The Revival: Book Two of the Totoboan Trilogy by Maggie Allen

The Revival: Book Two of the Totoboan Trilogy Maggie Allen Outskirts Press (2011) ISBN 9781432773144 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   Maggie Allen’s “The Revival” is a contemporary fantasy, set in the fictitious Totoba in Africa. It follows the journey of Virginia Wilson, a college student, who decides to return to Totoba … More The Revival: Book Two of the Totoboan Trilogy by Maggie Allen

Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden

Staying Alive: A Love Story Laura B. Hayden Signalman Publishing (2011) ISBN 9781935991182 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   Article first published as Book Review: Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden on Blogcritics. While any loss of somebody dear to us is a horrible thing to endure, there are … More Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden

Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines by Carol E. Wyer

Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines Carol E. Wyer YouWriteOn (2011) ISBN 9781908481818 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   No, I am not quite there yet, but the dreaded 5-0 is creeping ever closer. Therefore it was not really a stretch to feel quite connected with Amanda Wilson, the heroine of Carol E. … More Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines by Carol E. Wyer

Master the Markets with Mutual Funds: A Common Sense Guide to Investing Success by Jon R. Orcutt

Master the Markets with Mutual Funds: A Common Sense Guide to Investing Success Jon R. Orcutt Outskirts Press (2011) ISBN 9781432781453 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11) Article first published as Book Review: Master the Markets With Mutual Funds: A Common Sense Guide to Investing Success by Jon R Orcutt on Blogcritics. Anything … More Master the Markets with Mutual Funds: A Common Sense Guide to Investing Success by Jon R. Orcutt

Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonnee Weedn, PhD

Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women Sonnee Weedn, PhD Chispa Publishing (2011) ISBN 9780983277606 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   When I moved to the USA a good decade ago, I got immediately immersed in the African-American community. Living in New Orleans will do that to you for sure, … More Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonnee Weedn, PhD

Irises to Ashes by Charlie Hudson

Irises to Ashes Charlie Hudson Outskirts Press (2011) ISBN 9781432773892 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   Maggie Stewart is just an ordinary girl, growing up in an ordinary family and contemplating very ordinary things in her ordinary life, never even thinking of leaving Outer Banks. But then she meets Amelia Hatcher, the … More Irises to Ashes by Charlie Hudson

Catch and Release by J.T. Twerell

Catch and Release J.T. Twerell Living Word Publications (2011) ISBN 9780615556857 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   What do you get when two completely different worlds collide? In the case of “Catch and Release” the appropriate answer would be an interesting combo of romance, passion, crime, and adventure, to name just a … More Catch and Release by J.T. Twerell

Birthright and Passion of Ilona the Hun by Erika M. Szabo

Birthright and Passion of Ilona the Hun Erika M. Szabo Outskirts Press (2011) ISBN 9781432778484 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   Ilona is about to turn 29, an age which holds a great deal of meaning in the True Hun society. There have been many hints about her destiny being revealed at … More Birthright and Passion of Ilona the Hun by Erika M. Szabo

A Cookbook for A Knucklehead: Bachelor, New Graduate, Beginner, and Other Spoiled Brats by Harold W. Pearman

A Cookbook for A Knucklehead: Bachelor, New Graduate, Beginner, and Other Spoiled Brats Harold W. Pearman Outskirts Press (2011) ISBN 9781432755508 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   Let’s make one thing clear at the very beginning – “A Cookbook for A Knucklehead: Bachelor, New Graduate, Beginner, and Other Spoiled Brats” is a … More A Cookbook for A Knucklehead: Bachelor, New Graduate, Beginner, and Other Spoiled Brats by Harold W. Pearman