Fiction - Literary

The Winds of Revolution

By Mark Conte

The Winds of Revolution by Mark Conte is a novel with a strong historical setting against the backdrop of the pre-revolutionary period in Cuba. Follow the story of an unusual, passionate love of an American sailor for a woman older than him, a woman who...

Everything Solid has a Shadow

By Michael Antman

What a delight to find that the title of this book - Everything Solid has a Shadow - was as intriguing as the writing. Beautifully written, this is the story of a marketing executive and part-time musician, Charlie Alessandro. He is a troubled soul, living...

Fireflies

A Novel
By Marie Minnich

A wonderful story that expertly handles the themes of family, love, art, and addiction, Fireflies: A Novel by Marie Minnich is lyrical and utterly entertaining. Readers will adore the way the author explores the climates of a troubled, addictive soul. Casey Cavanaugh is exceptionally intelligent,...

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The Second Cup

By Sarah Marie Graye

The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye is a novel about four friends who find out how fragile life can be and how much someone else’s life can impact theirs. Jumping between different narratives, this novel is the perfect read for those who like gritty,...

True Grandeur

A Hollywood Novel
By Cal R. Barnes

True Grandeur: A Hollywood Novel by Cal R. Barnes is a well-crafted tale of romance, a story of one man’s search for love, for purpose, and ultimately for himself. When Conrad Arlington moves to Los Angeles, it is with the intention of pursuing his...

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Peregrine Island

A Novel
By Diane B. Saxton

Peregrine Island: A Novel by Diane B. Saxton is a snapshot of three generations; Winter, her daughter, Elsie, and granddaughter, Peda. Each has very different ideas and feelings and Diane B. Saxton has written a comprehensive description of them. Winter is the family matriarch, while...

The Soldier's Return

Heaven's Pond Trilogy Book 2
By Laura Libricz

After ten years, a young Dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, is returning to Amsterdam in chains, after being captured and imprisoned in the Spice Islands. But he can’t stay in Amsterdam. After his escape, the only place he hopes to find solace is Sichardtshof, a farm...

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Beautiful Imperfections

By Marjorie Vernelle

Beautiful Imperfections is a literary fiction novel written by Marjorie Vernelle. Some might think that the Survey of Art History class that Keith James took to fulfill the Religious Knowledge class in her first year at the University of Toronto was the defining moment in...

Girlfriending

A Collection of Stories
By Christopher T. Werkman

Girlfriending by Christopher T. Werkman is a lovely collection of intriguing short stories. I have never read a collection with so many diverse settings, characters and situations. Each story, whether one page long or several, transports you into its universe effortlessly. I was hooked from...

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Mad Mischief

A Novel
By Susan St. John

I chose to read and review Mad Mischief by Susan St. John as I have lived in Kenya and travelled to many of the places she writes about. What we think at first is the average, rich American couple going on their first privately escorted...