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P.V. LeForge

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I am a writer, editor, and part-time archer who lives on a horse farm in the Florida panhandle.

Isabelle thinks it through

Three or four books after I’d decided I’d had enough of Alexander McCall Smith’s Isabelle Dalousie series (and read them anyway), The Forgotten Affairs of Youth came out. What a surprise to find that, except maybe for the first volume, it is the best of the lot. Let me go back for a minute.

The first of the Isabelle Dalhousie series was entitled The Sunday Philosophy Club. In it, McCall Smith set u Read more of this blog post »
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My Wife Is A Horse (Poetry)
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Description: Poetry collection. Pete LeForge is a practiced whose poems of life and the land age like fine wine. This collection details his move from city life to managing a 50-acre horse farm. In learning to ride and care for the horses with his dressage instructor wife Sara Warner, LeForge finds his strong poetic voice among the horse stalls and pastures of Black Bay Farm, and in the copses of the surrounding woodlands in rural north Florida. Pete LeForge is as hard at work mowing pastures and rebuilding fences as he is writing fierce, crafted poetry and figuring out how Americana fits into the bigger world picture. He’s an honest, plainspoken poet of the 21st century, the Wendell Berry of North Florida.

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Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints by P.J. Brackston
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Tom Swift and His QuieTurbine SkyLiner by Thomas Hudson
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This book--and this new series—is for those of us who grew up reading and loving the Tom Swift Jr. series of the 1950s through 1970s. This is a direct continuation of that series, with the following changes.
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R.E. Conary Hey, P.V. I'm a little slow getting back to you about Wiping Out Guilt: A Private Detective Crime Novel. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I really liked it and Kina McKevie’s marvelous.

She’s tough, street savvy and refuses to be labelled or pigeonholed. “Thief, addict, gay, lesbian, bi, victim, ex-con, murderer” are just words. They’re not her. Not who she is or wants to be at this moment in her life. Her fear of going back to prison is so palpable it overrides all her actions. And her distrust of the police keeps her as edgy and wary as a dog that’s been beaten too often.

Her totally insulting gesture of “kissing her teeth” was a great bit of realism (You know it’s insulting just from context but I had to look it up later to understand its meaning, how it’s done and its origins.).

The teen-gang controlled neighborhood had me thinking of Baxter Clare’s Lt. “Frank” Franco and Gunnar Staalesen’s Varg Veum. But Kina’s continually getting away unscathed was a stretch of credulity yet didn’t keep me from enjoying the ride.

Yes, this book was free at Amazon but Amazon only had the sequel Chasing Answers in paperback. Both e-books are available free at Smashwords, Kobo, B&N, & (probably) Apple.


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