Book Review: FLAME, by Donna Grant

RATED 4 stars by Iris Chacon I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, and I am voluntarily posting my honest opinion in this review.  #Flame #NetGalley Flame is the next Dark Kings book in New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant’s Dark Kings series. Released June 20, 2020. The author describes…

Book Review: The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock

Rated five stars by reviewer Iris Chacon. I purchased this book from Amazon and am voluntarily posting my honest opinion. In this delightful Australian comedy, Oliver Clock is the world’s most perfect funeral director. Clock and Son funeral parlor has been in operation since Oliver’s grandfather was “Clock” and Oliver’s father was “Son.” Then his…

Brenda McDaniel & “My Angel, My Hero”

“If you are fond of true stories that are slightly unusual for one reason or another, this one just might grab your attention.” Those are the words of one reader/reviewer, recommending Brenda McDaniel’s touching memoir, My Angel, My Hero. (Look for additional words from reviewers later in this article.) Even as a child, Brenda McDaniel…

Book Review: SYNAPSE, by Steven James

Synapse, by Steven James It’s thirty years in the future, and life has both changed and stayed the same.  Self-driving cars are the norm and everybody has robot employees, called Artificials. Still, the Pacific Northwest of the USA is home of the latest tech giant, and people still wrestle with terrorism, political street protests, and…

Book Review: FOUR CHRISTMASES AND A SECRET, by Zara Stoneley

Uncle T’s outlandish, over-the-top Christmas parties at his quaint village bookstore have entertained the entire town for years. Daisy is not entertained, however, when Uncle T surprises her with the return of her nemesis, Oliver (The Perfect Man) Cartwright, fourteen years after he shamefully “snogged” Daisy under the Christmas-party mistletoe. Oliver and Daisy grew up…

Book Review: MURDER AT MAPLE RIDGE, by Patricia Gligor

Rated four stars out of five by reviewer Iris Chacon.  #MurderAtMapleRidge, #PatriciaGligor.  I purchased this ebook, and this is my honest review. Fans of Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha Christie will enjoy MURDER AT MAPLE RIDGE. This story of a New Year’s house party features dramas and conflicts aplenty even before the first shooting!  Author Patricia…

Book Review: SYNTHETIC, by Cat Thomas

Rated four stars out of five by reviewer Iris Chacon.  #BooksGoSocial  #SYNTHETIC., #CatThomas.  I purchased this ebook, and this is my honest review. Science fiction fans will, no doubt, remember the mysteriously powerful and political Bene Gesserit nuns of Frank Herbert’s Dune books. The “Faith Police” in Cat Thomas’s dystopian novel, Synthetic, reminded me of…