The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

 

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild, book reviewAnnie McDee is a chef that has had a hard time with love. Still heartbroken by the end of her long term relationship, she takes a lover for whom she plans an elaborate birthday dinner and buys a painting. When he stands her up, she’s left with the gift which turns out to be worth a lot and sought after by some unsavory and dangerous folks. The painting takes Annie on a path leading through European history and possibly to love.

 

 

 

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002

 

DVD_The_Adventures_of_Pluto_NashPluto Nash (Eddie Murphy) is a retired smuggler turned night club owner in the moon-based colony, Little America. When a mysterious gangster named Rex Crater destroys and takes Pluto’s nightclub, he is determined to get it back with a little help from his friends.

 

The Adventures of Pluto Nash is absurd. The story is silly, unfocused and full of nonsensical turns engineered for cheap laughs. In other words, it is exactly what one should expect from a comedy starring Eddie Murphy. What makes it, for this viewer, the movie that I best enjoyed from this lead actor is the other-worldliness of the setting and story. There’s almost a magic to the ridiculousness of the humor. Everyone likes a mindless movie from time to time and The Adventures of Pluto Nash certainly fits that “better if you don’t think about it” bill. Don’t think there’s a market for this type of film? My husband’s favorite movie is “Howard the Duck.” Every movie and every book has an audience.

 

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The Celebration Husband by Maya Alexandri

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

 

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Baroness Tanya von Brantberg’s husband is fighting with the British in East Africa. It’s the first decade of the twentieth century and Tanya knows that a war rages in Europe but her purpose is to work “for the cause.” Tanya is called upon to lead in a way that women rarely are and when her intelligence is recognized by others will she have the confidence to do what must be done?

 

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Broken Banners by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Publication Date: February 15, 2016

 

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Elinor is a lieutenant in the Kings Army when she finds her fellow soldiers slaughtered outside of the city gates. She embarks on a quest of justice.

 

Broken Banners is the second book in the Reaper of Stone; An Echo of the Ascended series.

 

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The Trucker’s Cat by Christina Thompson

Publication Date: January 6, 2014

 

CT_The_Truckers_CatSamantha Randall discovers a plot to assassinate the president and sets out to stop the course of events. Coincidentally, she meets up with Logan McCormick, the one man who can help her. Can they work together and foil the plans of the bad guys?

 

 

 

 

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Wisecrack by Mark Meier

Publication Date: October 23, 2013

 

MM_WisecrackSelma Saddiqi was a news analyst with the CIA when she was forced to resign. Minutes after she leaves the country, Iranian suicide bombers detonate car bombs and all signs point to Selma’s involvement. Selma is not a hero but she may have to become one to save her own life. With the help of Noah Amonie, who believes himself responsible for the death of one of the victims, can she evade her pursuers and stop the movement of a world about to go to war?

 

 

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Tipping Point by Simon Rosser

Publication Date: June 2, 2011

 

SR_Tipping_PointThe world is on the brink of an ecological disaster. Climatologists are found dead, and the investigation into their passing takes one man around the globe and into a conspiracy to melt the ice caps and send the world to its tipping point.

While I think Rosser does his best to write a credible scientific story, I’d be lying to say that I understood every point. That said, Tipping Point is a freaking fabulous thriller. Despite not getting all of the science, I enjoyed this smart and fast read. Not only is Rosser’s novel a well written and a fun roller coaster ride, but it makes you think about global warming and what it is doing in regard to the future of our planet.

 

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Rage of the Old Gods by Tyler F.M. Edwards

Publication Date: June 2, 2013

 

TE_Rage_of_the_old_Gods_IThe gods ruled the humans brutally and the humans staged and won a revolution. Many years later, the old gods see their chance and come return. A young woman named Leha seeks the alien technologies that won the war for the humans before, but even with this great power, can Leha save the human race?

 

 

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Veil of Civility by Ian Graham

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

 

IG_Veil_of_CivilityDeclan McIver is living a quiet life when a meeting with an old friend sends him on the run. He calls upon long unused training but can he survive a dark conspiracy that will stop at nothing to take him down? Veil of Civility is the first novel in Ian Graham’s Declan McIver series.

 

 

 

 

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