Tag Archives: International Fiction

Review: Maybe God Was an Irishman by Bernie Donnelly

★★★★ Maybe God Was an Irishman by Bernie Donnelly

The complexities of religion, faith, love and tragedy tangle in the pages of Maybe God Was an Irishman, an entertaining and insightful novel by Bernie Donnelly. With an overflowing cast of peripheral characters and multiple story lines that brilliantly overlap, this is an expansive novel that stretches across oceans and philosophies, making it an addictive read for anyone who appreciates clever writing and heartfelt narratives.…

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The Game Changer by Dave Dröge

The Game Changer by Dave DrögeThe Game Changer by Dave Dröge follows the life of flamboyant Henk van Wijnen-Swarttouw, a high-powered businessman whose life is rapidly falling apart. His wife left him, his daughter is an eccentric embarrassment, his business is collapsing, and he might be headed to jail.…

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Elephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2) by Peter Rimmer

 Elephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2) by Peter RimmerElephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2) by Peter Rimmer is a rich and entertaining work of historical fiction set in England and Africa. Beginning at the onset of World War I (whereas Book 1 was set in the tail end of the nineteenth century), Elephant Walk finds Harry Brigandshaw settled in the Dorset countryside after graduating Oxford when he receives a telegram, which brings him back to Africa.…

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Echoes from the Past by Peter Rimmer

Echoes from the Past by Peter RimmerThe year is 1887, and Sebastian Brigandshaw is stolen away from his lover, Emily, and forced across the sea in order to allow his older brother to take Emily’s hand instead. Cast into the wild and unknown colonies of Africa, Sebastian becomes one of the white hunters destined to see the bloodiest faces of man as the British face off against the Boers in their second war.…

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Working the Devil by John Hagar

Working the Devil by John HagarWorking the Devil by John Hagar is a caustic novel about one man’s attempt to bring peace and justice to an indigenous community on a small island called Infierno in the Caribbean. “Infierno” is right (“Hell” in Spanish) as the island is teeming with violence, racism, and a sadistic prison named the Sepulcher.…

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Review: The Second Crack by Chelo Diaz-Ludden

The Second CrackThe Second Crack, by Chelo Diaz-Ludden, is a thrilling read, keeping the reader on edge until the final page.

One week before Christmas, Anne is excited that her twin sister, Suz, will be visiting. Anne, owner of The Bean, a coffee shop in Portland, Oregon, is passionate about her business and coffee.…

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Review: On The Money by Tariq Saleim

On The MoneyOn The Money by Tariq Saleim is a thoughtful story with an interesting theme: The power and balance of money. What is it that makes those from affluent backgrounds take so much for granted, while others work so hard and get nowhere in life?…

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