Review: The Lightkeeper’s Daughters, by Jean E. Pendziwol

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Lightkeeper’s Daughters is a stark story full of silences and turbulence, secrets and revelations, initiated through Elizabeth, an aged woman who is blind, and Morgan, the girl who serves community service for misdemeanors by being a companion to Elizabeth. Insert into this unlikely relationship the discovery of Elizabeth’s father’s journals, found aboard a shipwreck, and we’re taken into the hardships of…

Review: One Corpse too Many

One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters My rating: 3 of 5 stars A good, entertaining read, perhaps a bit naïve by modern standards, but rife with excellent historical details, and sleuthing in medieval England. Peters does a good job of further developing the character of Brother Cadfael, enriching him with a credible past and a place within the brethren. The writing is relatively clean, if a bit precious from time to time, but that…

CLUBHOUSE reviews Derryl Murphy’s Wasps at the Speed of Sound

Detailed and glowing review at The Club House of Derryl Murphy’s cli-fi collection, Wasps at the Speed of Sound. Lost Jenny – All stories by Derryl Murphy Premise: A somewhat uncouth young chappie is enjoying watching the end of the world from an apartment tower roof, occasionally taking time off to trash some of the apartments just for fun. Seems aliens are dismantling the moon and smashing bits of continents (starting with California oddly enough) as…

4 stars for A Tangled Weave

Great review from a LibraryThing reviewer for Michael Skeet’s second novel in his The French Intrigues series. Check out why it was given four stars. This is a highly enjoyable romp through the lives of French aristocrats, smugglers and the poorest of Paris during the 17th century. The impoverished protagonist, Mlle. Victoire de Berenguer from a noble family, has found a way to smuggle fanciful dyed cotton into the City. She earns an income using her entrée…

Timefall reviewed in Canadian Review of Materials

Timefall by Alison Lohans was reviewed in Issue 22 of Canadian Review of Materials Timefall Author: Alison Lohans Neustadt, ON: Five Rivers Publishing, 2018 394 pp., trade pbk. & epub, $33.99 (pbk.), $4.99 (epub) ISBN: 978-1-988274-46-1 (pbk.) 978-1-988274-47-8 (epub) Grades: Grades 8 and up Ages: Ages 13 and up Review by: Review by Ronald Hore Excerpt: Katie Neville sucked in a sharp breath. It was tempting to do exactly what Tyler did, lie there squalling until…