Book Review of We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels

Reporter, Elizabeth Balsam, receives a mysterious call from James Rich asking her to meet him for lunch. James has an old camera and some photos that he wants Elizabeth to return to her elderly aunt Nora – an aunt that… Read more

Review of The Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks

  The Orphan Mother reintroduces Robert Hicks’s The Widow of the South’s Mariah Reddick and Carrie McGavock – a book I have not yet read. In this new book, it’s 1867, the war is over and slaves are slowing trying to… Read more

Review of The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash

Julie and Brad are a young, ambitious couple, struggling to make a go of the house-flipping business. When Julie spots a dilapidated old mansion on Long Island’s Cold Spring Harbor Brad has serious reservations, but Julie is set on rehabilitating… Read more

Review of Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

What can I possibly say about this book that hasn’t already been said? I have not yet seen the movie, preferring to read a book first whenever it’s available. I received an email alert about a freebie promo and decided… Read more

Review of Sempre by J. M. Darhower

Sempre is the first book in J.M. Darhower’s Forever Series. It is a well-crafted, emotionally charged thriller that kept me flipping the pages. Mafia families are at war; human trafficking is an organized crime competitive business, and slavery, unfortunately, is a… Read more

Review of Carried Forward By Hope by Ginny Dye

Carried Forward By Hope (Book 6 of The Bregdan Chronicles series) by Ginny Dye begins with the ending of the Civil war in America and the soldiers returning home to find their families. It is the year 1865. After the… Read more