Carolyn B. Leonard

Saturday, July 14, 2018

7 Steps to a Pain-Free life

Subtitle: How to Rapidly Relieve Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain by Robin McKenzie w/ Craig Kubey copyright 2000, updated edition; 9th printing ISBN: 978-0-14-218069-3 Softcover, 246 pages including index and bibliography Publisher – Penguin Group Illustrated with black and white photos of the exercises. (Review by Carolyn Leonard) I studied this book because my spine specialist, Dr. Charles Hogan of...

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon

Subtitle: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann copyright 2017 ISBN: 978-0-3855-3424-46 Hardback, 291 pages plus acknowledgements, credits, sources and notes totaling 339 pages Publisher – Doubleday,  New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland Illustrated with black and white photos of the period named a #1 New York Times bestseller for more than eight months. The story is being...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The mustanger and the lady

Review by Carolyn Leonard.  This is Dusty Richard’s 150th published book. When he showed the manuscript to his publisher, Casey Cowan, they called it “a real John Wayne western.”  I disagree.  In those old westerns, the cowboy only kissed his horse, but in a “Mustanger” the hero has a very present and active love interest.  Dusty says, “No hero is without a dark side, and every villain has a mother.” Vince (the hero) earns...

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Graciela, No One's child

Review by Carolyn Leonard.   Graciela, No One’s Child By Grace Banta First Edition 2010 Second Edition 2015 ISBN 13: 978-1-5194-3744-0 Trade paperback size, 221 pages Publisher – Self-Published I met the author Grace Banta and her husband Bob in Kentucky this summer. Bob lovingly introduced his wife, and spoke proudly of her book. I bought it and read it immediately. I couldn’t lay it down.  This haunting memoir reminds me...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Horse Soldier

by Merline Lovelace

Review by Carolyn Leonard I LOVED the Horse Soldier by Merline Lovelace - and that is quite an endorsement since I don't usually like romance novels! I picked this book because of its setting in Fort Laramie.  As an amateur historian I had visited the restored fort a few years ago, and immediately felt as if I had been there before.  Since then, I  read everything I could find about the old fort....

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Awakening Land, book I

Review by Carolyn Leonard.  “The Awakening Land” by Conrad Richter Author: Conrad Richter LC Number 66-21362: Copyright 1966, revised edition 1991 Review by Carolyn B. Leonard The Awakening Land trilogy by Conrad Richter is a series of three novels that explore the lives of a white American frontier family in the Ohio Valley from the late 18th century to the middle of the 19th. The series consists of The Trees (1940), The Fields ...

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