Headlines, Deadlines, and LiesREVIEWED BY J.M. NORTHUP

Another View of WWI & Womanhood
I loved this story. It was real to history and powerful while maintaining patriotism, romance, and action. It gave a truthful depiction of society in the early 1900s but still offered a story of sisterhood, empowerment, and “class” is found in deed opposed to dollar.
What I loved was the relationship between Ruby, Evangeline, and Margot. I absolutely feel in love with Andrew – what a wonderful man! It was really moving for me to connect with a fellow female soldier and to see how her experiences compared to mine.
What I disliked was the way the Signal-corps women were treated post-war. It didn’t surprise me, considering the era and based on some of my own experiences, but it was still disheartening. At least the ending gave me hope…
This was well written. Anyone who values historical fiction will treasure this book. It’s also great for those who want to read great women’s fiction, clean romance, WWI period pieces, or war stories. It’s engaging and well paced. I definitely recommend it!

Enjoyable story
The cover alone deserves 5-stars as it’s amazing. Then, there’s the story.
What I liked – This is a fast-paced tale with relatable characters. I could see myself in Isis’ shoes as bad luck follows me too. And who doesn’t love adorable cats? Though Constantine might be more than most people could handle. I thought it an interesting concept that Death’s appearance changes based on each person’s perception. How would Death look to me?
The evil witches were another story. They were just kinda clumped together and had no real definition to them. Which was one of my pet peeves about this book.
What I didn’t like – The description says it’s been re-edited. I can’t see it. Too many overuses of the same words, misspelled ones, and it reads like a second draft instead of a finished manuscript. Getting rid of all the ‘telling’ would build the characters out. They are pretty one dimensional.
Still, I enjoyed the story, and the ending brought a tear to my eye. I do want to read the next one but it’s not at the top of my list. If you love down-in-the-luck type of heroines with a snarky attitude and the supernatural, give it it a try. I give it 3.5 stars rounded to 4.

This is the second book of the series Snoqualmie Valley Sasquatch. I read the first one two years ago.
It continues the story of cousins, Jenna and Hannah and their normal every day life, except it isn’t normal. Jenna’s boyfriend is a Sasquatch called Adam.
I enjoyed the two parallel worlds, and there was some interesting history about the tribe and how they came to be. The author had clearly done a lot of research.
Hannah discovers, and falls in love with Asher, another Sasquatch, who like Adam is also a young man. When the action finally picked up, it was great to see the bullies get their just desserts.
I felt the pace slowed down as we went into everyone’s thoughts. The reader knew just what every character thought about everything, which took away the mystery.
Overall, there wasn’t enough action in it for me, but I’m sure younger readers will enjoy it.
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