Category Archives: Uncategorized

Lovely War – Julie Berry

From the publisher, “It’s 1917, and World War I is at its zenith when Hazel and James first catch sight of each other at a London party. She’s a shy and talented pianist; he’s a newly minted soldier with dreams … Continue reading

Posted in gentle reader, highly recommend, historical fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged

Pay Attention, Carter Jones – Gary D. Schmidt

Sixth grader Carter Jones, opens the door to find a portly butler during a frantic first day of school morning for the four children.  In the vein of Mary Poppins, sans magic, he arrives at the most needed time.  Carter’s … Continue reading

Posted in gentle reader, highly recommend, realistic fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged

The Wartime Sisters – Lynda Loigman

You would never think that Ruth and Millie were sisters. Ruth, three years older, was the responsible one, rather plain looking, very smart, and you could count on her to always do the right thing. But expectations were high for … Continue reading

Posted in adult, historical fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

The Wicked King – Holly Black

The sequel to The Cruel Prince opens with all of Jude’s plans coming to fruition.  Oak is safely growing up in the human world until he comes of age to rule, replacing Cardan.  Cardan now rules, temporarily, but is well … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, fiction, folklore, highly recommend, suspense, Uncategorized | Tagged

The Legend of Sally Jones – Jakob Wegelius

Last year, Delecorte Press published The Murderer’s Ape and I thought it was terrific. So very unique.  I recently ordered a hardback of The Legend of Sally Jones published by Pushkin Press and not readily available in the US.  The … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, fiction, highly recommend, Uncategorized

Once Upon a River – Diane Setterfield

There was a tradition at the Swan, an ancient inn on the banks of the Thames. It was a tradition of storytelling. Joe Bliss was very good at storytelling. His wife ran the inn. Joe told the stories. And it … Continue reading

Posted in adult, fiction, folklore, gentle reader, mystery, Uncategorized

Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape – Gregory Benford

Charlie’s life hasn’t been the greatest. He is a rather ordinary history professor, going through a divorce. But when he gets hit by a truck, he wakes up in his bed instead of a hospital. Things get weird when he … Continue reading

Posted in adult, mystery, science fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged