The Pillars of the Earth [Book Review]

Set in the turbulent times of twelfth-century England when civil war, famine, religious strife and battles over royal succession tore lives and families apart, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the building of a magnificent cathedral. Against this richly imagined backdrop, filled with intrigue and treachery, Ken Follett draws the reader irresistibly … Continue reading The Pillars of the Earth [Book Review]

Book Review + Giveaway: Jacklyn and the Beanstalk

Jaclyn and the Beanstalk Mary Ting Published by: Vesuvian Books Publication date: September 4th 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night… Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use her wits—and her … Continue reading Book Review + Giveaway: Jacklyn and the Beanstalk

Book Review: The Stowaway

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market.

Book Review: Wild Beauty

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They've also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.