Tuesday, September 25, 2018

G1039 Book Review of Stolen Obsession by Marlene M Bell

Name of Book: Stolen Obsession

Author: Marlene M. Bell

ISBN: 9780999539408

Publisher: Self published

Type of book: mystery, murder, art, curse, Greece, attraction, chemistry, trust issues

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

People die, but legends live on.

New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer’s identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet—a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.

Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears—despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act.

Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner’s son to help—even though she’s afraid he’ll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse’s concerns—until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.

Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his mother, feared dead or kidnapped. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse’s back, can her plan to rescue Alec’s mother save them all?

Hold on for a heart-thumping, thrilling adventure through exotic lands in this fast-moving romantic suspense mystery by Marlene M. Bell.

Characters:

Main characters include Annalise and Alec. Annalise is best described as a talented antiquities appraiser who has trust issues and who also is hesitant in letting people into her heart. I get the sense she is an independent spirit and doesn't like depending on others. Alec is half Italian/half Greek man who is really too good to be true. As the reader is constantly reminded, he is attractive and is heaven-sent. He also has trust issues, although for different reasons than Annalise.

Theme:

You never know how things tie together

Plot:

The story is in third person narrative from Annalise's and Alec's points of view. The point of view happens a lot without a warning, and to be honest I found the story quite a bit confusing. As I understood it, its about a necklace that got Annalise's best friend murdered, and I thought that perhaps it would go a supernatural route. I also had hoped that Alec's heritage would be treated as more than just words.

Author Information:
(From website)

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Meet the Author:

Marlene Bell is an acclaimed artist and photographer as well as a writer. Her sheep and lamb landscapes grace the covers of many publications such as, Sheep!, The Shepherd, Ranch & Rural Living and Sheep Industry News, to name a few. Her mail order venture, Ewephoric, began in 1985 out of the need to find personalized stationery depicting sheep that truly looked like them. She wrote Among the Sheep, nonfiction in 2009, and the Annalisse Series launched in March 2018.

Marlene and her husband, Gregg reside on a wooded ranch in East Texas with their 50 head of spoiled Horned Dorset sheep, a lovable Maremma guard dog named, Tia, and 3 attention-loving cats who rule the household.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Opinion:

I am really sorry but this book  is far more of a miss for me rather than a hit.. I did manage to get  a bit into the story towards the end, but from beginning to that point, I found myself frustrated and disappointed in the story. First what I liked is an interesting mystery of who had done it and why. The first few chapters really did start out with a bang. When the characters began emerging and showing their unique personalities, I liked that a great deal and thought that the story is definitely a hidden gem of sorts. What I really didn't like is that the author never lets a reader forget that both Alec and Annalise have hots for one another. I literally felt as if every page has a variation of  how they find one another attractive, which was very annoying for me. Towards the end, I think I got a bit lost in what was going on and why it was happening. All in all, a casual read.

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Sept 20 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
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Sept 28 - Jessica Cassidy - review / giveaway
TBD - meirem_in_booksland - review
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2 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

G1048 Book Review of A black matter for the king by Matthew Willis and J.A. Ironside

Name of Book: A Black Matter for the King

Author: J.A. Ironside and Matthew Willis

ISBN: 978-1-946409-46-1

Publisher: Penmore Press

Part of a Series: An Arguement of Blood is the prequel

Type of book: 1050s-1080s?, William the Bastard Duke of Normandy, political power, intrigues, England, Harold, the Godwin family, battles, wars, slights, oath, Edward the Confessor, control, Battle of Hastings 1066, death, aging

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

TWO POWERFUL RIVALS -- ONE DECISIVE BATTLE Now a political hostage in Falaise, Aelfgifa forms an unlikely friendship with William, Duke of Normandy. William has been swift to recognize her skills and exploit them to his advantage. However, unbeknownst to the duke, Gifa is acting as a spy for her brother, Harold Godwinson, a possible rival for the English throne currently in the failing grip of Edward the Confessor. Homesick and alienated by the Norman court, Gifa is torn between the Duke's trust and the duty she owes her family. William has subdued his dissenting nobles, and a united Normandy is within his grasp. But the tides of power and influence are rarely still. As William's stature grows, the circle of those he can trust shrinks. Beyond the English Channel, William has received news of Edward's astonishing decree regarding the succession.


Aelfgifa returns to an England where an undercurrent of discontent bubbles beneath the surface. An England that may soon erupt in conflict as one king dies and another is chosen. The ambitions of two powerful men will decide the fates of rival cultures in a single battle at Hastings that will change England, Europe, and the world in this compelling conclusion to the Oath & Crown series on the life and battles of William the Conqueror.

Characters:

Main characters would be AElfgifa and William as well as AElgifa's older brother Harold. AElgifa continues to remain the sharp-tongued and wise beyond her years woman whom many are afraid to trifle with, and its not because of her intelligence but also because of her appearance, as sad as it to report. Most likely, she is probably the only woman I have run across that actually never ended up having a paramour. She lives and breathes for intrigues, knowledge and for control, and unfortunately ends up in situations where she cannot use her gifts as they are meant to be used. William, the Duke of Normandy, feels friendship for AElfgifa and often uses her gifts for his own means. He is best described as tempered, stubborn and determined to avenge whatever slights he is able. He is also a capable leader and tends to judge people well in terms of helping him reach his goals. Harold in this book is happy-go-lucky as well as daring and someone who is charming and often resists listening to reason.

Theme:

Things don't go as often as planned

Plot:

The story is in third person narrative from AElfgifa's and William's points of view. The characters continue to remain the same as in the previous novel, and there are a number of memorable scenes with William and what he did during the battles. Probably because most of my readings of the road to Battle of Hastings comes from Harold's points of view, it's odd to not be in the thick among the important events, although AElfgifa does provide the Battle of Stamford Bridge. I also appreciated how clear the battles are written for the readers and that I had understood what was going on and why, which is new with when it comes to historical fiction.

Author Information:
(From the book)




J.A. Ironside (Jules) grew up in rural Dorset, surrounded by books – which pretty much set he up for life as a complete bibliophile. She loves speculative fiction of all stripes, especially fantasy and science fiction, although when it comes to the written word, she’s not choosy and will read almost anything. Actually it would be fair to say she starts to go a bit peculiar if she doesn’t get through at least three books a week. She writes across various genres, both adult and YA fiction, and it’s a rare story if there isn’t a fantastical or speculative element in there somewhere.

Jules has had several short stories published in magazines and anthologies, as well as recorded for literature podcasts. Books 1 and 2 of her popular Unveiled series are currently available with the 3rd and 4th books due for release Autumn/ Winter 2017.

She also co-authored the sweeping epic historical Oath and Crown Duology with Matthew Willis, released June 2017 from Penmore Press.

Jules now lives on the edge of the Cotswold way with her boyfriend creature and a small black and white cat, both of whom share a god-complex.
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Matthew Willis is an author of historical fiction, SF, fantasy and non-fiction. In June 2017 An Argument of Blood, the first of two historical novels about the Norman Conquest co-written with J.A. Ironside, was published. In 2015 his story Energy was shortlisted for the Bridport short story award.

Matthew studied Literature and History of Science at the University of Kent, where he wrote an MA thesis on Joseph Conrad and sailed for the University in national competitions. He subsequently worked as a journalist for Autosport and F1 Racing magazines, before switching to a career with the National Health Service.

His first non-fiction book, a history of the Blackburn Skua WW2 naval dive bomber, was published in 2007. He now has four non fiction books published with a fifth, a biography of test pilot Duncan Menzies, due later in 2017. He currently lives in Southampton and writes both fiction and non-fiction for a living.
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Opinion:

The previous book, AN ARGUMENT OF BLOOD, has set the bar very high when it comes to this book: I think I expected for this book to contain a lot of Aegilfa, and much to mine disappointment it doesn't contain much of her. While the events have very high stakes, (the future of England, and the deciding ruler,) I don't think this book had as much sparkle as the prequel. Previous times when I have read about the road to Battle of Hastings in 1066, most likely the narrator was Harold, thus I knew next very little about William Duke of Normandy beyond the fact of his birth. Probably for the first time I've actually read a tale from William's point of view. I also think that both books need to be read immediately after one another because when the time period is long between the readings, a lot can be lost between the space (for one thing I was confused with which characters were important,)

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4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

G1034 Book Review of The hope fault by Tracy Farr

Name of Book: The Hope Fault

Author: Tracy Farr

ISBN: 9781910709436

Publisher: Aardvark Bureau

Type of book: Australia, last 100 years, life, family, complexity, relationships, first love, shifting roles, science, role of science, weekend, selling house,  party, secrets

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

Iris’s family – her ex-husband with his new wife and baby; her son, and her best friend’s daughter – gather to pack up their holiday house. They are there for one last time, one last weekend, and one last party – but in the course of this weekend, their connections will be affirmed, and their frailties and secrets revealed – to the reader at least, if not to each other. The Hope Fault is a novel about extended family: about steps and exes and fairy godmothers; about parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them.

Characters:

There are no villainous characters, and there are no perfect characters,but instead these are people and not specific archetypes. People who are imperfect yet perfect, who are somewhere in-between rather than all white or black. Having said that, its a bit difficult for me to describe one person as one way, and the other as the other way. Suffice to say, the characters are important to one another in their lives and are creative and make use of their creativity. They also treat one another civily and more as friends. (Where in the world will you get ex-spouses together who are friendly to one another, especially when one of them is married with a baby and an almost adult son? And where family did not get torn by divorce?) I really do need to re-read the book to fully grasp the complexity of the tale.

Theme:

Complexity of family is related to complexity of the world

Plot:

The story is told in third person and first narrative from multiple characters' points of views. The third person narrative takes place in the present day of Rosa's daughter's family and friends, while the first person narrative is of Rosa. I also think its the first time in a long time that I question the choice of having third person narrative for everyone but Rosa. The tale is of details,  of small significant happenings, which means its of a family and friends getting together and just doing ordinary everyday things during the weekend. There is nothing earth shattering, although quite a number of things are left unfinished and are likely to remain unfinished in the novel. What is also unique is Rosa's point of view because instead of going from start to finish, the story is finish to start which makes it a challenging read. (Never having read that sort of tale, because I am more used to beginning or media res,) but it begins with events from the time Rosa is 100 to the time she is born and it focuses a lot on specific events of her life. I think I found it challenging mainly because I had to remember the previous events going backwards instead of forwards.

Author Information:
(From the book)

Tracy Farr is a novelist and short story writer who used to be a scientist. SHe grew up in Australia, and has lived in New Zealand for twenty years; she calls both places home. Her debut novel THE LIFE AND LOVES OF LENA GAUNT (Freemantle Press), was longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award, shortlisted in 2014 for teh WA Premier's Book Awards adn Barbara Jefferis Award, and subsequently published in the UK and US. THE HOPE FAULT is her second novel.

tracyfarrauthor.com @hissingswan

Opinion:

I had very fond memories of my college years, and one class in particular taught me a valuable lesson: to see the disciplines of humanities and science as not different but ultimately the same. The stories I read in that particular class have truly underscored a wonderful writing style when the author is talented in both "disparate" fields. Reading THE HOPE FAULT put me back into that wonderful time of unlimited time and possibilities and of complexity of the world.  This is truly a unique story of everyday life, and of one life in particular and the secrets it holds and doesn't release. A wonderful multi-layered story that deserves multiple re-reads.

This was given to me for an honest review

5 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

G1041 Held Together; a true story of love's victory

Title of the book: Held Together; a true story of love's victory

Author: Jenny Q

Publisher: Self published

Publishing Date: 2018

ISBN: 978-1-54392-841-9

Summary:

In January of 2014, Joshua Tree's beloved village herbalist, Jenny Q. suddenly became seriously ill and rapidly descended into a coma with slender chance of survival. The shock of this news initiated an overwhelming outpouring of love, wit, service, practical magic and sharing of spiritual wisdom between those in her intimate desert community. Indeed it seemed that the entire group became one in their desperate effort and race against the clock to save her life.

While the words of others in the community tell the story in this book, it is Jenny's own insightful writings that provide a fascinating window into a range of rare experiences. She gives us a unique glimpse into the mysterious worlds encountered while in a coma, the absolute alteration of losing one's legs, the subtle venom of PTSD, the nightmare of withdrawal from prescription opiates, and the maddening frustration of having to re-learn basic skills previously taken for granted such as the ability to walk.

This is a story of love and tenacity which speaks to the power of a mother's connection to her child and of the fierce determination and dedication of a lover who, faced with unthinkable tragedy during the tender stages of a new and beautiful relationship, managed to create a sacred moment amidst the ravages of sepsis and the wounds of surgery to propose to her best friend.

Though Held Together ruthlessly explores dark and often fear-filled places, it is ultimately a celebration of human will, the value of community and the power of love. This book will inspire and light a path for every person caught in a struggle against all odds.

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Meet the Author:

Jenny Q was born in Southern California to Palestinian immigrants. Her love of herbs began in her teens while on the road following the Grateful Dead. After exploring many heart homes, she set her roots in Joshua Tree, California, where she opened Grateful Desert, the local apothecary. Joyously sharing her life with her tight-knit desert community, Jenny lives with her beloveds~ Yazzy, her daughter and Myshkin, her wife.

​Connect with Jenny: Website
Personal Opinion:

Very often in many books, one finds a story in acknowledgements that it takes a village to write a book, and very often those villagers are more at the background than at the front. In this book, however, it really did take a village to tell the story of Jenny Q, an amazing and resilient woman who survived so many odds. In a number of ways, this is my first time in reading a memoir about an amputee, and a lot of things about her thoughts and experiences surprised me and educated me. Her friends and family heavily  advocated and fought with her through spiritual or physical means. There are many voices in HELD TOGETHER, many points of view, and all of them are focused on Jenny Q. What I find remarkable is perhaps the structure of the book, how in beginning of the tale, Jenny Q's friends and family tell what happened and their reactions, but as the reader reaches the end, more and more is told by Jenny Q and her life partner Myshkin. More than anything, its memoirs like HELD TOGETHER that will restore hope in these fractured and turbulent times.

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4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

G1033 Book Review of The Austin Paradox by William R Leibowitz

Name of Book: The Austin Paradox

Author: William R Leibowitz

ISBN: 9780989866293

Publisher: MMG

Part of a Series: Miracle Man is a prequel

Type of book: Medical thriller, deadly disease, morality, questions, medicine, terrorists, pharmaceuticals, secrets, intelligence, politics, modern times

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

REVERED BY MANY, REVILED BY SOME
BUT NONE CAN DOUBT THAT ROBERT JAMES AUSTIN IS REMARKABLE

THE AUSTIN PARADOX is Book 2 in the award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times Best Selling MIRACLE MAN series that chronicles the remarkable saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history, whose medical cures saved countless millions. A fully "stand-alone" novel, THE AUSTIN PARADOX can be enjoyed without having read the series’ first book.

In this emotionally-charged medical/psychological/conspiracy thriller, author William R. Leibowitz takes the reader on an unpredictable action-packed journey. The suspense doesn't let up as the fast paced twisting plots unfold and Austin battles Big Pharma which views him as their worst enemy, a CIA Director who is hell-bent on exploiting his genius, terrorists who lose control of a biological weapon, and a bevy of corrupt politicians and oligarchs.

William R. Leibowitz has been lauded as a "mastermind storyteller with a unique literary voice" and has been favorably compared by readers and critics to Michael Crichton, Robin Cook, Stephen King, John Grisham and Ken Follett.

THE AUSTIN PARADOX opens with Austin having lost his extraordinary intellectual powers in a laboratory explosion that was intended to kill him. Still in the prime of life, the blast cuts him down at the pinnacle of his brilliance and robs him of his tools. The greatest genius in history now struggles to find meaning in a life that has become devoid of purpose. 

Embarking on a journey of self-discovery in an effort to regain his abilities, Austin struggles with private demons that threaten his sanity, a government obsessed with controlling him, and metaphysical forces intent on destroying him. When ruthless political and business interests align to pose an existential threat to humanity, Austin is thrust into the maelstrom.
 
Doubted even by those who love him, Austin confronts a harrowing paradox as time runs out to save mankind from extinction.

THE AUSTIN PARADOX is the sequel to the critically acclaimed, award winning novel, MIRACLE MAN, which was named by Amazon as ONE OF THE TOP 100 NOVELS OF 2015, a TOP 10 BEST SELLING THRILLER and a TOP 10 NEW YORK TIMES/AMAZON BEST SELLER.

Characters:

Main characters include Robert "Bobby" Austin, a talented and savant man who has previously discovered cures for many incurable diseases. He is best described as dedicated and loyal no matter what happens to him and is basically seen as a saint, although he tends to be in denial about what happened to his lab in the previous book. He is also suspicious of media, and of government and pharmaceuticals. Other prominent characters include Gunther Ramirez who works as an assassin with important networking skills and also works for Colum McAlister who has personal vendetta against Austin. Colum McAlister is in charge of a pharmaceuticals company and cares more for money or blackmail rather than human life. There is also the doctor Mahmoud who has his own secrets and who agrees to develop the deadly disease as well as allowing himself to be blackmailed. There are some other characters, but I feel it would be more fun to discover them on one's own.

Theme:

The cure might be worse than disease

Plot:

The story is written in third person narrative from a lot of characters' points of view. Most of the time the readers are with the villains rather than the heroes, which tends to humanize Austin, or make the readers realize that Austin is not as omniscient as we are led to believe. It also simplified the plot and made it easier to follow. While from time to time Austin does have a voice, most of the book is voiced by his enemies and few times by the two women who love him most: Christina and Susan. Time tends to pass quickly in the book, and few times I was confused as to how many months or years passed since certain events have happened (For example when disease mutated to when Austin began to figure out the cure?) I do look forward to the future books if possible, and hope to see Austin's children being featured as prominent characters.

Author Information:
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Meet the Author:

William R. Leibowitz practices law internationally and prefers not spending too much time in any one place. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School.

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Opinion:

After finishing the first book, THE MIRACLE MAN, I immediately dived into this one. Yes, the previous one does need to be read in order to understand what is going on, but even if the reader doesn't, the book does a good job in informing one of the heroes and villains. While the previous book seemed to have Austin without limits, this one strongly reminds the readers that Austin is only human. Austin's past is glossed over and doesn't hijack the story. I found the story to be exciting and couldn't wait to see what happened next. In other words, THE AUSTIN PARADOX is a true medical thriller in my eyes.  Unfortunately I'm not sure of the accuracy of the jihad religion or their beliefs, but its a pretty scary thought about how a disease can be bred to control the population.

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Aug 6 - Working Mommy Journal - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Aug 6 - TFaulc Book Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
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Aug 8 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
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Aug 13 - Working Mommy Journal - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
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Aug 15 - Library of Clean Reads - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 16 - Truly Trendy - review of Miracle Man
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Aug 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
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Aug 22 - Books for Books - review of Miracle Man
Aug 22 - #redhead.with.book - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Aug 23 - Truly Trendy - review of The Austin Paradox
Aug 27 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 28 - The All Night Library - review of Miracle Man
Aug 29 - Books for Books - review of The Austin Paradox
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Sept 3 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 3 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 4 - Just Reviews - review of The Austin Paradox
Sept 5 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Sept 6 - Bound 4 Escape - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Sept 6 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 7 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Miracle Man
Sept 8 - Readers Muse - review of Miracle Man / guest post
Sept 10 - Rainy Day Reviews - review of The Austin Paradox / guest post / giveaway
Sept 10 - Jessica Cassidy - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Sept 11 - fundinmental - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 11 - What Emma Read Next - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 12 - What Emma Read Next - review of The Austin Paradox / interview / giveaway
Sept 12 - Vithyas Blog - review of Miracle Man
Sept 13 - fundinmental - review of The Austin Paradox / author interview / giveaway
Sept 13 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of The Austin Paradox
Sept 14 - Vithyas Blog - review of The Austin Paradox / author interview
Sept 14 - Readers Muse - review of The Austin Paradox
TBD - Writers N Authors - review of Miracle Man / guest post / giveaway
TBD - Writers N Authors - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

G1049 E-Reading Book Review of Nothing is Forgotten by Peter Golden

Name of Book: Nothing is Forgotten

Author: Peter Golden

ISBN: B074ZFSRRC

Publisher: Atria

Type of book: 1950s-1964, New Jersey, family secrets, thriller/spy, strong heroine, WWII in Russia as experienced by Jews, forbidden music, grandmother/grandson relationship, secrets, spying, double dealing.

Year it was published: 2017

Summary:

From the beloved author of Comeback Love and Wherever There Is Light, comes a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.

In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.

There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy—a war orphan in her mid-twenties—is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.

But just as Michael’s radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered in the candy store. Why anyone would commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman is anyone’s guess. But she had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out to Europe to learn where he—and his grandmother—really came from.

Featuring Peter Golden’s signature “vivid characters and strong storytelling” (The Washington Post), Nothing Is Forgotten changes our understanding of the impact of World War II on its survivors and their descendants, and will appeal to fans of novels by Anita Diamant and Kristin Hannah.

Characters:

Main characters included Michael Daniels aka Dainov, a Russian-Jew who became a radio DJ of sorts to play music but then his radio show became popular and spun out of control, even playing as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best described as creative, loyal and someone extremely resourceful. Yuliana is an orphaned Jew of Russian descent who lives with a man named Der Smugler. She has many secrets that she doesn't want for Michael to know, and she is also extremely paranoid when it comes to life. Other characters would have included Michael's beloved grandmother whom on the outside is sweet, gentle and is determined to raise her grandson after his family's tragic death, but who has her own secrets she must keep. Other characters are best described as resourceful and people who pretty much have each finger in a pie.

Theme:

You never know what secrets your family hides

Plot:

Primarily the story is from Michael Daniels' point of view as well as Yuliana's. Michael's is first person narrative, while Yuliana is third person narrative. I found the tale to be pretty interesting and really enjoyed seeing the Russian-Jews' WWII also acknowledged. The beginning aspect was really reminiscent of MY MOTHER'S SON by David Hirshberg, which I have reviewed for Fresh Fiction website. The middle of the story as well as the end weren't as tense as I thought they'd be.

Author Information:
(From HFVBT)


About the Author

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, novelist, biographer, and historian. He lives outside Albany, New York, with his wife and son. He is the acclaimed author of the novels Comeback Love, Wherever There Is Light, and Nothing Is Forgotten.

For more information, please visit Peter Golden’s website. You can also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Opinion:

I was pretty excited to read it because for one it dealt with Russia in 1960s, the time my parents were young children, and I also was excited that the main characters were Jews and that the story wasn't over taken by neither WWII nor Holocaust. I also loved that the story covered the ways Jews in Russia and in Ukraine were murdered, which many Americans don't really know about, as sad as I am to say. While these topics were copiously covered, other heavy topics relating to Michael Daniels' family seemed to be brushed over and weren't really answered as I wished. Coming into the story, I expected historical fiction, but instead the story was more of a spy/thriller as well as a who-done-it and historical fiction aspect was right at the beginning. I think I expected quite a lot from the book, and unfortunately it didn't end up meeting my expectations. Also, one minor point I want to make is that it wasn't until we moved to America that we heard of Anne Frank. (My parents were children in the '60s, and I asked them about Anne Frank and whether or not they have heard or read her diary. Their answer: They haven't.)

This is for HFVBT


Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 20
Feature at To Read, Or Not to Read

Tuesday, August 21
Review at Hoover Book Reviews

Thursday, August 23
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Monday, August 27
Review at Creating Herstory

Wednesday, August 29
Feature at Maiden of the Pages

Friday, August 31
Review at Passages to the Past

Monday, September 3
Feature at Donna’s Book Blog

Thursday, September 6
Review at The Caffeinated Bibliophile

Sunday, September 9
Feature at Clarissa Reads it All

Monday, September 10
Review at A Book Geek

Tuesday, September 11
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

Friday, September 7, 2018

G1032 Book Review of Miracle Man by William R Leibowitz

Name of Book: Miracle Man

Author: William R. Leibowitz

ISBN: 9780989866217

Publisher: Manifesto Media Group

Part of a Series: The Austin Paradox is sequel

Type of book: Medicine, money vs noble efforts, chances, love, family, friends, relationships, helping, faith in humanity, tough questions

Year it was published: 2014

Summary:

MIRACLE MAN by William R. Leibowitz has been unanimously heralded by reviewers and readers. With numerous 5 Star ratings in the United States and overseas, and WINNER OF A NATIONAL "BEST THRILLER" AWARD, the enthusiasm for this unique novel has been overwhelming.

MIRACLE MAN is a medical/conspiracy/psychological thriller that explores extraordinary genius, Big Pharma corruption, CIA machinations, metaphysical forces, and one man's tireless quest at terrible cost to validate his life.

---The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real. So begins the saga of ROBERT JAMES AUSTIN, the greatest genius in human history. But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from and why do so many want to destroy him? Aided by two exceptional women, one of whom will become his unlikely lover, Austin struggles against abandonment and betrayal. But the forces that oppose him are more powerful than even he can understand. Robert James Austin is REVERED by many and REVILED by some. But none can doubt that he is REMARKABLE.

Characters:

For me it was a bit difficult in keeping up with the characters' and their roles, especially when it came to specialty doctors. Austin is the main character who comes from a tragic background and gets fostered and adopted by a loving family. He is a genius far surpassing the greatest geniuses so to speak. He is very compassionate and tends to be hard on himself, expecting more from himself than others. In beginning there are his foster parents who are loving and made their life dedication to give children love. There are also numerous doctors and teachers who were with Austin through every step of the way, as well as the bad guys who come from pharmacy and care more for making money rather than safety of people. Towards the end there is also Bobby's personal assistant and best of friends, Susan and her partner as well as Christina who is capable of helping Bobby when others cannot.

Theme:

Everyone is a treasure

Plot:

The story is in third person narrative from what seems to be everyone's point of view, and its chronological rather than something that jumps back and forth between two separate time periods, and yes the story is richly detailed. The plot is more about Bobby Austin's beginnings life and its a big setup for the second novel. Aside from getting to know Bobby Austin and just going with him through his life from childhood to late adult stage and witnessing his character development, there is almost really nothing that could constitute the story as a thriller.

Author Information:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Buy the book:
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Meet the Author:

William R. Leibowitz practices law internationally and prefers not spending too much time in any one place. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School.

​Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
Opinion:

So I'm almost done with the second novel in the Miracle Man Series, therefore my rating is highly influenced by the AUSTIN PARADOX, which I'm enjoying a great deal. To be honest this particular book is more like 3.5 rather than 4 stars, but I tend to round up, so it's four stars. I really enjoyed the concept of the story and towards the ending I feel that the story really improved, especially the bomb that the author presents, which leaves you quite hungry for the next sequel. Aside from that, I'm not sure that thriller would be the right descriptor for it because I felt that in this book Robert "Bobby" Austin was establishing his roots,  and the issues that were brought up with him weren't really delved like I thought they would be. (For example, little to nothing is revealed about his biological family.) But still, its a necessary read to continue down the excellent sequel. In an odd way the theme of this book is quite similar to my favorite Christopher Pike book, The Whisper of Death.

This is for iRead Book Tours

BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

Aug 6 - Working Mommy Journal - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Aug 6 - TFaulc Book Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 7 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 8 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Aug 9 - Writers and Authors - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 9 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 10 - OIio by Marilyn - review of Miracle Man / author interview / giveaway
Aug 13 - Working Mommy Journal - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 14 - Two Points of Interest - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Aug 15 - Library of Clean Reads - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 16 - Truly Trendy - review of Miracle Man
Aug 17 - OIio by Marilyn - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Aug 21 - Two Points of Interest - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 22 - Books for Books - review of Miracle Man
Aug 22 - #redhead.with.book - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Aug 23 - Truly Trendy - review of The Austin Paradox
Aug 27 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 28 - The All Night Library - review of Miracle Man
Aug 29 - Books for Books - review of The Austin Paradox
Aug 29 - #redhead.with.book - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Aug 30 - The All Night Library - review of ​The Austin Paradox / author interview
Sept 3 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 3 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 4 - Just Reviews - review of The Austin Paradox
Sept 5 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Sept 6 - Bound 4 Escape - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Sept 6 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 7 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Miracle Man
Sept 7 - Readers Muse - review of Miracle Man / guest post
Sept 10 - Rainy Day Reviews - review of The Austin Paradox / guest post / giveaway
Sept 10 - Jessica Cassidy - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
Sept 11 - fundinmental - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 11 - What Emma Read Next - review of Miracle Man / giveaway
Sept 12 - What Emma Read Next - review of The Austin Paradox / interview / giveaway
Sept 12 - Vithyas Blog - review of Miracle Man
Sept 13 - fundinmental - review of The Austin Paradox / author interview / giveaway
Sept 13 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of The Austin Paradox
Sept 14 - Vithyas Blog - review of The Austin Paradox / author interview
Sept 14 - Readers Muse - review of The Austin Paradox
TBD - Writers N Authors - review of Miracle Man / guest post / giveaway
TBD - Writers N Authors - review of The Austin Paradox / giveaway
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

G1029 Book Review of If you leave me by CRYSTAL HANA KIM

Name of Book: If You Leave Me

Author: Crystal Hana Kim

ISBN: 978-0-06-264517-3

Publisher: William and Morrow

Type of book: South Korea, Korean War, 1951-1967, love triangle, marriage, motherhood, family, Park Chung-Hee, society, school, choices, veterans, voting, surviving, fun

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love—the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that continues to haunt us today

When the communist-backed army from the North invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee camp along the coast. For a few hours each night, she escapes her family’s makeshift home and tragic circumstances with her childhood friend, Kyunghwan.

Focused on finishing school, Kyunghwan doesn’t realize his older and wealthier cousin, Jisoo, has his sights set on the beautiful and spirited Haemi—and is determined to marry her before joining the fight. But as Haemi becomes a wife, then a mother, her decision to forsake the boy she always loved for the security of her family sets off a dramatic saga that will have profound effects for generations to come.

Richly told and deeply moving, If You Leave Me is a stunning portrait of war and refugee life, a passionate and timeless romance, and a heartrending exploration of one woman’s longing for autonomy in a rapidly changing world.

Characters:

Main characters would be Haemi, Kyunghwan and Kyunghwan's cousin Jisoo. Haemi is the oldest sister who tries to take care of her younger brother as well as her mother from the day her father has died. In beginning she is best described as someone who is reckless and is unafraid; someone who puts her pleasure first. But then as novel goes on and Haemi ages, she changes too. She becomes frightened, unhappy and feels as if she must sacrifice herself to keep others afloat. In beginning Kyunghwan is afraid of commitment but yet he knows Haemi very well. Looking back on the story as well, Kyunghwan seemed to think he doesn't deserve happiness, although he tries to gain it. He tends to look down on himself a lot, in my opinion.Towards the end, Kyunghwan does change and he seems to have overcome the negative self perception he has of himself. Jisoo, forgive me for saying it, seems like a very familiar and selfish man. Jisoo seems to have little to no interest in getting to know Haemi and cares more for appearances and reputation rather than the inside of the person. There are other characters as well like Haemi's daughters, her younger brother and her mother who played a big role in their lives, but mainly the focus is on Haemi.

Theme:

Real life is very difficult

Plot:

The story is told in first person narrative from multiple characters' points of view, and it stretches from 1951 until 1967. This is not a story of happiness, but instead is a tale of life, of thwarted plans and of fighting desires. It does provide a large scope into South Korea post Korean War and in a lot of ways is reminiscent of a Korean movie I watched, The Classic. In other words, this is not a rags to riches tale, but instead is of daily life and the effects it has on various characters. It's also not often taht I find a tale that captures motherhood accurately, and yet this one does.

Author Information:
(From the book)

Crystal Hana Kim holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and an MS in Education from Hunter College. SHe ahs received numerous awards, including PEN America's Story Prize for Emerging Writers, along with fellowships and support from the Bread Loaf's Writers Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She si currently a writing instructor for Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America and a contributing editor at APogee Journal., Born and raised in New York, she currently lives in Chicago. This is her first novel.

Opinion:

I don't know where to begin. First of all I did love the book and the tale. I love reading and learning things about South Korea, and this definitely satisfied that craving, especially seeing the 1950s and 1960s, post Korean War, which is something I don't really see. I loved that it helped unite my modern historical knowledge of South Korea. Reading it though, was an exhaustive experience in a lot of ways. Being a mother to a little boy, and still remember my life in 2016 as well as 2017, I can really understand Haemi's emotions as well as her inability to articulate her unhappiness simply because of society and of how people around her won't understand her emotions. There is a feeling of being caged into a role and the knowledge that the key is thrown away and one can't escape, no matter what they try. From little I know of Korean culture, mental health isn't acknowledged and people tend to not discuss their emotions. What I also find interesting is the contrast of Haemi's life with that of her true love, Kyunghwan, for Kyunghwan's life isn't much happier than Haemi's. Kyunghwan isn't married nor does he have obligations, but he isn't happy as well and what he desires he cannot have. IF YOU LEAVE ME by Crystal Hana Kim is certainly a novel that will not leave your mind or thoughts any time soon.

This was given for the review

5 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

G968 Book Review of Eternal Life by Dara Horn

Name of Book: Eternal Life

Author: Dara Horn

ISBN: 978-0-393-60853-3

Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company

Type of book: Philosophy, immortality, fertility, family, children, Judaism, Roman times, marriage, modern times, bitcoin, divorce, temple sacrifices, sins, cheating, death

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can’t die. Her recent troubles—widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son—are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she’s tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever.

But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren—consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering—develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out.

Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving, Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.

Characters:

Main characters include Rachel and Elazar. In modern times Rachel is best described as cautious as well as a bit cynical. Personally for me as well, she tended to disregard her children after her firstborn Yochanan. She is also intelligent but she is afraid of venturing out of her cocoon. In the Roman times, Rachel striked me as devoted, reckless and someone who will do whatever she can for those she loves. While she does have sense, she let passions rule over her. Elazar is Rachel's beloved from Roman times. Unfortunately he is not given a lot of time, but he seems to understand Rachel and her feelings and will do whatever he can for her be it in Roman times or modern times. Other characters included Rachel's son and granddaughter. Rachel's son, Rocky is best described as someone who is looking for a quick way to get rich or insured and he seems to not have grown up, while Hannah, Rachel's granddaughter is a scientist who wants to discover the cure for death.

Theme:

Any type of immortality is bad

Plot:

The story is in third person narrative from Rachel's and Elazar's points of view, although from time to a few other characters give their points of views as well. Most of the story is set in present time, but ancient times are also used, in particular when the temple still functioned before its destruction. A number of things tended to fly over my head, in particular the bitcoin subplot, but what cannot be said with words was often mentioned with emotions, which I understood as well.

Author Information:
(From the book)

Dara Horn is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of A Guide For the Perplexed,  All Other Nights, The World to Come, and In the Image, and one of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children

Opinion:

All I can say is that I will never look at immortality the same way again. Very often, immortality gets linked to vampires and to sterility. (Look at Anne Rice's novels, or just any novels for that matter...) but this is truly an intriguing story which can be observed through multitude of sides because while the main character is immortal, she is fertile and she does age as the time goes by. Something else I find interesting is that Rachel can be seen as women throughout the last thousands of years because like women of the past, she was extremely limited by her gender and sex to be a mother and not to do anything else with her life, as sad as it sounds. She is also presented with a lot of unique challenges that someone like a vampire isn't. The story is more philosophical in nature rather than having a beginning and an ending and definitely deserves a re-read.

This was given to me for the review

5 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Coming attractions for September 2018

Summer has come and passed, my birthday is a month away, and although I have been a bit productive in my opinion, but not as much as I wish, I suppose. Other than that, nothing to really state, besides trying to read some ancient history books once more in September. Can I do it? I cross my fingers that I can. Also, my goal is more reviews on my blog.

Spotlight and book tour schedule

The miracle man- William R. Leibowitz (Review, September 7th, 2018)

Nothing is forgotten-Peter Golden (Review September 11th, 2018)

The Austin Paradox- William R. Leibowitz (Review, September 13th, 2018)

Held together-Jenny Q (Review, September 18th, 2018)

A BLACK MATTER FOR THE KING- MATTHEW WILLIS & J.A. IRONSIDE (Review, September 22nd, 2018)

Stolen obsession-Marlene M. Bell (Review, September 24th, 2018)

We meet with manners-Cheryl Esposito ( spotlight, September 26th, 2018)

Hopeful reads:

My half of the sky- Jana McBurney Lin

Pumpkinflowers- Matti Friedman

Rough Passage to London: A sea captain's tale by Robin Lloyd

A Different Mirror; A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki

On the edge of sunrise by Cynthia Ripley Miller

Cometh the hour by Annie Whitehead

Alvar the Kingmaker by Annie Whitehead

Amnesia nights- QUINTON SKINNER

The Power of Context: How to Manage Our Bias and Improve Our Understanding of Others
by Daniel R. Stalder

The devils wind- Steve GOBLE

For fresh fiction:

Vox by Christina Dalcher

The Abbot's Tale by Conn Iggulden

After Nightfall by A.J Banner

The hidden light of the North-Daren Wang

Under a pole star-Stef Penney

The lost season of love and snow- Jennifer Laam

September 2018

Stolen Obsession-Marlene M Bell
SR: September 13th, 2018
FR: September 22nd, 2018
A House Divided-Pearl S Buck
SR: March 11th, 2016
FR: N/A
The devils wind- Steve GOBLE
SR: September 21st, 2018
FR:
The Sea QUEEN- LINNEA HARTSUYKER
SR: August 25th, 2018
FR: September 14th, 2018
The Austin Paradox- William R Leibowitz
SR: August 20th, 2018
FR: September 7th, 2018
The unity game- Leonora Meriel
SR: August 20th, 2018
FR: September 21st, 2018
Under the pole star- Stef Penney
SR: August 25th, 2018
FR:
Death LOGS out- E.J SIMON
SR: September 22nd, 2018
FR:
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires-Daren Wang
SR; September 14th, 2018
FR:
A black matter for the king-Matthew Willis, J.A. Ironside
SR: September 7th, 2018
FR:

Nonfiction:
Tree of Souls-Howard Schwartz
SR: February 10th, 2014
FR: N/A
Held Together-Jenny Q
SR: August 28th, 2018
FR: September 13th, 2018
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