The Countess and the Mob: The untold story of Marajen Stevick Chinigo and Mafia lord Johnny Rosselli by Maureen Hughes

The Countess and the Mob: The untold story of Marajen Stevick Chinigo and Mafia lord Johnny Rosselli Maureen Hughes iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450207508 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (7/11)   The back cover of “The Countess and the Mob” briefly outlined the character of a certain Marajen Stevick Chinigo, someone I have never... Continue Reading →

The Bridge Club…..it was never just about the cards by Patricia Sands

The Bridge Club…..it was never just about the cards Patricia Sands iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450241359 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (3/11)   At the first glance “The Bridge Club” with its title and the retro-looking pink and black cover did not look too promising. I don’t play or understand bridge, and pink has... Continue Reading →

The Abaya Chronicles by Tina Lesher

The Abaya Chronicles Tina Lesher iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450263979 Reviewed by Marissa Libbit for Reader Views (1/11)   “The Abaya Chronicles” by Tina Lesher is the fictional account of many women from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The “Abaya” in the title is the long garment worn over the everyday clothes of a UAE woman. ... Continue Reading →

Shakespeare’s Revenge by John O’Shea

Shakespeare’s Revenge John O’Shea iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450239820 Reviewed by Deb Shunamon for Reader Views (5/11)   I really, really, really liked this book. “Shakespeare’s Revenge” is an Elizabethan mystery with a modern, athletic hero no different from those cycling past my window right now. No Hollywood car chases or torture scenes, just realistic ones... Continue Reading →

Scarred: A Memoir by George Molho

Scarred: A Memoir George Molho iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781440195136 Reviewed by Joseph Yurt for Reader Views (1/11)   “Scarred: A Memoir” is a book that that reads like fiction but is all too real. It is disturbing and inspirational at the same time. It echoes the emotions of all those who have experienced the trauma... Continue Reading →

Razor’s Revenge: A Novel by Paul Chandler

Razor’s Revenge: A Novel Paul Chandler iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450275682 Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (4/11)   From the beginning, “Razor’s Revenge” had me in its grip; it was a very believable beginning. Samuel Razor has a business partner that steals his business away from him and gets away with it. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

Let’s Play Ball: A Novel by Linda Gould

Let’s Play Ball: A Novel Linda Gould iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450207607 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (10/11) Linda Gould’s “Let’s Play Ball” is set in the world of professional sports and political intrigue. While it definitely focuses on the games of every kind, it also deals to a great extent with the relationship... Continue Reading →

Angels All Around by Alice Burnette Green

Angels All Around Alice Burnette Green iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450251457 Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (4/11)   The premise behind the book “Angels All Around” is that there are two forces in the universe - the angels and the Opposers (synonymous with demons). Every human embryo is supplied with an angelic host whose... Continue Reading →

The Will to be True: In The Shadow of the Blackbird by Judith D. Andrade

The Will to be True: In The Shadow of the Blackbird Judith D. Andrade iUniverse (2010) ISBN 9781450217231 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (05/10)   In today’s society we seem to have gotten caught up in power, image and money, forgetting about those we love or care about. The author’s characters Stephanie... Continue Reading →

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