My Review of Loving You Always by Kennedy Ryan

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My Review of Loving You Always by Kennedy Ryan

I gave this book 5 of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads

This is a wonderful love story, an emotional drama with big themes of redemption, loyalty, and forgiveness. What really struck me from the beginning was the exceptional writing, the metaphors that came fast and furious lighting up scenes. I was amazed at how Ms. Ryan could produce so many evocative metaphors and never miss the mark or draw me out of the story. Quite the opposite, her poetic images made me feel the love, tension, betrayal and healing. I

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My Review of Sihpromatum: I Grew My Boobs in China by Savannah Grace

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My Review of Sihpromatum: I Grew My Boobs in China by Savannah Grace

I gave this book 5 of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads

I love this enchanting memoir/travel book by Savannah Grace. She is 14 as the book begins in 2005, when her tranquil life in Vancouver, Canada takes an abrupt change. After her parents’ divorce, Savannah’s mother decides to sell everything to backpack through China and Mongolia for a year with Savannah and two of her three siblings: Bree, 17, and Ammon, 25.

Savannah suffers the emotional trauma of leaving everything behind—friends, a comfortable lifestyle, her adored

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My Review of Prada and Prejudice by Katie Oliver

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I gave this book 5 of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads

 

Any book that has me riveted to the story, rooting for the protagonists, and often laughing out loud, is a terrific read in my opinion. And Katie Oliver’s Prada and Prejudice does that.

It is a romantic comedy, similar in style to Sophie Kinsella (Shopoholic) and Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones), yet Katie Oliver has a style of her own. The story is fresh and fast paced with very likable characters, flaws and all. Ms. Oliver writes with wit and compassion. The heroine, Natalie, comes from wealth and

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My Review of Across The Pond by Michael McCormick

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My Review of Across The Pond by Michael McCormick

I gave this Book 5 of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads

I was awed by Michael McCormick’s stunning novella, which is based on his experience in Vietnam during the Tet offensive in 1968. There is such power and emotion in this simply told story of a young Marine, Sean, or Mac, as he is known in Vietnam.

Gripping, raw, visceral, McCormick assaults your senses, telling the story in a straightforward manner, like the great masters, with showing, never telling, without distracting embellishments and, in McCormick’s own beautiful imagery, like

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My Review of Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson

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5 of 5 stars on Goodreads and Amazon

I was engaged from the moment I started reading this wonderful debut book from author James Thomson. It is brilliantly written, sophisticated, literate, thought provoking, all the superlatives that can be so dry but in this case apply. The use of first person voice for the protagonists in alternating chapters was pitch perfect, allowing the characters to speak their mind, perhaps trying to influence us to see their

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My Review of Twin Piques by Tracie Banister

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Enchanting Story, Excellent Writing

I gave this book 5 of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads

I loved this romantic comedy by Tracie Banister. She had me hooked from the beginning, pulled into the enchanting world of twin sisters: Willa, the artistic, free spirited pet psychic, and Sloane, the ambitious, nose to the grindstone forensic accountant. I laughed out loud throughout the book—the hysterical scenes and images Banister so deftly painted, the witty musings and inner dialogue of the characters—all were fantastic, original, inventive and so much that I could relate to.

This is a feel good book that evokes

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