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History of Empires by Robert Dean (Book Review #205)

Lean Stone Book Club kindly requested these short book reviews. History of Empires is a short book written about the history of the Roman, American, and British Empires. It also covers Sparta and Babylon and their history. Since it is a short book, it is obvious that the content is not going to cover everything or at least won’t be able to cover things in detail, however, what it does do is provide a general and correct overview of each of the []

One Last Lie by Rob Kaufman (Book Review #243)

This review was written for Online Book Club “I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.” This book was an “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day.” One Last Lie is a psychological thriller about Jonathan and Philip. The story’s timeline is set when Jonathan is old, alone and is thinking about the past. It then takes you back into the past where his relationship with Philip started and how happy they were. One thing is missing in their life and that is []

What she says & What I see by Ronnie B Daniels (Book Review #219)

This review was kindly requested by Ronnie B Daniels What she says and what I see is a children’s book about a little boy named Chris. He sees things differently. When Mom uses a particular phrase to say goodnight to Chris, it causes trouble for him. As Chris explains to mom what she is saying, is what he is seeing. The mother changes her tactic and it solves the problem. I liked how colorful and direct the illustrations were. I believe the []

Dining and Driving with Cats – Alice Unplugged by Pat Patterson (Book Review #216)

This review was requested by, D.A. Whitaker Dining and Driving with Cats is a beautiful book written about Pat, Alice and their two cats, Munchie and Tuffy. They travel from Mexico to Atlanta, and then Georgia. They try something, which my husband and I did, sample food as much as possible from different food stops. On the way, they meet new people, have an adventure, deal with their two wonderful cats, and altogether share their experience with you.   I found this []

Cursed Blood (Wolf Rage #1) by Ashley Marie (Book Review #217)

This review was kindly requested by Ashley Marie. Cursed Blood is a story about three characters, Avery, Dean and, Kayden. The book begins with Avery. She is a 15-year-old girl witnessing her father being murdered. The harsh realities of things kick in causing her to be admitted to a psychiatric institution. Things get worse when she is taken care of by the uncle. Strange things happen to her causing Avery to question things and to think out of the box. Kayden, on []

The Alchemist

The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988. Originally written in []

Vikings by Michael J. Stewart (Book Review #207)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Vikings is a book writing about the history, mythology, and the Rune Stones of these well know pirate raids. It begins with explaining where the word ‘Viking’ originates from and how it all started. These raiders and plunders sure did have a life of their own and I was happy to read and learn more about them. My knowledge about these people was, to be honest, limited. However, after reading this book, []