Month: August 2021

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 31, 2021
Book Reviews

I have come to expect learning interesting tidbits of scientific progress during the Progressive Era when reading books by Elizabeth Camden. Her knack for weaving history with fiction in a compelling manner makes learning these things a pleasure. Patrick and Gwen were separated by centuries of wealth and prejudice. He […]

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 24, 2021
Book Reviews

It’s only a hundred pages long. Yet, A Second Chance was the perfect length to tell Kira’s story. It is an interesting novella, packed with information about life, Samurai, and honor in sixteenth-century Japan. And, unlike Mussell’s other historical fiction, this one has the added element of time travel! Which […]

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano – Book Review

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 12, 2021
Book Reviews

To Write a Wrong has an clever plot with humorous incidents. The interactions between Daphne and Herman were enjoyable. And Daphne’s penchant for swooning was cute and not overdone. Daphne’s attempts at disguising her identity as the wildly popular writer of mysteries only added to her charm. Whenever anyone began […]

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson – Spotlight & Excerpt

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson – Spotlight & Excerpt

I’m not familiar at all with Todd M. Johnson. When I saw this book and the synopsis, I was intrigued. I’m looking forward to reading this book in the future. Read on for a synopsis and an excerpt of this historical legal thriller. Excerpt Madeleine listened. From a distance behind […]