Living at the turn of century in Australia, two brothers, Tommy and Billy
McBride, are only aware of the hardscrabble existence that is forced
upon their family. Just as the drought is over, and Tommy and Billy
should be relieved that they no longer have to struggle for water, their Read more...
Tariq Khan, a Norwegian man of Muslim-Pakistani ancestry, is sitting in
jail after coming back from a stint in the Middle East. Thus begins
Tariq's tale of what had driven him, someone who grew up in a
multicultural society in Europe, into becoming a Muslim fanatic,
traveling to Read more...
In 1938, Matilda Emmerson finds herself pregnant out of wedlock and
she is forced to leave Ireland to visit a mysterious aunt in Newport
Rhode Island. While in Rhode Island, Matilda begins to uncover long-
lost family secrets that will give her the courage when she will need it
the Read more...
Throughout their whole lives, Willa and her husband have done the
right thing: they went to college, got married, paid off their debts, lived
together, had children, etc. However, how is it that at the peak of them
finally gaining the security and benefits they so sorely need, they end Read more...
Flora Mackie had an unconventional upbringing thanks to her father's
profession as a whaler, who sailed numerous times to the Pole and
often brought Flora with him, whetting her appetite for adventure and
to be more than just the wife and mother Victorian society expects of
her. For a Read more...
Ren Ishida, an aimless and directionless young man living in Japan
during the 1990s, has recently learned that his beloved older sister,
Keiko, has been murdered. Feeling loyalty to his beloved sister, as well
as knowing that she has no one else close to her, he makes a decision
to Read more...
Newly-engaged Marissa Parlette should be the happiest woman in the
world: she has found the man of her dreams, and she will gain a step-
daughter, Anna. However, the day after her engagement, Marissa's
frenemy, Lauren, is found dead after apparently falling from the top of
the cliff Read more...
In a not too distant future, Dr. Jean McClellan and her family live in the
United States where women and girls are only allowed a 100 words per
day, and if they go over the limit, the consequences will include an
electric shock from the word counter they are forced Read more...
Hazel Camille Bradford is a woman who has terrible luck in
dating. She believes it might be due to her unfiltered
personality and wardrobe, but that seems a little harsh.
When Hazel takes a job teaching third graders at a new
school she runs into her best friend's single Read more...
For over twenty years, Ashley, Natalie and Lauren were the best of
friends, even sharing a company together. However, their friendship
has fractured, and as a last ditch effort, Ashley invites Natalie and
Lauren to Mexico to patch it up. Each has their own reasons as well as
secrets in Read more...
The year of 1992 was quite an eventful one for Abby: first is the death
of her beloved younger brother Tom; followed by meeting her husband
Nate at a crash site. Years later, just as Abby and Nate have settled
quietly into suburbs with a teenage daughter, another family moves Read more...
In 1937, in the town of New London, Texas, seven hundred children
perished in a schoolhouse explosion. One of those children was Ruby
Pierson, whose death is destined to affect the next four generations of
mothers and daughters as well as turn the familial relationships upside
down. Fast forward to Read more...
Nancy Green is brought up in a secularized Jewish home during the
1960s. Her world feels small and she often longs for something grand
but is afraid to pursue it. Throughout the story, the focus is on her
three loves; that of a Jew from Hasidic background who decided to Read more...
Although small at 207 pages, BLACK
SUGAR by Miguel Bonnefoy is vast in scope and in generations, as
well as the effect that treasure had on their small town, be it hidden or
unearthed. The story begins with Henry Morgan, an English captain Read more...
Eleanora Aganis, a young Albanian lady of eighteen years has had a
very unconventional upbringing, especially when compared to other
women around her. Her father, a well known and respected medic in
their community, has encouraged her artistic talents as well as her love
of reading and frequently takes Eleanora Read more...
Tracy Sue Petrikoff is a seventeen-year-old girl enjoys the outdoors far
more than indoors and is more feral rather than human. Recently, she
has lost her mother with whom she seemed to have a strained
relationship. Her mother understands Tracy way too well and gives
Tracy rules that Read more...
Living in genteel poverty, Princess Dagmar of Denmark doesn't expect
anything special to happen to her. However, when her beloved sister
Alix gets married, and she soon meets and marries an heir to the throne
in Russia, the future Sasha III. Her life is turned upside down when she Read more...
In 1842, Douglas Elling loses his beloved wife and his young daughter
to a house fire due to some rumors that he is an abolitionist. Three
years later, in 1845, his friend's daughter, Abigail "Abby" Milton arrives
from England to be his ward, intent on finding a new place Read more...
Tallulah Mae James has had a very unconventional childhood; from
birth to 1960s she and her four siblings have been reared by a
traditional Southern grandmother while her parents, Margo and Drayton
could care less about what happens to their family and traditions that
the grandmother attempts to instill. Tired Read more...
Currently I am a contributor to Fresh
Fiction, and I have my own blog where I
read and review all sorts of books. My
loves are historical fiction, literary
fiction, multicultural fiction, women's
fiction, psychological and some
Mysteries. Genres I don't review are
science fiction, Christian/
inspirational fiction and Nonfiction. I
live with my parents and son in Texas