Monthly Archives: February 2014

“The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society” by Augusta Trobaugh

Amazon’s  SYNOPSIS: Coconut cake, grits, poisoned turtle stew and bird-watching . . . the ladies of tiny Tea-Olive, Georgia, share a lot of interests, including murder.Retired judge L. Hyson Breed, a Yankee, picked the wrong Southern woman to trick, bully … Continue reading

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“I Do-Over: Confessions of a Recalcitrant Bridesmaid” by Michele Riccio

  Publication Date: January 1, 2013 Synopsis: Grace Douglas has a secret crush on Jon, the boy next door. The problem is: at thirty-six she’s well past the age of secret crushes, her father insists Jon is her brother (by dint of … Continue reading

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“Farewell, Dorothy Parker” by Ellen Meister

April 7, 2013 review by Carol Kean via the Amazon Vine Program (What’s this?)   This novel, more so than 99% of the fiction out there, speaks to me. I needed this. I’m so glad I read this. This is one of those … Continue reading

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“Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold” by Regina Doman

This review is from: Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold (The Fairy Tale Novels)  A cautionary tale, enchanting but all too true April 24, 2013 By Carol Kean VINE VOICE   In a market filled with YA novels about catty, materialistic girls engaging … Continue reading

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“Crumple Zone” by Edith Parzefall

5-star Review By Carol Kean  – See all my reviews (VINE VOICE)    The novels of Edith Parzefall are fun, clever, and deeply affecting. At first glance an adventure story, no, wait, a romance!–no, no, a thriller!–Parzefall’s writing leads seamlessly into tragedy and … Continue reading

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Anna Mei series by Carol A. Grund

This review is from: Anna Mei, Cartoon Girl  By Carol Kean VINE VOICE If I were not a mother, I’d never believe little girls think the way Anna Mei does, imagining that eveyone notices she’s “different” and assuming a classmate’s teasing is an … Continue reading

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“Tidal Surge” by Francene Stanley (The Moonstone Series)

Mythical, magical and all too real – a dark tale that begs for a sequel  By Carol Kean  September 28, 2013   This novel is so much more than a paranormal with elements of horror, suspense and mysticism. It’s like the … Continue reading

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Black Ops Chronicles: “Dead Run” by Pepper O’Neal

This review is from: Black Ops Chronicles: Dead Run  Tess, a costume designer in Salt Lake City, is on the run from her Mormon boyfriend. His grandpa is a great man, but the grandson kills innocents in cold blood. Now he … Continue reading

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“Olivia, Mourning” and “The Way the World Is” by Yael Politis (The Olivia Series)

This review is from: Olivia, Mourning (The Olivia Series) What a beautifully written but heart-breaking story! From page one, I was hooked. A boy named Mourning, orphaned as an infant, is adopted by a small-town white family. He grows up to … Continue reading

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“Pixie Noir” by Cedar Sanderson

Fans of pixies, elves, fairies and fantasy will find much to love about this novel. Bella is a tall, sturdy, straight-shooting Alaskan with lots of big, strong men in her life (all relatives) to protect her, not that she isn’t … Continue reading

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