The Dangerous Days of Daniel X


You’re probably familiar with author James Patterson, after all, it’s estimated that there are 150 million copies of his books in print worldwide. With his series of books starring Alex Cross and now his series featuring the Women’s Murder Club, Patterson has defined the genre of detective fiction. But James Patterson is also a father, […]

Mama Rock’s Rules-Common sense parenting advice


The full title is Mama Rock’s Rules: Ten Lessons for Raising a Houseful of Successful Children, and the co-authors are Rose Rock, mother of actor/comedian Chris Rock, and Valerie Graham. Rose Rock raised ten biological children, 17 foster children, and an assortment of other children who hung out at her house. Each of her ten […]

The Cure for Modern Life


The Cure for Modern Life was not an easy book for me to read. I had read and enjoyed author Lisa Tucker’s book Once Upon A Day, and reviewed it for MotherTalk, so I was looking forward to reading this book as well when MotherTalk asked for volunteers. The main character is Matthew Connelly, an […]

MotherTalk Blog Tour-Persian Girls

I’m pleased to be bringing you this review of Nahid Rachlin’s memoir “Persian Girls: A Memoir”, as part of the MotherTalk book tour. “Persian Girls” tells Ms. Rachlin’s story of growing up in Iran, starting with being raised by her Aunt Maryam. In her words, she was a “gift” to Maryam from her younger sister […]

MotherTalk-The Thirteenth Tale

Have you ever had a secret? The kind of secret that you eventually just have to confess to someone? Which was harder, keeping the secret, or confessing it? Secrets and confessions form the basis for the book The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Mysterious and reclusive author Vida Winter, who, in the book, is the […]