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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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“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on the Big Screen Again

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ATTENTION MOVIE LOVERS! Times Square Cinema, 5801 S. Broadway, Tyler, will be showing some great classics – and adding on to this list as the days come. This movie list is also available for private movie showings. Please call or email with any questions! These movies will be playing the entire week – as listed. For more info call (903) 705-6792  or email Marketing@TimesSquareGrandSlam.com.

The movie cost is $5 per person.  Times and tickets are available at tylermovies.com/movie-2/tickets/.

  • Every day for one week beginning May 8th: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 8th: “Goonies” (1985)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 15th: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 15th: “Batman” (1989)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 22nd: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azaban” (2004)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 22nd: “Shazam!” (2019)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 29th: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 29th: “Superman” (1978)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 5th: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 5th: “Blind Side” (2009)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 12th: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 12th: “Lego Batman Movie” (2017)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 19th: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
  • Every day for one week beginning June 19th: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 26th: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”
  • Every day for one week beginning June 26th: “Wizard of Oz” (1939)

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ETX Brewery: Come Hang Out on the Patio and {BE}ER Happy!

There’s a lot going on at the Brewery Downtown. ETX Brewing Co. is located at 221 S. Broadway, Downtown Tyler, etxbrew.com, facebook.com/ETXBrew, (903)630-7720.

ETX Brewery offers onsite quality craft beers. Alongside it, The Porch at ETX offers wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere.

Now offering BEER TO GO!

There is live music most Friday and Saturday starting around 8pm.

Don’t hesitate to come by, have a drink and BE{ER} HAPPY! This month’s events are:

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Rose City Strong: Buy Cool Swag & #supportlocal

In these trying times, everyone wants to help and do their part. One way is to support local businesses. You can do so and get a cool t-shirt in the process!

VisitTyler and EGuideMagazine.com have teamed up and created a cool line of t-shirts, mugs, stickers, caps, and more!

Check out this cool swag and #supportlocal by being #rosecitystrong!

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