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[Book Review] Death Returns by J.S. Peck

Death Returns is the third book in J.S. Peck’s Death Card Series. Not long ago, Ms. Peck posted she was looking for ARC readers and I, of course, jumped at the chance. ARC, if you’re not familiar, stands for Advanced Reader Copy. Essentially, it means a reader can read a book by an author, even…… Continue reading [Book Review] Death Returns by J.S. Peck

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The Broadcast by Liam Falkov (Book Review)

The Broadcast by Liam Falkov takes us on a journey of mystery, shadow intrigue, and a host of characters who are at first, seemingly unconnected. Secrets are the biggest obstacle, it would seem, toward the main character’s wishful lives. Though there are quite a few characters to help the story and give it meat, the…… Continue reading The Broadcast by Liam Falkov (Book Review)

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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness – Final book in All Souls Trilogy (Audiobook Review)

Happy Easter! I know it may seem strange to write this review of the third book of the All Souls Trilogy today, but it occurred to me, it’s not so out of place as I at first thought. This trilogy has been about preconceived notions, misconceptions, love, duty to family, acceptance, tolerance, and faith. When…… Continue reading The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness – Final book in All Souls Trilogy (Audiobook Review)

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Best of March Recap

Book 5 of a 5-book ghostwritten series is with the editor! So, I’ve got a little more breathing room as this month comes to a close. Bet you’d never guess behind the scenes and outside of these posts are weekly blog posts for a recruitment firm, ad-hoc grantwriting, ghostwriting, and book reviews. Plus, of course,…… Continue reading Best of March Recap

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Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler (Book Expectations Preview)

You know those stores in the airport which offer travel gadgets, snacks, drinks, last-minute souvenirs, postcards, magazines, and that single case of books? That is where I first discovered Clive Cussler and the Dirk Pitt Series. Airport Reads Though it’s rare to see today, I happened to pick up his first book in the series…… Continue reading Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler (Book Expectations Preview)

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (finished from last quarter 2018 The Story So Far…) (Book Review)

Last autumn, as we began our monthly book review weeks, I was in the throes of several books at once and posted my thoughts based on the story so far. The following is what I felt and thought in November 2018. Good Prevails Against All Odds inAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr…… Continue reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (finished from last quarter 2018 The Story So Far…) (Book Review)

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Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

If you’ve been following this blog for the last few months, you know I began writing my life story. Well, my life story so far, anyway. It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? We know ourselves, we know our stories, and we know the chronological technical details. But, somehow, when you sit down to write it…well,…… Continue reading Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

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Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

In the cupboard-sized alcove of an independent bookstore in Vermont, the red spine of this book caught my eye. Then, I saw the title, and almost of its own accord, the book was open in my hand, my eyes scanning the pages. Though I’ve not quite finished with this book, I thought what a perfect…… Continue reading Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

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Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

Before we hung up our book reviews for 2018, I offered a taste of some of the books I had in my “soon to be finished” pile, but like all things around the holidays…life happened. Then, the new year, and working to get everything launched and organized with our updated blog and new website. Until…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

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The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

Since about the time Everett De Morier decided to become a writer, I was reading Robert Fulghum’s Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I read all the accompanying books, but as I got older, I wondered what the next incarnation of old school advice revisited might look like. Enter: The Invention of…… Continue reading The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)