Book Review: The Secret of Magic, Deborah Johnson

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Secret of Magic is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Inspired by a true case of a WWII serviceman who was singled out and arrested on a bus in the North Carolina, then brutally abused while in custody for insisting on his mostContinue reading “Book Review: The Secret of Magic, Deborah Johnson”

Review of Rivers by Michael Farris Smith

Rivers by Michael Farris Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars First the disclaimer: Michael Farris Smith is my colleague in creative writing at Mississippi University for Women. Of course, I’m going to like his book! However, even I was surprised by it. Not that I would expect anything less than a good read, butContinue reading “Review of Rivers by Michael Farris Smith”

Review: The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos

My rating: 5 of 5 stars There’s so much I don’t want to say about this book, since it would give away not just the ending but the surprise at every page turn. You don’t keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. You keep wondering, how many shoes can there possibly be? This bookContinue reading “Review: The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos”

New Book Review

The Truth Book: Escaping a Childhood of Abuse Among Jehovah’s Witnesses by Joy Castro My rating: 5 of 5 stars Joy Castro has written a riveting account of her childhood, growing up in the Jehovah’s Witness community. Many reviewers have commented that her description of this experience is accurate. Though I can not comment onContinue reading “New Book Review”