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Sea Side Reads: A Summer Full of Reading

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By Gini Rainey

“Between Wind & Water: 1898 Galveston” by Rosa Morgan

With her novel set in late 19th century Galveston, Ms. Morgan successfully brings together Abigail Bauer and Captain Sebastian Lyons, and weaves an engaging romantic tale that ranges from Galveston’s elite all the way down to Tin Can Alley and the docks filled with the lowest of the lows in the city.

Both her main characters are unhappily married. Sheer luck brought Abigail and her perverted husband Otto from their sod house on the Texas prairie to live in a lovely Galveston home in a decent neighborhood. Across the same street, Sebastian, having given up his life at sea, nursed his dying wife.

Written by one of Galveston’s own, this book is filled with the flavor of turn of the century Galveston and recalls names and places that are an integral part of the past of this historical town. I was hard-pressed to put down this intriguing story and found myself wrapped up in the lives and adventures of the characters.

With a skill for character development, Ms. Morgan has created a book that is well worth the read. However, the only flaw was her use of script for the letters exchanged between Abigail and Sebastian. I understand her reasoning, but should this book go to reprint, I would suggest selecting a more readable font. It really slowed down my page-turning and I struggled to read the text.

Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2018 – Closer Look Publishing

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“Soul Remains: Terribly Serious Darkness, Book Two” by Sam Hooker

This book came to me from the publisher for review, and while not necessarily a book I would personally choose to read, I know there would be a huge following for this type of literature. If you are interested in witches, goblins, ghosts, demons, and the walking dead, you will totally love this book.

Sam Hooker has quite a way with words and puts a whole new twist on the meaning of life after death. A lot of the time his tongue-in-cheek humor kept me reading, but I had a difficult time with the whole premise. His characters are interestingly engaging and, prior to their meeting up in the afterlife, interacted with one another before the fall of the fictional Salzstadt.

This book is a must-read for people who enjoy fantasy to the extreme and would like to enjoy some very clever turns of phrases.

Rating: 4 of 5, Copyright 2019 – Black Spot Publishing


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Sunday Funday: Have Fun This Glorious Day

It’s the best day of the week: Sunday Funday! By celebrating the Sunday Funday you can extend your weekend festivities just a little longer before hanging up your party pants. It’s time to relax and have some fun…Tyler style. Events today are:

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The Cool Super Duper Fall Website Ad Sale: 3 Locations for 1 Price!



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History & Tours in Tyler This Fall

History abounds in Tyler and there are a lot of fun tours and events going on:

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