Romance

Fancy & Adriaan by Haidji (Book Review #92)

This love story is written in the format of poetry and fantasy. Fancy is a fairy and Adriaan is an elf. Fancy is the fruit of a thought of a being, living on a flower. She can feel but not think. Adriaan is an elf born in the forest living in a tree. He can think but not feel.   Fancy begins to fly away from her origin. Adriaan wishes to move away from the tree too but no matter how many []

Pearl, MD: The Way West by Marie Bartlett (Book Review #73)

The way of the West begins right where we were left off. Pearl is a physician in the nineteenth-century society. This was when women were not welcome to have a profession. African Americans are also treated poorly. Healing them as a patient is unacceptable and hiring them as an assistant is profound upon and bad for business. People that find her ways different burn her medical center to the ground, and she has no choice but to stay at a hotel until []

The Remnants by W.P. Osborn (Book Review #64)

This review is written for Online book club “I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.” This is a love story written based on a true tale going back to pre-World War, where Danny Pulbrook and Rose Quayle meet the most unlikely way and promise to stay faithful to each other until Danny comes back from the war. Danny has enlisted in the army, and Rose works for the upper English society where etiquette and social interactions restrict her from being []

String the Cranberries by Kim Troike (Book Review #66)

String the cranberries is a short story written about Brandon and Leia. It is a love story and written as a Christmas Novella. Brandon is a 25-year-old bachelor that happens to hear of an advertisement asking for help at a farm from, his friend Sam. Brandon asks Sam’s advice as he trusts him and takes a step towards applying for the position. Brandon travels to Wyoming. As he arrives, he meets Tracey, a hardworking man that keeps to himself. He takes Brandon []

Into the vines by Kim Troike (Book Review #67)

This story is a beautiful contemporary take on what love is and means. It also touches on self-discovery and soul-searching. Brie is this courageous, strong woman facing everything that is thrown at her. Daniela is a nurse finding her purpose and looks up to Brie. Olivier is a rescue pilot saving stranded people. From the beginning of the story, the reader is captured into this dramatic ordeal. I liked that very much. The heroine of the story is also not just the []

Vanished by Danielle Steel (Book Review #68)

This story begins with such a beautiful love encounter. Marielle and Charles fall in love and elope to get married. Marielle’s parents do not approve of Charles’s way of living. Although rich, he does not act like a responsible man or a family oriented kind of guy. Tragedy strikes for this two picturesque couple and causes them to separate. Marielle remarries and even though this time around it is more for comfort and support rather than love. It seems like they both []

Angles – Part I by Erin Lockwood (Book Review #72)

  The story of Angles is a captivating tale about a girl named Caralee. She has a loyal group of friends and one best friend, Teddy who looks out for her all the times. He gets married at the beginning of the story to a lovely girl named Anne. Although the triangle at first looks like he has feelings for Cara and it is going to be a troublesome trio, the story takes on a new drama twist with the appearance of []

Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon by Gabriel Bacopa (Book Review #49)

  There is a lot to cover in this book even though it consisted of three completely different short stories. The first story is about Robert, a great professor of Philosophy in the 21st center and his teaching at the Yale University. He isn’t the most punctual teacher. However, he never misses a class. One day his strike ends, and he misses one session. The school sends a patient that suffers from hebephrenic schizophrenia in his place. The students being unaware of []