Lazarus by Jason Akley

Lazarus Jason Akley Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9781432733308 Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (4/11)   “Lazarus” revolves around the lives of cousins Jude and Lazarus (grandchildren of Lucas Roman) in their early adult lives. It goes back a few generations in order to show how their lives were shaped. Although the book is... Continue Reading →

The Butterfly Cometh: Putting the Color Back Into Life by Diana Webb

The Butterfly Cometh: Putting the Color Back Into Life Diana Webb Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9781432728977 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (01/10)   There comes a time in all our lives when we must do some soul searching. With a bad economy, war, and mistrust of each other, we often tend to... Continue Reading →

A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles by Arlette Gaffrey

A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles Arlette Gaffrey Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9780978889104 Reviewed by Marcy Blesy for Reader Views (02/10)   “A World of His Own” by Arlette Gaffrey is the fictional story of Andre de Javon whose family was killed during the French Revolution when he was a... Continue Reading →

The Wizard’s Legacy by Ashley Simmons

The Wizard’s Legacy Ashley Simmons Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9781432720902 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (9/08)   As I began reading “The Wizard’s Legacy,” I was immediately drawn into the story.  It begins with the birth of the twins Kylea and Dev.  Their mother dies while in childbirth, and they are raised by... Continue Reading →

The Money Belt by Alan Robertson

The Money Belt Alan Robertson Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9781432727352 Reviewed by Tyler R. Tichelaar for Reader Views (12/08)   I was very excited to read “The Money Belt” because it is set in my hometown of Marquette, Michigan even though the description of the story sounded far-fetched when I first read it. However, not... Continue Reading →

Prayer Is Our Power by Lonnie E. Pruitt

Prayer Is Our Power Lonnie E. Pruitt Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9781432732691 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (12/08)   “Prayer Is Our Power” is a collection of original poems, prayers and reflections written by Lonnie E. Pruitt. Pruitt talks about prayer as a source of communicating with God which gives a spiritual... Continue Reading →

Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling Them by Patricia McGuire, MD, FAAP

Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling ThemPatricia McGuire, MD, FAAPOutskirts Press (2008)ISBN 9781432717179Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (12/08) Patricia McGuire, mother of three, and a developmental pediatrician, has written an excellent resource for parents to help them learn to get to know their child(ren), their temperaments and how to develop skills... Continue Reading →

Little Stories by Jeff Roberts

Little Stories Jeff Roberts Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9781432727277 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (10/08)   “Little Stories” contains a collection of eleven short stories about human nature.  The author, Jeff Roberts, did an incredible job with writing these tales.  He brings each one to life and is able to vividly describe them... Continue Reading →

How to Heal Your Heart and Soul From Divorce: A Quick, Easy to Read Guide to Healing by Tammy Lynn

How to Heal Your Heart and Soul From Divorce: A Quick, Easy to Read Guide to Healing Tammy Lynn Outskirts Press (2008) ISBN 9781432723125 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (12/08)   Through the author’s own experience, she talks about her divorce and what she learned to help her get through this startling... Continue Reading →

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