Category: Fiction book reviews

Book Reviews: I’m a Tough Reviewer

Standards of living, standards of writing, standards of service. I don’t want to let these things fall by the wayside. Let’s be tough when we review ourselves sometimes and keep the critiques going and the desire to rise up a level or two. Let’s not become slobs either in how we dress or approach our work and our lives.

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Book Review: The Letter

My copy of the paperback, as happens with books that stir my mind, is dog-eared and notated throughout.

The premise is a letter delivered upon the death of a woman where she tells an elderly man that he has a son—a son raised with a Christian fervor that excludes every other religion as inferior and requiring elimination.

The catch? The elderly man is Jewish.

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Book Review: The Late Show

In my reviews of Connelly’s work I have often said that he does not always write a well-rounded female character. They are often minor players, there to support a male character. Yet there are times, such as with Bosch’s daughter, Maddy and her mother, Rachel, that they are intriguing and can stand on their own merits. With The Late Show and Renee Ballard is, perhaps, the start of something new. Is Renee rather confusing and rough around the edges? A little. But I have hope and feel it would be wrong to be hypercritical of a worthwhile author who has taken this gamble on a new series … Doing that takes guts.

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RoseMary Griffith

Fiction: A Sea of Grief

2018 Writer's Digest Short Short Award Winner

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