Total Surrender

By Rebecca Zanetti
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Rated by Lisa J.
Nov 26, 2015

Jory Dean is the youngest of the Dean brothers, a family created by the Commander and genetically-enhanced to be super soldiers. They are also scheduled for termination in just a few days. Jory has been missing for two years and his brothers thought he was dead. However, he is being held by the Commander at a secret lab where his team is trying to disable the chip that was implanted by the Commander in Jory's spine five years ago and damaged during his capture. The Commander does not want to lose Jory's super soldier skills and believes that he can gain Jory's compliance by promising to save

Sea Swept

By Nora Roberts

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Mar 9, 2015

Sea Swept is vintage Nora Roberts. Told from the male perspective, this is the first in The Chesapeake Bay series. Three adult brothers are called home by a dying father’s wish, and they must band together to take care of Ray Quinn’s youngest “lost boy.” The Quinn brothers are not bound by blood but are indisputably family. Each boy had been saved by Ray and Stella Quinn in their teens. Now that their parents are gone, Ethan, Phillip and especially Cameron must convince Seth’s sexy social worker that they can provide a stable, nurturing home.

Is it realistic? No, it’s romance. The characters

What Changes Everything

By Masha Hamilton
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Rated by Helen H.
Oct 1, 2013

In contrast to books like Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds and Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead, where soldiers’ experiences are brought to life, What Changes Everything illuminates how war tears at those left at home. A refugee aid worker in Afghanistan is kidnapped, and his wife must decide on a course of action from across the world where no one agrees on how to proceed. How does a mother find solace when her young soldier son comes home a double amputee? A kind young man is killed at war and his mother and brother come unmoored after discrepancies behind his purple heart come to light. Almost like

May 29, 2012

Jozef Vinich was born in Colorado in 1899 to Slovak immigrants.  Following the tragic death of his mother, Jozef traveled with his father to Pennsylvania and then back to an impoverished shepherd’s life in rural Austria-Hungary.  When war comes Jozef enters the army where his sharpshooter skills soon become evident.  He battles the elements and the enemy in this war to end all wars.  The book, loosely based on the author’s ancestors, is filled with historical detail absent from many war novels.  This is a tale of family heartbreak, love, loss and survival, and graphically shows the personal

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman
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Rated by Helen H.
Oct 6, 2009

When Charlie Nancy’s estranged father passes away, family secrets come tumbling out at the funeral. Disbelieving that he could possibly be the son of a god, Charlie inadvertently calls the brother he didn’t know he had into his life. Havoc ensues and Charlie must find a way to extricate himself from his brother while learning what it means to be the son of Anansi, the African and Caribbean trickster god. Adult fans of Harry Potter will enjoy the sudden revelation of a secret life and Charlie’s ensuing transformation. Fans of mythology might enjoy the interweaving of the traditional Anansi