They say the more the world changes, the more it stays the same. The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey is a testament to that. Published in 1924, in many ways, it is as if it were a story of today's America, apart from a few of the more extreme ideas, which did have me rolling my eyes, only to smile and remember the timeframe of the novel. Still, overall, the main messages of the book stand the test of time.
The Beach House Hotel is a series I've come to rely on as a light, easy read, though it's also touched on women's issues from the very first book. Margaritas, the fifth installment, is particularly current, drawing from both the #MeToo movement and the current push for more normalcy and openness for the LGBTQIA+ community, … Continue reading Margaritas at the Beach House Hotel #BookReview
Many authors are currently promoting their books for "Christmas in July." But what about all of the other holidays? Doesn't the season really start much earlier? How about Eid al-Adha, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and THEN Christmas? No, most people don't celebrate ALL of those holidays, but they would if they were … Continue reading Christmas in July?
Peaceful, quiet lives are what Sam and Eve so desperately want, but how can it be in the midst of such a political world, where your life is not your own and big brother is watching? ... See the full review on my blog...
Are ancestry DNA tests accurate? How can you rely on them when the results keep changing?
We often talk about natural faces, but what about natural hair?
Every year, I compile a list of my top five favorite reads. Here's what made the cut in 2020, the year of the pandemic!
'Tis the season! Journey through holiday after holiday with one interfaith family struggling to keep it together. Love, religion, and the holidays...
The near death experience. I find this topic both fascinating and enlightening, and I've been learning more and more about it, as religion and spirituality have always been important to me and are at the core of what I write as an author myself. While searching through BookBub one day, I saw The Transformative Power of Near Death Experiences: How the Messages of Ndes Can Positively Impact the World by Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh. I knew I had to read it.
Indian author Daniel Paul K has been gracious enough to read my latest collection of poetry, Neshama. Here is his review: Neshama means soul in Hebrew. When we will read this book we will know that the author has a noble Jewish soul. People are never satisfied with what they have, desperate for something different, and once … Continue reading #Neshama Review by Daniel Paul K