Monthly Archives: December 2012

The January Flower – A Review

The January Flower by Orla Broderick. Amazon U.K. and Amazon U.S. Where to begin to review The January Flower by Orla  Broderick?  Broderick has written a hymn to the life of her “little snowdrop,” her daughter, and a hymn to … Continue reading

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Daisy Chains of Silence – A Review

Shhhh-Don’t tell family secrets; – Don’t look too deeply into the abyss of your soul. by Catherine MacLeod. available on Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K. A stitch in time does not save nine in this complex novel by Catherine MacLeod. … Continue reading

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My Memories of A Future Life – A Review

Remembering Rachmaninoff and Ruby among the seaweed and the flowers. by Roz Morris.  Available on Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K. Beware your alter ego, especially if he is a treacherous incarnation from another place and time. When I started this … Continue reading

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Storm Damage – A Review

Storm Damage by John A. A. Logan Elemental, like one of my favorite CDs by the same name. There is a terrible beauty in these stories.  Be sure to watch the lightning strike as the kindle loads the cover. It … Continue reading

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After The Rising – A Review

The sinking sands of Coolanagh – After The Rising by Orna Ross. Available on Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K. `WARNING!’ they shout. `DANGER! The Sands on this side of the Point are Unstable and Unsafe. Do not Diverge from the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Lover – A Review

To use the vernacular, The Hurricane Lover  by Joni Rodgers blew me away.  Available on Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K. While some of us were sitting high and dry watching the coverage of Katrina on the wide screens, Shay and … Continue reading

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Everyone But Us – A Review

Home to Roy, snakes and lizards; Home to Francine, mistress of arpeggios; Home to Everyone But Us. by V.S. Kemanis Everyone But Us – tales of women is an adult story book. Dear reader, do not look for fairy-tale endings. … Continue reading

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The Survival of Thomas Ford – A Review

The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A. A. Logan – Available on Amazon U.S.  and Amazon U.K. and on Barnes and Noble I loved this novel! Although the interiors are dark, this book has something for just about everyone. It is … Continue reading

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Home – Welcome to Reviews By Leila

This is the debut for my book review site.  I realize that there are now thousands of review sites on the web, but I shall attempt to make mine distinctive and worthwhile for serious readers and writers of literary fiction … Continue reading

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