Book Review: Ashley's War, The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Ashley's War:  The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book published in April 2015.  The story follows several women and their quest to become the first women to be in combat along the Green Berets and Army Rangers. This is a book that was selected in my workplace for discussion between women and/or veterans.  The book discussion was broken into three parts much like how the story was broken up.  It garnered great conversations. Some of the things that happened in the book didn't surprise me, such as how physically demanding the tryouts were to be part of the special operations.  It's a demanding job that requires people to be not only physically strong but mentally strong.     What did shock me was that it took the military so long to allow women to fight along men on the battlefield.  Another thing that astonished me were how accepting most of the men in the Army Rangers were of the women fight

Book Review: Witches Get Stuff Done (Starfall Point, #1) by Molly Harper

Witches Get Stuff Done (Starfall Point, #1) by Molly Harper opens with Riley arriving to Starfall Point, an island in Michigan, to meet her last living relative on her mother's side only to find out her Aunt passed away.  Inheriting the family mansion, she learns she's a witch and has been entrusted with the family secret.

I'd like to thank NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Witches Get Stuff Done (Starfall Point, #1) by Molly Harper.  I was intrigued by the title of this novel and was thrilled to be approved to read this book.  I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

When I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not.  The first few chapters were way too long in my opinion, and I felt like something could've been done better to ease the reader into the story.  With that being said, I am glad I stuck with the story as it picked up, and I ended up falling in love with the characters and the atmosphere of the island.

The author ended the book with a huge cliffhanger, and I really hope that none of the characters that I've come to love are the "bad guy".  I halfway wonder if it will end up being Riley's father or one of Edison's parents because these are really the only characters I don't care for.

I'd consider Witches Get Stuff Done (Starfall Point, #1) by Molly Harper a combination of romance and mystery with paranormal elements.  I can't wait until the next book comes out.  Four out of five stars.

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