Time Trap by Jeanie R. Davis – Book Review

Time Trap by Jeanie R. Davis is the continuation of the author’s other book, Time Twist. Time Twist is a wonderful book about time traveling. I totally loved it and you can read my review of Time Twist here

Arianna Miller falls deeply in love with Christopher Flemming, the man from another time. After the near death time traveling experience, Arianna totally hates Christopher going back in time to return the valuable art pieces that his father stole from various art galleries across the world. 
Christopher promises to Arianna that he will go back in time just one last time to fix something that his father did. But is it as simple as it is said? The story takes a turn when Christopher declares his love for a woman in another time and decides to stay back in that time. 

Arianna who is a very strong and independent woman herself, contemplates the idea of going back in time risking her life. She could be stepping right into a deadly trap. You must read the book to know what really happened by the end and if Arianna and Christopher really got back together. 

Setting of the story is very important for any book and I must appreciate the author Jeanie R. Davis for being able to set up the story in two different times. I bet that is really challenging. The pace is excellent and I promise you won’t be able to put it down until you finish. 

The book is out now and you can buy it here. I recommend this book to all the fiction lovers in this lock down time no matter which part of the world you are in.

Below The Surface by Cynthia A. Graham – Book Review

Below The Surface by Cynthia A. Graham is a very interesting mystery novel. The story is set in a small village where the leads of the book Hick and Carol come  to investigate the death of the local priest and a federal agent. 

Hick is already in deep pain after losing his wife and the baby on the way. It’s like Hick totally lost hope, he even finds it difficult to spend time with his two sons. When Carol asks Hick to help her investigate the death of Kelly and torching down of the church, Hick accompanies her. The case is almost closed by the local police when Nicodemus Skaggs confesses to the crime. But, that is more to it.

The narration of the investigation is enthralling. Usually, after going through half the book, I pride myself of guessing the culprit. But this book did not give away a single hint and the final twist came as a total surprise. This book not only has a very interesting mystery, but also a very strong and deep emotion. The story transforms Hick towards the end. He finds hope again. 

There are many characters in the book that I connected with, like, Skaggs’ eldest daughter, Carol, and Father Grant. A little love and care towards our fellow beings is much needed and it truly does wonders.

I received the advance reviewer copy of the book from Edelweiss Plus for an honest review. The book released on 10th Mar, 2020. I bet you all will be surprised by the climax twist. With so much fuss about going about Corona virus, I recommend you to grab this book and read away! 

Buy your copy today here.

Splinters are Children of Wood by Leia Penina Wilson – Book Review

Splinters are Children of Wood by Leia Penina Wilson is intense and raw poetry. This book is the winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. Each poem describes what it means to be a girl and the poet coming from the Midwest herself, I can totally understand what kind of conditions she must have seen around her that influenced her to write these beautiful poems. It won’t be exaggerating to say the world has a unique way of shaping the girls. 

Samoan myths are mentioned in these poems in a unique way, thus, carrying an ode to the poet’s roots. Also, the poems are punctuated in the most beautiful and intricate way I’ve ever read. They are almost like paintings. I read each poem more than once just to enjoy the depth of them. 

There are three different chapters in the book. There are some beautiful lines, like:”I cut my own throat close my own wound wear my own night descended blood.”
“What dream what maiden what full name””how do the promise of heaven and the brokenness of earth correspond — re: it will rain tonight.”

Leia Penina Wilson is an afakasi Samoan poet from the Midwest. I am so much impacted by her poems. Ms. Wilson has definitely increased my love for poetry through this book. The darkness in these poems touched my soul in the most beautiful way.

I thank Edelweiss Plus for introducing me to literature from countries all over the world. I’m so much in love with the diversity I find in various books and yet, they touch my soul in spite of the different language, culture and traditions.

Thank you University of Notre Dame Press for sending the hard copy of advanced uncorrected page proof to my from across the other end of the world. It means so much.

The Girl Who Cheated Death by Alan Baker – Book Review

The Girl Who Cheated Death by Alan Baker is a thriller which is very intriguing. The story is about a happy teenager, Alexandra who suddenly loses her family in an accident while she the lone survivor. 

Alex starts questioning her own sanity when she sees a strange figure who goes around capturing souls from dying people. Nobody believes her story but finally she finds her friend Carl and Dr. Khan on her side. The frequent encounters from the Angel of Death Azrael scare her to death. Alex travels back in time when she accidentally changes an event in future. Eventually, she figures the reason behind the visits of Azrael. 

Alex decides to bring her family back by changing an event in future. The story is a little complicated. The theory of Newcomb’s paradox is applied in the story. 

I enjoyed the story. I received the book’s free copy in return for a review from #NetGalley. Thanks to #BooksGoSocial for sharing this book with me. The story, the female lead, the paranormal side and the suspense are a huge plus to this story. 

Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King – Book Review

Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King is the second book in the series of Inspiration in Cologne. I loved Daring Dreamer, book one and waited for the second book desperately. You can read my review of Daring Dreamer here

Shelby (Seashell) is a broken women who comes to Cologne for a new start along with her friend Janna. Janna and Shelby are in the pursuit of her dream of starting a boutique of their own. Shelby who is still struggling to find confidence in herself, her judgement and trust in other people, meets Shane who is a widower and father of three-year-old Nate. 

Shelby finds herself falling in love with Shane and Nate. The story is about how she works through her insecurities to find peace and forgiveness. 
I fell in love with Deborah King’s writing style after reading Daring Dreamer. It’s very easy to read her stories and I find it hard to put down the book in between. Now, after the second book, I would say I’m addicted. Can’t wait to read book three.A must read for contemporary romance lovers. Perfect for any age group.

I received the free review copy of this book for the reviewing purpose.