The Pinochet Plot by David Myles Robinson Review by Dawn Thomas Paperback: 280 pages Publisher: Terra Nova Books (May 1, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 1938288203 ISBN-13: 978-1938288203 Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Political Thriller Will Munoz is a San Francisco attorney who represents high paying slick clients. While sitting in a deposition, he asked himself how he became this person. He receives a troubling letter from his mother that leads...

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Book Review Ashes in the Ocean by Sebastian Slovin Review by Dawn Thomas 222 Pages Publisher: Nature Unplugged Release Date: March 17, 2018 ISBN-10: 0692051198 ISBN-13: 978-0692051191 Non-Fiction, Memoir, Suicide, Family Relationships, Counseling, Psychology, Grief & Loss The subject of mental illness does not get enough discussion. Families that are touched by suicide are never the same again. Most times, the ones left behind do not get res...

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Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 5 stars 348 Pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: July 4, 2017 General Fiction (Adult), Women’s Fiction, Relationships, Family Dynamics Carlos and James have something in common. They share the same body but not the same memories. James is suffering from a psychological fugue. In this state, James disappears and Carlos emerges. He lives in Mexico with his t...

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Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 5 stars 304 Pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: August 1, 2016 Series: The Everything Series General Fiction (Adult), Women’s Fiction, Family Dynamics Aimee should be happy on her wedding day. Instead she is planning her fiancé, James’, funeral. Her whole world is spiraling out of control. A woman approaches Aimee and tells her James is still alive. Aimee doe...

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Designs to Color by Betty Schaffner Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 3 stars Pages 23 Publisher: Tallfellow Press Release Date: February 17, 2016 Nonfiction, Arts, Crafts, Hobbies, Teens & YA This book is a combination of a coloring book with Zentangle images. Some of the pages use thick lines with large coloring areas while others are more detailed with thin lines. Most of the images are are abstract geometric shapes. Many of the images have b...

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Blue Ribbon Canning by Linda J. Amendt Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 5 stars 268 Pages Publisher: Taunton Press Release Date: April 28, 2015 Nonfiction (Adult), Food & Wine, Cooking For years, I have wanted to can and make preserves. I tried twice with disastrous results. When I saw this book, I had hope and was inspired to try it again. The book begins with detailed sections on ingredients, equipment, and techniques. The author provides hel...

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The Gail Force by Robert Lane Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 4 stars 399 Pages Publisher: Mason Alley Publishing / AuthorBuzz Release Date: September 16, 2016 Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense The story begins with Riley and Karl preparing dinner in a house on St. Kitts. Karl stopes suddenly when he sees the Fat Man, Philip Agatha. As his last act, Karl throws Riley over the deck to save her life. Riley arrives in St. Pete, Florida looking for ...

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13 Under the Wire by Gil Reavill Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 4 stars 241 Pages Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Alibi Release Date: May 24, 2016 Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Crime, Police Procedural Layla Remington is a police officer in southern California. There are riots in the streets after a white officer shoots a Hispanic man. Layla sees an officer running down an alley and she goes after him. Next thing she knows, shots are fi...

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Very Like A Queen by Martin Lake Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 4 stars 402 Pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: January 26, 2016 Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical, British, French Alice Petherton is the mistress and favorite of King Henry VIII. As the favorite, she has special privileges. She is young and beautiful and has the protection of the King. Everything is fine until she falls for Nicholas Bourbon, a Frenchman, when vi...

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The Awakened Dreamer by Kala Ambrose Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 5 stars 242 Pages Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Release Date: December 8, 2017 Non-Fiction, Mind, Body, Dreams Recently I have been experiencing very vivid dreams. I started writing them down so I could look up their meanings. This book made that process so much easier. The book has nine chapters (a very auspicious number). Contents One: How to Remember Your Dreams In this chapte...

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Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve , Santa , Uncategorized / December 25, 2012

I am sitting here tonight listening to the quiet. It is so peaceful. Children everywhere are waiting for Santa’s arrival. The only thing missing is snow....

Welcome to this beautiful Solstice Season!
Savanna Jane , UF , Uncategorized , Winter Solstice / December 22, 2012

We have been traveling in the dark waiting for the season of increasing light. As the light begins to glow we are aware of changes around us. We begin a new year and with that new goals and resolutions. But before we welcome the new we must say goodbye to the old. The year 2012 for me was hard and trying. Returning to college to finish my degree was proven to be harder than I initially thought. I finished my third semester at the Univer...