Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Field of Dead Horses

Field if Dead Horses
Nick Allen Brown
Hardwood Books
3943 N Providence Road Newtown Square, PA 19073
333 Pages

Sometimes you may get a book that starts out slow and then the book gains momentum and your interest as it goes along. Then there can be books that get you from the first page. This book got me from the start.

Elliott Chapel owns a horse farm that his father had started. His dad Paul Chapel was well known in the racing world. He trained thoroughbreds, but after the loss of his wife due to child birth he changed completely. His relationship with his son is something you can find out about when you read this book.

Elliott and his farm manager Booley were out mending fences when they came upon a woman who was bloodied and beaten laying face up in the shadow waters of Penny Creek. Elliott told Booley to would go and call the Sheriff and the doctor to come out to where the woman’s body lay. But Booley told Elliott it would be better if he called the people to come out. You see during the time period of this book a black man who was witty, wise and well- read was unusual. It was especially different for a black man to hold the position he did at the ranch. For a black man to be best friends with a white man was not heard of. If Booley were to call for the Sheriff it might cast Booley in a bad light, and make him the prime suspect just because his skin was a different color.

After Booley explained to Elliot why it would not be a good idea for him to call, Elliot agreed and left. Booley was family to the Chapel's and they did not judge a man by the color of his skin.

If you like a different style of a love story, or love horse as I do, then you will enjoy this book. The ending left me with tears running down my face.

Rated G
Hold until further notice.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Risk It All

Carissa Johnson, graduated top of her class at Harvard. She has a double master’s degree in business finance and international business. She is not only smart but beautiful as well. She was approached by the CIA’s Mideast Bureau Chief, Quincy Carter, to work for them.
Saying no was not an option for her. She came from a family where duty to your country is an honor.

At only 28 she had accomplished what no other CIA agent working in the Middle East had been able to do penetrate the largest Hamas cell on the Arabian Peninsula, so the agency could initiate the important process of “following the money trail” that would take them to the top al Qaida operatives.

When Carissa is called home because of the death of her grandmother Anna, her world will change in ways she never expected.

This book is full of all the things that make a great book suspense, adventure, excitement and love. There is a little bit of something for all readers.
This is an excellent read and I give it five star rating.

Rated PG

Posted to Midwest in July

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Letters to Juniper

I have never had a harder time writing a review than this one. Not because it is bad, but because it is so good. Sarah is twelve when she begins to write letters to her childhood friend Juniper. They were six years old and best friends. They always had fun together. Even though Sarah parents were divorced she had a happy life.
One weekend Sarah and her little brother were visiting their dad, and he told them that their mom had been in a car wreck and died. They moved away so fast that Sarah never got to say good bye to Juniper.

You may begin to think this is just a sweet book about two girls, who begin to write to each other after so many years. Well guess again, as this book will blow you away. There is no way you can imagine how this book will end.
This book is totally different from any book I have read. I finished the last pages of this book and just sat there and said, “WOW.”

Rated G

Sent to Midwest in July