The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek*

I loved this book. Seriously. I'm giving it four stars, which I don't often do. Kim Michele Richardson has written a book that captures discrimination within a culture that's rarely seen clearly by outsiders. Cussy Mary Carter and her father live in Troublesome Creek, Kentucky, surrounded by the hollers and mountains of the Appalachian Range.… Continue reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek*

The Cry of the Lake

Charlie Tyler created a story on the backbone of what many trauma survivors know: sometimes what you've believed to be your truth turns out to be a lie. We are dropped into a kitchen, a young girl named Lily returning home. It seems like any other teenager's life; the parent asking where the young girl… Continue reading The Cry of the Lake

MAD MOON

You asked me what love is once. I don’t remember what I said then, but I know now. Love is war. It’s two people wanting things, sometimes the same things and sometimes what they want is so drastically different that it makes you wonder how they got there in the first place. Sometimes it feels… Continue reading MAD MOON

Crimson Lake Road

COMING FEBRUARY 2021 from THOMAS & MERCER Guys, I love a thriller. Legal thrillers? Yes, even more love for those. This is my first Methos book and when I started it, I didn't realize it was number two in a series. I wish I'd known that before beginning because I enjoy reading a series in… Continue reading Crimson Lake Road

Where Madness Lies

Germany in the 1930s was a dangerous time. Life as most Germans knew it was coming to an end; old allegiances were breaking and new and terrifying ideas were slowly taking hold. The Nazis were gaining power and Jewish lives, the lives of the mentally challenged, those who were not the “perfect” human example were… Continue reading Where Madness Lies

Embers of War

There's a quiet intensity to Powell's storytelling. Maybe it's the AI voice of the ship Trouble Dog or the somewhat resigned airs from the ship's captain Sal Konstanz that provide a steady thread even through space combat. That's not to say the story isn't exciting; it absolutely is. EMBERS OF WAR is the beginning of… Continue reading Embers of War

Catherine House

It wasn't until my second son was born and keeping me up all night that I read WUTHERING HEIGHTS. I can't imagine what drove me to choose it as my escape at two in the morning while my new baby refused to sleep anywhere but my chest. Sleep for me was only a memory at this… Continue reading Catherine House

Currently Writing: 5

I took a break from my Joseph story to finish the novel I've been writing for the past nine years. Yes. Nine. Technically, I finished writing it last year. I realized I needed to add about ten thousand words, though, and went back to work on it about a month ago. I've finished now and… Continue reading Currently Writing: 5

The Fifth Season

There's an incredible thing that happens when you come across something new, inventive, something that breaks the mold. It has the power to open up what once seemed closed. It can give hope, provide clarity, and be a catalyst for creativity. N. K. Jemisin has written a book that takes what we think of as… Continue reading The Fifth Season

Pachinko

By Min Jin Lee "History has failed us, but no matter."- first line of Pachinko I want to branch out, read different genres and writing forms. I want to open myself to LGBTQ stories and what they can teach. Authors that don't look like me, love like I do, speak my language, are writing important… Continue reading Pachinko