Sunday, November 10, 2013

Freedom's Sword by Jeanne Tomlin

Set in old Scotland it had my attention right away.  This is a setting that I’ve used many times in my own writing and one that I particularly love.   The author remains true to history and follows a knight that should be king through his trials and tribulations.  It is extremely well written and the descriptions as well as characters are truly believable.  You know right away who your hero is and I found myself yelling at him often as he makes the noble decisions and not the ones I think he should make.

Lots of action, fighting and plenty of times to sit back and reflect on what life really was like back then.  The author tossed in enough of everyday life to keep me interested and I kept saying to myself “yeah, that’s exactly how it must have been.”   An enjoyable read and will keep you interested the whole way through.

Reviewed by Sue Owen

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Secret of Lies by Barbara Forte Abate

I don’t know about you but I never get tired of the classic love story theme.  Boys and girls should fall in love and they should get a chance for the love to bloom … but this story has a unique twist that is closer to my heart than most.  I won’t spoil it but know when you read this that Jake is always going to be a favorite. 

I really like the dialog in this story.  The interaction between the sisters is so believable you just know they are going to grow up being great friends … even though now not so much!  There are enough twists and turns in this story to keep it interesting but the author doesn’t stray too far from the main story line.  Again, just enough to be interesting.  This is a fun story to read and goes pretty quickly.  I recommend it highly.

Reviewed by Sue Owen