Book Review: The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense (Reincarnationist Book 6), M.J. Rose

  Summary borrowed from Amazon.com Florence, Italy—1533:  “An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fra­grances and potent medicines—and […]

Book Review: The Curse of Malenfer Manor, Iain McChesney

  This review is posted on behalf of the publisher as requested from NetGalley Description from Amazon.com “Those in line to the Malenfer estate are succumbing to terrible ends – is a supernatural legacy at work, or something entirely more human? Young Irish mercenary Dermot Ward retreats to Paris at the close of World War […]

Overcoming Challenges and Trying to Re-Start a Stalled Engine

Wish I had something profound to say, but I don’t – my Mother is always telling me that I am just the Queen of overcoming obstacles and facing the odds straight on – but this one I just haven’t got the courage to do so – mailing those letters I worked so very hard on […]