Fiction

Latecomers to Love By Dee Cleary and Bruce Miller (Book Review #41)

  It appears that you have to kiss a lot of ugly frogs to finally find your prince. In the case of Dee Cleary and Bruce Miller, Latecomers to Love is a collection of memories they have written about their first impression of an online meetup and first dates, giving us an insightful look at how hard it really is to find the everlasting love. From dates that are sabotaged by friends only to keep the girl for them to men that []

The Girl From Rostov by Shitij Sharma (Book Review #40)

Majid is like the Indian Godfather. He is a ruthless businessman, and his brother and wife pay with their life for his actions leaving him to raise their child, Maya. Although Majid tries to keep Maya away from his affairs, the poor child witnesses some gruesome happenings that inevitably place her life in trouble. The girl from Rostov is a book that is written in two parts. Part one is about Majid and Mazhar. Part two is about Maya and Samar. Towards []

The House of the Soul: A Novel by Annie Dawson (Book Review #39)

  Ella Casey is a loving mother, wife, and ambitious women. Once she meets her old friend Teri, she begins to doubt whether the path she took becoming domestic was what she was destined to do. This story is written for every woman that settles in life yet has a bigger heart in doing greater things. I liked how the story of Ella’s past was substantial enough to give room for understanding why she had the thoughts and feelings that were overcoming []

Judas and Jezabel: The Tales of a New York Nanny by C.Y.Brown (Book Review 37)

  This review is written for Online Book Club. “I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.” This is a domestic story about a not so happy, wealthy family. Sharon and Connor do not get along, and divorce is the only way. However, it comes with a price on both ends without hesitating to understand the psychological complications they cause towards their child and the poor nanny taking care of the kid.   Carol is not our everyday Mary Poppins but is []

Angel by Sebastian Michael (Book Review #33)

This review is written for Online Book Club. “I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.” Beauty is defined by the beholder. However, in this book Damion is so beautiful that this definition does not apply to him. He is an angel in everyone’s eye. Everyone finds him so attractive and wonderful that they are willing to do anything for him. Such power can be used for doing good or bad. Damion does have a history, and a fire incident changes everything []

Dennis and Greer by Molly Gould (Book Review #303)

Dennis and Greer is a nonfiction love story. It contains a collection of love letters and journals saved between two college students during the Vietnam Era. The story is very heartfelt and beautiful making it feel like it is a fictional story. The horrors of war and how these two lovers encounter it is truly amazing. The letters are found fifty years after and what transpires is a strikingly real novel, making the reader ponder after it is over. The story is set []

Only Wrong Once by Jenifer Ruff (Book Review #316)

Only wrong once is a suspense thriller written about a very powerful ISIS leader plotting to kill innocent lives by hiring a microbiologist. He has this graduate to create a weapon, a virus, and to spread it across the American citizens. FBI agent Quinn Traynor is adamant to stop his massacre from happening. With the help of Madeline Hamilton, he only has a few days to prevent this horrific incident from happening. When I began reading this book, I felt that it just sounded too []

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Book Review #6)

Summary “Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. This cyborg is a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the []

Hollow Fissure by Max E. Stone (Book Review #301)

Hollow Fissure is book 4 of the Warren-Bennett-Johnson Series. Hollow Fissure is about a girl who got abducted in Somalia for sex trafficking. She’s now 19 years old and is trying to move on but things are not as easy as it is expected from her. She has great supporting parents and Melissa, the woman who saved her. However, somehow things are not going the direction she wants and Hannah is struggling. Melissa is having mental stability issues and Hannah’s parents are []