Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

The Perfect Fraud

February 12, 2020

indexClaire is a psychic, just like her mother, but she’s just not getting the vibes that she needs. So she tries to tell people what she thinks they want to hear during her readings. But when she loses her father, her world begins to change, especially her relationship with her mom.
Rena is a mom with a very sick daughter, but doctors aren’t able to diagnose her issues. She is flying to Arizona to hunt down yet another doctor to  cure her four-year old Stephanie, and her seatmate on the flight just happens to be Claire. Will Claire be able to help Stephanie before it becomes too late? The novel addresses a very disturbing psychological disorder, but one that needs to be brought to light.

Lady Clementine

February 5, 2020

indexMany of us are familiar with the legacy of Winston Churchill, but what about his wife? Clementine Churchill was a formidable woman in her own right. She had an amazing grasp of the political sphere, and was quite an influence on Churchill and his career. Mrs. Churchill also took on government officials in her fight to keep Britain’s air raid shelters livable for the families that were forced to reside there when their homes were bombed during WWII. Marie Benedict paints a clear picture of an amazing woman. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction.

Secret of a Charmed Life

January 26, 2020

indexKendra, a college history major spending a term at Oxford, is interviewing Isabel, a 93 year old who survived the Blitz, for a term paper. But she is shocked to discover that Isabel is not the woman’s real name, nor is she 93. Susan Meissner spins the story of two sisters separated after a relocation from London to the British countryside in 1940. The novel is written in alternating time frames between the 1940s and the present, and provides a window into wartime England from a young person’s point of view. I enjoy this author’s writing and would definitely recommend this novel for fans of historical fiction.

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

January 25, 2020


Kelly Harms has penned a light-hearted romance about Lily, an artist who doesn’t like change very much. So she is horrified when she finds a set of annulment papers that she never filed, after a quickie Vegas marriage ten years ago. After a single night together, Lily hasn’t seen Ben, her “husband” since. So she decides to track him down, and explain the situation to him in person. Can you predict the outcome? I found this to be a very satisfying read, with themes of friendship and empathy threaded throughout the novel.

All the Water in the World

January 8, 2020


How does a parent cope when their child has cancer? Told in alternating voices of mother and daughter, the reader discovers how Eve and Mandy handle a parent’s worst nightmare.  At sixteen Maddy has found her first boyfriend, Jack, who is very supportive of her, and besides her mother, also has both grandparents in her corner as well. Karen Raney has written a wonderful story about love, loss, and everything in between. I highly recommend it…

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