Michelle and Tom moved into a house that had once been the home of a Boer family. During their housewarming party, they played with a Ouija board and innocently opened the door to the past. From that night forward, three ghosts stayed and changed their lives, sometimes in terrifying ways. There was now a soldier from each side and one soldier’s daughter, Estelle, sharing the house with the couple. The past was my favorite part of the story, and Estelle’s narrative was riveting and heartbreaking. The storyline leads to why the ghosts wanted to be heard. This is a fantastic historical fiction with so much incredible detail mixed in with the current timeline where the past can be resolved. I learned a lot about South African history and applauded the author for how realistically the war was presented. If you love historical fiction mixed with a modern paranormal timeline, you will enjoy this read.
Flashes of Life: True Tales of the Extraordinary Ordinary
by Pamela Wight
“Flashes of Life” is a charming collection of real-life tales. Ms. Wight shares micro-stories that are broken into eight sections and come from all stages of her life. Each one is a quick read that touches on everyday life. I could relate to each story. I found myself shaking my head in agreement with some of these tales, and a couple had me laughing out loud. I appreciated the gratitude weaved in, and it left me pondering on my blessings. The well-crafted writing brought me into Ms. Wight’s world, and I felt like I was sitting next to her on the beach, talking about life. A fantastic glimpse into the world of a daughter, mother, wife, friend, and grandmother. I highly recommend reading about these extraordinary ordinary tales!
Dead of Winter: Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 7 begins with a prologue that is pivotal to “Revenant Pass.” It not only explained what happened, but what is possible. I love how the reader gets to view the world through the evil eyes of Arawn for a bit. It offered an insight as to what the Deae Matres are dealing with. The group is still trapped in Realm of the Dead, and Emlyn is drawn to explore. This dark world is described beautifully in its chilling drabness. The group’s will to survive captures my attention while I’m rooting for them. I can’t wait to see where the next installment goes, and I’m enjoying my journey!
I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!
Embrace that sweet inner child by reading a good book this summer! D. L. Finn
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Great reviews, Denise
Thanks, John 🙂
Great reviews, Denise. Two of these books are on my radar.
Thanks, Joan. You should have some good reading ahead.
Fantastic reviews, Denise. I have not read any of these yet, but do have a couple of them on my Kindle. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Jan 🙂 You have some good reading waiting for you.
I’ve read multiple books by a few of these authors and know they always deliver good tales.
Excellent reviews, Denise.
I agree they do always deliver good tales. Thanks, Mae 🙂
Three great reviews, Denise. I learned a lot about SA from Cheadle’s book too. It inspired me to read yet another book (Miracle Girl by Ndubela) set in that beautiful and sometimes difficult country.
Thanks, Priscilla 🙂 I have always loved learning history, especially presented in a fictional story. It’s wonderful when it can inspire you to keep wanting to know more about an area and era. How did you like “Miracle Girl?”
Great reviews, Denise. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Harmony 🙂
Great reviews, Denise. Thanks for sharing.
Another intriguing selection. I want to read a Ghost and his Gold, but have been waiting for the ebook.
I waited for the same thing, Craig 🙂 Happy reading.
This time, I got 2 out of 3, Denise. Great collection.
Yay! Can’t go wrong with this group 🙂
Wonderful reviews, Denise. Robbie did a wonderful job with A Ghost and His Gold. I haven’t read the other two, but both sound interesting, thanks.
Wonderful reviews, Denise. I’m sorry to be late to your blog. Somehow, you’re posts no longer appear in my email. I’m signing up again. Fingers crossed. 💗
Thank you, Gwen:) That’s happened to me many times! Fingers crossed and sorry you had to redo it! Xo
More fascinating books. Thanks for the reviews, Denise.
Hope things have been quiet today.
Thank you, Sandra 🙂 It’s been wonderfully quiet today. Hugs back.
Wonderful reviews, Denise. I did 2 out of 3.
Then you’ve read some good books, Miriam 🙂 xo
Hi Denise, thank you for this lovely review of A Ghost and His Gold. I appreciate your support. I have both Teagan and Pam’s book on that huge TBR of mine. Have a wonderful weekend.
I always want to share the good books I read! I appreciate your support too! You have some good reading ahead 🙂
Dear Denise, I’m blushing to be so late for the party. ^^’ I’ve been trying to outrun the problems of July so that they don’t carry over to August, and now that month is half gone…
I am absolutely honored to be on the same post with Pam and Robbie. I love both of their books, and posted reviews. I’m certainly in agreement with you.
Heartfelt thanks for your review of Dead of Winter Journey 7, Revenant Pass. It means the world to me that you’re (and Robbie and Pamela) are part of the Journeys. I’m sharing this everywhere. Hugs on the wing!
July was an interesting month, and I really looking forward to a nice peaceful fall. Hope everything has settled down for you. I’m always picking up or being reminded of good reads from other reviews, so I appreciate that you shared yours. I can’t wait to start Journey 8 this weekend, if all goes well. I’m really enjoying the journey you are taking us on! Hugs and the wing back and have a wonderful weekend, Teagan. xo
That’s music to my ears, Denise. I hope you love #8. A peaceful autumn sounds wonderful. Stay safe and well.
Great reviews Denise. Have read and reviewed Robbie’s A Ghost and His Gold which I really enjoyed. 🙂
Thanks, Marje. I’m enjoying your book right now, almost done:)
Oh! Thank you so much Denise. That’s made my day! x
Great reviews, Denise. I’ve read fabulous comments about Robbie’s novel, and I have just finished Teagan’s Journey 7, and I couldn’t agree more. Congratulations to all the authors and all the best.
Thank you, Olga 🙂 I hoping to start Journey 8 tomorrow, I’m loving this journey Teagan is taking us on. You can’t go wrong with any of these reads. Happy reading!
Yay! I’m delighted that you enjoyed #7, Olga. Hugs on the wing.
I responded to this great post (I say, modestly) on Facebook but realized I didn’t chime in here. I read your review of my Flashes of Life on Amazon, Denise, and was so thrilled – as in cartwheels around the house thrilled. (Well, semi-cartwheels. I need to stay in one piece.) I love being in this Part II with Robbie and Teagan. I’ve read many of Robbie’s books (and she’s so prolific) and as I’ve said to her, she’s “multi-genre” like I am. And Teagan and her imagination!!! It always promises us a good inventive and fun/fantasy read. I just downloaded Journey 8, impatiently, as I’m up to speed with all the journeys before then.
Pam, the great reviews on your book are well deserved. Thanks so much about the Journeys. I’m thrilled that you are a part of them. I hope you love #8. Now I need to get busy on #9… LOL. Hugs on the wing.
I’ll have to go peek on Facebook, I haven’t been there in a couple of days 😉 Semi cartwheels are the safest for me too…lol. I agree about Robbie and Teagan, like you, amazing writers. I’m starting Journey 8 tonight, can’t wait. Have a great week, Pam xo
I am in the middle of Diana Peach’s Sea Witch fantasy and then I have journey eight to look forward to. The talent amongst us all is supreme. 💙
I competely agree, Pam!