MEMBER LOGIN

DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT?

Register & Login HERE

Here at AUTHORSdB we've formed the only database of authors, including social media, book listings and much more, for today's mine-field of thousands of aspiring and established writers.

We are a dedicated website that helps authors for free.

My review of Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

Circumstances of Childhood
I loved this book. The growth of the investment fund, SEC audit and investigation and the outcome that feature in the book are convincing. John Howell clearly has a very good knowledge base of corporate finance and its rules and regulations and the story rang true to me. The book comprises of two story lines that run parallel. One is the tale of a successful football star who turns his hand to running and investment fund, with some brilliance but, possibly, with to much trust and a lack of understanding of some of the technicalities. I though John Howell showed a very sound knowledge of computers and electronic trading and the associated risks. The second story line is that of enduring frien...
Continue reading
0
  351 Hits

My review of I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Nunez Miret


  I listened to the audio book of I love your cupcakes. I enjoyed the reader, Gwen Olson’s, voice and thought it suited the book well. The pacing of the telling of the story was also good. I don’t always feel like that and have listened to some audio books where the reader’s voice has annoyed me to a point where I can’t listen to the book. This is such a lovely and entertaining light read. A story of entrepreneurial, friendship and community life with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure. It was quite delightful. When half siblings Dulce, Adelfa and Storm decide to go into business making interesting cakes and cupcakes in a community based setting that provided promotional opportuni...
Continue reading
0
  415 Hits

My review of The Staircase of Fire by Ben Woodard

The Staircase of Fire is an extraordinary book for children aged 12 upwards. The story is set in Shakertown, Kentucky in the 1920s and features a young orphan boy, Tom, who being raised by his Uncle Davis on his farm. Tom is a tormented soul have been instrumental in the accidental death of his baby sister. He is plagued by guilt and bad dreams and has a lot of anger towards anybody who mentions his sister’s unfortunate death. In the manner typical of teenagers, some boys use this as a way of inciting Tom’s ire and he ends up in all sorts of altercations and feeling very victimized. His own troubled state of mind makes it impossible for him to develop wholesome friendships and his budding re...
Continue reading
0
  355 Hits

My review of Watching the Daisies by Brigid Gallagher

Watching the Daisies is an extraordinary memoir of a woman’s life, starting with her childhood and moving step-by-step through her life to the present day.I enjoyed learning about Brigid’s life growing up with her three siblings in Scotland and their wonderful holidays to visit relatives in Ireland. The devastating death of her Mother at a young age is very poignantly described in this book, together with the far-reaching impact of the loss of their Mother on the children and their Father. The descriptions of the scenery in Ireland are compelling and beautiful.Brigid’s high school career paints a picture of an overachiever who finds herself ill-suited for her chosen career and takes the brav...
Continue reading
0
  453 Hits

My review of A Haiku Perspective 2018 by Annette Rochelle Aben

Annette Rochelle Aben writes the most uplifting and inspirational haikus and short poems. Her joy in the simple pleasures in life shines through in the word sequences she creates. Annette also demonstrates a deep understanding of people and the vagaries and depths of the heart that drive human relationships. There are also amusing insights into everyday life and the rule of nature.The first poem in this book is very powerful and tells a tale of human love and anger and the strains introduced into turbulent relationships by the introduction of a baby into the mix. This poem is titled Strings and my favourite verse is as follows:“He poured out his heartShe continues to guard hersSo, they do no...
Continue reading
0
  397 Hits

My review of Have Bags, Will Travel by D.G. Kaye

Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales - Memoirs of an Over-Packer
This amusing memoir by D.G. Kaye is all about the difficulties faced by a shopaholic whose idea of travel centers largely around shopping and getting all her fantastic purchases home without paying excess baggage costs. I could relate to this book really well because I am both of the things the author is; I am a germ fanatic and I love to shop. My shopping also comprises of bulky objects because I collect antique and vintage dolls and books. Have you ever tried to pack three teddy bears, two porcelain dolls, gifts for everyone you know and about twenty vintage books into your return suitcase without it being overweight? I have so I can relate to D.G. Kaye's weakness for shoes and having to g...
Continue reading
0
  244 Hits

My review of Annie's Story, Blessed with a Gift by Deborah A. Bowman


This was a fascinating account of a young girl’s life growing up in a Scottish clan  in Colonial Massachusetts between 1630 and 1648. Annie is born to parents who are dying of a disease. Through a stroke of good fortune, she is rescued from the house of death before it is torched to prevent the spread of the illness. Annie, who is also suffering from the disease, is delivered to her aged grandmother, the clan’s healer, who manages to save her from an early death. The illness, unfortunately, leaves Annie deformed and mentally slow but she is a delightful child who shows signs of a second sight and healing ability early on. The story delves into the lives of the people who are close to Annie, ...
Continue reading
0
  338 Hits