Dear Jane Book Review

Synopsis Dear Jane by Allie Cresswell In the village of Highbury, family counts. Emma Woodhouse, the rich, spoiled daughter of the first family and Jane Fairfax, orphan, are two young girls whose futures will play out over the course of the novel. While Emma remains ensconced at the pinnacle of Highbury society, Jane is taken in […]

Arthur Dux Bellorum (A Light in the Dark Ages Book 4) Book Review

Synopsis Young Arthur escapes his imprisonment at the hands of Morgana and her son Mordred through the help of Merlyn. Fleeing north to escape capture, Arthur begins his education as a leader of men and a warrior. As he travels north to Hadrian’s Wall, Arthur and his companions Gawain, Percival, and Merlyn meet and make […]

Shadows of Regret Books Book Review

Synopsis After serving sixteen years of a life sentence, Katie is released into a world she hardly recognizes. With no family or friends to provide support, Katie struggles to find her way as a semi-free woman. She does succeed in finding a job and a safe place to live but is still under the control […]

Mavis and Dot Book Review

Synopsis Mavis and Dot, new residents of a fading British beach town, have nothing in common save a passion for shopping at second-hand stores. Both are older, single women with no family and plenty of free time to fill. They are opposites in many ways. Mavis is cheerful and adventurous, ready to try new experiences […]

The Light in the Trees Book Review

Synopsis After the sudden death of his mother, young Ted is taken to summer camp by his father. Ted begins his summer with a sense of dread – he is afraid that his father doesn’t want him back home. But among the other boys in Cabin 7 at White Birch Camp, Ted finds friendship and […]

Uther’s Destiny Book Review

Uther’s Destiny (A Light in the Dark Ages Book 3) by Tim Walker Synopsis The Romans have left Britain and with their departure, organized government has come to an end. The Angles, Saxons, and Jutes are invading, destroying what cities remain. Uther, current King, is the last line of defense for the embattled Britons. Attacked on […]

Tall Chimneys Book Review

Tall Chimneys: A British Family Saga Spanning 100 Years by Allie Cresswell Synopsis Tall Chimneys is a memoir written and narrated by Evelyn Talbot. It begins in 1910 with Evelyn’s return to Tall Chimneys where she discovers her childhood friends have been dismissed and the estate manager, Ratton is in charge. Seeking to avoid his unwelcome advances, Evelyn escapes […]

The Adventures of Fawn: ‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls Book Review

The Adventures of Fawn: ‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls by Al E. Boy Synopsis Fawn, daughter of two of Santa’s reindeer Comet and Vixen, resents being treated like a baby by her protective parents. She learns the magic words necessary to leave Santa’s village and sets off on an adventure of her own. Finding friends and […]

A Princess in Disguise Book Review

A Princess in Disguise by April Michelle Davis Synopsis A Princess in Disguise: Margaret, Eleanor and Katherine are three princesses whose mother disappeared in mysterious circumstances. As their 16th birthday nears, their father the king is planning a ball at which he will name each girl’s future husband. While Eleanor and Katherine are ready to comply, […]

Dreamland Book Review

Dreamland by Helen Pryke Synopsis Young Danny has just lost his father. On Danny’s tenth birthday, his mother gives him a magical ticket to Dreamland where Danny can have all the adventures he can imagine. Along with his friends Lucy and Tom and a full cast of characters that includes a unicorn, a giant, a dragon, […]