Review – Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution

36374048By the end of this book, I realized the word “turbulent” was actually a compliment. These men were tough, brave, and wild. They were homesteaders who cared about their families and were willing to die for their country. They were also quite the characters.

This book doesn’t focus on Ethan Allen but instead includes him along with a number of other people. I loved how the book wove together multiple stories. … More Review – Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution

Review – Hood (King Raven, #1)

18620478In this novel, Robin Hood isn’t English and his name isn’t Robin Hood. In the back of the book, the author explains his research. He writes about whether evidence supports there ever being a Robin Hood and why he thinks the legend was based on a man who originated elsewhere. In this book, the legend is named Bran, and he’s Welsh.

This change of scenery certainly brought a freshness to the old story which bore little resemblance to the traditional tale. Aside from a number of reprising characters, this story is a different one entirely. … More Review – Hood (King Raven, #1)

Review – Fawkes

36911795You know how some books make you forget you need to eat and sleep? Well, this is one of those.

I know a book is good when I can’t stop thinking about it, when it takes on a life of its own inside my head. This book is robust fiction, and the tough issues that come up in the course of the story are issues we still face today. The issues are handled in a hopeful and honest way, and I loved that the book made me think, and think deeply, while also being entertained. … More Review – Fawkes

Review – Less: A Visual Guide to Minimalism

36747331How do I love this book? Let me count the ways:

• The design is beautiful! The style of the entire book is minimalistic. Each page contains a short bit of text in an appealing, clean layout.
• The book is concise and quick to read, yet has a ton of helpful tips.
• A bunch of charts are included to help you make decisions on what possessions to keep and what to give away. … More Review – Less: A Visual Guide to Minimalism

Review – The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking

34879221This book brought me out of the dark ages of cooking. I will never look at food the same way again.

Since reading this, I keep thinking about the chemical reactions that are happening whenever I stir two ingredients together. Understanding the science of cooking is essential for knowing when and what to substitute, what foods go well together, and how to avoid kitchen disasters. … More Review – The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking

Review – The Captive Imposter (The Everstone Chronicles #3)

27037771When I began reading this book, I was instantly drawn into the story and was in awe of the writing! The writing is beautiful. It’s refreshing and non-cliche. The first-person narrative is full of the character’s personality and sense of humor. I loved it.

Even though I haven’t read the first two books in the series, I had no trouble keeping up with everything and understanding the situations and characters. … More Review – The Captive Imposter (The Everstone Chronicles #3)