The Fall by Steve Taylor
Reviews / June 29, 2018

Title: The Fall Author: Steve Taylor Publisher: John Hunt Publishing, Ltd Release Date: June 29, 2018 Pages: 352 Ultimately Taylor brings a message of hope. He challenges us all to transcend the ego and integrate the intellectual brilliance it has given us with the intense connectedness and aliveness that spiritual practices can bring us. He challenges us to make a difference to the world by transforming ourselves through meditation and the pragmatic activities of service, living lightly and promoting social change. He presents a vision of a possible future in which there is no war … male domination and social inequality, no shame of sex or the body, and no domination of other species and the natural world. Written in clear, lucid prose, this book is easy to read and Taylor s sources are well referenced for those who want to dig deeper. I strongly recommend it. , –Malcolm Hollick, author of The Science of Oneness: A worldview for the twenty-first century Stanley Krippner, Professor of Pscychology, Saybrook Graduate School, California It is my fervent wish that this important book will have a wide audience. The Fall by Steve Taylor Review by Dawn Thomas   352 Pages Publisher: John Hunt…

Very Like A Queen by Martin Lake
Reviews / March 16, 2018

Title: Very Like A Queen Author: Martin Lake Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: January 26, 2016 Pages: 402 The King’s favor was her sanctuary—until his desire turned dangerous. Alice Petherton is well practiced at using her beauty and wits to survive in the Court of King Henry VIII. As the King’s favorite, she enjoys his protection, but after seeing the downfall of three of his wives, she’s determined to avoid the same fate. Alice must walk a fine line between mistress and wife. She finds a powerful protector in Thomas Cromwell, and Alice has every reason to believe that she will continue to enjoy a life of wealth and comfort at Court…until she puts everything at risk by falling in love with a Frenchman, Nicholas Bourbon. When Cromwell is executed, Alice loses her only ally and flees to France. There she hopes to live in peace with Nicholas. But Alice is lured into a perilous game of treason, and peace doesn’t last long. Will Alice get back the life and love she’s fought for? Or will she lose herself to the whims of a capricious monarch? Very Like A Queen by Martin Lake Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 4…

Blood of a Stone by Jeanne Lyet Gassman
Reviews / March 2, 2018

Title: Blood of a Stone Author: Jeanne Lyet Gassman Publisher: Tuscany Press, LLC Release Date: March 17, 2015 Pages: 392 Set in the first century on the edges of the Roman Empire and the Jesus movement, Blood of a Stone is a sweeping story of murder, betrayal, love, and the search for redemption. Faced with the brutality of slavery, Demetrios confronts his master and flees by the blood of a stone. Determined to escape his past, he struggles to create a new life and a new identity with his friend and fellow escaped slave, Elazar. However, freedom has its price. Secrets cannot remain secret forever. A chance for love is lost. Elazar betrays Demetrios to a so-called prophet named Jesus of Nazareth. Fearing the Roman authorities and Jesus, Demetrios risks everything to silence those who would enslave him again. His quest leads him to startling discoveries and dire choices. Demetrios must answer the question we all ask: Can we ever be free of our past? Book Review: Blood of a Stone by Jeanne Lyet Gassman Review by Dawn Thomas   Pages 392 Publisher: Tuscany Press, LLC Release Date: March 17, 2015 Fiction, Historical, Mystery, Thriller   The book is set…