The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1) by D. R. Bell

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.
When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.

Author: D. R. Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
193 reviews

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1) by D. R. Bell

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.
When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.

Author: D. R. Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
192 reviews

The Passion of Marie Romanov by Laura Rose

“July 17, 1918—from the writings of Marie Nicolaevna Romanovna, age 19. Midnight, in bed with her sister, Anastasia (Shvybz), in the Ipatiev Mansion in Ekaterinburg, during the last night of their lives. So much of my story unfolds by moonlight. This is a tale of midnight wakings and forced marches before dawn. Since this nightmare began, I do not dare undress, even to go to bed. I wear my dressing gown, my hair is prepared, and my shoes are set beside me. I have no idea when we will be summoned to rise. We have moved, as in the worst of dreams, slowly toward this place. There is no logic other than the sleepwalker’s obedience—to follow instruction which we cannot resist: an actual lunacy. Now, I have control only of this—my record of what happened to us, to me. I have committed a single sin, my one terrible transgression. I pray to be absolved. In this recording of memory lies all meaning to my life. Let my will prevail in this, my ultimate wish, to salvage something of value from this tragedy. The rest, as my mother says, is in God’s hands. When I look back, as I must in the short time allotted to me now, I can see the exact moment when our lives changed: at last light, on the thirteenth of March, 1917.”Here, in startling new historical detail, based on original diaries and letters, is the Romanov tragedy told from the point of view of the Tsar’s third daughter, Marie, Anastasia’s closest, older sister. Marie’s story is unique-only Marie crossed the frozen Siberian river with her parents, and only Marie shared the full 78 days and nights in ‘The House of Special Purpose.’ About the Author:Laura Rose is a popular playwright in Russia and is of Russian descent. She has extensively researched the history and explored the Alexander Palace and the site of the Ipatiev mansion.

Author: Laura Rose

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
369 reviews

Salty 10: An Unforgettable Journey (A Ghetto Soap Opera) by Aleta Williams

Salty 10: An Unforgettable Journey
Take your finale ride with these Salty characters’ and see firsthand how this ghetto soap opera will end.

Author: Aleta Williams

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
96 reviews

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1) by D. R. Bell

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.
When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.

Author: D. R. Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
191 reviews

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1) by D. R. Bell

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.
When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.

Author: D. R. Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
192 reviews

You Are My Sunshine: A Holocaust Novel. Book two of the All My Love Detrick, series by Roberta Kagan

“You Are My Sunshine,” is the sequel to “All My Love, Detrick,” this bestselling novel is set during the holocaust.
When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler’s home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi’s to create perfect Aryan babies. Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child’s father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler’s Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating. Then after the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounded perfect to Helga, that was of course before she felt life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurred it was already too late. She had already moved into Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there was no possibility of turning back. The papers were signed. She could not escape. Hitler owned her unborn child.
On a cold day in January Helga’s little girl came into the world. But instead of being sheltered by her mother’s arms, she was torn away by the nurses at the home for the Lebensborn and thrust into a treacherous world where the very people sworn to protect her were not what they seemed. The little girl was growing, and she was amongst some of the cruelest people on earth and subjected daily to the ideology of the Third Reich. But when Hitler became convinced that he was indestructible and, went to war on two fronts dividing his army, Germany began to fall. The Nazi’s became fearful as America entered the war joining Churchill against them in the west, while Stalin a formidable enemy with the brutal Russian winters on his side, ripped them apart in the east. And so, the tables turned on the Third Reich. The cruel Nazi’s, who believed they could not be defeated were about to swallow their pride and surrender at the feet of the Allies. The superior race would prove to be inferior after all. Hitler’s elite would run for cover, some would commit suicide; some would be tried in Nuremberg for crimes against humanity, while others would escape with their tails tucked between their legs and head for South America or other friendly ports. But God had other plans for Helga’s tiny innocent child, who had been born on that January morning. The child’s life was about to change in a very strange but significant way. Instead of becoming whom and what the Nazi’s had hoped to create, this child would be befriended and nurtured by the most unexpected people.
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Author: Roberta Kagan

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1104 reviews

Twelve Months of a Soviet Childhood:Short Stories by Julia Gousseva

“Having had relatives on the other side of the Berlin Wall I have found it always very hard to imagine just how life was for people in ‘The East’, and many comparisons of our and their lives tended to focus on TV, VHS and Cigarette brands. All very justifiable points, but to portray life the way Gousseva does is a true gift.”–  ChristophFischerBooks, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer “The short stories do a good job of transcending the formulaic representations of the much vilified regime and showing the children are children and childhood – no matter where and when it takes place – is still a magical time, filled with adults who know and care, places that are exciting and new and simple joys, such as seeing the sun after endless months of winter.”– Vardan Partamyan, Amazon Reviewer “Each one of these childhood memories is told in a refreshingly honest manner, and you can get a feel for the Russian soul simply by the temperature and locale of these vignettes: ‘February: Sunshine above the Clouds,’ ‘March: Meeting My Best Friend,’ ‘April: Swimming in Gorky Park,’ ‘May: The Swamp Spirit,’ ‘June: A Real Gentleman,’ ‘July: The Hedgehog,’ ‘August: The Music Box,’ ‘September: The First Day of School,’ ‘October: The Witch Club,’ ‘November: House Repairs,’ and ‘December: New Year’s Tree,’ which brings us full circle to the beginning of the year.”– Uvi Poznansky, Amazon Reviewer

Author: Julia Gousseva

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
35 reviews

A DEAD RED MIRACLE: #5 in the Dead Red Mystery Series by RP Dahlke

Cousins Lalla and Pearlie Bains figure buying into partnership with a local P.I. will fast-track them into their own business.
But their nifty plan starts circling the drain when his house blows up−with him in it. Seems their former partner was been stealing clients and using blackmail to pad his retirement fund. Now the girls are left with an empty bank account and one shot at solving the case that could make or break their future as P.I.’s. It would help if their only witness could remember faces, and their partner’s greedy ex-wives weren’t hounding them for money, and the suspects weren’t all pillars of Wishbone society−but all they need is a miracle or two.

Author: RP Dahlke

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
259 reviews