Martha M's Book Reviews

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over

This is a love story with some baggage. Both Evvie and Dean have some serious issues to work through. Evvie’s husband died the day she planned to leave him. Dean is a star baseball pitcher who has famously lost the ability to pitch. So when Dean selects Evvie’s rental apartment, sparks fly. But are either […]


The Girl in Red

The Girl in Red

Intense, violent, dystopian thriller about — Little Red Riding Hood? Actually, Red is a survivor of a shocking new pandemic and she’s avoiding being picked up for quarantine by the police by cutting through the woods to yes, her grandma’s cabin. But there are others out looking to exploit the crisis for their own ends…does […]


The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

Terrific Middle Grade debut about a young girl growing up in 1970’s Tennessee who wonders if everyone tells lies all the time. “I just never realized, even when i was bobbing like a cork in an ocean of falsehoods.” Lyndie is living with some hard realities: her dad went to Vietnam and never fully recovered. […]


Podkin One Ear (Longburrow #1)

Podkin One Ear (Longburrow #1)

The premise of this story is that humans have ceased walking the earth and rabbits have taken over, rabbits that talk and wear clothes and live in burrows and have a deep history. It is an idyllic existence. But it is suddenly threatened by an evil that came from ‘burrowing too deep’ in the earth, […]


Running with Wolves: The story of life with the Sawtooth Pack

Running with Wolves: The story of life with the Sawtooth Pack

Thrilling story of a National Geographic filmmaker who lives with captive wolves for 6 years in order to capture on film the intimate relationships in a wolf pack. The filmmaker and his veterinarian girlfriend and then wife, narrate the story so that you feel that you, too, lived with the wolves, gained their trust and […]


The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with the Africa’s Last Great Herds

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with the Africa’s Last Great Herds

Gorgeous, elegiac book in which award-winning nature writer Sy Montgomery takes you on a dream safari with the world’s foremost expert on wildebeest, the keystone species for the whole Serengeti. The details of how the wildebeest shape and share the African plain are fascinating. Along the way, you also get to learn about many of […]


Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea

Fantastic story of a queen in exile as told by a young girl raised in the nunnery that is her prison. Thrilling and full of unexpected twists and turns, this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel is a joy to read. This story is based on the early life of Queen Elizabeth I, and her kingdom of […]


Ellie and the Harp Maker by Hazel Prior

Ellie and the Harp Maker by Hazel Prior

Ellie and the Harp Maker is a love story set in Exmoor, England and involves a nature loving, autistic harp maker and a lost housewife dominated by her husband. But that description itself is already a spoiler, because Hazel Prior tells the story directly from the point of view of Ellie and Dan (the harpmaker) […]


The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

I cried at the end. This book is beautifully written, really funny in places and a wonderful story of how family is who you invite on your “bus.” Coyote and her dad Rodeo have been riding around the country in a yellow school bus called YAGER, for 5 years. And Coyote has followed all the […]


Beverly, Right Here

Beverly, Right Here

Beautifully completes the trilogy that started with Raymie Nightingale. We follow Beverly when she’s a bit older and has run away from her abusive alchoholic mother because her dog died. She is very strong and finds a small family for herself in a nearby FL town. Gorgeous, perfect and full of wonderful characters. Available September […]


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