Monday, August 28, 2017

Life's Work: A Moral Argument by Dr. Willie Parker

Life's Work is an argument for Choice. If  abortion is a sensitive topic, I suggest that you scroll past this post.

Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the south, in a Christian home and is an abortion provider. His book chronicles the path that lead him to this and the struggle that many women go through in order to obtain this elective procedure.

He brings a lot of clarity and compassion to this hot topic. Life's Work is well written and it clearly illustrates what a strong advocate and activist he is.

I strongly recommend this book and give Dr. Willie Park two thumb's up.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Newlywed's Jake and Alice have just opened up a wedding gift from one of Alice's prominent clients and the gift is enticing enough for Jake and Alice to accept it and become part of, "The Pact."

Alice is a successful lawyer and Jake is a therapist. Their lives seem to be headed in the right direction and when presented with this seemingly innocent "gift" they naively sign the documents without reading them which turns out to be a big mistake. They each have their own reasons for joining but are quick to find out something sinister is afoot.

The Pact has one goal and it is to keep marriages happy and intact. Seems simple enough,  right?  Not so much! Their are rules and infractions but the initial seduction of  glamour and ritz entices them.

Everything seems to be perfect until a penalty is assessed on Alice and then suddenly things take a dark turn. Jake and Alice find out that something sinister lies amongst The Pact and it's members but getting out could cost them their lives.

This is a page turner for sure! It's bizarre, strange and takes readers on a mysterious thrilling ride.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

The Best of Enemies is full of snark and loads of fun! I love all the 80s and 90s references and spent the better half of an afternoon laughing and really enjoying one of Jen's fictional novels.
This book has a bit of mystery to it and I think Jen has finally found her niche in fiction novels as this is her best one yet (I have loved all her non-fiction ones to date).  The Best of Enemies introduces us to some interesting, relatable characters. 

We have Jack, Kitty, Sarabeth, Teddy and Bobby. They are all connected through friendship of sorts and when Sarabeth's husband dies in a plane crash they are all reunited.

 Jack and Kitty are at odds with one another and have been for years - This plays out in past and present tense with Jack and Kitty giving their version of events.The back and forth dialogue and chapters is hilarious as you can easily see how interpretations can and do create chaos. 

This book is has laugh, plot twists and engaging characters. The story unfolds in a clever manner and will keep you up until the wee hours of the night!

The Embalmer by Caillé Anne-Reneé and Mullins Rhonda

The Embalmer is a short book around 80 pages or so. It's not as macabre as I was hoping but it is rather interesting. The book centers a...