Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Available tomorrow: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh *****4.5/5 stars Like Gone with the Wind, but set in 1950s British-occupied Kenya: You’ll love it! Recommended readers: Fans of British history If you like Gone with the Wind for its historical insights and feels If you like fictional history and a mix of genres Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 5/5 for plot 4.5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: … Continue reading Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Fates and Traitors, A John Wilkes Booth Novel

Available now: Fates and Traitors, A Novel of John Wilkes Booth ****4/5 stars If you’re a fan of history being humanized – Fates and Traitors is a fascinating retelling of the John Wilkes Booth’s life surrounding one of US history’s most notorious events. Recommended readers: Fans of history that If you like mystery-thrillers with some romance If you want a quick-reading mystery Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters … Continue reading Fates and Traitors, A John Wilkes Booth Novel

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Available Now: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike *****5/5 stars- loved it The founder of Nike tells you how he barely succeeded in making the biggest brand on the planet. Recommended readers: If you’re an entrepreneur or business person If you think building a business is easy And if you’re enthralled with the mega brand called Nike Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS … Continue reading Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Nonfiction Review: Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Available Dec. 23: The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Southern California *****5/5 stars- Loved it! Everything a gardener in Southern California (or your respective region) would need to know to grow vegetables. Recommended readers: Beginner to intermediate gardeners in Southern California So Cal homeowners Looking for a housewarming gift for your So Cal friends? Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: A 10-year Southern … Continue reading Nonfiction Review: Guide to Vegetable Gardening

The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill by Andrea Warren

Available now: The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas **** 3.5/5 stars- Loved it – great for teens A great read for any middle schooler (or adult really) who likes a taste of history. Recommended readers: Wyoming natives (have you been to Cody, the town founded by Buffalo Bill) Western history buffs Middle Schoolers Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 3/5 for plot … Continue reading The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill by Andrea Warren

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

Available November 17: Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends (Kid Legends) **** 4/5 stars- Loved it – great for kids A great read for any middle grade kid who likes sports. Recommended readers: If you’re a soccer mom or dad (or baseball, football, hockey, etc) Kids into sports – recommended middle grades And if you’re just a sports fan Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 3/5 for plot … Continue reading Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

Available this month: Twain’s End

Available now: Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen **** 3.5/5 stars- Liked it to the edge of love- call it a stage I crush Mark Twain is famously known as a talented, maybe eccentric author; Twain’s End shares a peak into the truly dark person who Twain likely was. Recommended readers: If you’re a fan of Mark Twain (or at least curious about the real man) If you like a peak into a … Continue reading Available this month: Twain’s End

Non Fiction Review: Pirate Hunters

Available now: Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship ****3.5/5 stars- liked to the edge of love- call it a stage I crush. Sometimes searching for a legendary pirate ship take more than technology, as you’ll find in Pirate Hunters. Recommended readers: For scuba divers, underwater adventurers For lovers of pirates, history and ships For fans of historical fiction who want a fun, factual read Here’s … Continue reading Non Fiction Review: Pirate Hunters

Nonfiction Review: War Bonds

War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation is available now ***3/5 stars- liked it! Columnist Cindy Hval brings together 30 snapshots of enduring love forged in World War II. Recommended readers: Fans of a good human interest story Readers of short nonfiction and essays Readers of history and social history Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: War Bonds is a collection of … Continue reading Nonfiction Review: War Bonds

Review: Esther by Angela Hunt

Available January 6: Esther: Royal Beauty (A Dangerous Beauty Novel) ****4.5/5 stars An emotional portrayal of Esther is touching, real and gives such depth to a favorite Biblical icon. Recommended readers: Anyone looking for a perspective on Biblical times If you love the Book of Esther and women in the Bible and anyone who loves to learn about a prominent female in history Here’s my Rankings: … Continue reading Review: Esther by Angela Hunt