RaveBookreporterGwynne skillfully writes history how it should be remembered. A full detailing of the Union and Confederate armies, backgrounds and military histories of those in command, and justifications for their actions give us a compelling picture of our country in 1865 ... The personal and professional histories of Grant and Lee are fleshed out in outstanding detail. Well-documented research dictates his coverage of these painful years in American history ... a product of Gwynne’s genius at penning actual history and giving readers personal insight. University historians and those who savor stories from our past will be enlightened.
RaveBookreporterThe Volunteer is written with well-chosen words and descriptions beyond the imagination. Scibona’s mastery of word pictures places him in the running for the highest accolades and awards. Not only is the novel a literary diamond, the storytelling is first-rate ... Throughout the novel, readers enter the minds of each and every player and become engrossed in a positive outcome for their predicaments ... A lengthy read, The Volunteer crosses not only borders but also timelines to tell a far-reaching story. The book transcends art at its highest level, and is insightful, passionate and meaningful.
W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
PositiveBook ReporterA lesson in history, flavored by colorful personalities ... Griffin and Butterworth depict the various positions from both political and humanitarian standpoints ... exhibits a hard fact of wartime --- that trust is a cherished but evasive objective. Captain Cronley matures within himself and his assignment, working through personal and public traumas. Fans can only anticipate the next Griffin/Butterworth collaboration.
RaveBookreporterJohansen manipulates her plotline with care, introducing multiple characters who figure into both Rachel’s safety and coordination to foil Huber’s plan. She drives the reader’s imagination through a dangerous plot full of conflicts. Because revenge underlies the motivation for Rachel, Brandon, Ling, Chang and Huber, Vendetta is the most appropriate title for this gripping, fast-paced thriller.
PositiveBookreporterThe plot twists, turns, points in one direction and then another, leaving the characters bewildered and frustrated ... Catherine Coulter does not disappoint in her 22nd FBI thriller. An escaped psychopath bent on murder must be caught, an FBI agent must be located and found either guilty or not guilty, the bones of numerous supposed victims must be identified, and lives will change when the puzzles are solved. Paradox, though a lengthy read, keeps the suspense ratcheted up until the final words.
Positive20SomethingReadsIn typical Stuart Woods fashion, the plot thickens with precision. His readers will enjoy the action in Shoot First, a novel that is well-titled. This is a fast read that can accompany one on a late spring/summer holiday for entertainment to be readily shared.