Review: Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

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Once Upon a River: A Novel by Diane Setterfield begins, (circa 1887) at the Swan at Radcot, a pub along the Thames River where folks regularly gather to drink and tell stories.  One night something considered impossible occurs at the pub. "For another hour they talked.  Every detail of the day's events were gone over,… Continue reading Review: Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 11 hours and 27 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Penguin Audio Audible.com Release Date: September 12, 2017 My Review ( 5 Stars: Loved it!) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is a well written, well thought out story.  The first half is devoted to laying ground work and building characters, the… Continue reading Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Book Brief: Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 19 hours and 24 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Recorded Books Audible.com Release Date: September 24, 2009 Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) My Review (3 Stars: Liked it) I listened to Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross.  It is about a women, in the 9th century who… Continue reading Book Brief: Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Book Review: My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

  My Notorious Life: A Novel by Kate Manning Terry Donnelly (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 19 hours and 59 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audible Release Date: September 10, 2013 My Review (5 Stars - Loved it!) My Notorious Life: A Novel by Kate Manning is historical… Continue reading Book Review: My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

Review: Lust For Life by Irving Stone

 by Irving Stone Narrated by: Steve West Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins  Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:03-06-12  Publisher: Random House Audio My Review (4 Stars ~ Liked it a lot!) If you are curious about the famous man who created famous art work, Vincent Van Gogh, then this book is for you.  The reason I rated it four stars… Continue reading Review: Lust For Life by Irving Stone

Review: Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (audiobook)

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (audiobook) Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 15 hours and 56 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Recorded Books Audible.com Release Date: September 15, 2009 My Review (3 Stars: Liked it!) Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum is a Jewish holocaust story focused on the question of the culpability of Germain citizens.  The author uses great vocabulary and descriptions.  However,… Continue reading Review: Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (audiobook)

Review: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

 by Anna Quindlen - Unabridged - purchased ($14.95) via iBooks - presented by Audible.com - from Brilliance Audio. Narrator: Brittany Pressley Length: 8 hr 9 min and Advance Reader's Copy (via NetGalley), Random House, 2016 My Review (5 Stars: Loved It!) I received an ARC e-book for review, free of charge from NetGalley, but due to a back injury decided… Continue reading Review: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

Review: The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

 by Lynda Cohen Loigman St. Martin's Press, New York, First Edition March 2016 My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) In The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman, there are many memorable and touching scenes. This is a story about two Jewish families; two brothers, their wives and their children. Brothers, Mort and Abe, couldn't be… Continue reading Review: The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Review: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

  Flight of Dreams: A Novel by Ariel Lawhon Double Day a Division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016 My Review (4 Stars: Liked It A Lot!) In Flight of Dreams, author, Ariel Lawhon puts us on the Hindenburg, from it's majestical take off to it's disastrous landing. Lawhon presents a suspenseful fictional account, character driven, that… Continue reading Review: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Review: The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris

  The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015 My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) This story begins in Dublin, Ireland - March 1919.  We follow, orphaned, twelve-year old, Shanley Keagan's journey to America and his life, from the shores of New York City, across the country, to the California shores of Alcatraz. Author, Kristina… Continue reading Review: The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris