Aether Ones: #bookreview

Synopsis of Aether Ones by Wendie Coffman-Porter: Long ago, the Great Sundering ripped the universe apart, creating two separate realities. The kuldain realm developed advanced technology, and its inhabitants travel the universe on massive ships to colonize and expand their empire. The aether realm, meanwhile, harnessed the magic of the massively powerful eldrich energy thatContinue reading “Aether Ones: #bookreview”

Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview

Honestly, I wish I could have witnessed the Jazz Age in Chicago. Denny S. Bryce’s Wild Women and the Blues is set in Chicago circa 1925. Film student, Sawyer Hayes, is trying to discover the history of Honoree Dalcour and how she relates to the filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux. Sawyer has found a film in hisContinue reading “Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview”

Bad Habits: #bookreview

Bad Habits is set at a Catholic boarding school in Wisconsin. I’m not saying it sounds like a hellish place. No offense Wisconsin but your winters are harsh. Alex Heck is the type of rebellious teenager that I wished that I had the guts to be in the 90s. She’s not scared to speak herContinue reading “Bad Habits: #bookreview”

A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview

“My situation was unique . . . being an African-American woman working undercover is exceptionally stressful . . . When I wasn’t on assignment . . . I would stay in bed, isolated and along, for days. ” – From Clean Dirt: A Memoir of Johnnie Mae Gibson, FBI Special Agent Aya de Leon’s AContinue reading “A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview”

The Smallest Man: #bookreview

‘I want you to remember something, Nat. You’re small on the outside. But inside you’re as big as everyone else. You show people that and you won’t go far wrong in life.’ The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn begins in 1625 when Nat Davy was a young boy. The book tells the story of NatContinue reading “The Smallest Man: #bookreview”

The Unadjusteds: #bookreview

How many times a day do you wish that you had a supernatural power like telekinesis or flying with your own wings? Some of us might be satisfied to have the ability to help our kids with their math homework. Doing math is like a super power all by itself. Silver Melody is like aContinue reading “The Unadjusteds: #bookreview”

The Diamond Rose: #bookreview

Boston resident Amanda Griffith had just graduated from medical school and beginning her residency. While on vacation, she and her friend, Lydia, were struck by a solar flare. The solar flare gave them both supernatural powers. Both women are flown to Prague from their beach vacation in Panama. Within 48 hours, Amanda and Lydia areContinue reading “The Diamond Rose: #bookreview”

The Cousins: #bookreview

The Cousins by Karen McManus is set on Gull Cove Island. Imagine the setting as being similar to the show Revenge but not quite as upscale as the Hamptons. There is a real Gull Island but no one lives there. Three cousins – Aubrey, Milly and Jonah- from the Story family are invited to workContinue reading “The Cousins: #bookreview”

Under a Gilded Moon: #bookreview

Under a Gilded Moon by Joy Jordan-Lake is set in the Asheville, North Carolina area where the Biltmore Estate is located. If you have been to North Carolina, you already know that it is a beautiful, scenic area. In the book, the Biltmore Estate has almost been completed. The years of building the estate wereContinue reading “Under a Gilded Moon: #bookreview”

The Water Dancer: #bookreview

The Water Dancer begins in the river with two young men – Maynard and Hiram- trying to not get swept away by the river’s current. One of them cannot get away from the water and loses his life. The other man barely escapes with his life. They are half-brothers. One man is the heir toContinue reading “The Water Dancer: #bookreview”

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