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The Secret Power

by Marie Corelli

I hate to write a negative review, but this book was a difficult read, as it is filled with the author's diatribes against modern women, and she obviously is a disillusioned Victorian. It is also hard to like any of the protagonists. At no point in the book could the author even "allow" that women could be as intelligent and capable as men. A case in point; the intelligent woman who designed the air ship in the story is considered not competent to fly it, and expresses a willingness to throw away her own life, when questioned by the men who work for her, and consider her unfit to pilot the ship she invented! It is enough to make you gnash your teeth. I read to the end hoping it would improve. It did not. Please spare yourselves the frustration, and skip this book. There are no happy endings here to "mitigate" the anti-woman stance, either.

Reviewed on 2012.11.10

Vision House

by C.N. and A.M. Williamson

This is a story of a stage actress, and the unusual turns her life ends up taking. The authors write extremely well, and keep you reading. However in this book one of the protagonists did not have the happy ending I had hoped for. I cannot say any more than that without giving too much away. All in all it was a good read, though. I will certainly read another of their books, now.

Reviewed on 2012.09.13

The Pines of Lory

by John Ames Mitchell

This is a very enjoyable book. It had a surprise at the end. Altogether a wonderful romance, really.

Reviewed on 2012.07.23

The Flying Death

by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Action-packed, well written, a real page-turner.

Reviewed on 2012.07.23

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