Author Archives: Tales Untangled

About Tales Untangled

I am a mother of four children and have a passion for reading. I love sharing my treasury of books with my kids. I also do experiments in cooking which includes such things as Indian Tandoori Chicken slow-cooked in a tagine. I write stories and illustrate in ink.

The Lost Wonderland Diaries – Does It Live Up To the Genius of the Original?

The Lost Wonderland Diaries By J. Scott Savage Spoiler Alert!   Summary Something monstrous has been found in the magic world of Wonderland and it wants to get out. Lewis Carroll created a curious and fantastical world in his classic … Continue reading

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The Ghost Collector – Do You Need a Middle-Grade Book About Death and Grieving?

The Ghost Collector By Allison Mills Spoiler Alert! SUMMARY: Ghosts aren’t meant to stick around forever… Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair. Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned … Continue reading

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Escaping Dreamland – How Much Does the Past Write the Future?

Escaping Dreamland By Charlie Lovett Spoiler Alert! Summary: Robert Parrish’s childhood obsession with series books like the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift inspired him to become an author. Just as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, his relationship with his … Continue reading

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The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories – Looking For Something New? This is it!

The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories By James Goldberg Spoiler Alert!   Summary Razia Shah—a promising, bright, suicidally-depressed seventeen-year-old living in New Delhi—has to tell herself a new story each day to convince herself to keep … Continue reading

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The Law of Moses – Is it a Romance, a Tragedy, or a Mystery? Paranormal?

The Law of Moses By Amy Harmon Spoiler Alert! Summary If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it … Continue reading

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The Rose and the Thorn – Is This Fairytale Going to Make You Swoon?

The Rose and the Thorn By Katherine MacDonald SUMMARY: A gripping and mesmerising retelling of a classic story, filled with romance, mystery and intrigue. There is a pale, penetrating loneliness etched into the walls of this forgotten place. A kind … Continue reading

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Crossings – What Would You Do If You Crossed Time? Find Love?

Crossings By Alex Landragin Spoiler Alert! Summary Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut–a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the … Continue reading

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The Buried World – How Will Bingmei Defy the Evil Emperor?

The Buried WorldThe Grave Kingdom Series By Jeff Wheeler Spoiler Alert! Summary The young warrior Bingmei pits her courage, combat skills, and very life against a brutal tyrant’s dark magic in the follow-up to Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff … Continue reading

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – How Do We Relate to His Story Today?

The Color of Water A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother By James McBride Spoiler Alert!   Summary Touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a … Continue reading

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The Splendor Falls – Do You Love Intrigue?

The Splendor Falls By Susanna Kearsley Spoiler Alert!   Summary 1205 – the town of Chinon is beseiged by enemies of King John, and his young Queen calls upon a trusted servant to conceal her treasured jewels. Emily Braden is … Continue reading

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