Here are some more four and five-star book reviews by Douglas County Libraries’ volunteer reviewers. To learn more about participating as a volunteer eBook reviewer, sign up for the Douglas County Libraries’ Virtual Volunteer opportunity here.
Fate of the Stallion! by Ron Hevener
Encouraged by a hunch and sense of fate, Dan Marshall discovers a stolen Arabian racehorse that is scheduled to be euthanized. Together with a band of friends and secret identities, Dan and the horse of his dreams patch up their lives and make their way to the winner’s circle…of love! Though somewhat predictable, Fate of the Stallion! is also a wonderful, heartwarming story that is well written, with likable characters. I would read more of Hevener’s books.
eBook: Rated 5 stars ~CAP volunteer, Bev
Rust by Julie Mars
To a more casual observer the vast, rusty red landscape of Albuquerque, NM might look boring and tedious. To our protagonist Margaret however, it is a feast for the soul which provides much needed nourishment to fuel her creative mind. We are made privy to Margaret’s deepest emotions; her fears, insecurities and longings which lead her to her present state of mind, and which help readers understand her often erratic and unpredictable behavior. The author possesses a remarkable ability to capture the essence that is Margaret; an artistic mind at once cluttered, irreverent, and confused, yet showing glimmers of a vision as to what must be accomplished to fulfill her destiny. Rust offers a unique journey, written in simple yet rich prose that satisfies from beginning to end. A must read!
Book: Rated 5 stars ~PA Volunteer, Linda
Gossip from Thrush Green by Miss Read
How wonderful it is to escape for a few hours to the world of Thrush Green, a village community set in post-war England. This is my third review of books by Miss Read, whose real name was Mrs. Dora Saint. In Gossip from Thrush Green, sixth in the Thrush Green series, Saint skillfully uses teatime as a thread that runs through the events that unfold over the course of the volume. Each story is related with her deft, delicate touch, and her characters continue to develop. I am glad to have stumbled upon this lovely series of books.
eBook: Rated 5 stars ~JHL Volunteer, Chris
The Murder Prospect by Lee Mossel
Cortlandt Scott, a retired geologist, takes on his first case in his new occupation as a Private Investigator. As a geologist, he had found oil on the Linfield ranch near Byers, Colorado. Now, young Evan Linfield wants to hire Scott to investigate a potential investment. It’s not long before the case takes a turn for the worst and becomes a murder investigation involving Scott’s long-time girlfriend, Gerri German, who is also a geologist. Scott follows leads to Los Angeles and New Orleans. I would recommend this book if you enjoy murder mysteries, would like to learn a bit about the oil business or like reading literature that takes place in a local setting.
eBook: Rated 4 stars ~JHL Volunteer, Sheryl