Historical Fiction based on a true story. A cautionary tale for today – how Germany’s Weimar democracy became the Nazi dictatorship.
Germany, after World War I. Ernst Werner Techow, son of a magistrate, a child of privilege, joins the violent right-wing response to Germany’s defeat. As a member of the para-military Free Corps and the murderous Organization C, he is recruited into a clandestine assassination network trying to bring down Germany’s fledgling Weimar democracy. These are the seeds of the Third Reich. Ernst participates in the murder of Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, the highest-ranking Jew in the Weimar Republic.
While on trial for his life, Ernst receives an unfathomable offer of forgiveness that jolts his surety in the fascist cause and sets him on a complex and harrowing journey of redemption. Throughout, he pursues his childhood sweetheart, Lisa. They are star-crossed lovers, their passion inextinguishable, buffeted by the rising storm of Nazi ascendance.
Before the Court of Heaven is populated by historical figures and accurately depicts events as they unfolded in Germany and beyond. Animated as historical fiction, Before the Court of Heaven is an immunization against recurrence.
Before the Court of Heaven by Jack Mayer is a stunning historical novel. It’s based on a true event, World War I. In this book, I got to travel back in time. Placed in Germany. A frightening time in a world of confusion, conflict, and mistrust. War is something no one ever forgets. Before the Court of Heaven is a tale I’ll never forget. The characters lives stayed with me even when I finished. I felt like I was there as the events rolled by quickly. Realistic. Every page was believable. Jack Mayer’s talent is superb. His novel was well-written and told in an engaging way. I was hooked. Overall, I recommend this book to readers worldwide.
Blythe wants nothing more than to get away from this. Not to just survive it, but forget it.
Strapped down, nearly naked, beaten, scared and drugged she has no idea where this dark and dismal place is. Kidnapped and being set up to be tortured again by the men who hold her, she has to find a way to break free and get away.
Can she dig deep inside and awaken the force that is her alter ego? Can she awaken the beast within? She is drawing hopeless thoughts and losing herself inside of the drugs that are repeatedly given to keep her weak.
Miss Hyde has her own list of ideas and not a single one includes just escape.
Rating: 5 stars
Review: Big Bad Wolf by Kindra Sowder…I have never in my life read something so disturbing and yet intriguing at the same time. It sent chills down my spine reading the things that happened to Blythe, and I couldn’t stop reading. Each page brought me deeper into the story and I didn’t want to come back out of it. Even though this is the first book that I’ve read of this series, it was absolutely fantastic and I’ll be looking for the rest of it. This dark story brings up dark topics like torture and kidnapping, but Sowder’s writing style makes it impossible to put the book down, even if some of the descriptions make me cringe. More people need to know about this book and Miss Kindra Sowder’s writing.
Omar leads a life of denial and uncertainty, living in a protective bubble created by his father and uncle; to protect him, to shield him from the severity of the world. His childhood was spent in the belief that his father was a simple businessman, but something didn’t fit there.
His guests, his visitors, were the people Omar saw on TV, on the news – presidents, party officials, police; so many questions were born, but no answers to them so he compensated with fantasies: his father was a member of the Illuminati, the Masons, One cold night, Omar decided it was enough, decided that the fantasies, the uncertainty, had to stop.
He followed his father into a rundown building, lurked from the shadows and the spectacle before him shattered the illusions into small pieces, like glass; but they didn’t hurt him, they only drove him to become like his father. To become a tyrant, an entity, to have his hand in every pot across four different countries; to become the next Godfather of Balkan.
BUT WILL HE GET HIS CHANCE?
And will it count for anything?
Rating: 5 stars
Trip to Anguilla Part 1 by Ethan Brant was a unique read one that was definitely out of the realm of what I typically read. I was drawn in from page one and found it very informative. The feature that I loved most were the definitions that the author put at the beginning of the book to help the reader understand what they were reading. There were some heart-stopping moments and times where you were on the edge of your seat wondering what was coming next. Mr. Brant’s perspective is very unique and his writing style is that of one who can pull the reader into the story to where they can feel what each of the characters is feeling. His characters are well-defined. The plot of the story is easy to follow and he leaves you wanting more. I’m looking forward to reading Part 2.
If you can’t take the heat…
Chef Emily Ford has the talent and ambition to make it in the cutthroat culinary world—which is why she refuses to accept her demotion at the hands of Knox Briscoe, the new CEO of Briscoe Ranch Resort. He has grand plans that include bringing in a celebrity chef to helm an exciting new restaurant at the resort, but Emily has plans of her own—to do whatever it takes to change his mind…
ONE MORE TASTE
Cut out of the Briscoe fortune by an old feud that left his family in ruins, Knox grew up dreaming of revenge. Out-maneuvering his uncle for control of Briscoe Ranch is merely the first step in a grand plan that doesn’t include the brazen and beautiful Emily Ford…or the attraction that sizzles between them. With both their futures on the line, can they keep their desires on simmer—or are they headed from the frying pan straight into the fire?
Return to Briscoe Ranch Resort in the second book in Melissa Cutler’s One and Only Texas series!
Rating: 5 stars
One More Taste is indeed the perfect title to this stunning new release by Melissa Cutler. Inside, readers will find a story about passion, food, and family. The words create sensual yet exotic tale woven beautifully for all to enjoy. Yet, something dark and secretive is inside as well. Abusive relationships both present and the past are woken. A young woman ran away from her abusive family. But now, after meeting one man. She learns that she can’t hide any longer. Love and safety need to happen on her terms. Worked her life as a chef for one wonderfully rich family gave her the security and safety she needed. Until Knox. He brought out the truth. But Emily isn’t the only one trying to figure her life out…Knox has no idea what really happened that caused his father to break away from the family. But now, living and working with the big family, more questions than answers pop up…
One More Taste creates an irresistible need to know what happens. It dragged me into its depth. I was fascinated. A family was torn over an incident, and a woman hiding from abusive parents. But then fate has a funny way of bringing together those who do not seek it. Love, chemistry, and something deeper conspired in this magnificent read. I couldn’t help but follow the interesting characters. Their troubles and dramas became my own as I continued turning the pages. Absolutely loved reading another of Melissa Cutler’s finest novels. Overall, I highly recommend this romantic story to readers everywhere.
The Light of Day by Kristen Kehoe is the very first of her novels that I have read. I couldn’t believe just how amazingly the story was woven together. A new adult romance that can be read without having read the first book in this series. The characters are so life-like it’s hard to believe it is world of fiction that is beautifully crafted by a talented writer.
There is something special about The Light of Day. Readers will immerse themselves into a world so hauntingly close to our own that it’s stunning. Two individuals are in rehab for two different reasons. A young woman does everything she can just to get her mother to notice her then one day realizes what she’s doing and why. Just as she’s about to take on her life with her feet planted firmly on the ground, she ends up meeting a man. Not just any man, but one who was injured from his career and is burying himself in his drinks and tons of one night stands. Then there she is… a young woman who draws him in like a magnet. What will become of two broken souls and their undeniable chemistry? Kristen Kehoe knows exactly what to give her readers and how to entice them into her glorious world of romance. I am hooked. I can’t wait to read more by Kristen Kehoe and would highly recommend her novel to all. I rate The Light of Day five out of five stars.
Breathe Out is the second greatest novel that Martha Sweeney has so brilliantly written for her readers to enjoy. I don’t know how she does it, but once again she has captured readers to her novel like a moth to a flame. It’s hard to ignore when it’s so luring.
Breathe Out is part of a trilogy that readers won’t want to put down. The main female character Emma is back again and her struggles are just as sinfully entertaining as the first novel. Here, we see so much going on and how Emma has certain rules that must never be broken. Yet, dare she break two of them at once? Joe has way of making Emma question herself. I love how he so easily can break into her and turn her on light a light switch. Emma seems to do things that she doesn’t really think much about, but to Joe, he thinks he knows what Emma really wants. The real question is, does he really know what Emma wants? Also, readers’ hearts will be tugged at as Joe makes Emma feel things that she’s not ready to feel. Lust is beyond great but there’s more to Emma and Joe than Emma’s letting on. I love how beautifully written the story overall is put together. It’s hot, bold, and daring. Readers will be up all night long reading, as Joe keeps pecking away into Emma interior. And not just making her wetter than wet…
Martha Sweeney’s talent is raw, addictive, and masterfully done. It’s not just hot sex. I get more radiating from the characters and the fiery words. A real page turner and a writer, who knows how to write, exactly what her readers want or shall I say need? Breathe Out is a remarkable romance for all. I highly recommend it to readers worldwide. Once you read this…you’ll be begging for more. Overall, I rate Breathe Out a five out of five stars. Breathe In, Breathe Out, and Just Breathe…because the third and final sexy installment is out!
Sweet Southern Trouble is indeed a must read romance. A southern sweet, luring, and funny romance that will beckon all readers to read it. Heather McGhee has the stunning talent in weaving a noel full of gossips, scandals, and mystery all into one amazing novel. Blabbermouth Becky O’Shea is tasked with finding out more about her heritage. This quest her grandmother sends her on takes her to a town full of entertainment that will last her a lifetime. And maybe something a little more. Soon Becky meets police chief, Nick Harris, and instantly he wants her gone. Especially, because trouble is coming. Becky finds out old buried secrets and with a little luck new love.
I would highly recommend reading this brilliant well written novel. The story itself is compelling and realistically funny. It is fun following Becky as she uncovers and solves the truth of her heritage and finding new love. Fate always has a way of bringing others together in strange ways. A fascinating and intriguing read. Readers must pick up and read Sweet Southern Trouble. Heather McGhee is a very talented writer whose words pop off the pages and bring to life the amazing story inside. Overall, I rate this a five out of five stars.
Losing Your Head is amazing read for all. The main character instantly grabs your attention with her personality and her troubles. Charlie Davies in one woman who lives with her parents and has no skills at all. Then suddenly her life takes a huge turn down an unthinkable path. Charlie isn’t aware of just how bad her new situation is until she learns that she was the one tricked and not the other way around. James McKenzie offers a job to Charlie which gives her twenty thousand dollars and a house. Everyone including Charlie would jump at the opportunity. And she did. The job though is to help clear James McKenzie’s name. But what if he is a murderer after all? Where does that leave Charlie? And what happens to her if she doesn’t get paid? Will her former high school nemesis James McKenzie be guilty or not? And will things heat up between them as Charlie goes about her job to clear his name?
Clare Kauter’s first novel is out of this world. It’s realistic, believable, and funny. An enchanting tale of how one very ordinary woman goes about solving a mystery. I loved reading this story and found it very compelling. I can definitely see Clare Kauter’s potential and talent as the words come to life as the story unfolds deeper into the mysterious and suspenseful plot. I would recommend this novel to every reader. And I look forward to reading more of Clare Kauter’s work in the future. Definitely one novel that readers should pick up and read. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.