Bethany's Bookshelf.

Author:Bethany, Susan
Position:'Kansas, 1874', 'Lysterium', 'Blind in One Eye', 'Blood Lust', 'The Light of the World: A Testimony of Jesus Christ', 'The Viking Dead: Tomes of the Dead' and 'American Supper' - Book review

Bethany's Bookshelf

Kansas, 1874

Robert Collins

Privately Published

9781456399276, $12.50,

Kansas of the old west wasn't just shootouts and hostile Indians. "Kansas, 1874" tells a story of one of these eventful years in particular, as the state welcomed new people and with new people came new conflict. Author Robert Collins writes this history, choosing the year as the point to where it became a lawless frontier territory to when it became something that began to resemble the Kansas of today. "Kansas, 1874" is a devoted history of the state, a top pick for any who want to learn about this major part of the old west.


Bethany Shehorn


1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

9781450283380, $12.95, www.iuniverse.eoni

When fairy tales turn out to be true, it can change your life for good. "Lysterium" follows Liv, faced her humdrum life just trying to get by. But when a new guy enters her life, she finds that the old stories her grandmother used to tell her have basis in reality, and that it may be her job to make the legends she heard as a job true decades later. "Lysterium" is a fun read with some original ideas, highly recommended.

Blind In One Eye

David R.Ford

c/o SJ Miller Communications

10 Turning Mill Lane, Randolph, MA 02368

9780982971505, $19.95,

Adoption leaves the adopted with many questions. "Blind in One Eye" is one man's journey to find the answers that lie in his past. His parents already had one child, so they were already parents when he entered the world. Why did they refuse a second child, who were they, who was his brother? A remarkable search for the truth, "Blind in One Eye" is a fascinating memoir of what family is, and the decisions made in life we make and their long standing effects.

Blood Lust

Rikki Lee Travolta

Truth & Justice Entertainment

PO Box 281, Woodstock, IL 60098

9780557699513, $13.99,

A thirst for blood isn't the worst thing in the world. "Blood Lust" is the second novel in Rikki Lee's 'My Fractured Life' Saga, as a failing actor finds his way to New Orleans and finds an ancient underbelly that brings him into vampirism, but finds that it simply adds blood into his own list of addictions. "Blood Lust" is worth considering for fans of supernatural fiction, recommended.

The Light of the World

Patiick K. Canon


1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

9781452026367, $10.49,

When the soul is in pain, its cries to...

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