Ken Follett’s Classic ‘The Key to Rebecca’ Remains One of the Best Espionage Books Ever Written [REVIEW]

WWII Egypt

In the midst of World War II, a Nazi spy plots the downfall of the British in Egypt in Ken Follett’s classic thriller, The Key to Rebecca. (Photo by Tom Beazley/courtesy aussiejeff, Flickr)

Although we primarily feature new fiction on our site, every now and again we like to revisit a classic. Pulling an oldie but a goodie off the shelf and dusting it off to re-read it is akin to having brunch with an old friend to reminisce about cherished memories. And sometimes we simply feel like digging into a favorite author’s past works, ones me may have missed the first time around. That is what happened with Ken Follett’s classic, The Key to Rebecca.  Read more of this post

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Discover Why Celeste Headlee Thinks ‘We Need To Talk’ [REVIEW]

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In her new book, We Need to Talk, journalist Celeste Headlee shows us why conversation is really the highest form of art. (Photo by Matus Laslofi, Flickr)

Do you ever get the feeling that you just can’t seem to connect with others anymore? Or have you ever avoided conversation because no matter what you say, it triggers a shouting match? If so, you’re not alone. But disconnecting or dodging discussions about important issues isn’t the answer. In fact, according to journalist Celeste Headlee, We Need to Talk, now more than ever. Her insightful new book demonstrates how. Read more of this post

Is This ‘End Game’ for David Baldacci’s Blue Man? [REVIEW]

Assassins in Grand, Colorado

When their handler disappears, Will Robie and Jessica Reel head to Grand, Colorado to find him in David Baldacci’s End Game. (Photo by Jonathan Hull, Flickr)

When their boss disappears into thin air, two of the nation’s best assets must travel to the heart of the country to find him before all is lost forever. The tension mounts in David Baldacci’s latest nailbiting thriller, End Game.  Read more of this post

♦ Single Mom Takes a Stand in Wiley Cash’s ‘The Last Ballad’ [REVIEW]

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In 1929, one woman took a stand for what is right and changed the course of American history. Discover her riveting story in Wiley Cash’s The Last Ballad. (Photo courtesy William Morrow, YouTube)

Diamond Review BannerThere have always been unsung heroes in America’s history, people seldom recognized for their significant impact on our culture and way of life, even when those changes came with great personal sacrifice. In Wiley Cash’s new novel, The Last Ballad, readers are introduced to one such woman in a book that is one of the most enthralling, authentic, and relevant novels we have read in some time. Read more of this post

Meet the ‘Sons and Soldiers’ Who Never Gave Up Hope [REVIEW]

Martin Selling questions German SS captives near the front in France, 1944

Martin Selling questions German SS captives near the front in France, 1944. (Photo by US Army Signal Corps)

Martin Selling. Stephan Lewy. Guy Stern. These are just a few of the names that the history books seem to forget when recounting the treachery and bravado of World War II. Yet even though these men may not be household names, they are nevertheless three of America’s unsung heroes, men who not only survived Hitler’s Germany, but who rose up to fight back for their friends, for family, and for vengeance. Now their account is finally being told in Bruce Henderson’s brilliant new book, Sons and Soldiers.  Read more of this post