Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Change of Heart

Thanks to the encouragement of other authors, I've decided to keep this blog going for book reviews and virtual tours.  The rules have changed slightly, however.  I will no longer contact an author prior to posting my review of their book.  Nor will I allow myself to be bullied with the threat of a poor review for my own body of work.  The reviews here are my opinion and only my opinion.  I wish all of my fellow authors luck and I intend to support them in every way that I can. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sadly, I have no choice but to close this blog.

After some negative comments for giving various authors less than a perfect 4 to 5 star reviews and being told I have no right to review  the works of other authors, I am shutting down Author to Author Reviews.  The blog was intended to build support among authors and I've taken hours from my own writing to read and post my opinion.  This is a positive step for me as I've given up valuable writing time and can now focus on Rise of Babylon.  I apologize to any author waiting for a review from me, but need to focus on my own works given this turn of events.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Silent No More; Krista K. Hatch

I’ve always been fascinated by WWII Nazi Germany.  How did this monster known as Hitler gain the support he needed to inflict such horrific acts on a portion of the population of his people?  This was probably the largest reason that I picked up Krista K. Hatch’s Silent No More.

The beginning of the book is extremely intriguing.  A father is trying to make choices to save his family from the government that is rising to power.  Then we are introduced to a modern day character who vacations to Munich in present day times and is attacked by the roommate of a man she’s just met over spite and jealousy that was truly non-representative of the facts surrounding them.

Wounded, Elsie falls into a comma and travels back in time with the young man, Matthias, who has no obvious wounds, to a world where Hitler reigns supreme.   Though Matthias has retained all of his memories, Elsie has not.  When Matthias shares with her their plight she is, understandably, afraid and confused.

The two find help in the form of a band of individuals, including Hans and Sophie Scholl.  As they get to know these young people, and witness the unfolding of their campaign, they place themselves in danger to help out.

All in all I really enjoyed this book.  Enough so that I found it hard to put down.  The family ties and the interwoven love story made for a very enjoyable read.