Chastain’s Antonina Shows Courage of a Lion and Gentleness of a Lamb in “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Title:  The Zookeeper’s Wife Directed by: Niki Caro Theatrical Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Release Date: April 7, 2017 Reviewed by: Susan Tolleson Rating: PG-13 FA Scorecard: B The opening scenes of The Zookeeper’s Wife might lead viewers to believe they’re about to see a beautiful tale of the relationship between animals and […]

Thirty-Two Going on Spinster

Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson Genre: comedy, romance, contemporary Publisher: CreateSpace Date: December 2012 Reviewed by: Lori Twichell Fiction Addict Scorecard: B Julia Dorning is pretty convinced she’s a spinster. And if she’s not, she’s going to be. At the ripe old age of thirty-two, she’s not married and she lives with her […]

Book: The White Feather Murders

The White Feather Murders by Rachel McMillan Genre: historical, mystery Publisher: Harvest House Date: May 1, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon Fiction Addict Scorecard: A Move over Ray DeLuca there is a new dream boat in town.     Toronto, 1914. Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts never could have imagined their crime-solving skills would set them up […]

The U.S. Debut of Perfect Days

Perfect Days by Raphael Montes Genre: psychological thriller Publisher: Penguin Publishing Date: February 14, 2017 Reviewed by: Brit Gay Fiction Addict Scorecard: A Teo is a student in medical school, and his best friend’s name is Gertrude. The real problem—Gertrude is the cadaver in his anatomy lab course. This does not bother Teo. Around Gertrude […]

Faith, Trust, and a Little bit of Pixie Dust

Just The Way You Are by Pepper Basham Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Publisher: Woven Words Publication Date: April 6, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon Fiction Addict Scorecard: A Single mom, Eisley Barrett, takes a vacation from her Blue Ridge Mountain “mom” life to travel to the English countryside in search of answers to an ancestral […]