Review by Christin Berger: I just finished reading October Snow and I am sitting here in stunned silence.  It has been a very long time since I have read a grown-up novel of this quality.  Ms. Brooks flawlessly captures the experience of a woman in or after a violent relationship, the difficulties of escaping and dealing with a system that does more to perpetuate the abuser’s control than to protect the woman and her children.   The characters are so believable that you will become emotionally invested in their experience.  I recommend having tissues at hand and enough time to finish the book in one sitting because you will not want to put it down.  Take the time to read this book and then tell your friends to read it.  You will not regret it.  To say that it is riveting is actually an understatement.  October Snow is all-consuming.  It will stay with me, always.

Review by PJ LaRue:   Ms. Major's Enmitus - the Children is a sci/fi space travel series that quickly draws the reader in. Once the scenes are set, the pace is fast. The many characters were colorful, sometimes having long hidden agendas revealed well into the story. When love and friendship cross a galaxy, it creates deep interplanetary bonds that Ms. Major developed in detail. The characters and locations are described with such clarity that the reader feels he or she is there, a silent observer, yet part of the story. There are adult related themes, such as love and war, complete with battles. However, I didn't find the detail of these scenes to be offputting for a reader looking for a clean book. I found myself annoyed when I had to put the book down to do other tasks. I wanted to get to the end to find out what happened to all of the characters, both good and evil. I read it out of order, but it was intriguing enough that I plan to pick up the first book in the series, Enmitus - the Transformation to read, as well. Enmitus - the Children is well worth reading. I hope there is another book in the series coming in the future.

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    June 2013