Orson Scott Card – Alvin Journeyman

Orson Scott Card – Alvin Journeyman

Series: Tales of Alvin Maker, 4 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Unexpected start to this one. Alvin and Calvin are the primary protagonist and antagonist in this one. Calvin rushes out of Vigor to find his own master and escape the scheming Alvin. Meanwhile, Alvin is pushed out of Vigor by scandalous words only to find himself in deep trouble over his golden plow in Hatrack. Europe makes its appearance with old and new characters while Calvin does one of the few nice things he’s ever done and making Alvin’s dream a greater possibility. Truly fortunate as Verily, truth is needed in Hatrack if Alvin is to survive. The Unmaker is well and thriving in an unexpected manner in Hatrack although Making also seems to be on the upswing. And a most unexpected ending of truth, joining, and curses. View all my reviews

Posted December 21, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Carl Hiaasen – Nature Girl

Carl Hiaasen – Nature Girl

My rating: 2 of 5 stars The title certainly fits. Honey is almost obsessive about the environment and manners. A sweet and crazy romance peopled with losers. Some of ’em I liked and some of ’em….eeyew… It’s scary that there’re really people like that out there. An enjoyable read out in the Everglades with a kayak tour of some of the 10,000 islands along with hostages, helicopter rescues, and love. View all my reviews

Posted December 21, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Elizabeth Peters, Children of the Storm

Elizabeth Peters, Children of the Storm

Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters Series: Amelia Peabody, 15 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Two-plus years later, and the Emersons’ past comes back to haunt everyone. Ramses is pursued by a physical incarnation of the goddess, Hathor. Sethos flies back into their lives as does his and Bertha’s daughter, Molly. But is Molly the young serpent with poisoned fangs or is it another? Not to fear, with Walter, Evelyn, David, Lia and their children arriving in Egypt, the bad guys are sure to lose. View all my reviews

Posted December 20, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Elizabeth Peters, Golden One

Elizabeth Peters, Golden One

The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters Series: Amelia Peabody, 14 My rating: 3 of 5 stars The family is increasing which bodes ill for everyone’s peaceful future although a tremendous find is awaiting them under the Egyptian desert. Ramses is under siege by military intelligence to perform just one more job for them—a rescue of their uncle. And Nefret harbors a secret of her own. View all my reviews

Posted December 20, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: Anne Stuart’s Reckless

Book Review: Anne Stuart’s Reckless

by Kathy Davie Reckless by Anne Stuart Series: House of Rohan, 2 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Second in the House of Rohan erotic historical romance series. Very enjoyable romance with a hint of erotica. Stuart’s Mad Monks reminds me of another historical romance series with its own group of nobles with their “secret society of sex”, unfortunately, I cannot remember which series this is. I think the author is Sabrina Jeffries but I cannot confirm it yet. Reckless is particularly sweet as its heroine is a six-foot old maid who wears glasses and her fantasy goal is the hunk of society. Charlotte believes her secret passion is just that, a secret but Adrian has been aware of her interest for quite awhile and is just bored enough to pursue her. When her newly-widowed friend brings Charlotte to the weekend party of Mad Monks, all bets are off. View all my reviews

Posted December 20, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: Alex Archer’s Sacrifice

Book Review: Alex Archer’s Sacrifice

by Kathy Davie Sacrifice by Alex Archer Series: Rogue Angel, 18 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Eighteenth in the Rogue Angel urban fantasy series revolving around archeologist and TV show host, Annja Creed. This is one adventure Doug Morrell would adore for Chasing History’s Monsters“! I wonder if Annja intends to tell him of her adventures—being kidnapped, threatened with beheading, tied up for sacrifice to a native god, ridin’ the bucking croc, and saving this bit of the world. All due to terrorist activities…with a twist. Learning those jungle survival skills will probably come in handy for Annja…who know what’s next in her life! View all my reviews

Posted December 18, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: Alex Archer’s Eternal Journey

Book Review: Alex Archer’s Eternal Journey

by Kathy Davie Eternal Journey by Alex Archer Series: Rogue Angel, 17 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Seventeenth in the Rogue Angel urban fantasy series revolving around a sword-wielding archeologist out saving the world. This was just nasty…I will never understand the mindset of people like this! Annja’s interviewing an archeologist on an Egyptian dig in Australia when her cameraman disappears. Seems the bad guys thought he and Annja might have seen something they shouldn’t have. Lots of action with a flight (and a fight) to a modern temple in Egypt. All I can say is “let’s hear it for the good guys”! View all my reviews

Posted December 18, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: John Ringo’s Watch on the Rhine

Book Review: John Ringo’s Watch on the Rhine

by Kathy Davie Watch on the Rhine by John Ringo Series: Posleen War: Sidestories, 1 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Way out of place chronologically in this series. In Watch on the Rhine, Europe is about to be invaded by the Posleen, is invaded, and its survivors retreat. The Afterword states that Ringo had intended this as a short story and that intention comes out in the lack of details on the tools of war (I would have liked more info on the Tiger and how it compares to the Americans’ Sheva) nor is there much in the way of battle strategy or the political issues with which the Kanzler must cope. It was interesting how Ringo and Kratman brought in the SS troopers and used this to give us a history of German-Euro-Jewish interactions. Hans’ flashbacks provided a sympathetic perspective on the average WWII German soldier’s feelings. Although I did have my worries about Mühlenkampf The best part was the Epilogue…man, I would love to read this as a full book-length story…I want revenge!! Although, I am confused about the mention of a “suede blanket, blond and still bright after many centuries” since Mühlenkampf and Dieter Schultz with […]

Posted December 17, 2010 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments