Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5 Mini Book Reviews for May: L. McMaster Bujold, R. Carr, S. Srock, M. Trapp, A. Wisler

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Here's your monthly installment of the Mini Book Reviews. Enjoy!

THE CURSE OF CHALION Lois McMaster Bujold: Fantasy

Lois McMaster Bujold proves again that she is a master storyteller. The Curse of Chalion is one of the best introductions to a new world I've ever read. Cazarile is a fully realized character whose story will hook you and hold you long after you finish. This is a Must Read! 

 THE HOUSE On OLIVE STREET Robyn Carr: Women's Fiction
This story is an amazing  examination of the journeys of five women. After the death of the woman who brought these women, all writers, together, they have to examine her life and theirs. Lovely read.

CALLIE Sharon Srock: Christian Women's Fiction

The deceptively simple style allows the hearts and souls of the characters to shine through and reveals the truth at the center of everything.

THE TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS Maria Augusta Trapp: Biography

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the glorious musical, I reread Maria Augusta Trapp's biography of an amazing family. I first read this in junior high and it is even better now. 

UNDER THE SILK HIBICUS Alice Wisler: Historical Fiction

I found the book to be a deep dive into a setting I had only passing knowledge of. Nathan’s story and the view Alice gives of his Japanese American culture is so vivid, you’ll be captured immediately.  Read this book!

Next Week: Author Interview ;-)