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October 24, 2020

Prospects of a Woman by Wendy Voorsanger ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"In early America, a woman was legally dependent on her father, then on her husband.  Upon marriage, a woman lost any right to control property that was hers prior and she had no rights to acquire any property during marriage.  She could not make contracts, keep or control her own wages or rents, transfer property, sell property or bring any lawsuit.  She had   little right to divorce and had no rights to her children if she left her husband."  (p1)

October 23, 2020

You're Pulling My Leg! by Allen Wolf ~ a Review & Interview

by MK French

You're Pulling My Leg! and its junior version involves bluffing your way through stories, and other plays have to vote if the story is true or not. Stories that have to be told are prompted by cards within each book. Guess correctly and earn a point, but make a mistake about whether the story is true or not and you lose a point. The first to twenty-one points wins. These are family games that you can play with extended family members over the holidays. In the times of COVID-19, it can easily be translated to virtual get togethers, too.

October 21, 2020

Swimmers and Abuse: A Cold and Quiet Place #NewFiction #YAFiction

by Alison DeLuca

Sometimes the deepest scars can be invisible.

I did a lot of research about competitive swimming and emotional abuse as I wrote A Cold and Quiet Place. This Young Adult novel is about a young swimmer who suffers horrible emotional abuse from her boyfriend, who is also a swimmer. 

October 20, 2020

The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Cornwall, August 1928
"I can see your underwear."
Skye Penrose knew that the ordinary response of a ten-year-old girl to such a statement would be to stop cartwheeling along Porthleven pier like a gamboling star and restore her skirt to its proper position. Instead she paused to change direction, then turned two perfect cartwheels toward the boy who'd spoken. In the rush of her upward trajectory, she lunged at him and gave his trousers a swift tug, dislodging them from his waist and popping at least one button in the process. (p. 7)

October 19, 2020

5 Fun Halloween Reads

by Donna Huber

MK has provided a number of scary reads to get you ready for Halloween, but I don't read horror. I prefer the fun side of Halloween - the parties, the cute costumes, and humorous frights. I still like to read Halloween-themed stories to get in the mood. What do I read then if not horror? Mostly I read paranormal cozies featuring ghosts and witches and the occasional friendly vampire (I don't read many paranormal cozy the rest of the year so it is a treat). I usually hit the free Kindle bestsellers list at Amazon to find a few free reads for the holiday, but it is full of Christmas reads already. As my treat for you, I did the heavy lifting and searched for some fun (and free) reads. Here's what I found.

October 18, 2020

2 New Thrillers to Read

by Susan Roberts

Summer is over so it's time to put away those beach reads and dig into some good suspense novels.  Here are reviews of two excellent thrillers that I've read this month.