Review: Bad Luck Cadet & Bad Luck Officer

…Law Enforcement Adventure With Humor, Compassion and True Grit If you love cop shows and cop novels and think the various CSI television series are how law enforcement actually works, then let me introduce you to author and heroine Suzie Ivy who will set the record straight and tells it like it really is.  And…

Review: Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Since I was a little kid, Machu Picchu has been a faint buzz in my ear, as if the mountain itself were sending whispers on the wind to summon me. Thank you, National Geographic! So of course I had to read, Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time…

Review: “Tornado Warning”

Tornado Warning: a Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on a Woman’s Life by Elin Stebbins Waldal is the beautifully told story of the author’s survival of horrific domestic violence as a teenager. Ms. Waldal uses journal entries from those years to paint a picture for readers of how easily someone can slide into an abusive situation,…

Review: A Wonderful Biography of Winston Churchill

One of the best biographies I have read is William Manchester’s Winston Spencer Churchill – The Last Lion: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932, the first volume of a three volume biography. The second volume covers 1932-1940. The final volume, covering World War II and the post-war years, will be published this fall. But three volumes? Really?…