Review – Opur’s Blade by James Ross

Genre: Fiction Title: Opur’s Blade Author: James Ross Rating: 3.5/5 Owen Purler Jr.’s mom takes stuttering 12-year-old Owen to Prairie Woods Golf Course one summer to take advantage of free golf lessons. He learns about the sport and so much more. J Dub Schroeder, the golf pro and manager at Prairie Woods quickly realizes the Read More

Review of Tuey’s Course by James Ross

Genre: Fiction Title: Tuey’s Course Author: James Ross Most of this story focuses on an almost-middle-aged black man who was born in the city projects on the east side of St. Louis named WeWildapheet Ulisees O’Tweety, but is known to most as Tuey. The nickname comes from the fact that there are two back-to-back e’s Read More

Review of Finish Line by James Ross

Genre: Fiction Title: Finish Line Author: James Ross Thirteen-year-old Justin Ventimiglia is a good kid who seldom gets into trouble and manages well enough in school. He has issues with his step-father, but what kid doesn’t? And what kid doesn’t have a friend who pushes the boundaries of right and wrong? Justin has Keith Puccio Read More

Review of Starring in the Movie of My Life by Laurel Osterkamp

Genre: Fiction Title: Starring in the Movie of My Life Author: Laurel Osterkamp Thirty-five-year-old Samantha acts impulsively, but always doing what she thinks is right. She loves her husband, Nate Linden, but constantly wonders how she got so lucky with a man ten years younger than herself. Melody is a high school senior. After Mr. Read More

Review of Beyond the Shickshock Mountains by Malcom Mills

Genre: Historical fiction Title: Beyond the Shickshock Mountains: A Canadian Talon Saga Author: Malcolm Mills It’s the late eighteenth century and the British and French fight over the eastern part of Canada. The Talon family tree has deep roots in this time period and beyond. Men and women alike have to decide whether to stay Read More

Interview with author Jonathan Maxwell

Jonathan Maxwell is a Georgia-based writer and public speaker. He is the author of Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS, which received the 2011 Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award in the Category of Best Non-fiction Book. In addition, the online publication Author Exposure rated the work as being one of the “20 Most Read More

Review of Lifetime Loser by James Ross

Genre: Fiction Title: Lifetime Loser Author: James Ross J. W. Schroeder, known throughout his life as J Dub, is a golfer. His father taught him some of life’s lessons in tandem with how to excel at hitting a small white ball on a range and then down a fairway. However, not all of life’s lessons Read More

Review of Love Always Prevails by Marguerite Ashton

Genre: Christian Fiction Title: Love Always Prevails Author: Marguerite Ashton Devin Williams didn’t start dating until she was eighteen. Raised in a Christian home, sex before marriage, among other things, was in the “do not do” category. By her nineteenth birthday, unwed Devin finds herself pregnant and strongly encouraged to marry the baby’s father. Even Read More

Review of Posted in Colombo by Shizue Tomoda

Genre: Memoir Title: Posted in Colombo: A Glance at Toiling Women and the Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka Author: Shizue Tomoda Shizue Tomoda enjoys traveling to foreign countries and she’s gone on several missions to a few countries through positions with the International Labour Organization (ILO). After more than six years being comfortable living and Read More

Review of Down to the Needle by Mary Deal

Genre: Fiction/Thriller Title: Down to the Needle Author: Mary Deal It has been twenty-three years since five-year-old Becky was kidnapped. Abigail “Abi” Fisher is just as diligent today as she was on the first day in trying to find and reunite with her daughter. Abi looks at every young woman who crosses her path and Read More