Sunday, May 18, 2014

My thoughts on IN THE SHADOW of STRANGERS by Wendy Reakes

What did I like about this novel? It was a comfortably readable, intriguing story that follows the culinary career of, Katherine Killa, an ambitious woman from a very modest background. What Katherine brings to her ever-evolving occupation is a consuming work ethic and a dedication to perfection in her restaurants. What she doesn’t know is that an act of bravery early in her life in saving a girl from rape will result in her getting a secret mentor, a secret unrequited lover, and an unknown evil enemy. The title provides the theme of IN THE SHADOW of STRANGERS and the writer, Wendy Reakes, provides a novel well worth reading.

Monday, May 5, 2014

FOUR TUESDAYS and a Friday in May

My historical novel, BEN CONNOLLY in the PARIS COMMUNE, will be available as a free download from Kindle f0r four Tuesdays and a Friday during May, 2014: May 6, 13, 20, 23, and 27. The military accomplishments and death of Jaroslaw Dombrowski along with the stunning heroics of Louise Michel are part of the complex story of what Marx called the Civil War in France. There has been only one review of this novel so far and that by a reader in the United Kingdom who said he couldn’t put it down. What better recommendation could novel have? Please download it, read it, and review it if you are so inclined.