I review all genres and I post them in 23 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.

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Red Ribbon by Rachel Ledge

     It's 1775, in London. Julia and her friend, Annie are attending the last event of the season. No one saw events happening this way.  Julia was excited because the man she loved, Roland, was acting as chaperone for the ladies.  

     This particular book does a great job covering all the things a fan could want. Love, mystery, family and unexpected surprises.  The writing is solid and the characters defined and will appeal to the readers. I found this book easy to read and the pacing is fast.  The theme of this book fits well with the time period.  This book should be in your TBR pile. You'll want to share the book with friends.

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of  5 because you open the book and dive in.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nowhere to Hide (Justice Served Book 1) by Louise Lyndon

     Marlee recently moved back into her hometown in Australia. She's determined to make a life for her son in this town. There is one problem though. The towns people believe Marlee's grandfather killed her grandmother forty years ago. Marlee will have to clear her grandfather's name to have peace.
     Devon Reilly is an investigative journalist. He's very well know and in Marlee's town to find out who murdered her grandmother. It will take some finesse to get the answers he needs.

     Writing in this book is top notch! The characters are well defined and easy to love or hate. I like the underlying  messages also. The first one is - you can't judge a book by it's cover. The second is- you never really know  someone. You'll find this isn't your typical love story. It will stop your heart in places. Get this one on the TBR pile.

     I did find an issue. The story is mostly over before you reach the 1/2 way mark. It would have been more balanced if the author had spread the story out a little more.

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of the issue above.

The Boston Ranter: Slanted Vignettes from a Native New Englander by Layden Robinson

     This is an autobiographical story. The author let's us know what living in Boston is really like. Or was really like. Pain, torment, love and sorrow are only a few of the things filling Johnnies life. Brace yourself. This is unlike anything you've ever read before.

     Humorous and honest tales of living in Massachusetts. The author gives us a chance to see inside his life. Well written and in a Massachusetts accent, you'll enjoy this visit.  His unique family is quite lively. As the author shares with us, it's hard not to run down our own list of relatives. We all have one or more relatives like the authors. This book is intense and moves quickly. You'll be surprised at what you learn.

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because it's easier to read if you are a bit off balance.

Xing Xang: Destiny Mission Virtue by Todd Tracy

      Seventeen year old Eli did his best thinking while at sea. One afternoon while out on his boat, a storm caught him off guard. The boat is tossed and eventually overturns.  Everyone is certain the teenager is dead. No one knows why he was on his boat. For Eli this is either the beginning or the end. 

     This story is intense. Eli seems to be put through the ringer after he capsizes. The characters are a colorful lot and the writing exceptional. Descriptions by Mr. Tracy will give you vivid pictures of the areas. I found it exciting and scary at the same time. This story will take your breath away in  parts of it. I think this one should be shared with everyone. 

     I did find issues. The reading can be a bit rough in spots. They aren't as clear as they should be. Also, it's unrealistic in parts. To believe the tale it needs to be more defined.

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of the issues above. 

Alien Manifesto by T.W. Embry

     Ex-Navy Seal, Thomas Scott and several veterans decide to rob a warehouse. Just as things get interesting,  Snarth appears with an offer for the group. Can they really trust this alien and can they do as Snarth orders? It's worth the risk to Tom and so he agrees to be part of Snarth's plan. It's amazing how much Tom's life will change. He'll see and do things he never thought possible. 

     Well written with characters you'll enjoy, Mr. Embry creates a tale you won't soon forget.  I read this one 5 times because I wanted to make sure I was getting everything I could out of it. The details, the characters and the story is intense, but fun also. The fantasy lovers will enjoy this story more than anything they've ever read. I applaud Mr. Embry's originality. He really made this book one of a kind with an ending you will be surprised at. I didn't see it coming.

     I did find an issue. I felt the book intensity also lent itself to making the story a bit confusing in parts. You really have to be concentrating to read this one.

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of the confusion. It's really a good story though. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Winning Dr. Wentworth (Sterling University #2) by Rebecca Heflin

     Shelby Wentworth had come home to heal. The scandal at her previous job was more than she could handle. Of course, being home meant seeing old faces and old places. Shelby just needed time. 
     Nash is thrilled to learn Shelby is back home. He knew her presence would put him on edge, but it was worth it to have Shelby where he could keep an eye on her. Things get complicated quickly when old feelings resurface.

     Ms. Heflin can put you right in Shelby's shoes. You feel everything Shelby does. Ms. Heflin's writing style keeps you right in the thick of things. Her characters are familiar, well defined and easy to relate to. Well written, this book will not let you down.  Also in this story, Ms. Heflin says maybe you can go home again. You've gotta get this book. She's a go to author for great reads.

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's easy to relate to.

Dreams of Her Own (Dreams Come True #3) by Rebecca Heflin

     Millie Stephens life is nothing to write home about. She's practical and predictable. Millie has decided to shake things up a bit. On her way to work one morning, she is in need of help. Her high heel got caught in a gap in the sidewalk. Out of nowhere, a man stops to help her. Millie feels the electricity of his touch. She's become even more determined to make her life more exciting. It's always the quiet ones you need to watch out for.

     It was so nice to read about a woman whose light isn't totally hidden under a basket. The light can still be seen if you look for it. This book is a great way for people to see they don't need enormous changes to make life more exciting. Well written, you'll begin to root for Millie from the first page. Ms. Heflin tells this story in such a way you get all the feels. Characters are well fleshed out and well defined. Add this author to your favorites list you won't regret it. 

     I did find minor issues. There seems to have been changes made, but bits of previous sentences were left behind.  It just makes it a little confusing. 

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because the story is powerful.