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Review; SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy's much anticipated latest novel begins in 1969 Charleston, South Carolina where we meet the King Family. Leopold Bloom King, the narrator of the story is the son of an extremely structured high school principal mother and a lovable science teacher father. Although from the outside, the Kings look like any average Southern Catholic family, it is quickly revealed that the Kings are not so average. As a teenager, Leo is still dealing with the suicidal death of his older brother, who Leo…See More
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Book Review: Saints In Limbo by River Jordan

This is a very interesting book that has some mystical elements mixed in that make it a unique story of faith and the power of one's mind over regret. It was described to me by the author's publicist as Christian Fiction, but the godly elements are subtle and does not overpower the story at all. Full review at Books and Cooks
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Book Review: Etta by Gerald Kolpan

I've always enjoyed reading western-themed novels and Etta by Geald Kolpan is a very entertaining story. It's the fictionilzed account of Etta Place, girlfriend to the "Sandance Kid" and member of the notorious Hole-In-The-Wall Gang. Not much is known about this mysterious horsewoman, but Kolpan mixes some historical facts along with his own imagination to give the reader an adventurous and enjoyable read. For my full review click here.See More
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Book Review: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic's Daughter is the story of Sarah Carrier and her family who live in Andover, Massachusetts in 1690 at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Sarah's mother Martha, is targeted by the townspeople as being a witch and they fear an arrest is inevitable. You can read my full review of this fascinating book written by a direct decendant of the family here on my blog.
Apr 19, 2009
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Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This debut novel by southerner Kathryn Stockett is a beautifully written story of three women, who for their own reasons join together to tell stories of what its like to work as a maid for white women in the 1960's during the Civil Rights Movement. There is so much to this story besides the obvious and i recommend it highly as I'm sure it will be a favorite of book lovers. You can read my full review here.
Mar 31, 2009

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It's too hard to choose just one, but a few of my favorites are To Kill A Mockingbird, The Secret Life of Bees and Tomato Girl
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I'm a Southerner, no kids, but Mom to kitty Jax. I first discovered my love of reading when I was young and since then there's always been a book within my reach. I post reviews of books I've read along with other random thoughts on my book blog called Books and Cooks. I also enjoy cooking, listening to music and watching sports, especially football. Go Gators!
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Review; SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy's much anticipated latest novel begins in 1969 Charleston, South Carolina where we meet the King Family. Leopold Bloom King, the narrator of the story is the son of an extremely structured high school principal mother and a lovable science teacher father. Although from the outside, the Kings look like any average Southern Catholic… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 10:15am

Book Review: Saints In Limbo by River Jordan

This is a very interesting book that has some mystical elements mixed in that make it a unique story of faith and the power of one's mind over regret. It was described to me by the author's publicist as Christian Fiction, but the godly elements are subtle and does not overpower the story at all. Full review at Books and Cooks

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 4:00pm

Book Review: Etta by Gerald Kolpan

I've always enjoyed reading western-themed novels and Etta by Geald Kolpan is a very entertaining story. It's the fictionilzed account of Etta Place, girlfriend to the "Sandance Kid" and member of the notorious Hole-In-The-Wall Gang. Not much is known about this mysterious horsewoman, but Kolpan mixes some historical facts along with his own imagination to give the reader an adventurous and enjoyable read. For my full review click here.

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 1:00pm

Book Review: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic's Daughter is the story of Sarah Carrier and her family who live in Andover, Massachusetts in 1690 at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Sarah's mother Martha, is targeted by the townspeople as being a witch and they fear an arrest is inevitable. You can read my full review of this fascinating book written by a direct decendant of the family here on my blog.

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:32pm

Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This debut novel by southerner Kathryn Stockett is a beautifully written story of three women, who for their own reasons join together to tell stories of what its like to work as a maid for white women in the 1960's during the Civil Rights Movement. There is so much to this story besides the obvious and i recommend it highly as I'm sure it will be a favorite of book lovers. You can read my full review here.

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 10:47am

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At 8:47am on July 12, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Lisa, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 10:17pm on May 3, 2009, Donald James Parker said…
Hi Lisa,
I'd be honored if you'd check out my work at My WebsiteYou can download any or all of my ebooks for free. If you'd care to write a review on any of them, I would be ecstatic.
Take care!
Don
At 12:41pm on March 3, 2009, Chris Tusa said…
Hi,

My name is Chris Tusa, and I'm a writer from New Orleans. My debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available, and I was hoping you might be willing to mention it on your blog (or consider it for review). If you'd like to review the book, I'd be glad to send you a copy (in e-book format). Let me know. I've included a summary of the novel below:

Dirty Little Angels
Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses's lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses's twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.

If you'd like to read the first chapter before you commit, feel free to visit my web site:

http://christophertusa.com/blog/?page_id=894

Thanks so much,
Chris

___________________________
Christopher Tusa
Department of English
Louisiana State University
Editor, Poetry Southeast
http://www.christophertusa.com
mail@christophertusa.com
At 1:35pm on January 27, 2009, Anna said…
Thanks! I've been enjoying yours, too. I just wish I had more time to keep up with blog reading!
At 7:00pm on January 4, 2009, B.J. Gupta said…
May I request you to respond to message I have posted yesterday
for review of booklet titled ‘Philosophy of life and other essays’
located at following URL,
http://www.angelfire.com/ex/bjgupta/Booklet.htm

Regards,

(B.J. Gupta)
At 11:04am on November 26, 2008, Rebecca said…
Hey Lisa- I just started my book review blog and was excited to see my first follower was you (other than my husband)! Thanks for coming to visit. Your blog looks great. I will visit often-I have a lot to learn! I am going to start reading Heretic's Daughter, also. It looks very intriguing!
At 11:46pm on November 23, 2008, Lisa said…
Hey, you're here too! Pretty cool place, isn't it?
At 3:47pm on November 23, 2008, sheistoofondofbooks said…
Hi Lisa, thanks for the friends invite ... I joined just last week, and haven't posted much yet. It seems like another great resource with lots of familiar faces!
At 12:05pm on November 21, 2008, Amy said…
Hi Lisa!

Glad you're here! And thanks for saying hi!
At 11:00am on November 21, 2008, Book Lover Lisa said…
Hi Lisa,

Welcome. Good to see you here. This is a great place. I have only been a member for a couple of weeks, but I am really enjoying it.
 
 
 

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