Monday, February 27, 2012

The Book of Unholy Mischief - Ellen Newmark

The Book of Unholy Mischief
Elle Newmark
Atria Books
Copyright 2008 by Elle Newmark, Inc.
ISBN 978-194165-9054-5

An awakening of the culinary senses, as well as the cerebral awaits the reader with Newmark's novel of  15th Century street urchin Luciano.

Literally brought from the gutters of Venice's foulest streets, "Maestro" Chef teaches Luciano more than he ever dared.

Luciano learns to live in the moment.

Luciano learns that being a chef can mean so much more than ever imagined.

In the end, Luciano becomes a "Guardian", a keeper of knowledge.

This beautifully written story brings the reader to a new appreciation for the powers of food. And what it means... to grow from unknowing boy, into a man.

I give this book...

...Five Stars and... Thumbs Up!

***DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase and was under no obligation for review. - cbh

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Race - Clive Cussler

The Race
An Isaac Bell Adventure
Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

Copyright 2011 by Sandecker, RLLLP
G.P.Putnam & Sons
ISBN 978-0-399-15781-3

When a big newspaper mogul, in 1910, sponsors a flying machine race from New York to California, and a prize of $50,000 is at stake, some pretty unsavory characters are bound to get involved!

For Harry Frost, that means attempting to murder his traitorous wife, Josephine.

Isaac Bell, and the Van Dorn agency intervenes to protect the Sweetheart of America as she takes to the air.

But who will win? And who... will lose more than just the prize?

This is a non-stop thriller that will keep you turning the pages. Another great action-packed novel by Cussler!

I give this one...

...five stars and... thumbs up!

****DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase and was under no obligation for review.