Two to Tango (A Belinda & Bennett Mini Mystery) * Amy Saunders

“So something weird just happened,” she said. “The housekeeper left an envelope stuffed with cash in the library desk.” […] Apparently, her grandmother had returned to her Portside home briefly (she’d spent the past weeks in the Hamptons with her other daughter’s family) and was convinced someone stole her husband’s manuscript from the safe. OnlyContinue reading “Two to Tango (A Belinda & Bennett Mini Mystery) * Amy Saunders”

Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities

This classic and much-loved novel about the French Revolution offers deep social commentary and an intriguing cast of characters. One of the best-selling novels of all time, Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities recounts the story of Alexandre Manette, a French physician who is released from a long imprisonment on the eve of the French Revolution.Continue reading “Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities”

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Austen began writing Pride and Prejudice under the title First Impressions in 1796, at the age of twenty-one. She probably wrote the first draft as an epistolary novel, meaning the plot unfoldedContinue reading “Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)”

The City * Dean Koontz Book Review

If you are looking for a musical and enchanting book filled with a young boy and his mother (not Stephen King’s Talisman) and with a few baddie characters and a lot of Jive and music playing, look no further than Dean Koontz’ The City. As everyone knows, you can find a lot of colourful charactersContinue reading “The City * Dean Koontz Book Review”

The Tufa Novels * The Hum and the Shiver Book Reivew

No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the mountains of East Tennessee.  When the first Europeans came to the Smoky Mountains, the Tufa were already there.  Dark-haired and enigmatic, they live quietly in the hills and valleys of Cloud County, their origins lost to history.  But there areContinue reading “The Tufa Novels * The Hum and the Shiver Book Reivew”

Anne Rice * Belinda Book Review

In Belinda, Anne Rice plunges us into a story of forbidden love to explore the dark recesses of passion. Like the “Story of O” shocked the sixties expressing what hitherto remained veiled, Anne Rampling (pseudonym of Anne Rice) reveals the sexual desires of our time. Following the literary tradition of Anais Nin and Henry Miller,Continue reading “Anne Rice * Belinda Book Review”

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

Set in a dystopian United States, the 1957 novel is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, a beast of a novel containing elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism in any of her works of fiction. In the book, many of society’s most prominent and successful industrialists abandonContinue reading “Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand”