“Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with A Remarkable Man”
By William Shatner with David Fisher.
I recommend this book as a journey of life encompassing a shared career and friendship between actors that I enjoyed growing up.
Listening to Mr. Shatner’s excellent narration to share his love of Leonard Nimoy was a privilege and a priceless gift of insight into what makes a career and friendship.
I am a Star Trek fan growing up and in my 55 years of enjoying Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy in all their many roles I found this book a gift that helped me to see the beauty of pursing a career and how it impacts living life to the fullest.
I’m thankful that I took the time to listen to this well written book.
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What about “Mistress Angel” is uniquely special?
The medieval period city life becomes reality as the story unfolds. Isabella has been used first by her family then by her dead husband’s family – she is a commodity to them.
The writing brought me into the city with it’s dirty streets and how little value was placed on the life of a woman. Her young son is taken from her, she’s pressed into servitude and she must choose between getting her son back and pleasing the local marriage prospects.
“Mistress Angel” is a journey through medieval London from the landscape to the characters Lindsay delivers. Raw emotions and agonizing struggles are included in the telling.
I also enjoy finding new phrases and words from the period in Lindsay’s writing. She defines them and uses them as keys to her plot. I liken it to a treasure hunt, always something new in the next chapter.
Will Isabella get her son back? Will she find true love? All will be answered before the last word is read.
I hope you give “Mistress Angel” a look. Great writing, well developed plot and interesting characters, what more could you want in a story?
I got my copy from Amazon Kindle for iPad at this link:
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“A Summer Bewitchment [The Knight and the Witch 2]”, by Lindsay Townsend
Why do I recommend “A Summer Bewitchment [The Knight and the Witch 2]”, by Lindsay Townsend?
1. The medieval portions are interesting – so many different worries in that time but in so many ways the same – self doubt doesn’t change no matter which century.
2. The writing is excellent. Lindsay brings her characters to life in the narrative, along with the country side, the horses and the villages.
3. Lindsay tackles prejudices in this tale of class and being different whether it be in how you act or what you look like. I like that those with differences triumph over those that are closed minded.
4. The mystery never fails in engaging my attention. How will the Knight and Witch find the lost girls, will they be safe? All questions are answered as the story unfolds.
5. A secret is disclosed that changes the Knight and Witches relationship.
I so hope that Lindsay will continue the Knight and Witch’s story with a book 3. These characters deserve to have many more adventures. Thank you, Lindsay Townsend for creating a world of adventure and acceptance. I appreciate you share your world of imagination with me. Keep on writing.
I got my Kindle e-book via iPad for Kindle app and Amazon at this link:
This book is the sequel to “The Snow Bride” by Lindsay Townsend, here’s a link to my book review:
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“The English Daughter,” by Lindsay Townsend is a beautifully written romantic suspense novel showing the same mastery of the genre as Phyllis A. Whitney in her novel “Hunter’s Green”.
How do I explain the significance of this style of writing? Scenes so well crafted I can see the characters in my mind’s eye. Flowing movement of the players in quiet desperation to escape an evil force that is not fully identified until the very end.
“The English Daughter,” is about life and death with a tender romance that heals Val’s self-image. The love scenes are tasteful and allow for imagination – they are not the focus of the tale. The mystery of Val’s dreams and the unknown killer is the purpose of the telling.
First, I traveled to Corfu in Val’s dream – vivid and dark, where she witnesses a crime she could not have seen. Then I arrive in the beautiful Corfu – a place I’ve never been but feel as though I’ve been there through the brilliant depictions designed by Lindsay.
Beautiful landscapes, towns and intense sunlight is the backdrop where the crime was committed. Lindsay also uses Val’s vocation of piano restorer in the narrative. She weaves the intricacies of restoring wood to its original unblemished state into the healing of her cast.
Why do I recommend this book to all that enjoy romantic suspense? The account of Val’s life and travels in the here and now and in her dreams brings fulfillment to me as a reader. All of Lindsay Townsend’s work has had this impact on me. Her writing is a reminder to me of why I love reading books. Examing her work now takes me back to the stories I read as a teenager finding ideas of stories I’d like to explore from my Grandma Effie’s book of the month club. When yarns were written to engage the reader and take them on an adventure of discovery. “The English Daughter,” is a story that appeals to all generations and all genders. I hope you take the time to look up this book and take a trip to Corfu.
I enjoyed the audiobook production of this story as well. The narrator, Michelle Ford, does an excellent job of telling the account. Her voice is very melodic keeping me absorbed in the descriptive tale as I listen to it over and over.
I bought the audiobook from the following source:
Kindle e-book is available at the link below
Learn of other points of purchase at Lindsay Townsend’s blog:
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I recommend, “The Snow Bride” by Lindsay Townsend.
The audiobook was well engineered and the reading, by Victoria Scott, was musical.
The story was an adventure into medieval England. Characters were expressive and engaging. The scenes were descriptive and inviting in most cases.
There were scenes that were scary and full of tension keeping the reader entertained and interested.
The part I liked best about Lindsay’s book was the hope and the love expressed by the hero and heroine. They had to find a common language, get beyond outward appearances and prejudices. Very well done work on overcoming disabilities and special gifts (which to some would have seemed like trouble in medieval times) to the core of human nature to love and be loved and to overcome evil.
Thank you, Lindsay, for a tale that brings so much hope and true caring and understanding to the reader. I will be reading more of your books. I’m glad we connected on tweeter, @lindsayromantic, keep on tweeting.
The audiobook is available at the following links – you may also get the book & e-book as well:
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