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My Book Reviews

Historical Fiction:

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The Glamourist Histories

The Glamourist Series 1800’s history with magic woven in.

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From This Moment

From this Moment is a book a 1800’s Masachusetts book with some mystery thrown in.

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The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter is a book rich in English and Irish history and astronomy.

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The Hatmaker’s Heart

The Hatmaker’s Heart is a quick read about 20’s style fashion and life.

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All Souls Trilogy

The All Souls Trilogy is an excellent series about witches, vampires, and Shakespeare history.

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The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni is a great tale about immigrant life at the turn of the century, combining that with Middle East mythology.

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The Fourth Flag

The Fourth Flag is a great book about the resistance movement during WW2.

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The Magician’s Lie

The Magician’s Lie is an interesting read about a traveling magic act with a murder mystery woven within.

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The Book Thief

Another excellent WW2 book about the poorer side of German life during that time.

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The Silver Witch

The Silver Witch has lots of insights into a witch’s life during Celtic times that flashes between Celtic and modern times.

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Book of Speculation

The Book of Speculation has interesting tales of life of a 1800’s traveling circus that also flashes between the circus and modern life as well a little bit of mystery.

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Pride and Prometheus

Pride and Prometheus is an excellent mix of Jane Austin era life with Mary Shelly’s gothic horror.

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Year of Wonder

A Year of Wonder is a sad story about the Black Plague, but still an interesting story of life in that time.

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The Underground River

The Underground River is a slow and steady read about the Underground Railroad.

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Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow is a story about the Puritan life versus the Indian way of life in the early American Colonies.

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The Red Tent

The story of Dinah, Jacob’s only daughter from bible times.

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Beyond All Dreams

Learn about the building of the Library of Congress and a mysterious sunken ship.

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The Shadowy Horses

Join the search for lost Roman legion in England.

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The Hearts of Horses

1917 horse trainer in Eastern Oregon.

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The Winter Witch

Morgana is a young woman in a small Welsh town trying to find her place.

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Bridge to Haven

1950’s story of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness.

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Phantom of the Opera

The classic tale behind the Broadway musical and movie.

Falling from Horses

1930’s Eastern Oregon ranch hand learns about the making of Hollywood westerns.

A.D. Series

A series about a Beduian girl turned outcast turned leader during the time of Jesus.

Caleb’s Crossing

A colonial America book about the first Native American Harvard graduate.

The Last Sin Eater

An 1850’s Appalachian Mountain town driven by Welsh tradition is surrounded by mystery.

Against the Tide

Lydia Pallas is a translator asked to help translate documents to help bring down the opiate trade in Boston.

Redeeming Love

A sappy romance during the California gold rush.

The Witch’s Daughter

A tale of history through the eyes of an immortal.

One Thousand White Women

A deal between the US government and the Cherokee Native Americans and the lives it effects.

Jack the Ripper Series

A young lady in the late 1800’s studies forensic science and solves murder mysteries.

I, Saul

Augustine Knox must find documents about an important person in early Christianity.

Until the Dawn

Sophie must save a historical house from destruction.

Return of the Witch

Elizabeth must save her friend from the dark Gideon.

Capturing the Devil

A good final book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.

The Red Queen’s Daughter

Mary Seymour works as a lady-in-waiting for Queen Elizabeth.

Beneath a Golden Veil

Isabelle is a hotel owner during the California Gold Rush.

Towards the Sunrise

Julia tries to get back into the first medical school for women.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

A tale of survival, hope, and love during the Holocaust.

The Scarlet Thread

Sierra finds the journal of an ancestor who travelled the Oregon Trail

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Time’s Convert

A vampire’s story about the American and French Revolutions

Acts of Faith Trilogy

A biblical historical fiction following the years after Christ’s death and resurrection.

The Zealots

Yeshua and Shi’mon navigate through Roman occupied Israel.

Mists of Palenque Series

Yohl Ik’nal learns what it takes to be a Maya queen.

Obsessed

Stephan and Roth are from opposite sides of WW2 and are tracking down the same stolen artifact.

Mysteries and Thrillers:

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Coffee and Hill Series

The Coffee and Hill series is a good deceptive style mystery.

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Monster

Monster is a great thriller for those who enjoy a great twists on a well known monster tale.

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The Oath

A mysterious creature is stalking a small town.

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Jack the Ripper Series

A murder mystery starting with Jack the Ripper.

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BoneMan’s Daughter

The FBI and Ryan Evans are searching for the serial killer, BoneMan.

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Capturing the Devil

A good final book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.

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The Girl Behind the Red Rope

An isolated community who lives in fear of the Fury find intruders who bring Fury with them.

Murder on the Orient Express

Hercule Poirot must solve a murder aboard a snow stuck train.

Obsessed

Stephan and Roth are from opposite sides of WW2 and are searching for the same stolen artifact.

Fantasy:

Glamoursit Series

A combination of history and magic.

The Circle Series

The Circle Series is a duel reality series that has a modern component mixed in.

All Souls Trilogy

Diana (a witch) and Matthew (a vampire) search for the Book of Life.

The Golem and the Jinni

Hava (a golem) and Ahmad (a jinni) find a way to break a curse.

The Lost Book Series

The Lost Book series are a part of the Circle series that follow a group of teenagers through their quest to find all of the lost books of histories.

The Silver Witch

Tilda taps into a ancient magical connection.

Stardust

There is a land of Faire that lies hidden next to a city of Wall in England.

Immanuel”s Veins

A Russian soldier must save his true love from a vampire.

Shadowy Horses

Verity Gray searches for the Lost Roman Legion while dealing with ghosts.

The Winter Witch

Morgana must protect her new husband and town from a vengeful witch.

Night of the Living Dead Christian

A fun book that deals with classic monsters and Christianity.

The Green Rider Series

A high fantasy following Karigan and the Green Riders of Sacoridia.

Good Omens

An angel and demon must work together to stop the apocalypse.

The Witch’s Daughter

Elizabeth is a near immortal witch fleeing from her former master throughout the years.

The Gospel of Loki Series

The Norse Legends told from Loki’s perspective.

The Dream Gatherer

A short story about Estrel from the Green Rider series.

The Return of the Witch

Elizabeth must save her friend from the dark Gideon.

The Paper Magician Series

Ceony learns the magic of Folding while dark magicians are searching for her.

The Red Queen’s Daughter

Mary Seymour works as a lady-in-waiting for Queen Elizabeth.

The Wolf Gift Chronicles

Rueben Golding learns he’s a werewolf after a vicious attack.

Time’s Convert

Vampires and witches during the American and French Revolutions.

Miss Peregrine’s Home Series

Jacob and his peculiar friends must save Peculiardome.

Memoirs and Biographies:

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As You Wish

Cary Elwes (Westly from Princess Bride) tells of his time making and filming the movie Princess Bride.

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The Only Pirate at the Party

Biography of violinist and dancer, Lindsey Stirling.

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The Reason

Testimony and memoir of Lacey Sturm, former lead singer of the band, Flyleaf.

Mr. B

Lyn Byk tells of a year of living with her 98-year-old father-in-law.

Every Tool’s a Hammer

Adam Savage of Mythbusters talks about how

Christian Books:

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The Screwtape Letters

Screwtape is a demon writing letters to his nephew Wormwood about how to steer a human away from Christianity.

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The Masterpiece

A Francine Rivers book about faith and healing.

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The Red Tent
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Bridge to Haven

1950’s story of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness.

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The Reason

Testimony and memoir of Lacey Sturm, former lead singer of the band, Flyleaf.

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Night of the Living Dead Christian

A fun book that combines Christian fiction with fantasy.

Redeeming Love

A sappy romance during the California gold rush. Based on the book of Hosea.

I, Saul

A split tale between a seminary professor who must find letters about Saul of Tarsus, and Saul himself.

Welcome to the Shivoo!

How God has created each of us uniquely creative.

Mr. B

A story of forgiveness and letting go.

Acts of Faith Trilogy

A historical fiction following the years after Christ’s death and resurrection.

The Zealots

Yeshua and Shi’mon navigate through Roman occupied Israel.

Realistic Fiction:

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Tell the Wolves I’m Home

This is a great coming of age story during 1987.

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The Masterpiece

A Francine Rivers book about learning to trust.

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The Shadowy Horses

A team of archeologists search for the lost Roman legion.

The Namesake

A story of an immigrant Bengali family that lives in New England.

Every Note Played

A famous pianist learns about forgiveness and to let go.

Week at Surfside Beach

A collection of short stories about people’s week at Surfside Beach, SC.

The Martian

A very scientific book about an astronaut stranded on Mars.

The Queen of the South

A story of survival and thriving in the darker side of life.

I, Saul

Augustine Knox must find valuable Christian documents.

The Learner’s Plight

Gavin learns how to overcome his fears and his bullies.

Rainbow Bridge

A story of a boy and the dogs he has throughout his life (tissues required).

The Scarlet Thread

Sierra struggles through marriage issues and divorce.

Young Adults:

The Lost Book Series

A group of teenagers must learn to work together to find books that will save the world.

Jack the Ripper Series

A young lady who’s studying forensic science must help solve some murder mysteries.

The Learner’s Plight

Gabe learns how to overcome his fears and his bullies.

Capturing the Devil

A good final book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.

The Paper Magician Series

Ceony learns the magic of Folding while dark magicians search for her.

The Red Queen’s Daughter

Mary Seymour works as a lady-in-waiting for Queen Elizabeth.

The Outlands

Jett and his friends must protect each other from the oppressive Patriarch.

Divergent Trilogy

Tris Prior must survive in a faction filled city.

Miss Peregrine’s Home Series

Jacob and his peculiar friends must save Peculiardome.

The Zealots

Yeshua and Shi’mon navigate through Roman occupied Israel.

Short Stories:

A Week at Surfside Beach

Each chapter is a different family’s week of vacation at a beach house.

The Learner’s Plight

Gavin must learn to overcome his fears and his bullies.

The Dream Gatherer

A short story about Estrel from the Green Rider series.

Towards the Sunrise

Julia tries to get back into the first medical school for women.

Kid and Picture Books:

Land of Twilight Trilogy

Sam and Lorna must find a way to save the land of Twilight.

The Squickerwonkers

Find out the fate of Selma and the rest of the Squickerwonkers.

The Book with No Pictures

Adults must read every word in this hilarious book to their kids.

Caps for Sale

A kid’s book full of monkey business.

Chrysanthemum

A little mouse learns to love her

Dragons Love Tacos

How to create the perfect taco party for dragons.

Quackers

Quackers the cat learns how to be himself.

The Kissing Hand

Chester Raccoon learns to overcome fear.

Will You Carry My Story?

Meggi Beth searches for someone to tell her story to.

Princess Lillian and Grandpa’s Goodbye

Lillian goes to the hospital and learns what it means to say goodbye.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly gets a new purse and learns when she can share it with everyone.

Comic Books and Graphic Novels:

Artemis

Artemis must go on the run after she learns she has super powers.

Artemis

Artemis agrees to help Nyx on her own terms.

Sci-Fi

The Martian

Mark Watney is stranded on Mars and must get back to Earth.

The Outlands

Jett and his friends are living in a dystopian future and trying to do more than just survive.

Illusion

Mandy and Dave deal with the benefits and consequences of time travel.

Divergent Trilogy

Tris Prior must survive in a faction filled city.

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