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The British Lion: A Novel by Tony Schumacher

Reviewed by Teri Davis

The British Lion“Chess wouldn’t work without pawns.”

Are we just pawns in the game of life? Like the game of chess are we just moved about or sacrificed in a scheme where we do not completely understand the rules or even the purpose?

In a world where Germany won the war during WWII and is currently occupying England, The British Lion offers readers the rare opportunity to judge the characters not by their national allegiances but by their actions. Read the rest of this entry »

The Incidental Spy by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Reviewed by Teri Davis

The Incidental SpyHow does anyone become a spy? Oftentimes it is not the person that chooses the profession but the profession which chooses the person. Lena became a spy because of who she was, who she knew, and how she could be controlled. Lena was forced to be a spy. She felt that she had no choices.

Being a Jew has frequently been dangerous throughout history in many places in Europe. This was especially true for those families who lived in Europe prior to the Second World War. For Lena, her life is no different than many people of the time, only much more complicated. Read the rest of this entry »