Cover: Burning Sky

Review: Burning Sky

Burning Sky by Lori Benton Waterbrook Press, 2013.  Trade paperback, 416 pages. Benton’s debut novel from 2013 is a wonderful depiction of life on the western fringes on early America.  Opening with the return of Willa Oberchain to her hometown of Shiloh, New York, one is quickly introduced to the two main characters.  Willa discovers…

Cover: Love and Ruin

Review: Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Ballentine, 2018. Hardcover, 352 pages. McLain’s newest novel features the story of Martha Gellhorn, a lifelong war correspondent and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway.  It opens with Martha’s life before meeting Hemingway when she worked as an aspiring novelist and sometimes journalist. After her father’s death, Martha, her…