Foreword Reviews

Mari Carlson, Book Reviewer

When not reading fiction and writing reviews, Mari is probably practicing violin or teaching lessons or playing a gig. She enjoys the local literary and music scenes in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Book Review

It's Alive!

by Mari Carlson

Vibrant, surprising, and chaotic, the historical novel It’s Alive! brings old Hollywood to life. Julian David Stone’s historical novel It’s Alive! goes behind the scenes during the frantic days before the filming of the first... Read More

Book Review

Just One Life

by Mari Carlson

With wit, verve, and compassion, Ernest Cohen’s epic novel "Just One Life" demonstrates how one man’s tragedy can become the impetus for healing and growth in the lives of those around him. In Ernest Cohen’s epic novel "Just One... Read More

Book Review

Inside Me

by Mari Carlson

In the inspiring novel "Inside Me", a woman’s future happiness is dependent on her ability to reconcile herself to her troubled past. Based in truth, Zoe Hethershaw’s novel "Inside Me" is about a father’s influence on his... Read More

Book Review

Live Caught

by Mari Carlson

In R. Cathey Daniels’s harrowing novel "Live Caught", a young man confronts his troubled past. In the 1970s, Lenny set out for the Atlantic from his North Carolina farm. He washed up on an unrecognized shore, his boat lost. He was... Read More

Book Review

A Piece of Me

by Mari Carlson

The varied essays and poems of the autobiographical collection "A Piece of Me" are shared to inspire the community involvement that they model. The autobiographical essays and poems of physician Arif Ahmad’s collection "A Piece of Me"... Read More

Book Review

A Dagger for Catherine Douglas

by Mari Carlson

In the historical novel "A Dagger for Catherine Douglas", a young couple contemplates the value of sacrifice. Though its impetus is the fifteenth century murder of a Scottish king, Euan MacPherson’s historical novel "A Dagger for... Read More

Book Review

Sunnyside Up

by Mari Carlson

The spiritual novel "Sunnyside Up" follows two sisters who confront eternal truths with a helping of heavenly wisdom and earthly charm. In Rea Nolan Martin’s otherworldly novel "Sunnyside Up", two sisters who live and work among the... Read More

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