Burying Leo by Helga Gruendler-Schierloh #BookReview

Can you move forward without making peace with your past? What makes a marriage successful? Is infidelity ever acceptable? What defines love? Burying Leo by Helga Gruendler-Schierloh would make these questions pop into your head time and again. Ingrid Bassen has been married to Joe Bassen for about fourteen years now but she is not sure whether this is a marriage or she is just a pawn in his pursuit of success. He uses her as a bargaining chip in his business negotiations. She would gladly forgive him for using her if he would just grant her the wish of having … Continue reading Burying Leo by Helga Gruendler-Schierloh #BookReview

Magic After Midnight by C. Gockel #BookReview

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. With every vampire movie and book focusing on a love story between a young girl and centuries-old, yet dashing, vampire, C. Gockel has changed the game in Magic After Midnight by choosing a woman in her fifties in the leading role. Although this is not a vampire based book, the basic ingredients are the same. Count Darerick Razvano, aka Dare, is a night elf who has been sent to earth with a mission and he hates being compared to a vampire. What instigated this comparison in the first place? Well, the night elves, like … Continue reading Magic After Midnight by C. Gockel #BookReview

The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews #BookReview

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. The first book in Parish Orphans of Devon Series of Mimi Matthews, The Matrimonial Advertisement is a Victorian Romance in all its glory. With the carefully chosen words and formal conversations among the characters, this is a delightful treat for Jane Austen fans. Justin Thornhill has known only the language of vengeance throughout his life. As he served as a captain during the uprise in India, he has been more in touch with violence than romance. He has become a gruff and grim man who has neither time nor interest, mostly interest, to woo a … Continue reading The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews #BookReview

This Does Not Leave This House by Julie Coons #BookReview

I would start off by saying that this is so far the most powerful and moving memoir that I have come across this year. If you are thinking Julie Coons is not a celebrity then why should we bother reading about her life? I would give you three reasons to go grab your copy right away: She shares how she broke the cycle of abuse which, let’s face it, most of us are too afraid or too ignorant to do. Despite living a life filled with all sorts of negativity, she inspires her readers towards positivity. Her honest revelation of … Continue reading This Does Not Leave This House by Julie Coons #BookReview

Dante’s Town of Terror by Patrick R. Delaney #BookReview

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. Dante’s Town of Terror by Patrick R. Delaney is a horrifying tale of a camping trip from hell. Brian took his friend Bill and daughter Cathy on a camping trip; however, somewhere along the road, they took a wrong turn and got lost in a deep dark forest. This forest was not just filled with vicious animals, but monsters who were only flesh and blood hungry. By a stroke of luck, they managed to get out of this forest and in a town. Nevertheless, as soon as they took a sigh of relief of … Continue reading Dante’s Town of Terror by Patrick R. Delaney #BookReview

Sonja by Ron Stock #BookReview

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. Ron Stock’s Sonja is one of the most glamorous murder mysteries that I have read so far. A model, who goes by the name Di, was found dead at her apartment. The stench in the apartment and the severely deteriorated condition of the corpse suggested that she died days before being discovered. In fact, it was the sickening smell that indicated something was not right in Di’s apartment. Everything in the flat screamed natural death; however, detective Shane Hanley had a job to perform and he could not rule out a probable homicide until … Continue reading Sonja by Ron Stock #BookReview

I Wanted that Spark by Brandie Lion #BookReview

Reviewed for Reader’s Favorite. I Wanted that Spark by Brandie Lion is a short read about a woman named Lauren and her search for “that” spark. Ever since her parents died in a car accident, she lives alone in a beautiful house by the beach in Texas. At the age of 25, she is still not aware of her sexual preference. She lived all her life thinking that she was straight. But one day, she realizes she is a lesbian. Irrespective of her sexual orientation, she has been devoid of a relationship that would make her lose all her senses. … Continue reading I Wanted that Spark by Brandie Lion #BookReview

Make a Wish and Universe Would Play a Genie

My fascination with the programs depicting magic has been since my early childhood. I grew up watching Bewitched and I Dream Of Jeannie. Then, Sabrina The Teenage Witch joined the club followed by Wizards of Waverly Place and many others. All these series left me wishing for a genie of my own. I was so smitten that several times I actually tried my own non-existent magical powers. I would stare at the tv, hoping to turn it on by using my “magic.” Of course, nothing happened 😦 Anyway, I almost lost faith in the whole concept until I came across … Continue reading Make a Wish and Universe Would Play a Genie

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne #BookReview

The Secret is a positivity power pack that, if read with utmost focus, can instill anybody’s lost faith in the world. By defining the law of attraction as a simple concept that says whatever you think you attract, the author has tried to push her readers towards thinking positive all the time. According to the author, and supported by many famous personalities, the universe is like a genie who is ready to give us whatever we wish for. Sounds like a far-fetched idea — doesn’t it? Any person with a practical mind would question this philosophy at first. Of course, … Continue reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne #BookReview

House of Belonging by Andrea Thome #BookReview

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. If you throw in several tablespoons of romance, friendship, family drama, and a pinch of emotional past in a pan and let it come to boil, the hot dish that would be created as a result of this recipe would be House of Belonging by Andrea Thome. If you are wondering what awakened my inner chef, Laina Ming, the leading lady of the plot, is the reason. Laina is a chef who is passionate about vegan food. Having presented a variety of options to an otherwise limited menu of vegan recipes, she is now … Continue reading House of Belonging by Andrea Thome #BookReview