Book Review Blog Carnival

Welcome to the Book Review Blog Carnival!

Fiction

Jim Murdoch reviews Missing by Karin Alvtegen at The Truth About Lies. After a depression and unwanted pregnancy, 18-year-old Sibylla flees her well-to-do family. She is homeless, but takes rather good care of herself for fifteen years. Then things go wrong: she is wrongly accused of murdering a businessman and while she hides from the police, three other murders follow. All of the evidence points to her as the prime suspect. How can she possibly clear her name?

Jim Murdoch reviews The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock at The Truth About Lies.

JHS reviews Island Girl by Lynda Simmons at Colloquium, a fascinating look at a woman diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease at only fifty-five years of age and the way she deals with the news. Enter to win a copy of the book, generously provided by the author, through June 26, 2011.

Jim Murdoch reviews The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais at The Truth About Lies.

Wakela Runen reviews The Sunwright Chronicles by Kevin M. Villegas at Wakela’s World.

JHS reviews Faith by Jennifer Haigh at Colloquium. The scandal that shook the Catholic Church to its very foundations impacts one Boston family in the most profound ways imaginable. Haigh’s sensitive exploration of the manner in which each member of a quintessential Irish-Catholic family reacts to allegations hurled by their priest son and brother is eloquent, heartbreaking, and poignant. Enter to win a copy, graciously provided by the author, through June 22, 2011.

Shiromi Arserio reviews Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding at Inter-Galaxy Portal. The book combines pirates and steampunk with just a hint of Firefly.

Zohar reviews The Ranger by Ace Atkins at Man of la Book.

Samantha reviews Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey at Rally the Horde!

Evelyn Hunter reviews Night on Fire by Douglas Corleone at The Writing Sprite. Evelyn is also giving away a new copy of the book. Entries will be accepted through June 21, 2011.

Rachel reviews a variety of book in 100 Book Challenge — Past Reads at Books In The Sun.

Hannah Eason reviews I Am Charlotte Simmons and The Bonfire of the Vanities, both by Tom Wolfe at Lock, Stock and Barrel Book Reviews. Hannah focuses on the parallels between th two novels. (Be forewarned: Major plot points, up to and including the endings, are discussed.)

Zohar reviews The Profession by Steven Pressfield at Man of la Book.

Children’s Books

Read Aloud Dad reviews Phenomenal Picture Books: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt at Read Aloud Dad. Scaredy Squirrel insists that everyone wash their hands with antibacterial soap before reading this book.

Read Aloud Dad reviews Terrific Treasuries: James Herriot‘s Treasury for Children at Read Aloud Dad. Have you ever heard of someone being truly afraid of reviewing a children’s book? For the first time, Read Aloud Dad is on the verge of a panic attack.

Nonfiction

Lynnette Phillips reviews Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuchoff posted at Lynnette’s Book World, a nonfiction account of a plane crash in the last days of World War II that contains with all of the elements of a fiction adventure thriller. Author Mitchell Zuckoff has the spirited talent to paint the vivid scenes needed to seize your attention and not let go.

Zohar reviews The Honored Dead by Joseph Braude at Man of la Book.

Elizabeth Harrin reviews 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them by Tom Kendrick at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management.

Evan reviews Free Dividend Investing E-Book by Mike at My Journey to Millions. The author offers advice above and beyond the norm in an e-book about beginner to intermediate dividend investing.

Alex Washoe reviews Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson at Books and Beasts.

Memoir

Clark Bjorke reviews The Long Trail by Ian Tyson at I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book!. It’s ghost-written celebrity memoirs, but “a good read.”

Zohar reviews Unbelievable Adventures of a WW II German War Bride by Ingeborg M. Johnston at Man of la Book.

Rachel reviews Shadows Of The Workhouse by Jennifer Worth at Books In The Sun.

Biography

Jennifer Miner reviews Navajo Painter Quincy Tahoma — Interview with Book Authors at The Vacation Gals, an interview with the authors about the research required to write such a biography.”

Cookbooks

Malia Russell reviews A Man, A Can, A Plan by David Joachim at Homemaking 911.

Thanks to all reviewers who submitted their work to this edition of the Carnival!

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