Marilyn Monroe: the Final Years by Keith Badman

Reviewed by Diane Phillips

The book concentrates on the last years of Marilyn Monroe’s short life. The author separates the myths and rumors from the facts of what happened at the end of Marilyn Monroe’s life. I was surprised at some of the things that did happen to her since she was in that famous circle. Very interesting read.

How many stars does the book deserve?: ☆☆☆

Jaws by Peter Benchley

Reviewed by Diane Phillips

Revisited a classic from childhood — Jaws! The book was an awesome read and it does keep you on the edge of your seat as you can put yourself right into the story. The book had a couple of differences from the movie but both in my opinion were excellent.

How many stars does the book deserve?: ☆☆☆☆

A Shattering Crime by Jennifer McAndrews

Reviewed by Paulette Aspesi

A Shattering Crime, which is part of the Stained Glass mystery series, belongs to the cozy mystery genre. I like this series. The story deals with a woman, Georgia, who was forced to leave her big city job when problems erupted and her fiance threw her over. Georgia returns to the small town where she came from to live with her grandfather and takes all kinds of odd jobs to make a living, but her passion is making stained glass. This particular book involves the death of a local activist who is against a big mall going up and who dies but we are not sure from what — was it an untraceable poison? Liked her love interest or could be interests. Will never win a Pulitzer, but great to pick up and put down when finished. So far as stars go, if you’re looking for meat, a 1, otherwise a very strong 2.

How many stars does the book deserve?: ☆☆

Heart Songs by VC Andrews

Reviewed by Kristin Rasnick

Heart Songs by VC Andrews was a very captivating to read. When her parents didn’t want her, other people stepped up and took on responsibility to do the best they could for a child even though she was not theirs.

How many stars does the book deserve?: ☆☆☆☆

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Reviewed by Kristin Rasnick

Romeo and Juliet is the story of n age-old vendetta between two powerful families that erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the County Paris. This book was very uplifting and I would read it again soon.

How many stars does the book deserve?: ☆☆☆☆