“Casadora Island” by John Wilde

“Casadora Island” is the latest novel by John Wilde.

Jamey Johnson, a widowed man, 37 and still grieving, is burnt out. He has been working 50-60 hours a week as a broker for a company run by a guy named Madoff. He confides his troubles to Mr. Madoff, who holds Jamey in high regard, and who tells Jamey to take a long vacation. Jamey gradually decides he needs more than just a vacation. … More “Casadora Island” by John Wilde

“Joe Peas” by Sam Newsome

Enigmatic and diminutive Joe Peas doesn’t attract a lot of attention. Unless he opens his mouth to speak. It’s not just that unmistakable Italian accent, but the humor and wisdom that seems to simply flow from him. No one knows much about Joe, but the stories he bothers to share with others are memorable, often outrageous, and generally profound. What’s the deal with Joe Peas and his silly name? … More “Joe Peas” by Sam Newsome

“Almost Full Circle” by Jacqueline Greer Graham

The charming adage “home is where the heart is” holds special appeal regarding the place Jacqueline calls home. We may root ourselves in many places over the course of our lives as we grow into our experiences, but often it’s our first memories of home that pull on our heartstrings. An enchanting island in the British West Indies called Montserrat is the place Jacqueline calls home, where she spent the formative years of her life in the village of Harris, raised by her grandmother. … More “Almost Full Circle” by Jacqueline Greer Graham

“Driving Toward Destiny” by Tim Scott

“Driving Towards Destiny” forces readers to take stock of their own mortality through the main character’s experiences. This isn’t a story infused with action sequences or startling revelations; it’s a reflective narrative about one’s man’s quest toward self-discovery and examining what it means to be human. It is about having the confidence to embrace your dreams without fear of failure or being reprimanded. … More “Driving Toward Destiny” by Tim Scott

“Legacy Witches” by Cass Kay

Legacy Witches Cass KayDream the Dream (2022)ISBN: 9798986074504Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (08/2022) “Legacy Witches” by Cass Kay opens with Vianna Roots staring at her childhood home, creating an air of intrigue for the reader regarding her obvious history with the home and surroundings. Vianna is home to bury her mother and nothing … More “Legacy Witches” by Cass Kay

“Surviving Anorexia” by Mimi Louise

“Surviving Anorexia” is a labor of love written by Mimi Louise. Although the book is fictional, Abby’s story is heavily influenced by the author’s own excruciating struggle with anorexia. Equal parts poignant and inspirational, Abby’s story will stay with readers long after the last page. A caveat for readers: the writing is not for the faint of heart. Mimi took me through the gut-wrenching reality of living with a disorder that steals everything from a person, and, at times, it was overwhelming. Still, I dried my tears and kept reading, and I’m so glad I did. … More “Surviving Anorexia” by Mimi Louise

“In the Closet: A Triad” by Geri Gale

“In the Closet: A Triad” introduces readers to S. S.’s story is told in three parts (a triad). Part one discusses her relationship with her grandfather and his love for the piano player, Thelonious Monk. Part two discusses her relationship with her grandmother and her love for the poet, Emily Dickinson. Part three discusses her relationship with her mother and her love for the photographer, Diana Arbus. … More “In the Closet: A Triad” by Geri Gale