New Acquisitions: 1/26/16

New Acquisitions is a feature where I talk about books that I have purchased or received for review consideration.  All descriptions are from Goodreads. My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella I received this book as part of an upcoming TLC book tour.  The premise seems interesting and unusual. On July 4, 1955, in rural Georgia, anRead more

“Echo” by Pam Munoz Ryan

  Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan is a middle-grade novel that combines historical fiction and a fairy tale to tell the story of young people who rise above adversity with the help of music. The prologue begins with a tale of three princesses who are held captive by a magical spell.  In order to free themselves, theyRead more

“The Color of Light” by Helen Maryles Shankman: Review and Giveaway

  Tessa Moss is a young Jewish woman attending a classical art school in New York City.  Her biggest project of the semester is an artistic exploration of her family’s history during the Holocaust. The founder of the school, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire.  When Rafe walks past one of Tessa’s paintings, he sees theRead more