Tag Archives: Virginia

“The Farmhouse at Peace & Plenty” by L.B. Stimson – Book Review

If you like ghost stories with a historical tragedy as a plot device, then this novella length story is for you. The couple are trying to repair their marriage, and they came to the very worst place to do it. … Continue reading

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“Blacktop Wasteland” by S.A. Cosby – Book Review

“A mistake is a lesson, unless you make the same mistake twice.” Beauregard Montage (nicknamed ‘Bug’) is a black man in his late thirties who is feeling the squeeze of financial commitments. His business is behind in its rent and … Continue reading

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“The Fortune Teller’s Promise” by Kelly Heard – Book Review

Also published under the title “Before You Go“ “Predictions and nightmares, Dell often said, have exactly as much power as we give them and no more.” The story flips back and forth between 1990 and 1991 with some back references … Continue reading

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“The truth according to us” by Annie Barrows – Book Review

Several years ago I read “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  I enjoyed it so much that I felt sure I would enjoy a novel by one of its authors, and I … Continue reading

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“A Killing in the hills” by Julia Keller – Book Review

“A Killing in the Hills” A first mystery by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Julia Keller –  and it doesn’t disappoint. Set in the hills of West Virginia, the novel’s protagonist is a small-town prosecuting attorney, Bell Elkins.  Bell is a … Continue reading

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