Harkworth Hall by L.S. Johnson (Book Review #273)

Harkworth Hall is a late Georgian historical adventure novel that has hints of goth, romance, and thrill embedded into it. The story focuses on the lead heroine, Caroline whom is very smart, adventurous, and is likeable. Her situation in life is The author and underrated.com kindly requested this review, and it is very easy to see how lost and stuck she feels having to marry. There is, however, a twist to this tale and that is what makes the novel very interesting. []

“New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies,” by Najmieh Batmanglij: A Review by da-AL

*** Novelist da-AL will soon release her book, “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat.” For more of her writing, visit her blog: HappinessBetweenTails.WordPress.com *** It’s the start of Spring and with it Persian New Year, the time of year that is among the happiest everywhere in the world. A time brilliant with hope, promise, and gratitude for overcoming the year behind us. Yeah! We have survived! All people can peacefully celebrate! “New Food of Life,” by Najimieh Batmanglij celebrates the past that brought []

Chapter 4- Lesson 2- Infinitives

Infinitives   An infinitive is a verb phrase that almost always begins with ‘to’ and ends with a verb.   To have To talk To explore   Infinitives can be used as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.   For example: To dance was her greatest desire.   The way to act is through determination.   Here are some examples of some infinitive phrases:   To hope for a better tomorrow.   To forget all your fears   To walk into the sunset.   []

Happy First Day Of Spring

The first day of Spring also happens to be New Years (Noruz) for our fellow Persians. This traditional and historical celebration goes back to the Achaemenid times (555-330 BC). It has often been suggested that the famous Persepolis Complex, or at least the palace of Apadana and Hundred Columns Hall, were built for the specific purpose of celebrating Noruz. However, no mention of the name of Noruz exists in any Achaemenid inscription.It is no surprise then that this historical day comes along with []

The Brotherhood By Shannon Condon Ward – Author Interview

When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I knew I wanted to be a writer by the time I was in elementary school. When I reached college, I had the opportunity to explore different types of writing. It was then I decided I wanted to write fiction novels.   What is your most interesting or craziest writing quirk? I start every book on the first page and write straight through to the end. I never skip around with chapters. []


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