Black Man on the Titanic Book Review from @kleffnotes

As a child I was weirdly obsessed with the Titanic, though why I could never explain. The movie had yet to come out at this point and even when it did I only remember watching it in passing. I do remember being fixated on learning as much as I could about the ship and her doomed voyage. When I learned that there was a book that highlighted a specific passenger on the Titanic I was already hooked and then was even more excited to learn that it was someone who brought a new element of diversity to the often mentioned passengers on the luxurious vessel. Continue reading “Black Man on the Titanic Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Seven Sisters and a Brother Book Review from @kleffnotes

Seven Sisters and a Brother is a read that celebrates the heart of a sit-in that protested decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans at Swarthmore College in 1969. This book is written by the former students who actually took part in this event and examines these events autobiographically. This is the perfect book to celebrate Black History month and will teach readers about the power of coming together to make a difference. Continue reading “Seven Sisters and a Brother Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Given Book Review from @kleffnotes

Wattpad Books brings Given to life in this inventive fantasy release. Nandi Taylor has created a story of discovery and romance with her main character, Yenni, finding herself in a new place and confronted by dragons. With no warning that she would be confronted by such beings, she is also confounded by feelings that begin to emerge between her and a mysterious man. Continue reading “Given Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow Book Review from @kleffnotes

Set in 1905 in the British controlled India, Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow, focuses on Leela and her younger sister Maya. Following the Japanese victory over Russia the two sisters are taking part in wearing homespun clothing to show that India refuses to be oppressed going forward. This is just one of the changes that will take place in the sisters’ lives as their home country begins to change. Continue reading “Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow Book Review from @kleffnotes”

No Truth Left to Tell Book Review from @kleffnotes

Set in February 1994 in Lynwood, Louisiana No Truth Left to Tell drops readers into a time of terror in a southern town. The Klan has returned with a vengeance and they are pushing to start a race war with crosses that light up the night sky. Adrien Rush, a federal civil rights prosecutor, will learn that these dark roots run deep in this town. Nettie Wynn, a victim of the cross burnings has been a lifelong resident of the town and when her granddaughter comes to town the successful journalist will find herself pulled into this new environment. Continue reading “No Truth Left to Tell Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Boy in the Box Book Review from @kleffnotes

Have you ever had to keep a secret? Jonathan has been living with a terrible one that is only shared by three other people in the entire world. Ten years ago an accident occurred that would change their lives forever and lead them on the path that they find themselves now. A trip back to the woods will bring about a supernatural fright that will pull these men back to a time that they had hoped to forget in Boy in the Box. Continue reading “Boy in the Box Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Wise Friend Book Review from @kleffnotes

There always seems to be that one aunt that you remember as being a bit odd or eccentric. Patrick Torrington’s aunt is that particular kind of aunt for him. As a successful artist her work began to shift toward the occult during his teen years and he found that she was collecting artifacts from magical sites. When she dies mysteriously these items disappear and things are quiet until Patrick finds her journal as an adult. The Wise Friend will take readers on a journey of discovery that delves into Patrick’s aunt and the mysterious forces she was involved with. Continue reading “The Wise Friend Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Garden of Bewitchment Book Review from @kleffnotes

For period piece fans everywhere, The Garden of Bewitchment is an eerie story that hearkens back to the era of Gothic novels. Taking the ideas of foggy rural environments and blending them with curious incidents this story will take you back in time and set you on edge as the heroines find themselves confronted by a horror they never expected. Take a step back to 1893 with Evelyn and Claire as they enter into a bewitching journey. Continue reading “The Garden of Bewitchment Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Emily Wilcox from @kleffnotes

I was able to chat with Emily Wilcox about her upcoming book The Commitment Phobe: It’s Not You, It’s Him. Coming out just in time for Valentine’s Day this book examines that particular person that many people have seemed to attract, the commitment phobe. Thank you to Emily Wilcox for answering all of my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Emily Wilcox from @kleffnotes”

Snowball Book Review from @kleffnotes

When a blizzard hits during Christmas Eve a group of motorists find themselves stranded on an eerily lonely stretch of highway. As they huddle together in the RV of an older couple they all begin to share stories of their worst winters. As they each share they begin to realize that perhaps their is something connects them all. In the pages of Snowball readers will be immersed into a winter hellscape that they never could have expected. Continue reading “Snowball Book Review from @kleffnotes”