MEMBERS REVIEW – Come and Take it By Landon Wallace

COME AND TAKE IT by Landon Wallace Published in 2015 by Trinity River Press Reviewed by K.L. Romo “Come and Take It!” is the war-cry shouted by the defenders of the Alamo, but also the title of the new book by Landon Wallace. What makes this book unique among other historical

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MEMBERS REVIEW – Forever Family by Deanna Roy

FOREVER FAMILY by Deanna Roy Published in 2016 by Casey Shay Press Reviewed by K.L. Romo Forever Family is the last book of the Forever series by Deanna Roy. The series explores the lives of three twenty-something friends – Corabelle, Jenny, and Tina – as they navigate the turbulence of

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DOLLAR SIGNS: TEXAS LADY LAWYER VS BOOTS KING by Manning Wolfe Published in 2016 by Starpath Books. Reviewed by Tony Burnett. From the first paragraph of Manning Wolfe’s new novel ignites with white-hot intensity seasoned with social humor. The narrative rushes headlong to the end, only occasionally allowing the reader

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THE CHANGELINGS By Christina Soontornvat Published in 2016 by Jabberwocky/Sourcebooks. Reviewed by Bradley P. Wilson.  I highly recommend Christina Soontornvat’s debut middle grade novel to all lovers of high fantasy, regardless of their age. The Changelings reads like an old favorite even as it keeps surprising the reader with its plot

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BLACKBIRD By Tom Wright Published in 2015 by Europa Editions. Reviewed by K.L. Romo. Jim Bonham is a police detective living in a small Texas town on the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas border.  His life takes a strange twist when Dr. Deborah Gold, a local psychologist, is found crucified on a tree on

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MYSTERIES OF LOVE AND GRIEF: REFLECTIONS ON A PLAINSWOMAN’S LIFE By Sandra Scofield Published in 2015 by Texas Tech University Press. Reviewed by Karen S. Swensson. The most significant adult in Sandra Scofield’s troubled life was her maternal grandmother, Frieda Harms. Shortly after Frieda’s death Scofield received boxes of memorabilia

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METRO By Stephen Romano Published in 2015 by Pocket Star.                   Reviewed by K.L. Romo. Metro, by Austin, Texas native Stephen Romano, is an electrifying thriller – just think Pulp Fiction and Three Days of the Condor sucked up by a Texas

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THE LAST PILOT By Benjamin Johncock Published in 2015 by Picador.                   Reviewed by David Eric Tomlinson. In English musician David Gray’s song “Ain’t No Love,” the narrator’s insistence against the existence of God is belied by the double negative: “This ain’t

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MEMBERS REVIEW: 2014 Book Award Winners

As we open submissions for the 2015 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards, we’re still celebrating our 2014 honorees. This year, in addition to our toast at the Texas Book Festival, we’re honoring this year’s winners with a special review written by a Writers’ League member. Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin was

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MEMBERS REVIEW

As we open submissions for the 2015 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards, we’re still celebrating our 2014 honorees. This year, in addition to our toast at the Texas Book Festival, we’re honoring this year’s winners with a special review written by a Writers’ League member. Getting Life: An Innocent

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