Book Review: Caitlin’s Song (Carson Chronicles Book 4), John A. Heldt

Summary: Borrowed from Amazon.com Love, courage, and commitment take center stage as the Carsons, a family of time travelers, continue their saga in the great American West. For the Carson children, ages 19 to 29, an unplanned stop in 1962 is a chance to grow. Adam, Greg, and Natalie begin lives with new spouses in […]

Book Review: Indian Paintbrush (Carson Chronicles Book 3), John A. Heldt

Summary from Amazon: Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, seek a respite in their home state. While Adam and Greg settle down with their Progressive Era brides, Natalie and Caitlin start romances with wartime aviators and Cody befriends a Japanese family […]

Book Review: Memory Tree, John A. Heldt

Summary From Author: Days after barely escaping 1889 with their lives, the Carsons, siblings from the present day, resume their search for their missing parents in 1918. While Adam and his pregnant wife, Bridget, settle in Minnesota, unaware of a wildfire that will kill hundreds, Greg seeks clues in his great-grandparents’ Mexico, where he finds […]

Thoughts, 04/03/18

It’s been ages since I have popped in to visit. Yes I’ve put my book reviews and possibly moving into the publishing industry permanently on hold – just lost my groove if you will and ran out of free time. It’s been a couple years since my last post and frankly I have a lot […]

Book Review: Indiana Belle, American Journey Part 2, by John A. Heldt

Summary from Author: Providence, Rhode Island, 2017. When doctoral student Cameron Coelho, 28, opens a package from Indiana, he finds more than private papers that will help him with his dissertation. He finds a photograph of a beautiful society editor murdered in 1925 and clues to a century-old mystery. Within days, he meets Geoffrey Bell, […]

Book Review: The Return of the Witch, Paula Brackston

Summary from NetGalley After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world learning […]

Book Review: Some (Amazing) People I know, Keith Maginn

Summary from Author: Addicted to crack cocaine, Martin ate food from garbage cans until turning his life around and mentoring young men. Beth was living the American dream, loving husband and five kids, before tragedy struck, forcing her to sink or swim. Curt was content with his life until a plane crash changed everything and […]

Book Review: Lilac Girls, Martha Hall

  Summary from NetGalley Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.   On the eve of a fateful war, New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at […]

Book Review: Sisters of the Craft Series, Lori Handeland

In the Air Tonight Summary Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history,?her heart’s destiny,?and the sisters she never knew she had… With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in […]

Book Review: Everything and More, Jacqueline Briskin

Summary from Amazon.com Two sisters—the beautiful and alluring Marilyn, and her smart and savvy sister, Roy—move to Beverly Hills with their mother after the death of their father, so that they can attend the posh public school Beverly Hills High. Though they live in relative poverty, Marilyn acts in all of the school plays at […]