Category Archives: Frankie

REVIEW – Procythian Reign (The Proceena Trilogy Book 1) by T. Allen Diaz

Reviewed by Frankie 4/5 Procythian Reign is a modern take on the classic struggle of class warfare. In Procythian society, the extreme activists of the lower class “Indigo” citizens are fighting for liberation from the upper class “Blanch” elitists. The setting is worlds away from Earth and in the not-too-distant future of about 300 years…
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REVIEW – The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah

Review by Frankie 5/5 Beautifully tragic. Who doesn’t love a good cry? The Nightingale follows the story of Vianne Mauriac, a wife and mother living in a small village of France during World War II. She struggles to keep herself and her daughter fed and warm while her husband is at the front lines of…
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REVIEW – I Was in Love with a Short Man Once: And Other Tales from a Crazy Southern Irish Gal By Kimberly J. Dalferes

Reviewed by Frankie 4/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="1620159503" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-MlXPeVTL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="104"] What can I tell you about this playful read without giving anything away? Reading this book felt like hanging out in the kitchen with a crazy verbose aunt after having midnight margaritas. Dalferes has a way of delivering…
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REVIEW – The Word Exchange By Alena Graedon

Reviewed by Frankie 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="0345806034" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ulqCpx2kL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="104"] Language is incarnate. In Alena Gradeon’s debut novel, The Word Exchange, I have ascertained new meaning for language, and have grown a much deeper appreciation for the written word. I’ve suddenly realized the sanctity of the tomes strewn…
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REVIEW – No Time to Cry (Nine While Nine Legacy, #1) by Stasia Morineaux

Reviewed by Frankie 3/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B00O2R238O" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DZoIuKucL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="105"] Stacia Morineaux’s Celtic fantasy novel is whimsical and well written, despite the fact that the language made the book difficult to follow. Morineaux kindly placed a glossary at the end of the book that includes pronunciations, however, the…
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Trail of the Raven: Haiti by Chip Davis

Reviewed by Frankie 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B00MFXXSE0" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616cK7Yw-FL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="107"] “Dye mon, gen mon.” Beyond the mountains, more mountains. What is so wonderful about this novella, is that it fills you with a warmth, and with each finished chapter is another chapter waiting to lift your soul. From…
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Greater Expectations by Alexander McCabe

Reviewed by Frankie 4/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B00MGAQTE8" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WSc0Y4tuL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"]Pair with a bottle of Yellowtail Shiraz. Such a masculine love tale deserves a burly wine that is both spicy and fruity. It’s less expensive than a French syrah, but just as sturdy. Perfect for your down-to-earth read. Greater…
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Review – Evolution of a Wine Drinker by Alicia Bien

Reviewed by Frankie 4/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="0989760014" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C%2BkSvQaKL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"]Fact Forward, Comedic Notes, Sweet Delicate Finish As a somewhat novice wine drinker myself, I was eager to read Alicia Bien’s anecdotal adventures of wine drinking. This book is colorfully cast into alphabetized chapters; beginning with Army, and ending with…
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