Genre: Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Under Fire by Linda Shenton Matchett

BOOK REVIEW: Under Fire by Linda Shenton Matchett

Posted September 19, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Linda Shenton Matchett / 3 Comments

When this book came up available with CelebrateLit I was drawn to the story-line.  The potential this story had was too much to pass up.  An intriguing time period in history, an engaging synopsis, and the promise of something exciting.  I wanted so much from this book, expected it.  While parts didn’t disappoint other’s, unfortunately, did.  The main character was engaging and the story was interesting.  Ruth is an interesting character.  She’s headstrong, determined, and intelligent.  I would have loved the chance to actually read an article or two that she had written.  Sometimes I feel like she ‘won’ too easily but then she was build as determinedly headstrong so I suspect there’s some history there to pave her way. Let’s talk nitty gritty.  There’s a few things that I feel compelled to address.  Some are simply things I struggle with, like the sheer volume of characters.  Some that I […]

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BOOK REVIEW: A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

BOOK REVIEW: A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

When this book came up for a tour with Celebrate Lit I KNEW I had to read it.  What’s not to like?  Set in England at the cusp of World War I a London street orphan meets a reclusive friend of the King.  Two worlds collide sorta thing with intrigue and sass thrown in for good measure.  Intrigue on both their parts, sass most definitely is all Rosemary.  It’s more than just a romance at a time of impending war.  But it’s also more than just a romance.  Peter has a hard time expressing himself in person.  He’s also got a pretty big secret, bigger than just his lineage; though that’s a big deal to him as well.  Rosemary steps in to find his history but ends up finding a whole lot more. I loved Rosemary.  She’s spunky, sassy but at her core she’s got a great heart.  She puts […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

I’ve been flying through the books in this series, I’m so invested in the characters and the way that the author has the talent to take this period of Biblical history and made it so real and alive.  I was ready to jump into the lives of these people I have fallen in love with.  I realized that the names for the synopsis were not one’s I’d seen before.  Perhaps children or grandchildren?  Perhaps a continuation of Jumo or Dvorah’s story a generation later?  Perhaps?  Well, I made myself stop perhaps-ing and jumped into the book with glee.  And pulled up on the excitement.  I was jumping back in 40 years later, just as the Israelites were on the cusp of taking the promised land.  Shira was there, Kiya was there but what about Ayal and Jumo and Ebon?  I was sorta kinda maybe perhaps becoming interested in Dvorah and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

BOOK REVIEW: What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

Honestly, I’m not even sure where to begin.  It’s no mystery that you can win my heart by giving me a mystery.  Given a choice I’ll always go mystery, it’s just my niche.  However I have other preferred (please, you know I’ll read ‘anything’ except technical manuals people) genres and when you mix any other genre with a mystery it’s going to be right up my alley. Add to that an author that creates characters and setting that embraces you like a best friend and it can’t go wrong!  Henry Lapp suffered an accident as a child that resulted in a savant gift.  That gift, later in life, brought him into the English world in a way most English never get involved with.  After this encounter Lapp and many of his friends chose to relocate from their home to join a fledgling community in Colorado. There was so much to […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Collision by Jeff Abbott

BOOK REVIEW: Collision by Jeff Abbott

Posted July 4, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Jeff Abbott / 0 Comments

‘The Collision’ by Jeff Abbott was a random book selection for me. I’d not heard of the author but the story concept looked intriguing when I read the jacket.  And it was really well written.  I had trouble in the beginning following the different storyline beginnings.  I think this stems more from my personal inability to remember names than it does the writing itself.  Once the different story lines merged into the meat of the subject matter the story took off for me.  (Though I still struggled with a few too many names.) This was a great book that I would recommend to other friends who enjoy the genre or a similar style.  The main drawback, for me, was it was almost written to close to ‘formula’.  Good guy in trouble for something he didn’t do, bad guy in trouble well because he’s bad guy.  Supposed other good guy is […]

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