Book Review: The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

Looking for a historical novel? I recommend Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. This is a retelling of the battle at Gettysburg from the perspective of the Union and Rebel officers who were there, fighting for a cause that would shape our country. Shaara’s research and retelling bring historical figures like General Robert E. Lee and Colonel…

Book Review: Dreadful Young Ladies and other stories, by Kelly Barnhill

From the author of the children’s story, The Girl Who Drank The Moon, comes a collection of strange and unique short stories. My favorites are “Elegy to Gabrielle”, “The Dead Boy’s Last Poem”, and ” The Unlicensed Magician”. The weird stories by a weird author depict various states of human imperfection and harshness. Themes of…

Kids Book Review: The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn

There is a reason that this short book is an award-winning bestseller! The Kissing Hand is for anyone, young or old, facing a new challenge, from the first day of school to leaving for college, and needs love and encouragement. The story opens with a young raccoon, Chester, fearful of his first evening at school. With…

Book review:5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber

5-B Poppy Lane is the second story in A Merry Little Christmas by Debbie Macomber. The story begins with Ruth Shelton, a University of Washington graduate student with anti-war views, rushing home to collect her mail in hopes that there is something from Sergeant Paul Gordon, USMC. Despite her anti-war views, Ruth still feels that…

Book Review: 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, by Debbie Macomber

1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the first story of two in the book titled A Merry Little Christmas by Debbie Macomber. It is a heart-warming story showcasing the importance of family, a close community, and that old flames can be rekindled no matter how long they’ve been snuffed out. Sometimes, nothing can stand in the…