckily,  Hammered didn't let me down at all!  Right from the get go I couldn't put... Continue Reading →

87th Precinct Novels by Ed McBain

The 87th Precinct novels, set in the fictional city Isola (much resembling New York City), is a fantastic look into the true nature of police procedure and protocols (in the United States).  McBain provides readers with gritty and realistic stories centered around a key group of detectives working out of the precinct.  McBain’s first 87th... Continue Reading →

The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger by Stephen King is hands down, my favourite book of all time. The first sentence of the novel hooked me right away “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed”. That line has always been remembered fondly. The Gunslinger begins Stephen King’s magnum opus The Dark Tower. King begins... Continue Reading →

Family Blessings by Fern Micheals

I love this Author; I find that her characters are real, it seems like you are witnessing the story rather than reading it, The New York Times tells us that this novel will delight and inspire readers this and every holiday season. In this book, Loretta Cisco and the small town of Larkspur in Pennsylvania’s... Continue Reading →

Lords of Two Lands

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite series and themes. Lords of the Two Lands trilogy (1998 -2000) by Pauline Gedge The Hippopotamus Marsh: Lords of the Two Lands, Volume One The Oasis: Lords of the Two Lands, Volume Two The Horus Road: Lords of the Two Lands, Volume Three A chronicle of... Continue Reading →

Poldark, A Great Saga

Imagine standing on the Cornish coast, the wind whipping through your hair, the salt spray of the sea filling your lungs, the world around you, full of mystery, danger, love and deceit. Welcome to Poldark country. Winston Graham began his series of novels in 1945 about the life of Ross Poldark, recently returned to England,... Continue Reading →

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