The Racketeer

Written By John Grisham Published By: Bantam Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I love John Grisham’s writing and read every book by him that I can get my hands on.  I’ve reviewed some really great Grisham novels over the years.  So, when a family member offered me a copy of The Racketeer that they hadContinue reading “The Racketeer”

The Rogue Lawyer

Author: John Grisham Published By: Bantam Books Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 I’ve read a number of John Grisham novels and always been happy with them.  In fact, quite recently, I wondered to myself why it is that I haven’t read more of his works.  I decided to remedy that situation and, when I sawContinue reading “The Rogue Lawyer”

Sycamore Row

Author: John Grisham Published By: Doubleday Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 I’ve read quite a few John Grisham novels and I have to say that A Time to Kill was one of the best.  Even the movie that was adapted from the novel was excellent, simply because they stuck pretty closely to the incredibly captivatingContinue reading “Sycamore Row”

A Time to Kill

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 In the early 1990s, I read an amazing legal thriller by John Grisham entitled A Time to Kill.  A few years later, a movie adaptation starring Matthew McConaughey hit the theaters.  The movie adaptation was pretty good – one of the better adaptations of Grisham’sContinue reading “A Time to Kill”

World War Z

An Oral History of the Zombie War Written By: Max Brooks Published By: Three Rivers Press Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Some time ago, I was suffering from a sinus infection and decided that, since I couldn’t really do anything but lay in bed, I would watch a movie all of my friends and co-workersContinue reading “World War Z”

You, Me, and the Colors of Life

Written By: Noa C. Walker Translated by Lisa Reinhardt Publisher: Amazon Crossing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                What if…?  What if you kept walking despite knowing someone was in desperate need of help?  What if you decided it was none of your business?  Too many people see others on the street and ignore their unspokenContinue reading “You, Me, and the Colors of Life”

The Snow Gypsy

Written By: Lindsay Jayne Ashford Published By: Lake Union Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When British veterinarian and accomplished author Rose Daniel’s brother disappeared after joining the partisans during the Spanish Civil War, she wanted to search for him immediately.  Her father attempted to do so, but was detained as a Jew and diedContinue reading “The Snow Gypsy”

Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Have you ever watched that show What Would You Do?  Would you be the one with enough guts to stand up for someone being swindled or abused?  Would you help someone in need?  Or would you just walk away?  We would likeContinue reading “Have You Seen Luis Velez?”

The Wake Up

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde Published By: Lake Union Publishing Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 After reading Say Goodbye for Now, I was taken by Catherine Ryan Hyde’s writing and couldn’t wait to read more of her books.  So, when the author reported that her latest novel, The Wake Up, would be available on Netgalley.com, IContinue reading “The Wake Up”

Say Goodbye For Now

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde Published By: Lake Union Publishing Reviewed by Melissa Minners              Some books catch your attention with a glance at the cover.  Now, I know that the old adage goes: you can’t judge a book by its cover.  But it was the cover, featuring a dog with two boys on either sideContinue reading “Say Goodbye For Now”

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