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A Time for Mercy

Written By: John Grisham Published By: Doubleday Review By: Melissa Minners               I love John Grisham’s writing and have read quite a few of his novels, but my favorites are the ones featuring Jake Brigance, a brilliant small-town attorney with a huge heart.  When I heard there was another Jake Brigance sequel to A TimeContinue reading “A Time for Mercy”

Coming Clean About Christmas

By Melissa Minners                I love Christmas.  It’s all about peace and love and…well, there are some things that have happened over the years at Christmas that bear discussion.  Some things are just happy memories, but others, well…one never knows what one might see or hear at Christmas time.  I think it’s time I finallyContinue reading “Coming Clean About Christmas”

Chloe’s Litter Box: One Cat’s View of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

By Chloe Minners                You know Grumpy and Max and Lil Bub, too….but do you recall, the most underrated kitty of all!  Chloe the opinionated kitty…had a bunch of views to share.  I’ll share if you wanna listen and if you don’t, I really don’t care.  Hey, there!  I’m Chloe Minners and it’s that timeContinue reading “Chloe’s Litter Box: One Cat’s View of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Cause of Death

Written By: Jeffery Deaver Published By: Amazon Original Stories Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I love Jeffery Deaver novels, but when one doesn’t have time to read a whole novel, what does one do?  Fortunately, Mr. Deaver has helped me out on that score.  He also happens to write short stories that take me noContinue reading “Cause of Death”

Birds of Prey

Produced By: Tollin/Robbins Productions First Aired On: The WB Network Reviewed by Melissa Minners             Once upon a time there lived a caped crusader known as Batman, guardian of the citizens of New Gotham.  By day, he was known as millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, but by night, Wayne became a vigilante, bent on ridding New GothamContinue reading “Birds of Prey”

Lily’s Promise

Written By: Lily Ebert and Dov Forman Published By: HarperOne Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When I first heard of Lily Ebert and Dov Forman, the world was at an all time low.  The pandemic was raging and our President was a hateful man whose propaganda campaign was reminiscent of that of Adolf Hitler.  WorstContinue reading “Lily’s Promise”

Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me

Written By: Tess Gerritsen Published By: Ballantine Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners I’m a big fan of the Rizzoli & Isles television series that used to air on TNT and now is available in syndication and on DVD.  In fact, I have every season on DVD.  Yet, I never have read any of the booksContinue reading “Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me”

The Song of Achilles

Written By: Madeline Miller Published By: Ecco Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Being a rabid fan of all things mythology, it is no wonder that one of my Christmas presents would be a book based on mythology.  The story of the Trojan War has been told by many, most famously by Homer in The Iliad. Continue reading “The Song of Achilles”

A Firefighter’s Christmas Carol

And Other Stories Written By: Douglas R. Brown Published By: Epertase Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When the holiday season comes along, I like to find a new book, movie or soundtrack to add to the various favorites I watch and read around this time of year.  One of my favorite tales is AContinue reading “A Firefighter’s Christmas Carol”