Fiction

B-
Fruitcake

After reading two very average books in a row, I was looking forward to trying Fruitcake. I have to say, for pure entertainment, I was not disappointed. Gabriel Rose lost everything in a moment of rage. Arriving home one night, he walked in on his law partner and wife in bed together with his ...

B+
Sullivan's Island

Whether you like Sullivan's Island or not depends on how well you like authors like Pat Conroy and Anne Rivers Siddons. If you know their work, this book will be a comfortable read, with familiar themes and settings but with more humor and less emotional gut-wrenching. The prologue to Sullivan's ...

C-
Capitol Scandal

I like political mysteries; they make a nice change from courtroom thrillers and straight romance. However, this one was neither exciting nor different, and I found it very run-of-the-mill. Sharon Hays is a hard-working, semi-famous attorney and single mother to Melanie. When Congressman Will ...

B
The Seventh Moon

Would you know your child if she suddenly reappeared after a thirty-year absence? Would you be willing to go to the ends of the earth to save her, putting your own life at risk in the process? Could you open your heart after it was welded shut in the face of hopelessness and despair? The Seventh Moo ...

D
White Chocolate

I decided to read White Chocolate because I found the book's cover interesting. It contained a close-up of the beautiful author, Elizabeth Atkins Bowman, and the synopsis was intriguing: a bi-racial TV journalist must face her past when the white supremacists she helped put behind bars are released ...

F
Always

All the while I was reading Always by Trevor Meldal-Johnsen, I was wondering how I was going to write this review without offending people. Let me begin by saying that it is not my intention to insult anyone's beliefs or spirituality. My opinion of this book is based on its effectiveness as a piece ...

C
Named of the Dragon

This is really an odd book, and it's hard to even begin to know how to explain it. Named of the Dragon is really straight fiction, but it has paranormal and suspense elements and slight - very slight - romance elements as well. I enjoyed much of the book, but the plot changed direction rapidly at th ...

C-
Till the End of Time

If you like reading about handsome people, perfect settings and beautiful scenery, this is the book for you. If, however, you want a book with some meat to it that might give you more than just an average pleasant reading experience, you should know that this is not that kind of book. ...

F
Unspeakable

When I think of Sandra Brown, I think of page-turners. Her books aren’t always good, but they are always exciting and hard to put down. At least, that was true until she wrote Unspeakable. In Unspeakable, we have a small southern town, a folksy retired sheriff, an unsolved murder, some reve ...

C+
Unspeakable

When I finished Unspeakable, my first instinct was to take it to the bookstore and get my money back (which I still intend to do). As I've been trying to write this review, analyzing why I didn't like this book, I keep finding myself thinking, "Well, I guess it wasn't that awful." The best I can say ...