Thursday, July 17, 2014



~~Historical Fiction

**A Gold Medal from the American Institute of Polish Culture**

~~Series: The Poland Trilogy (Book 1)

**"PUSH NOT THE RIVER"** Based on the true eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the historic Third of May Constitution**



      Award-Winning author, James Conroyd Martin takes the reader into the era of the late eighteenth century Poland in all its glory, of the people, and one nation as he continues a saga of transformation. Anna Maria Berezowska comes forward with enough courage, pride, and strength as she becomes the first woman to attempt democratic reform in a violent society, filled with ancient myths.

      As the author takes the reader through this sweeping epic, the colorful characters come to life as we witness personal, and political tragedy. Anna Maria's compelling story of remarkable strength for change and reform in modern Europe highlights the Polish soul, tradition, customs, and political beliefs.

      James Conroyd Martin invites the reader to take a glimpse of dramatic events that shaped the life of a young woman, while history comes alive in a world of castles, romance, intrigue and politics. The engrossing story is thought-provoking as it entertains from beginning to end.

      The picture-perfect setting of Poland's glorious past shines through the pages, and the unforgettable characters grab your attention immediately in this incredible page-turner, made for the big screen. "PUSH NOT THE RIVER" is as powerfully moving as To Kill A Mockingbird, as captivating as Doctor Zhivago, and as dramatic as The Courage To Love. Highly recommended to all those who enjoy thrilling historical stories, blended with romance, and inspiration.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

5 Star REVIEW~~"ROCK SONG"~Mystery Author**JO HIESTAND**

'Rock Song' ~~The McLaren Case Mysteries

**Please Visit Author's Website for info on the CD for 'ROCK SONG'


      Detective Michael McLaren has been the black sheep in his family since birth, despite his bitter feelings that haunted him for years in a family feud, he accepts an invitation to reunite with his relatives, and travels to Scotland. Upon arrival, he begins to question his grandfather's invitation, as his welcome turns his grandfather into a state of rage.

      Michael's decision was based upon the anger within the family, but soon realizes that he may be caught in an unexpected, evil trap. As he contemplates on his confusing and disturbing situation, he winds up in the right place at the wrong time. As quick as a flash, he becomes a fallen cop at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident, leaving the person who was standing near him dead.

      Did his grandfather send the invitation? Did the driver of the hit-and-run kill the wrong person? What dark secrets surface, and will the World War II treasure be found? Detective McLaren steps into a dangerous, mysterious mission to find the answers as time begins to run out. Will the pieces to the puzzle be found, or will this ongoing hunt for the truth become 'Mission Impossible?'

      Inspired by her travels and all things British, Jo Hiestand delivers a brilliant, intriguing mystery that grabs your attention in chapter one, and has you mesmerized until the final curtains are drawn. The author's knowledge of Britain shines through page-after-page in this gripping story. The fascinating setting of Scotland is picture-perfect, the unforgettable characteristics of Detective McLaren has you following every footstep he takes, and the CD song of 'The Braes Of Balquhidder' fits this mystery, like a glove. 

      'ROCK SONG' is as intense as Don't Say A Word, as entertaining as The Witness, and as suspenseful as John Grisham's 'The Client.' Highly recommended to all mystery, and thriller lovers.                                                     

Tuesday, July 1, 2014



      Holly Robinson, the creative author of 'The Wishing Hill' delivers another heartwarming, bittersweet story of a colorful family portrait that takes the reader through the lives of fascinating, unforgettable characters.

      The words of a dying man unlock the door to hidden secrets that change the lives of one family as they reunite at a funeral. A mystery that ties the family together must be uncovered, and resolved.

      'Beach Plum Island' invites the reader to tag along on a journey through the memories of one family, as Gigi could hear echoes of her brother laughing in the kitchen, while she hears music, and smells the sweet scent of salt in the air.

      The author created a Masterpiece of intrigue in a picture-perfect setting of the ocean's waves crashing upon the seashore. The story grabs your attention in the very beginning, and entertains until the final curtains close. A very enjoyable read. Highly recommended.