Passages By Anne Hamre Book Review from @kleffnotes

Anne Hamre’s novel, Passages, is an entrancing historical fiction work adapted from actual events that happened in the lives of her grandparents from the late 1890’s into the mid-1920’s. The primary narrator of the story is her grandmother Anne, a strong-willed woman in search of independence, who falls in love with a hired farmhand, who later becomes her husband Frank. The story of their love crossing continents reads like an epic romance, though as with such stories not everything can always be full of joy and happiness. Hamre’s adaptation of her family’s history is filled with such depth that you will find yourself entranced by the love weaving throughout the novel. Continue reading “Passages By Anne Hamre Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Remember, Remember: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Review from @kleffnotes

A young woman finds herself on the streets of London with no memory of who she is or why she would be covered in mud and laying near the British Museum. Though she might not know who she is this remarkably intelligent mystery woman convinces a policeman, who she notes is rather handsome, that she will be just fine. As she pushes herself to remember anything about herself dangerous situations seem to follow her. The captivating Remember, Remember by the daughter/father writing team, Anna Elliot and Chares Veley, pulls you into London in 1897 and doesn’t let you go until the final page. Continue reading “Remember, Remember: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Review from @kleffnotes”

Catching up with author Traci Sanders via @tdmiller820917 #amwriting @tmsanders2014

One of the features that makes a novel so engaging is when the author crafts rich characters. As a reader, it is intriguing peeling back the layers and uncovering the different facets. The same holds true for an interview: Interviewees who have many layers to explore excite both the interviewer and those reading the interview. Traci Sanders certainly fulfills this requirement. Sanders is not only an award-winning novelist, but her name is also synonymous with a wealth of child development books. If that isn’t enough to provide creative inspiration, Sanders has penned several books offering tips on writing, publishing and marketing. In addition, she is the founder of Readers Review Room, an invaluable resource for readers seeking a variety of books to savor and review as well as for authors who desire honest reviews of their work. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Traci Sanders. Read what she had to say below.

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1984 in the 21st Century An Anthology of Essays Book Review ( @riverdaleavenue ) from @kleffnotes

When I was a junior in high school I read George Orwell’s 1984 for the very first time and fell in love. The book has remained one of my favorite reads and I have reread it a number of times since then once even for a very interestingly named grad school course called History of the Future. 1984 in the 21st Century An Anthology of Essays contains writings by those who share my love of this dystopian novel and who see connections between the fictional work and more modern day events. While the text does discuss the current presidency there are also mentions of the Obama Administration as well as various events throughout history. Continue reading “1984 in the 21st Century An Anthology of Essays Book Review ( @riverdaleavenue ) from @kleffnotes”

Flatline By: Meagan Spears Book Review from @erinwise82

Let me say from the very beginning, this is not my type of book. I am more of the sci-fi/fantasy type of reader. After many hardships and losses of my own, those things are the last things I want to read about. However, when a writer reaches out and shows you what they’ve accomplished, you get out of your comfort zone and check it out.

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Book Review- A Drakenfall Christmas by @GeralynCorcillo via @tdmiller820917

It’s the holiday season and love is in the air at Drakenfall, but so is the lingering aroma of secrets and suspicion. In this wonderful sequel to Upstairs, Downstairs…and The Lift in Between, A Novella (Drakenfall Book 1), acclaimed and best selling author Geralyn Corcillo weaves a tale around several of the characters we first met in Drakenfall Book 1. Of course, Mark and Maisy are back. Yet, what Corcillo does with A Drakenfall Christmas is to expand on the beloved staff members at Drakenfall in a way that is both intriguing and refreshing.

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