Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  An Uprising in Rome is driven by Novak's straightforward storytelling and his rich knowledge of sculpture and the city of Rome. The narrative seamlessly follows Charles, Piero and Maria; three characters who lead very different lives in the beginning yet soon come together thanks to the strong binds of love and … Continue reading Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak

Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony

The River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony really is a special read; think Cecelia Ahern but grittier and subtle in how it weaves Ellen and Hannah’s stories together. O’Mahony’s use of dual narrative is a triumph as it showcases the parallels which exist between lives even one hundred years apart. It allows The River … Continue reading Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony

Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Jacquot’s Death of a Good Girl is unlike any poetry collection I have read. The pieces span across several pages and many read like song lyrics - discarded thoughts which hold within them a power only those words in that order can manifest. In the author’s note, Jacquot explains how releasing this … Continue reading Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot

Little girl

I often wonder what she was really like: the little girl I used to be. I’ve heard so many stories and I’ve imagined so many moments I no longer know which memories are true and which are figments - fragments of pillow thoughts or wandering daydreams.     Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees … Continue reading Little girl