Friday, July 30, 2021

Books: Amazing Stories As We Enter August

August is upon us, and many of you are probably thinking that it's time to get in some good summer reading. In this review, we will look at four fabulous works of fiction: Her Turn, by Katherine Ashenburg; The Stranger In The Mirror, by Liv Constantine; All Are Welcome, by Liz Parker; and Then She Vanishes, by Claire Douglas.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Books: "The Apology Project" By Jeanette Escudero


The Apology Project

By Jeanette Escudero

Lake Union Publishing; 331 pages, paperback, $14.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available Sunday, August 1st 

Jeanette Escudero, a child of Cuban immigrants who was born and raised in Miami, worked as an attorney before she started to write fiction, which fulfilled a dream. This gave her an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side, and writing under the pseudonym Sidney Halston, she is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple romantic series. As Jeanette Escudero, she writes about flawed and relatable woman, such as the one featured in her new novel, The Apology Project.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Books: New Novels From Brad Parks, A.R. Torre, & Paul Howarth

As we approach late July, many of you will be heading on vacation or planning days at the beach or park, and want books that you can curl up with on a lazy afternoon. There are three new novels that are perfect for the occasion: Unthinkable, by Brad Parks; The Good Lie, by A.R. Torre; and Dust Off The Bones, by Paul Howarth.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Books: Amanda Kloots' Tribute To Nick Cordero, "Live Your Life"


Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero

By Amanda Kloots, with Anna Kloots

Harper; hardcover, 336 pages; $27.99 

Last year, amidst the horrific pandemic, the world followed the journey of Broadway star and Tony nominee Nick Cordero's battle with Covid through the eyes of his wife, Amanda Kloots, a celebrity fitness trainer and co-host of The Talk.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Books: Ronan Farrow's "War On Peace"


War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence: Revised And Updated

By Ronan Farrow

W.W. Norton & Company, paperback, 480 pages; $18.95 

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who has made his mark with investigations in The New Yorker, looked at America's diplomatic enterprise in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, in the fall of 2018

Monday, July 5, 2021

Books: "The Stranger Behind You" By Carol Goodman


The Stranger Behind You

By Carol Goodman

William Morrow; paperback, $16.99; available Tuesday, July 6th

Carol Goodman is the author of twenty-two novels including The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize, and The Widow's House and The Night Visitor, which won the 2018 and 2020 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her books are known all over the world, having been translated into sixteen languages.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Books: An Appreication of Negro League Baseball Legend Oscar Charleston


Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player

By Jeremy Beer

Nebraska; 456 pages; hardcover, $29.95; paperback, $21.95; eBook, $18.95

Oscar Charleston is largely regarded by experts as the best player in Negro League baseball history, and Jeremy Beer has written the definitive work on him. This book was originally released in November 2019, and it was awarded the 2020 SABR Seymour Medal and the 2019 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year, and it has just been released in paperback.