Reviewer Persis ("Perky") Granger: Perky is
an avid reader and a writer of fiction and nonfiction, including
Adirondack Gold, A Summer of Strangers and Shared Stories from
Daughters of Alzheimer's: Writing a path to peace. She studied at the
College of Wooster (OH) and the University of Massachusetts
(Amherst), earning a BA at the latter. She later completed her Master
of Science in Teaching at SUNY Plattsburgh.
She presents programs to adults and youth, and hosts writers’ retreats in New York and Florida. Learn more at www.PersisGranger.com (also accessed as www.FictionAmongFriends.com.)
In Plowshares of the Palatinate, author Phyllis Harrison pulls us into the heart of the 17th century, with its political unrest, alliances forged with wedding rings, religious intolerance, and the greed and evil that masqueraded as championing the “true faith” in that era
Author: Anne White
Publisher: Hilliard and Harris
ISBN: 1-59133-298-2: 978-1-59133-298-5
The serene backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains’ pristine Lake George seems an unlikely place to find the ugly snarl of infidelity, deception and murder, but mystery writer Anne White offers just that in Cold Winter Nights, the fifth in her Lake George Mystery series
Author: Richard Edward Noble
Publisher: Noble Publishing
What do you have when you take a bunch of guys in their late teens and early twenties in the early 1960s, who pride themselves on just “hanging out” on whatever corner they aren’t chased off of in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the hometown of Richard Edward Noble?
This reviewer was enduring the sniffles as she sat down to read and review Katie Caught a Cold. Between coughs and nose-blowings I thought, “How ironic!” and then, “How appropriate. Who better to evaluate the effectiveness of the book?” Wishing I had a mommy’s lap to snuggle on, I grabbed a tissue and snuggled up next to the fire to begin
Publisher: The Hippocratic Press
A youngster with a scratchy throat would be calmed by this story and encouraged to know that medication will help
Illustrated by Reka Hegedus
Publisher: Modern World Publishing
Author: Robert Hafetz
Whether the reader agrees or disagrees with him on this point, he will find Hafetz’s discussion about the adopted child’s grief at separation to be compelling and believable.
Author: Glenn Pearsall
Publisher: Pyramid Publishing 2008 for Johnsburg Historical Society
Author: Gloria Waldron Hukle
Publisher:AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN
Author: Eric M. Norcross
Publisher: Norcross Media
There is rare beauty in the simplicity of the story and the lesson it teaches. In “The Violin Diary” Eric Norcross has written a memorable and uplifting novel.
Author: Margot Justes
Publisher: Echelon Press
In A Hotel in Paris, Minola Grey has gone to Paris to immerse herself in art in an effort to refocus her life after a painful breakup with a man she had loved. She teaches art at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, fulfills consignments for portraits, sketches scenes around the city, and soaks up inspiration from the breathtaking view of Notre Dame, picturesque Luxembourg Gardens, and the Rodin Museum. Just as she thinks she is regaining her equilibrium, her world is upended by the murder of Lord Yardleigh in the hotel suite near hers, and the subsequent arrival of Interpol Chief Inspector Peter Riley. Minola is irresistibly drawn to the mystery surrounding Yardleigh’s death, and equally captivated by Peter Riley.
Author: Dave Clarke
Author Dave Clarke spins a fascinating tale of a grieving daughter’s accidental discovery of a previously unknown and fabulously valuable Chagall painting, found among the huge collection of old books left by the young woman’s recently deceased mother.
Author: Richard Edward Noble
ISBN: 079-0-9798085-2-4In Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother, Richard Edward Noble takes us into the life, the mind, the very soul, of a young boy in the hardscrabble mill town of Lawrence, Massachusetts in the mid-1900s.
Author: Laurie Loveman
Two divorced strangers meet over a maggot-infested body during the Great Depression. Can romance be far behind?Freddy Pratter, divorced and determined to stay single, becomes acquainted with Glynis Hampton, a recent divorcee, and their shared love of photography draws them together. Glynis, with her two children, has returned to her family farm in Dalebridge to put her life back together. She is reunited with her lifelong friend Laura Darvey, who is eager to have Glynis help teach riding lessons at her stable.