Sacred Vines: A Finger Lakes Wine Mystery Novel by Don Stevens

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “The author crafts dialogue that feels realistic and purposeful, and his descriptions of wine and the Greater Finger Lakes region are good enough to make you want to put the book  down and buy a ticket to see the terrain with your own eyes—if only you could manage to pull yourself away from the page.”

Great Hunger by Tom Franciskovich

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says:Great Hunger is a self-help book written for the social media age… Franciskovich puts it best: ‘Never forget that the harder you work, the luckier you will get.'”

The Center of Gravity by Patricia Brandon

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “Made up of short chapters that primarily alternate between the grueling storylines of Sonne and Rainer as they each navigate conflicted lives locked under Nazi control, The Center of Gravity is, without a doubt, an important work of historical fiction.”

 

Portland Zionists Unite! & Other Stories by Eric Flamm

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “Flamm very effectively showcases the parallels between on-the-ground peacekeeping efforts along the West Bank and back home in Portland, as members of local synagogues and community organizations seek to throw in their support for Israel.”