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Pride of Lions
3.99
really liked it
Ms. Llywelyn is excellent at making historical characters come alive as real, three dimensional people. Her diligent research flavors every page witho ...more
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
The Novel & The Novelist: An Insider's Guide to the Craft
4.42
really liked it
A very engaging and personable book about writing fiction and being an author. I had the privilege of meeting and spending a couple of hours with Tom ...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
 
From Where the Sun Now Stands
4.23
really liked it
Very good novelization of the Nez Perce final efforts under Chief Joseph to resist being sent onto a reservation. It is told in first person narrative ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 16, 2007
 
Voice: The Secret Power of Great Writing
4.08
really liked it
Bell presents a concise and clear examination of Voice, where it comes from, how to develop, how it's affected by genre.
The book is full of excellent
...more
Nov 12, 2015
Oct 28, 2015
 
Waters of Separation
4.80
really liked it
This fascinating story of love and redemption carries the reader between tow continents, North America and Africa.

We travel with Anna Haas to the Côte
...more
Nov 09, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
 
The Pilgrim
4.12
liked it
From the back cover: Abandoned by her husband, in danger because of her faith, but with an implacable will to what God calls her to do, Empress Helena ...more
Jul 2015
Jul 15, 2015
 
The Women of Baker Street (A Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson Investigation #2)
4.01
it was amazing
The Women of Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

This is an excellent sequel of Birkby’s first book, The House at Baker Street. Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. Watso
...more
Jul 15, 2017
Jul 04, 2017
 
Walking Shadow (Spenser, #21)
3.96
it was amazing
I thought I had read all of the Spenser novels. Somehow, I missed this one.
Both a refreshing and exciting read. Refreshing to be back in Parker's mes
...more
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 17, 2016
 
Other Countries (Gabriel Ash and Hazel Best, #4)
3.69
really liked it
4.5 Stars

Other Countries by Jon Bannister is the fourth book in the Hazel Best and Gabriel Ash series.
Bannister continues to be a joyous surprise with
...more
Jul 28, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
The Liberation (Emancipation Warriors, #2)
4.45
it was amazing
In this sequel to The First Principle, Marissa Shrock writes one of the best Christian speculative novels I’ve read in a long time.

Shrock keeps us rig
...more
Mar 03, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
 
Treasure Box
3.33
it was amazing
Treasure Box by Orson Scott Card
I found this gem of a book on a recent journey to a used bookstore. I consider my self a long time fan of Mr. Card ev
...more
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 23, 2018
 
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
4.09
really liked it
Vogler’s book takes the concept of the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell to build an approach to the craft of writing through guidelines in plot and c ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Nov 05, 2013
 
King and Maxwell (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #6)
4.10
really liked it
Exciting thriller with a fascinating pair of heroes. Villain and other characters were equally well-done and the plot had enough twists and turns to k ...more
Oct 07, 2016
Oct 07, 2016
 
Synapse
3.88
really liked it
Steven James does not disappoint in his newest thriller. Plenty of action and he takes also explores the meaning of life and love and God without slow ...more
Dec 20, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
 
The Barrow Lover
4.08
really liked it
A fascinating novella.
I've never really been in to ghost stories much but this one grabbed me on page one and kept me riveted.
The humor ranges from
...more
Jun 21, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
 
Raising Steam (Discworld, #40, Moist von Lipwig #3)
3.99
it was amazing
Terry Pratchett's Discworld stories are full of great characters, well-written plots, exciting adventures. Raising Steam doesn't disappoint. He popula ...more
Jun 19, 2020
Dec 03, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
 
In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia, #1)
4.13
it was amazing
An exciting fantasy anchored in the mists and myths of Ireland. The story world is a fascinating blend of humans and fae and druids battling against t ...more
Feb 12, 2019
Feb 13, 2019
 
Take the Day Off: Receiving God's Gift of Rest
4.51
it was amazing
An excellent review of the Sabbath and why we all need to take a Sabbath--a day off--every week.
Pastor Morris does an in-depth analysis of where the
...more
Jan 30, 2020
Jan 31, 2020
 
A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, #10)
3.93
really liked it
A Certain Justice by P.D. James

For me, this is vintage P.D. James. I enjoy (and as a writer, I also envy) how she creates such complex and real charac
...more
Jun 06, 2020
Jun 06, 2020
 
Deadly Virtues (Gabriel Ash and Hazel Best, #1)
3.79
really liked it
Actually, I would give this 4.5 stars if possible.

Rookie cop, Hazel Best, stumbles into culture of police corruption where even facilitating murder is
...more
Jun 04, 2017
Jun 04, 2017
 
The Gray and Guilty Sea (Garrison Gage, #1)
3.95
really liked it
I enjoyed how the the author created characters who are complex, flawed and brave.
Garrison Gage is pulled out of hermit-like recluse lifestyle when a
...more
Feb 06, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
The Agitator
4.56
it was amazing
In this prequel to her Emancipation Warrior series, Marissa Shrock introduces us to one of the significant characters is the series, Agatha Sparks.

Whe
...more
Aug 16, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
 
Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
4.07
it was amazing
Excellent history of America from the War of 1812 to the 1850s. H.W. Brands is one of my favorite historians. He has a style that is easy going with a ...more
Jun 14, 2020
Jun 16, 2020
 
The Ragged Edge of Night
4.13
it was amazing
This is historical fiction based on the true story of a family surviving in Germany during World War II. Elisabeth is a widow with three children. Ant ...more
May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019
 
The First Principle (Emancipation Warriors, #1)
4.19
really liked it
Vivica Wilkins is sixteen years old, and a bit of a rebel. She has hacked her school’s computer network so her fellow students can exchange messages w ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 17, 2014
 
Death in Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh, #11)
3.92
it was amazing
Another excellent mystery in the Adam Dalgliesh series.
Ms. James has created one of the most intriguing detectives in all of the mystery genre. He is
...more
Jun 26, 2020
Jun 27, 2020
 
An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey, #1)
3.50
really liked it
The lyrical writing and the story world of this British mystery remind me of Jacqueline Winspear. If you like the Maisie Dobb stories, you'll like Ups ...more
Nov 12, 2016
Nov 12, 2016
 
Trespassing
4.08
it was amazing
Veronica Cavanaugh’s grasp on the world is slipping. Her latest round of fertility treatments not only failed but left her on edge and unbalanced. And ...more
May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
 
Dangerous Pursuits
3.85
it was amazing
This is the latest in Jo Bannister's Hazel Best and Gabriel Ash series.
This series is one of my favorite crime series. The main characters are brillia
...more
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 02, 2020
 
To Die But Once (Maisie Dobbs, #14)
4.21
it was amazing
In To Die But Once, Jacqueline Winspear again delivers an intricate and spellbinding adventure in her Maisie Dobbs series.
Maisie’s task in this one is
...more
May 02, 2018
May 02, 2018
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