Book review

BVC authors review books they’ve read

The Rambling Writer Book Review: The Kimono Tattoo by Rebecca Copeland

Compelling characters, intriguing mysteries, and immersion in Japanese art and culture propel this lovely novel. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my Book View Cafe novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I just had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Copeland …

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The Rambling Writer Book Review: SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND by David Valdes

A lively YA time-travel romp with an important mission – and attitude. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my Book View Cafe novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I just “met” David Valdes this week via the weekly Zoom book …

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The Rambling Writer Book Review: THE MOON ALWAYS RISING by Alice C. Early

In THE MOON ALWAYS RISING, Alice C. Early brings the colorful Caribbean island landscape, culture, and characters to vibrant life. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I look forward to “meeting” Alice C. Early this …

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Orcas Investigation by Laura Gayle

Cafe Reads: The Chameleon Chronicles, interview with Laura Gayle by Sherwood Smith

Interviewer’s Note: Laura Gayle is the pen name for Shannon Page and Karen G. Berry SHERWOOD: One of the pleasures of this series is the setting. The author(s) do such an excellent job of evoking the different pace of life in northwest island living, as Cam, our main character in this series, discovers how the …

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The Rambling Writer Book Review: THE PHOENIX FEATHER series by Sherwood Smith

Don’t miss this thrilling epic fantasy series that transcends genre! “Wow! Amazing!” I have to say upon finishing Sherwood Smith’s epic fantasy 4-book series: Fledglings, Redbark, Firebolt, and Dragon and Phoenix. I have not been a regular reader of the genre, aside from George R.R. Martin’s equally amazing A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones and the rest). But …

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The Rambling Writer Book Review: THE LOST APOTHECARY by Sarah Penner

Lose yourself in the spell of history’s secrets and herbal lore in Sarah Penner’s fascinating novel. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I look forward to “meeting” Sarah Penner next week via the weekly Zoom …

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BVC Reviews: Why We Read Fiction by Lisa Zunshine

I’ve been on a brain kick lately, soaking up books about neurology, neuropsychology, brains and learning, brains and fiction, point-of-view in fiction, fiction and lying … great stuff. I just finished this dandy volume by Lisa Zunshine, whose name may or may not properly be capitalized. (Hey, I don’t judge. I just notice some people …

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