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Book Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina) by Robert Beatty

Book Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina) by Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Twisted Staff is the second book in author Robert Beatty’s Serafina series, about a mysterious young girl who secretly lived at the Biltmore Estate. The series is set back in time in 1899 in North Carolina, but this story has a timeless feel to it. In fact, I often forget that it’s a historical fiction […]

Book Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell) by Deanna Raybourn

Posted February 20, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell) by Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking is the sequel to Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning. Like the first novel, Veronica Speedwell and her partner Stoker find themselves tasked with solving yet another mystery. This time, however, the duo’s circumstances are much better. They are no longer fugitives on the run, but have found themselves working on a new museum project. Not […]

Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Posted February 16, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Set in 1887, Deanna Raybourn’s  A Curious Beginning is a thrilling, historical mystery.  Following the death of her last living relative, Veronica speedwell finds herself at the center of a complicated mystery surrounding her past.  Before Veronica can set off on a new adventure, she’s nearly abducted outside her home. Lucky for her,  a dashing older […]

Book Review- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell

Posted January 27, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell

Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell is a beautifully written story about Richard and Mildred Loving’s fight to legalize their marriage. The story is told in verse and through historical documents from that time. We read as Richard and Mildred grow up together in Caroline County […]

Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Posted October 14, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria is set in the early 20th century before prohibition. The story centers around what are known as “homopaths,” individuals whose blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, but are dangerously affected by iron. Two best friends, Corinne and Ada, work for gangster Johnny Dervish in his club, the […]

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias was a very suspenseful novel. The story centers around a young woman, Siobhan Russo, who discovers that the mother who abandoned her ran away to become a nun, and is now deceased. Distraught over her loss, Denise travels to Spain for closure and stumbles upon a dark conspiracy. Denise was a […]

Book Review: Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth #1) by L. J. M. Owen

Book Review: Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth #1) by L. J. M. Owen

I received Olmec Obituary from the publisher via Netgalley. It’s an archeological crime thriller written by L. J. M. Owen that is told from two points of view. One is from a family that lived in ancient Mexico over 3200 years ago. Another is through the eyes of Dr. Elizabeth Pimms. Pimms is an archeologist living in Australia, […]