It’s time to celebrate Christmas

It’s time to celebrate Christmas as the year wraps up. I’d like to thank everyone who supported me during my writing journey this year. Also I want to mention that I managed to find time to read thirty-six books. That’s not including the collected Works of Raymond Chandler, which is seven full novels and  twenty-four short stories. 

Three of the books I’ve read I decided to review beginning with my friend, Hyacinthe Miller’s Kenora Revisited

My wife finished the novel quite quickly and loved it. A few months later, my opportunity came. It’s a story about starting your life over. It is a large challenge within itself to begin anew, however Kenora handles hardship with aplomb. Albeit with a few missteps, she manages to overcome. But that feeling for her boss Jake, usually a big mistake, appears to be well developed. Kenora’s fantasies eventually become reality with exotic overtones that are tantalizing for adult readers. To me, it has reminiscent overtones of Fifty Shades of Grey. Miller sets up the characters in anticipation for the next book in the series. It’s a well done crime read with great story and intriguing dialogue. I found the novel engrossing. I’m glad I read it and highly recommend it.

The Last Maid by Nita Prose

Overall Prose writes well and her structure and style is unique. At first I felt Molly was somewhat autistic defining her world in a simplistic version of politeness and etiquette, but her ulterior motives are what moved me in her character development throughout her story. Her grandmother‘s teachings and life lessons helped her navigate her decent soul into aiding a distressed woman. Righting the wrongs both her and Molly suffered, essentially from the hands of the same bad men. But Molly does ultimately find a man she can truly love and trust. It’s a great read and another good book I highly recommend.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

It’s the tale of self discovery of a young man’s quest and aspirations for wealth and worldly knowledge. It leads him across a journey fraught with peril and intrigue. Many fine characters guide Santiago to fulfil his potential and vision such as finding friendship, love and understanding and the meaning of following your dreams. I had read the Richest Man in Babylon after Tony Robbins had recommended it. The book is also very similar in its parables about seeking a bright future. Both books should be aimed at aspiring young readers who have ambitions to reach but would also be well received by adults who want a new direction in their lives and could use a great story to accomplish their own personal crusade. Highly recommended.

Outfoxed makes a great Christmas present. You can find it at Chapters Indigo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Friesen Press or if you live locally, at Booklore in Orangeville, Ontario.

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Seasons Greetings and I’ll see you in the New Year.

It’s time to celebrate Christmas