26 April 2015

Review: Second Street Station: A Mary Handley Mystery

Second Street Station: A Mary Handley MysterySecond Street Station: A Mary Handley Mystery by Lawrence H. Levy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second Street Station is a delightful read. Historical figures, such as Edison and Telsa, play key roles in the story. A female hired by the Brooklyn Police Department was a great protagonist. Loved watching her mind work and unravel the mysteries before her.

My only disappointment was near the end when Mary discovers the fate of the Chungs and revenges their deaths. That part simply felt a little forced. That may have been, however, because the main murder had been solved and the case was closed.

All the same, I can't wait to see what Mary uncovers next!

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02 April 2015

Review: Finding the Way: From Prussia to a Prarie Homestead

Finding the Way; From Prussia to a Prairie HomesteadFinding the Way; From Prussia to a Prairie Homestead by Alfred Wellnitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An easy read follows Prussian born immigrant Karl Mueller to America. While this is a fictional account, it does include many historically accurate facts and events that many an immigrant faced in the late 1800's. It is a great story, not just of an immigrant's dream, but also of friendship and love.

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