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

Unhaunted – A White Crow Novella by Trisha Slay

Reviewed  by me for Reader’s Favorite Unhaunted is the first book in A White Crow Mystery series by Trisha Slay, and what a start it is! The fact that the author herself was brought up in a haunted house adds to the credibility of the overall appeal of the book. Asha is a fifteen-year-old girl who, like her mother, Xia Celeste, can see and communicate with the dead. If the cops require a push towards the right direction in solving any case, they knock on Xia Celeste’s door. Asha had made a promise to her dad, who has gone missing … Continue reading Unhaunted – A White Crow Novella by Trisha Slay

Save Me Twice by Elfriede Dustin #BookReview

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. The world war stories have always fascinated and terrified us; however, reading the first-hand experience of someone who unwillingly became a participant in one of the wars is an entirely different encounter. The father of the author, Elfriede Dustin, has been one such person who was forced to be a German soldier. Save Me Twice is a glimpse into those tough times with a few fictional twists. In a desperate attempt to delay the inevitable defeat, Hitler ordered all the boys from the age of 12 onwards to join the war. Although his order made … Continue reading Save Me Twice by Elfriede Dustin #BookReview

#BookReview – The Country Empress by A. Piper Burgi

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. A royal life with its luxury, privileges, and comfort may seem enchanting from the outside but if you value your freedom more, can all the riches fascinate you enough to be a part of the royalty and be under the scrutiny of a kingdom or, perhaps, the world? The Country Empress by A. Piper Burgi explores this choice in a very heartfelt manner. Princess Elisabeth, fondly known as Sisi, was born to Duke Max and his wife Ludovika. While Ludovika had high hopes for her older daughter, Helene, she had less than any significant … Continue reading #BookReview – The Country Empress by A. Piper Burgi

#BookReview – The 8th Sky by Leigh Lyn

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. In The 8th Sky: A Psychological Thriller With An Unforgettable Twist by Leigh Lyn, the plot begins with Lin Lee stuck in an asylum and not remembering half the details of the incidents that led her to this place. She is an architect who is one of the best in her company. After she started having flashbacks, she remembered that she had been leading a project that involved designing a Science Park for Gao Yao Inc. and that she had observed some very peculiar requests from the client in the design. These suggestions raised … Continue reading #BookReview – The 8th Sky by Leigh Lyn

What Kind of Love do you Fancy? #FridayRefelections

Everybody has fancies, and I’m not talking about sexual fantasies. I am talking about love, romance, etc. I was rewatching Sex and The City’s last episode of sixth season a few days back. If you’ve watched it, let me refresh your memory; if you haven’t then this would give you a glimpse into the scene. Carrie has been dating a Russian (I forgot his name), who took her to Paris to live with him. Carrie, the ever love-searcher, joined him in the hopes of finally enjoying the kind of love that she wanted. Her ex-bf had left her because he … Continue reading What Kind of Love do you Fancy? #FridayRefelections

#BookReview: Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally…Murder by Ginny Fite

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. What does one expect in a murder mystery? I, as a reader, look for an intriguing investigation, gripping suspense, occasional drama, deceptive characters, and a charismatic detective who has a life beyond the case that he is working on. Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally…Murder by Ginny Fite check all these parameters. The plot begins when Harold Munson is found dead in his car. It could have been closed as a drunken driving case if it weren’t for two bullets’ holes on the driver’s side window. Detective Sam Lagarde is handed over this case. He does … Continue reading #BookReview: Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally…Murder by Ginny Fite

Continue, Restart, Or Force Stop #DailyMusings

Life, as we know it, is abundant in challenges, confusions, and decisions. While some decisions make us happy, many others fill our lives with despair. Without trapping you and me in the complex web of fate and God, I would talk like a certified tech geek. It is almost lame to mention ‘if’ and ‘you work on a PC/laptop’ in one sentence because, let’s face it, if you are reading it, you cannot be a PC/laptop virgin. Anyway, while working on our machines, we often come across a pop-up message, which goes something like this: The Windows have installed important … Continue reading Continue, Restart, Or Force Stop #DailyMusings

#BookReview: Because It Was Raining by Skyler Worley

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. Because It Was Raining by Skyler Worley bares open the mindset of a drug-infused brain. Louis, in his high on drugs state, is reflecting on his emotions, fear, and life — in general. Against all his better judgment, he agrees to accompany his friend, Boobe, and her friend, Nikki, on an unknown venture. Nikki is a girl who has a very philosophical viewpoint in life. Anyway, Louis soon finds out why the little voice in her head was asking him to decline Boobe’s offer of joining her in her quest. The musings of Louis … Continue reading #BookReview: Because It Was Raining by Skyler Worley