2011- 2012 Book Reviews
Book Review :by Steven Manchester
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American Suite by Diana E. Sheets
Jorge Pinto Books Inc.
Review by Shirley Gerald Ware, Fresh! Literary Magazine
American Suite is a highly engaging read from the first page. Sheets captivates her reader with an unusual blend of humor and realism. She gives us her amazing characterization of three strong minded women. Two sisters, and their mother, each one of whom has a very different lifestyle. The author cleverly plots incidents that reveal the character and style of each of the three protagonists. This story is a real page turner. I found myself caring about these women, and feeling eager to proceed and find out more details about each woman's life. At the same, Sheets has filled her novel with suspense and intrigue. It is three stories that will keep you entertained all the way to the end of the novel. If you're looking for a good read, American Suite is it.
Copies are available at Amazon Barnes & Noble, Jorge Pinto Books or direct from the Author, Diana E. Sheets
Joseph’s Fear by Shirley Gerald Ware is a contemporary novel set in Saratoga Springs, New York. Through the eyes of young Joseph Thomas Riley IV, the author takes us on a wonderful journey to Saratoga past and present. The book is composed of stories within stories that provide endless enjoyment for the reader. The character of Joseph, an only child of well-to-do parents, is endearing as our guide through old ghost stories, family history, and current affairs like the 9/11 attack. While the author's seamless blend of contemporary and historical fiction are enough of a reason to open this book, it is Joseph's intriguing attempts at battling his own inner fears and his relationship with his parents that make this book a must read.
Darol Ware, Reviewer
Educational Technology Specialist
“The Other Side of Dark written by Sarah Smith is a well plotted and captivating read. The author keeps her audiences enthralled from the beginning to the ending of the book. She does an amazing portrayal of mixing reality with voices from the grave. The ghost she creates gives the the story meaning and style. This is truly a novel that is not only entertaining but thought provoking as well.
Upon reading “The Other Side of Dark,” I came away with a feeling of gratitude for being able to have read a book of such magnitude. Sarah is a very clever crafty writer.
This book comes highly recommended. Copies are available at Amazon. Com, Barnes Noble, Antheneum Books For Young Readers and author.
Reviewer, Shirley Gerald Ware, Author
Fresh! Literary Magazine, Publisher