Review: Evangaline: The Seer of Wall Street by Clint Adams

Title: Evangeline: The Seer of Wall St.

Author: Clint Adams


Publisher's Insight:

The stars are infallible; one's true destiny cannot be altered. Or can it?A descendant of presidents John and John Quincy Adams, and the black sheep of her family, astrologer Evangeline Adams flees provincial Boston in 1899 to launch her business in New York City. On the train ride, she casts her own horoscopic chart. Her findings--death on November 10, 1932 and an unusual intimate union--alarm her. Soon after, she meets actress and suffragist Emma Sheridan-Fry, and she spends the rest of her life torn between society's restrictions and the trail-blazing nature that made her one of the most prominent female businesswomen of her time. Peopled with real historical figures, including J.P. Morgan, King Edward VII, Enrico Caruso, Rudolph Valentino, Charles Schwab, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Sheridan-Fry (who was known to have been a "companion" of Evangeline's) and occult figure Aleister Crowley, Evangeline The Seer of Wall St. immerses readers in a New York populated with the Wall Street wealthy and the downtrodden, all of whom visited Evangeline's Carnegie Hall office.

Review: I really wanted to love this book. It had everything I wanted in a book. A bit of mystical whimsy and some amazing bits of true life. It was everything, yet it did nothing for me. It's such a sad day when I can't finish a book. I'm normally under the belief system that once you start a book you finish it, no matter what. But I just couldn't.

You can tell that Clint Adams is a highly intelligent man, and writes exceptionally well. But for a reader, such as I, I want to be taken on a journey that will help me escape. Unfortunately I found his wording to be a bit stiff and hard to read.

I was only able to get 1/4 of the way through the book before I stopped. I did however realize that Mr. Adams had quite beautifully woven his characters together. He's taken a lot of time and consideration into them and they are very real.

I wish that I could have loved this book more. Please don't take my word for what "is" about this book, for each person has their own take on a book. Download the sample of the book and decide for yourself.

I received this product for free/at a discount in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own. Most books are donated to the local library for circulation, or donation to the Friends of the Library.


Hell School: Fresh Meat - Character Bio

Today we turn out attention to a book that came out on the 14th of March, just in time for March Madness. You know we all need something to read while the basketball games are playing!

Today I have Heidi Angell's new book Hell School. Here's a little bit about the book:

High school is hard, especially when you're a freshman in a new town, surrounded by people you don't understand and who don't understand you. Sam was overwhelmed just trying to fit in. Then she is singled out with the first letter. 
While some girls envy the “romantics” of this unknown admirer, Sam can tell something isn't right. Sam wanted to just blend in, but someone's eye is fixated on her. As the letters and bad poetry continue, so does the nagging in Sam's stomach telling her this is not normal. 
When things escalate from strange to creepy, Sam's world becomes a nightmare. Twisted admiration is stalking her around every corner in the high school from hell…. 
Wow, this sounds rather creepy. I hope Sam's OK.

I think that we should try a character bio of Mike Wells, one of the characters in the book. What do you think? I can't hear you! One more time!

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Name: Michael Wells
Nickname: Mike
Age: 14 years old
A bit about: Mike has always been a part of the girls’ trio, and sometimes they forget he is a guy. He is the joker, the fun guy, the one to keep it light. Permanently friend zoned, he doesn’t let that hold him back. Full of fun and energy, he is surprisingly deep when given the opportunity.

Who I see playing Mike: Chase Crawford. He is attractive, but a bit goofy. His social status is mostly what it is because of his economic status and self-esteem.

Now it's time to see what Mike's role is in the whole thing. You'll want to go to AMAZON and get the book today!

Here's a little about our beautiful, talented author:

Bibliophile, lexicomaniac and wordsmith! She is the author of The Hunters Series, The Clear Angel Chronicles, and The Hell School Series. She also created Royal Prince Vince, and Creative Exercises to Inspire,

When she is not reading and writing, she can be found spending quality time
with her lovely family camping, hiking, swimming, or watching movies.  Learn
more about her and her books at HeidiAngell.com