The talented memoir author, D.G. Kaye (aka Debby Gies), has returned from her vacation ~ tanned and relaxed ~ and has resumed her weekly blog posts. Today, her Sunday Book Review series features 5-star reviews for Sally Cronin‘s short story collection , What’s in a Name? and my children’s book, Gabby and the Quads. Thank you to Debby for this wonderful showcase, especially so soon after getting back in the saddle!
It’s April now and I’m back home! It’s back to work and with my Sunday book reviews!
I didn’t manage to get a tremendous amount of work done while I was away, but I did manage to get some good reading done while I worked on my tan at the pool, taking in the warm, desert sun.
I’m going to kick off my Sunday reviews today with a double-header, two books I’ve read and highly recommend, one by the talented short story teller, Sally Cronin – What’s in a Name? and another, Gabby and the Quads, by the versatile, multi-genre and compassionate writer, Tina Frisco.
There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.
There are classical names such as Adam, David and Sarah that will grace millions of babies in the future. There are also names that parents have invented or borrowed from places or events in their lives which may last just one lifetime or may become the classic names of tomorrow.
Whatever the name there is always a story behind it. In What’s in a Name? – Volume One, twenty men and women face danger, love, loss, romance, fear, revenge and rebirth as they move through their lives.
Anne changes her name because of associations with her childhood, Brian carries the mark of ancient man, Jane discovers that her life is about to take a very different direction, and what is Isobel’s secret?