Category Archives: Fiction

Review: ‘Midnight in Austenland’ by Shannon Hale

Charlotte Kinder, according to her acquaintances, is nice. Compliant. Not a stand-out. It is quite unexpected that not only does her husband, James, want to divorce her, but he has been having an affair. Her children are at that age where they don’t... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Believe’ by E. Leighanne Grimm-Weever

Andrea Dayla is a college girl living off-campus near Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The homeowner, an old (literally) family friend of her Uncle, has decided to move to Florida and left her furnished house for Andrea to live in while... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Shiver’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Life is fragile, particularly in winter. In extremely cold climates, the landscape of survival is especially brittle. No one knows this more than Grace and Sam. Their love escapes the boundaries of place, sense and species. When she was eleven, Grace... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Whispering Hills’ by Taryn Browning

Authors who offer up their books for a “read to review” are very brave. Handing over their work to a group of amateur writers is basically asking for a beating. It’s hard to review someone else’s work, especially when you might be hoping to... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 4/5 Stars

Here are the three books I read in March that rate 4 Stars. There were none rating 5 Stars. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (SciFi/Fantasy): Stephenie Meyer was supersmart to write a new book of a different genre during the time she was penning the... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 3/5 Stars

Nine of the 14 books I read this month received 3 Stars. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Fiction): I almost gave this book a 2. If it weren’t for the wonderful writing and the unique story, I would have. It is a favorite of one of my friends whose... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 2/5 Stars

14 books were consumed in March. The lowest rating given this month was 2 Stars for Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen and The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. I had very high hopes for Ms. Gruen’s books, as Water for Elephants is a great novel, one of those... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story’ by Carolyn Turgeon

Do you like fairy tales? Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story is a fascinating read by Carolyn Turgeon. The main character is Lil, a fairy godmother who was cast out from her kingdom and forced to live as a human because she fell in love with the... Read More | Share it now!