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The Turkish Connection by Rik Stone

The Turkish Connection
By Rik Stone
Genre: Thriller
298 pages

It's 1951 and Mehmet has lost both of his parents. He lives on.the streets of Istanbul forced to be a thief. He thinks his father abandoned him but yrs. later finds out the truth. Will he be able to turn his life around or is it too late?

I found Mehmet to be a sympathetic character and wished the best for him. The book kept me interested and it flowed well. It was a thrilling read.

3 teacups

About the author:

Rick Stone worked in a ship yard, spent time in the merchant navy, and worked in the quarries of Southeast England. He then gained a degree in mathematics and computing. After retiring became a writer with the publication of his first novel Birth of an Assassin.




Book Review of Bathsheba Bathed in Grace by Carol Cook

Bathsheba Bathed in Grace: How 8 Scandalous Women Changed the World
By: Carol Cook
Genre: Christian
227 pages
Publisher: West Bow Press, 2012

Adultery, lies, deception, scandal, murder, cover-up, heartache, pain, and loss—stories with these sordid elements are relevant today. And women with shady pasts—labeled, shamed, and linked with tragedies—are part of our heritage. Bathsheba, a victim or temptress, Eve outside of Eden, Tamar posed as a prostitute, Leah stole her sister Rachel’s fiancĂ©…Sarah gave Hagar to her husband and Rebekah masterminded a grave deception. How well do you really know the women of the Bible?

An interesting read about the women of the Bible who possessed questionable morals. It provides a new perspective on their actions. I found it to be a fascinating read.

3 stars

* I was provided a complimentary copy from the publisher via BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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The Redemption of Don Juan Casanova by Lloyd Lofthouse

205 pages
Published: February 2015

Don Juan Casanova is pushing 40. He's had many lovers but never settled down. His grandfather and brother are murdered and he's the main suspect. He sets out to find the killer and hopefully find true love along the way.

I found this to be a clever twist based on an age old tale. While it was graphic at times I still found it to be an interesting read.

3 stars