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Friday, August 12, 2022

DESTINY, THE GIRL WHO DRAGONS by William G Bentrim

DESTINY, THE GIRL WHO DRAGONS

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There are tons of action-adventure elementary school age books out there. I don't see enough of them emphasizing girls as the hero. We need to make sure that 50% of our population grows up knowing they have an internal hero. If we can encourage girls' imagination to see themselves as victors, we are insuring both their own and our own future as they raise strong children of both genders. Destiny showed her love of rocks in Destiny the Girl Who Loved Rocks and in Destiny the Girl Who Loved Dragons, Igneous (her favorite rock) the dragon is introduced as her sidekick and cohort for future adventure. My goal is to meld fantasy and science fiction with humanistic adventures suitable for children in elementary school.

ISBN: 9798649087599


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

DESTINY, THE GIRL WHO LOVED ROCKS by William G Bentrim

DESTINY, THE GIRL WHO LOVED ROCKS

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The book was inspired by a young lady who loved rocks. It was simply inspiration and, in most ways, not descriptive of any actual experiences. She does have many geodes and a love of rocks though. Destiny’s love of rocks was inspired by a second-grade teacher. That teacher’s impassioned love of geology engendered a similar passion in her student. Destiny’s passion for rocks was clearly demonstrated when instead of taking cupcakes or Rice Krispie treats to her class on her birthday, she gave each child in her class a geode. In this story Destiny’s passion for rocks is carried to amusing extremes. With the compliance of her teacher, Destiny scores the penultimate rock for her collection.

ISBN: 9798647702616

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano



This is a medical whodunit with quality of life and mercy killing issues.

Kate is an anesthesiologist whose husband is in a coma.  She can’t let go.  Now she is inexplicably losing patients.   What’s going on?

Euliano writes a good mystery while imparting a thought-provoking look at end-of-life or ending-of-life experiences.

Although I questioned Kate’s common sense in several places in the book, I enjoyed both the book and the characters.

I recommend it.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Killer Lawyer by Mark Nolan


Jake and Cody are back.  Once again they are fighting crime and Jake is being a smartass.  Cody, the better-looking of the two, shows the common sense his human handler seems to lack.   A serial killer is the main focus of this plot with terrorists and law enforcement often working to take Jake down.

Nolan clearly shows the conflict that occurs in a relationship where exposure to danger may overflow to the non-combatants of the relationship.  Sarah, Jake’s love, not surprisingly is questioning whether she can keep seeing Jake when he is constantly putting his life on the line for others.  That is, no doubt, a fear that many couples have to face when one or both are any type of first responder.  

Nolan spotlights camaraderie, loyalty, and courage.  Honor is a big part of Jake’s world. 

I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. 


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Monday, July 25, 2022

Easy Street by J. Gregory Smith




I am a J. Gregory Smith fan. I’ve been reading his stuff for years and like many fine wines improves with age, so does his writing.   I could not put this down.  I supposed part of it is the locale which is familiar.  The bulk of it is the constant state of tension wondering what is going to happen next.  My only criticism would be to add a brief back story at the beginning of the book for those who might not be such die-hard fans as myself.  Don’t get me wrong, this stands alone just fine, but I am aware I’ve read everything Smith has written so I had no need to catch up.

Kyle is the unlikely leader of a favor bound gang.  Kyle is a unique kind of loan shark with a heart of gold.  He is surrounded by people whose life has been altered by Kyle’s good deeds.   His loose knit band of peers finds itself in the no-man’s land between two warring gangs.  Forced to pick the lesser of two evils, Kyle’s crew fights back.

Smith has crafted a character whose personal sense of honor and justice draw him into the seedier side of Philadelphia.  Kyle and his crew mesh well and tend to the oddish side of the street. The don’t need to think outside of the box as they are blithely unaware that there is a box. 

I heartily enjoy this series and look forward to book four.

 

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