Red Rock Bookworm

Top Reviewer Ranking: 680
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (813 of 903)
Location: St. George Utah USA

Am an avid reader as well as a theater buff residing in beautiful red rock country. I enjoy most genre's with favorites being historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers. For the most part, sci-fi is not my cup of tea.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 680 - Total Helpful Votes: 813 of 903
Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
This powerful, mesmerizing novel transports the reader to that time in all our lives that most of us remember as our most unsettling and frightening experience - our freshmen year in high school. With BRUTAL YOUTH Anthony Breznican sweeps us back to those turbulent days of uncertainty and insecurity when we trod the halls with trepidation and didn't know who to count as friends and who as foes. At St. Michael the Archangel high school the pastor, principle, guidance counselor and teachers, like the senior students, fall into both categories. On the home front parents are either self-absorbed or oblivious to things going on in their children's lives and it becomes apparent that the students… Read more
I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy
I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars DADDY DEAREST, 28 Jun 2014
As the only child of Diana and Oliver Lane, pre-teen Picasso Lane is wise beyond her years, a casualty of her compulsive interest in words and the definitions and her fathers presumably job related continuous absences. Picasso is an avid "snoop" not above eavesdropping on adult conversations. When two unknown women, Jewels and Bert, appear at the family's front door Picasso's snooping uncovers the fact that these two women are also married to her father who, it appears, is nothing more than a scheming sociopath.

Picasso's opening line in the novel, "The rumors started before my daddy's body got cold. I'd made my peace with the lies by then" sets the stage for the… Read more
Then and Always by Dani Atkins
Then and Always by Dani Atkins
4.0 out of 5 stars BELIEVE, 27 Jun 2014
Part fantasy and part love story THEN & ALWAYS is compelling in its examination of how a person's life can change dramatically based upon a single event playing out differently. The narrative shifts back and forth between events in September 2008 and December 2013 and is told primarily from the viewpoint of Rachel Wiltshire, a woman who is scarred both inside and out and whose life has been one of conflicted emotions following an accident and a tragic loss.

Now, another accident has landed Rachel in the hospital and she awakens to a life that if entirely different from the one she remembers living over the past five years. Her family and friends all insist that this new and… Read more