the deserter

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille is a story about two officers from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor. They are sent to Venezuela to arrest Captain Kyle Mercer. Mercer was in the Army’s Delta Force but deserted his post in Afghanistan and was then captured by the Taliban.

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follow me to ground

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford is a very unique and unusual book.  The main characters, Ada and her father, are not human, though apparently they kind of look like people.  The father and daughter live on the edge of town and are healers that treat the town folk, or “cures” as they refer

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upright women wanted by sarah gailey

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

Upright Women is about a young adult, Esther, who fled from home and hid in the wagon of a group of librarians.  Esther’s father is a high-ranking government official and he has arranged a marriage for Ester which she does not want. To make matters worse, the man her father chose was previously the betrothed

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The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

The Hero Two Doors Down is a “fictionalized” true story written by Sharon Robinson, daughter of the legendary Jackie Robinson, based on her family’s friendship with their Jewish neighbors. Instead of writing a strictly non-fiction book for children, she “fictionalizes” it by adding conversations and thoughts she was not privy to. This allows her story to “come alive” for

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burn the dark by s a hunt

Burn the Dark by S.A. Hunt

As I was listening to the first chapter of Burn the Dark by S.A. Hunt I thought “The flow is not so great and this doesn’t seem that well written.”  Then chapter two started and I was hooked. It wasn’t that chapter one was bad.  Chapter one was the version as it was narrated and

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roll of thunder hear my cry by mildred taylor

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Mildred Taylor’s award winning book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, was written in 1976 and has been reissued many times since then. This book was the 1st full length novel in the Logan Family Saga following the novella Song of the Trees. There have been a total of 9 books in this series which

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the god game by danny tobey

The God Game by Danny Tobey

The God Game by Danny Tobey is about a group of high school friends who are in a computer club together.  They decide to play an online game, the God Game.  The game is the result of some computer scientists feeding into an artificial intelligence all of the available information about religion, all religions.  The

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the golden wolf

The Golden Wolf by Linnea Hartsuyker

The Golden Wolf is the third and final book in the series about the lives of Ragnvald, his sister Svanhild, and of their family, friends, and enemies.  The first book, The Half Drowned King, focused on the young Ragnvald and Svanhild as they came to adulthood and fought to claim their places.  In the second

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providence of fire by Brian Staveley

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley is the second book in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series.  I enjoyed the first book, The Emperor’s Blades, and was looking forward to this one. It continues the stories of the three royal siblings, two princes and a princess, whose lives were thrown into chaos when

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ivy takes care by rosemary wells

Ivy Takes Care by Rosemary Wells

It took a bit of looking to find children’s historical fiction on audio that was set in Nevada! Ivy’s summer adventures give readers a close-up look at some of the unique animals and terrain of Nevada and is a perfect summer read for elementary-aged children. Ivy and her best friend Annie live near Carson City,

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two can keep a secret

Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus

Two Can Keep A Secret is about a twin brother and sister, Ellery and Ezra, who are sent to their mom’s home town, Echo Ridge, for their senior year of high school. It is a very small town where everyone knows everyone else … and their business.  Ellery is into true crime books and movies

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the emperors blades

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor’s Blades is the story of three royal siblings, two princes and a princess, whose lives are thrown into chaos when their father, the king, is assassinated.  The eldest, Kaden, the heir to the throne, was sent away to a remote mountain monastery at the far reaches of the kingdom.  There he has endured

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