“Forgiving Nero” by Mary Ann Bernal

“Forgiving Nero” by Mary Ann Bernal is a fictional account of the life of Nero, Emperor of Rome. As a Praetorian Guard, Traian has looked after Nero ever since he was a small child, protecting him from assassins and treating him like a son. Vena, a hostage to the current Emperor Claudius, and a Christian hiding her faith, is the woman Nero calls “mother.” When Nero finds himself on the Roman throne, he rejects the council of those he once held dear and discovers his newfound power has given him the status of a god. With only treachery and corruption surrounding him, Nero’s former friends and allies can only watch his spiraling descent into debauchery and evil. … More “Forgiving Nero” by Mary Ann Bernal

“A Litany of Angels” by Jay A. Cornils

“A Litany of Angels” by Jay A Cornils is one of those special works that will leave you feeling blessed and moved in the deepest recesses of your soul. Leodegrance is an elderly soldier writing his memoirs about the century of war between France and England and his encounter with Joan of Arc. He recounts his early life, his meeting with his great love, and how he finally found peace. This poignant tale will transport you to a time filled with romance, despair, and, ultimately, hope. … More “A Litany of Angels” by Jay A. Cornils

“A Rebellious Woman” by Claire J. Griffin

“A Rebellious Woman” is a fictional look at the real Belle Boyd, who grew up when the Civil War broke out. Belle was a young teenager living in Virginia, right before part of it turned into West Virginia. It was also a time where young women were expected to be a lady and not get involved in wars and other manly things. Belle proved that she was a truly independent woman… … More “A Rebellious Woman” by Claire J. Griffin

“Brandy, Ballad of a Pirate Princess” by Dan E. Hendrickson

Master Shaolin priests, stories of the far East, the practice of Tai Chi, pirates, slave traders and Her Majesty’s British Naval forces combine to bring the Pirates of the Caribbean more realistically to life within the pages of “Brandy, Ballad of a Pirate Princess.” From ship captains and tavern owners, to death curses and sea battle, this story uses romance and family to anchor readers firmly to the story.  … More “Brandy, Ballad of a Pirate Princess” by Dan E. Hendrickson

“The Genius Who Saved Baseball” by Robert E. Ingram

One of the best parts of reading is finding a really great book you do not want to put down. “The Genius Who Saved Baseball” by Robert E. Ingram is that book. The funny thing is it was recommended to me and had not been on my radar at all. That being said, it is such a wonderful book, and I went into it as I do any other book, hoping to find myself carried away to some place special. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked. … More “The Genius Who Saved Baseball” by Robert E. Ingram

“Epicenter: A Sweeping Historical Novel of Forbidden Love” by Carrie Hannah

It was an absolute pleasure to read “Epicenter” by Carrie Hannah. Not only are four amazing women presented, but their lives, their choices, their separate journeys, are all so exciting and different from one another that I could not put the book down. … More “Epicenter: A Sweeping Historical Novel of Forbidden Love” by Carrie Hannah