Sunday, November 21, 2010

WHO GOT LIZ GARDNER by Elizabeth Allen

WHO GOT LIZ GARDNER by Elizabeth Allen is a first person narrative about the actions of an aspiring actress in New York City who then follows an assumed upgrade to Los Angeles as real life actors follow the same route in reality. Liz’s goals are simple…to become an actor and find a good man. Easy enough? Not really.

The sexual content is done in amongst wisecracks making it not too raunchy for the average reader in my opinion.

I laughed, cried and was not aghast about any of the truths that Liz portrayed in her actions. I think that in today’s society this story is in direct correlation with life in general in the “acting field” and/or “romance department”. I was quickly drawn into the drama of Liz’s life and her roles as a human being.

Elizabeth Allen takes the time to detail Liz’s lifestyle and it easily compares to real life dramas. Dysfunctional family life in this novel is a meager comparison to life itself.

I guess I am on the fence about this novel. I did not find it “great” but at the same time the differences and nuances of life in general do follow today’s societal behaviors and not of the “traditional” well being of a herione in any novel with romance, sex and odd ball heretics of today’s romances.

Anastasia Cassella-Young, Reviewer

The “Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox” by Tim Ostermeyer

The “Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox” by Tim Ostermeyer is a wonderful story of Rusty and Ginger with some interesting facts about each animal they come into contact with. I love the fact that Mr. Ostermeyer wrote the story around the pictures that he took so the children can see what the animals look like in their environment.

My hope is that children will have this book in their library. It would be a shame if it was not added there.

Carol Langstroth, Manager

Bobo’s Daughter by Bonnie Barnnett

Bobo’s Daughter by Bonnie Barnnett is Bonnie’s story of the painful journey that she took while searching for the why’s that kept her father out of her life. During this painful time she finds a strength in herself that she didn’t know she had.

I enjoyed reading Bobo’s Daughter. I give credit to Ms. Barnett for opening herself up to share this with the world.

Carol Langstroth, Manager

Murder is a Family Affair by Heather Haven

Murder is a Family Affair by Heather Haven is a well written book that grabs your attention from the first page to the last and leaves you wanting more of the characters. Heather Haven, the author, does an excellent job of making you feel as though you are there with the characters and see what they see. This book is well worth taking the time to read!

Mariea Schultz, Reviewer