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Book Review: All the Angels Were Jewish

All the Angels were Jewish by Kevin E. Ready
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Susan’s life has just started to return to some semblance of normalcy after both of her parents die within a 6 month time frame when she is shocked to learn that her Aunt Rachel has died as well, and she must fly out to her aunt’s home in New York immediately. When she gets there, she is even more shocked to learn that she has inherited far more than she ever dreamed possible, and overnight she must learn how to be a wealthy New Yorker, and discovers that she must also find her identity in her Jewish heritage, despite never really observing. For the only Jewish girl on 4th street in Moline, IL - no, not Chicago - it will be an adjustment of a lifetime.

For a contemporary romance that includes the main character’s social media updates and emails, this story carries an incredible depth and identity crisis not usually associated with the wealthy in love. Susan is a midwest girl thrown into a New York world, but during …

Book Review: Titanium: Terra

TITANIUM: Terra by Terrence Carling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mickey and Fran have just been released from their 90 day simulator, and tempers are running a little thin after being cooped up with no one else for that long. Have they ruined their chances for a longer stay on the international space station, maybe even a Mars mission?

Set in the 21st century where NASA is struggling against those who think that resources would be better allocated to shore up the existing industrial structure on Earth, author Terrence Carling sets up a sci fi tale that has a fair amount of reality behind it. The writing style is terse and to the point, much like the scientists, and I actually would have enjoyed a little more drawn out story. However it is an undeniably well researched story and it does leave you wanting more and hoping to jump to the next book in a hurry. It seems like it could be a great sci fi series!

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