Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Ann Krentz, returns to Victorian England for the second book in a trilogy that begins in the contemporary book, In Too Deep.
Christina Dodd’s newest historical, set in Victorian times, produces a hero who is a rakish, piratical prince and a heroine who is capable, unflappable, and more than able to handle such a man, whe
Sarah MacLean became an instant must-read author with Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake last year. Fourteen months and another two books later, that hasn’t changed.
In the summer of 2007, Natalie Taylor was a happily married young woman about to have a baby and celebrate her two-year wedding anniversary with her college sweetheart, Josh.
A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes was a book unlike than those I normally review—an utterly different experience from science and health-related nonfiction; nonetheless, this mystery novel dr
There’s enough pressure on parents to hold the perfect birthday party for a six-year-old these days, but when someone drops dead at said celebration, the goody bags are probably not going to make u
In the preface to his 2008 definitive text How Fiction Works, author and literary critic James Wood writes:
Primarily a World War One story, but also a coming-of-age novel and a tale about fathers and sons and brothers, Andrew Krivak’s well-researched and well-told tale, The Sojourn, is a valuab
When a Dragon Moves In is a story about friendship, the beach, and a creative imagination.
A Quest For Good Manners is an interesting and fun way to teach good manners to children.
With the title of this book, The Secret Book of CIA Humor, expectation is that this is a work of great insight into the high-level intellect of such an elite agency.
Lemonade Lemonade is a literary explosion of free verse puzzle poetry and a visual feast of witty words and phrases.
Meg Wolitzer is known for writing about women’s issues, though primarily she writes about sex. Possibly that explains her reputation and popularity.
". . . religion of baseball and its origins are spelled out as meticulously in Mr. Thorn’s book as the Holy Bible spells out the story of Eden . . ."
At the Sea Floor Café is a very insightful and well-done book. The illustrations are unique and edgy, and go perfectly with the poetry.
Nestled in the hills of northern New Mexico is Agua Bendita—a sleepy village where the laws of physics snooze in the afternoon sun and memories are the only road signs.
Late one winter night, a weary traveler trudges through a fierce snowstorm. Just as he feels he can go no farther, he spies the blazing lights of a house in the distance.
Only exceptionally talented writers can maintain a concept over a span of 30 years with a book series, and make her fans feel at home among old friends reminiscing together. Jean M.
Readers who enjoy excellent relationships with their mothers (and indeed, readers who have a challenging relationship with their mothers) would do well to take out stock in Kleenex™ before starting
Who would ever think that five completely different women would bond to become soul sisters?
This collection of short nonfiction accounts is linked by a common thread of veracity and sincerity that has one reading through the whole gamut of emotions from humor to pathos.
In Nazareth, North Dakota, debut novelist Tommy Zurhellen lovingly reimagines the New Testament as a series of interlocking tales set in the northernmost regions of the American heartland.
“Against all odds, against my own wishes, this is a love story.”
The template for the mystery is who got killed and who did the killing.
In the introduction to his new collection of selected essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, novelist and author Geoff Dyer writes, “When writers have achieved a certain reputatio