Sunday, April 8, 2018


One of the many benefits being a member of Rave Reviews Book Club is meeting some very talented Indie authors. Their books are listed in the catalog so I am able to easily peruse them according to genre.
Today I am sharing about two books that I have recently read and reviewed.

Bruce A. Borders is a prolific writer who started writing when he was about fifteen. He wrote songs, short stories, and newspaper articles. He has fourteen completed books, many short stories and more than 500 songs in a catalog. He writes about the Bible, politics, legal issues, and westerns.

"Dead Broke" is the third book of Mr. Borders I have read and several other of his books are on my TBR list.

Detective Lana Denae is assigned to solve this murder case, which appears to be the perfect crime. Behine a locked door an elderly woman is found shot to death from one bullet. There is an inheritance of a million dollars, which adds to the intrigue and eliminates concern that this was a random murder. 

There are only a few characters and the crime scene is the primary scene to which the reader is returned several times. The detective is faced with a difficult challenge to first determine how the victim could be murdered inside a locked room, and then to find the individual responsible when there were no suspicious characters.

My review:

A story full of intrigue, mystery, suspense, and interesting characters. Lana is the main detective who is believable and likeable. The main suspect in the seven murders leaves the reader if he is guilty or is working for the real killer. Well written and a page turner. An interesting twist to the ending. A great read. (Feb. 17, 2018)


Harriet Hodgson is also an accomplished author who has many award winning books. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, World Who's Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories. "The Family Caregiver's Guide" is the book I am highlighting today.

After the sudden deaths of her daughter and son-in-law, she and her husband raised their twin grandchildren. The role of caregiver was thrust upon them. They learned about grieving, loss, and helping teenagers to come to healthy acceptance of the loss of their parents. 

This particular book is more detailed, informative, and helpful about the caregiver's role, the emotions involved, and resources available. She offers step by step solutions guiding the reader through the myriad of emotions, legal and health issues, and coping methods.

My review:

A very informative and well-written book about the role of the caregiver. Resources, groups, contacts are listed as well as some step by step ways to deal with the family member and understanding the caregiver's role. Ms. Hodgson has been in the role of caregiver for her mother and grandchildren and now for her husband. Her compassion, love, and gentleness is quite evident.
A must read for everyone.


  1. Great reviews Karen. I read Dead Broke and enjoyed it. I have not read The Family Caregiver but it is on my Kindle.

  2. Good morning. The Family Caregiver's Guide is a must resource for everyone. At some point each of us will be a caregiver or recipient of care.

  3. Great reviews, Karen! I've got both books on my kindle. Sharing your post...

    1. Thank you, Bette. I know Bruce and Harriet would appreciate your sharing.