I have just posted the nineteenth review of other authors’ work on my site, Amazon and other locations. Following the recent reading (and posting a review) for M.A. Appleby’s THE ANCIENT WHISPERER, the first of her A WHISPER MYSTERY TRILOGY, I had to read the sequel. The following is the review as I have posted it for WHISPERED DREAMS:
A WONDERFUL SEQUEL:
Following the reading of Ms. Appleby’s exceptional first book of her A WHISPER MYSTERY TRIOLOGY, I continued to be captured by Book Two, WHISPERED DREAMS. The world of suspense the author has created, coupled with a plot of intrigue and characters of which the reader will love (or for the villains… detest), reminds the reader of why they read fiction. At least it did for me. The twists are numerous yet believable as the reader experiences a family coping with issues requiring cunning and faith in one another. The family is faced with questions concerning who to trust as they become embroidered with a plot to overthrow the royalty of a mid-eastern government. Of course, as a trilogy, this novel provides a cliff hanger. It will have the reader clamoring for the third book. I highly recommend WHISPERED DREAMS, but I also recommend reading the first book in the trilogy first, THE ANCIENT WHISPER.
I stumbled upon an exceptional read while doing research for my next novel, TAINTED VALOR. This read is an autobiography written by a Marine Sniper about his experiences in Vietnam. It is the fifteenth book but first nonfiction work I have reviewed on the “Recommended Reads” page of my site and on Amazon. (Check out all fifteen reviews by clicking the “Recommended Reads” tab, above) I am copying my review for this autobiography below:
A powerful autobiography that reads like a novel:
While doing research for my next novel, I came across DEAR MOM: A SNIPER’S VIETNAM written by Joseph T. Ward. This autobiography about Mr. Ward’s experiences as a Marine sniper during the Vietnam War is an exceptionally good read. The book is told by copying the many letters he wrote to his mother as preambles to a fuller and detailed accounting of the events he experienced as a Marine both in training and in Vietnam. Although my interest in reading this book was to obtain information to help me develop parts of my work in progress (of which I did), I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I highly recommend DEAR MOM: A SNIPER’S VIETNAM that was first published almost twenty-four years ago.
On the “Recommended Reads” page of my site I have added another review (the thirteenth) of a work by another author. WHEN THE PERFECT COMES, a historical romance thriller by author Susan Ward is a read meeting my criteria as and excellent or exceptional work. Only about twenty to thirty percent of books I read achieve the quality to be included on my Recommended Reads list. I also post my reviews on Amazon.Com in addition to my Site.