Book Review: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

A heartwarming story about a woman nearing the end of her life, seeking purpose as well as legacy. Veronica finds herself in Antarctica with a friend, one of her first in fact, a grandson she only recently learned existed, and a penguin pet. From a prickly exterior that even readers feel adverse towards, Veronica transformsContinue reading “Book Review: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior”

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Book Review: Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg

Yoerg does an outstanding job of revealing the blind spots we all have in this work of reflective suspense. Jackie, a doctor of psychology walks through a data breach on her career study. Newly married, she also is forced to reconcile her relationship with her ex boyfriend to her new spouse and we are leftContinue reading “Book Review: Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg”

Book Review: The Last Piece by Imogen Clark

“They had no idea how strong she could be.” Imogen Clark This is the quote pulled and chosen to accompany the Once Upon a Book Club July 2020 box. Read within twenty-four hours, this book still feels unfinished in spite of the conclusion. Following Cecily as she revisits and explores the secrets of her past,Continue reading “Book Review: The Last Piece by Imogen Clark”

Book Review: Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso

When Cassidy accidentally started a fire as a child, she loses her best friend. Taunted as ‘fire girl’ in her small town, she never seems to escape the reputation of tragedy and blame. When her archenemy goes missing, it is up to Cassidy to search and prove she is not guilty, in spite of allContinue reading “Book Review: Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso”

The Case for a Classic Ending

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” Mark Twain In our current popular culture of music, literature, and even film, there is a demand for satisfaction and I daresay there seems to be unspoken demands for only happy endings. Movies seem to have all loose ends tiedContinue reading “The Case for a Classic Ending”