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                                         Blacksparrow

This is a great book! Once you start it you are completely into it and can't put it down. You feel that you are actually there with the characters.You will be surprised that this is Mr. Ebelt's first book and just the beginning of many more.  
Sally A. Brand on January 27, 2015  +5

I felt like I was there right along with the characters. Can't say I'm an avid reader, but this book captivated me from the very first page. I felt like I was there right along with the characters. Highly recommended.       Edmund K. on November 24, 2014 +5

As the owner of an award winning independent bookstore, as well as a professional proofreader, I read a lot of books. I can honestly say Blacksparrow, by Thomas Alan Ebelt, is the best book I have read this year, and probably beyond! This book was very well thought out and meticulously written. The character development left me feeling as if I were friends with many of them. The setting of this book comes to life with the wonderfully descriptive writing of Mr. Ebelt, and I truly enjoyed learning a few things along the way. The stories within the story of Blacksparrow are very clear and understood. The plot of this book moves at a quick, page-turning pace that left my bookmark virtually unused. Once I reached the climax of Blacksparrow, there was absolutely no interrupting me, I had to finish it, or else! I look forward to more of Mr. Ebelt's writing!                Mark Meyer on October 9, 2014+5

A great read! I ended up putting my other books aside in order to concentrate on reading this riveting, fast paced novel. I recommend highly.    Nancy F Low on June 11, 2015  +5

A  very entertaining mix of cultures and mystery. An excellent mystery wrapped in the atmosphere of pre WW2 and the beliefs and mystery of Native American culture. The various sub-plots were masterfully woven together and represented a wide disparity of cultures and beliefs but all come together to make an excellent tale.       larryr2 on March 18, 2015 +5

A very enjoyable read. I read approximately 10 books a week from authors such as David Baldacci to C S Harris which shows the expanse of what I read. This book grabs you and you can't put it down. The characters were developed so you felt as if you knew them and could feel all the experiences that they went thru. I am looking forward to his next book and have added Thomas Alan Ebert to my list of favorite authors. I think anyone who likes mysteries and action and a little romance will enjoy this book. I think he has a long career of writing ahead of him.     Diana Strawnon March 9, 2015 +5

as there right along with the characters. Can't say I'm an avid reader, but this book captivated me from the very first page. I felt like I was there right along with the characters. Highly recommended.       Edmund K. on November 24, 2014 +5

As the owner of an award winning independent bookstore, as well as a professional proofreader, I read a lot of books. I can honestly say Blacksparrow, by Thomas Alan Ebelt, is the best book I have read this year, and probably beyond! This book was very well thought out and meticulously written. The character development left me feeling as if I were friends with many of them. The setting of this book comes to life with the wonderfully descriptive writing of Mr. Ebelt, and I truly enjoyed learning a few things along the way. The stories within the story of Blacksparrow are very clear and understood. The plot of this book moves at a quick, page-turning pace that left my bookmark virtually unused. Once I reached the climax of Blacksparrow, there was absolutely no interrupting me, I had to finish it, or else! I look forward to more of Mr. Ebelt's writing!                Mark Meyer on October 9, 2014+5

A great read! I ended up putting my other books aside in order to concentrate on reading this riveting, fast paced novel. I recommend highly.    Nancy F Low on June 11, 2015  +5

A  very entertaining mix of cultures and mystery. An excellent mystery wrapped in the atmosphere of pre WW2 and the beliefs and mystery of Native American culture. The various sub-plots were masterfully woven together and represented a wide disparity of cultures and beliefs but all come together to make an excellent tale.       larryr2 on March 18, 2015 +5

A very enjoyable read. I read approximately 10 books a week from authors such as David Baldacci to C S Harris which shows the expanse of what I read. This book grabs you and you can't put it down. The characters were developed so you felt as if you knew them and could feel all the experiences that they went thru. I am looking forward to his next book and have added Thomas Alan Ebert to my list of favorite authors. I think anyone who likes mysteries and action and a little romance will enjoy this book. I think he has a long career of writing ahead of him.     Diana Strawnon March 9, 2015 +5

 Whitefeather

Whitefeather: A 1930's Sci-Fi Detective Thriller  
Sam, Kip, Val, Doo and Dan, Diana and Lisa, the heroes of Ebelt's Black Sparrow book are back. When one thinks of living dinosaurs, space colonies, ufo's, bigfoot, werewolves, and dangerous spies one does not usually think of New Mexico in 1937. But the Black Sparrow Mesa has more going for it than any Roswell Crash story. Sam Begay, one-time Indian Police officer winds up with an abandoned uranium mine in the middle of the desert Southwest. The very one he wrested from the hands of evil Nazi spies in the first book. Now he has little to do and no money left to do it with. However the Nazis are not done with him and his crew of hard-luck heroes. The Nazis had found something significant at Black Sparrow and now they want it back for the Glory of the Third Reich.

Ebelt's deft handling of the science-fiction and suspense genre, (which owes much to the older heroics of the protagonists of Doc Savage and King Solomon's Mines), is offset by his knowledge of Old New Mexico and its history and legends. There is grit, dark deeds and murder afoot which takes place in the brightly lit scrubland and stark mesas and canyons of the desert. There are horrible monsters that are ravenous for flesh. Which seem to be in endless supply. There are strange mysteries beneath the red mesas. Ebelt brings his band of heroes together to uncover those mysteries. The two Nazi villains of Black Sparrow, Walker and Bloundt, find their way back to the Black Sparrow mine to seek gold, revenge and honor. Enter Miss Whitefeather, a beautiful dame who woos everyone into her web of deceit. This book really has a good feeling to it, there is suspense and violence, and yet we care about the characters, even the evil ones, because Ebelt gives life and depth to them all. He writes a Noir detective story that features Navajo magic, secret govt. agencies, strange forces, cryptozoological beasties and a deep understanding of Native American wisdom and fortitude. Whitefeather is a must have book for anyone who has read Black Sparrow. But it is also a great read on its own, which will lead the reader wanting more, leading them right back to Ebelt's Black Sparrow book.        David T. Pudelwitts on November 30, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition

The blistering sun, dry wind, and burning sands of New Mexico once again form the backdrop and stage for Indian cop, Sam Begay and his cohorts from “Blacksparrow” as they return to walk the pages of “Whitefeather” into the satisfactory conclusion of events originally begun in Ebelt’s first book. Once again the reader is treated to the author’s cleaver blending of genres reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The plot is believable and the cause and effect of certain historical episodes are plausible. The motley and diversified crew of characters are drawn with enough realism to allow the reader’s imagination to flesh them out and the story is peppered with romance, adventure, and mystery, and then salted with just enough science fiction to season the whole potpourri.       xinniemcgee on January 8, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition

                                    Writing Life Stories

 This woman knows how to write. This has been a wonderful book to read and follow.

 Rose Langdon on December 18, 2014 +5

 

                                 Spiritual Effects of Live Food

This book (with large typesetting - a blessing to an old man) is filled with information about living a healthier and a happier life. Dr. Allen has presented a well-documented and heavily-footnoted argument in favor of abandoning our traditional and cruel diets. I was brought up in a meat-and-potatoes' household and it was, at first, disconcerting, to consider a vegetarian diet - let alone a raw food diet. At first, I thought that this would mean deprivation and a life of salads and celery. Since reading the book, I have learned the joy of having a bowl of berries with yogurt for breakfast. My wife is experimenting with lots of vegetarian dishes in the expectation that my cholesterol, my blood sugar level, and my mood will improve. So far, so good. I have lost ten pounds and I feel more energy than I did before beginning this adventure in eating. Janet Allen has performed a great deed in present-ing this book and I look forward to more from her. I especially enjoyed the specific eating guidelines presented in Chapter 9 and the uplifting Norman Vincent Pealish tone of Chapter 10.      Charles Clemens, June 2015, 5*

 I started eating more living foods for health and when I saw this book, I immediately bought it because I so agree with the author that our spiritual health is intimately connected with our physical health. I am so touched by the author's account of her work as a nurse, sadly seeing so much suffering that could have been very much lessened or eliminated by lifestyle changes. As she learned about raw foods and their effects, she developed the passion to write this book to share her extensive knowledge.       Ruth Kamen, June 2015, 5*

I could not put this down. There is so much information packed into this book, even the bibliography was interesting!    Nancy Low,  June 2015, 5*

 

                                          Rozia

A good read. "It is surprising how we seem to be related to the human family, if not by blood ties, then by association..." ~Rose Trombley. Surprising Indeed! One can't help but relate in some shape or form to this diligent woman's life story; her hopes & dreams, her pain & loss, her love, her struggles, her joy. These are the feelings that connect us & keeps the reader turning page after page. Not only is Bugh a good writer but does a nice job in painting Rozia's life with clarity & honesty. I highly recommend this book not only for the story it tells but for the enriching quotes heading off each chapter. As I finished this book the words and wisdom of the late John Lennon came to mind. "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans"  Debbie Walker on September 20, 2014 +5

An excellent read. The 'cast of characters' so kept my interest that I didn't want to put this book down. The joys and the sorrows of Rozia and her extended family were written in a way that had me experiencing a lot of different emotions while reading her story. The era in which Rozia lives her amazing life of uncharted roads with some surprising turns coincides with some of my own known ancestors and the familiarity of times and circumstances made this story even more appealing to me. A wonderful story of one strong woman making her way through the 20th century.  H. Bryer on February 9, 2015  +5

Great authoring and some great research went into this writing.This book is everything I expected and more! Great authoring and some great research went into its writing. Thank you!   Rebecca Colburn on September 21, 2014 +5

Well written history of a Polish American family. I picked up this book at Iva's Chicken Dinners in Sterling MI. The restaurant is mentioned in the book as a family gathering place, which it still is!  I like 'local' histories, full of familiar places and names. What a treat to find this was a very well written account of early settlers in Bay and Arenac counties here in Michigan. While I appreciated the local aspects of the story, it certainly stands on it's own merits. The characters are real and endearing. I highly recommend this easy reading family history that covers nearly a century of changes.  Cynthia Birnbaum on June 19, 2015 +5

                              The Shadow Behind

Shadow Behind, is a murder mystery set in the trendy, northwestern, resort communities of Michigan. An area known for its upper-class seasonal homes and summer tourist attractions, the story begins in a cold and windy, early November.

On the first page, the reader finds Rob Livingstone the protagonist, and two suspicious characters wearing hoodies to hide their features, in a dangerous, high-speed pursuit on the expressway. We soon learn that a vacationing scientist, known for inventing a youth serum, has fallen ill after a banquet and found dead; a victim of poisoning. We also discover that the death of the scientist opens the door to others who will share in the monetary success of his invention, including the participants of his clinical trials and his attorney. The 60-year-old surviving widow, who looks 20 years younger than her age, hires Livingstone and his partner, “The Doctor,” to find her husband’s killer.                              

The Shadow Behind is satisfying in its own way. This novel is not an adrenalin-fueled race to the end, though it does have its moments. The story unfolds in a steady paced journey to its conclusion—reminiscent of detective novels from the late 1940’s, but with today’s gadgets, cell phones, and computers. The author, a Michigan writer, shows his knowledge of the area and its iconic locations, and he shares his personal interests in blues music in the persona of Livingstone, the main character.   Tom Ebelt on July 1, 2015 +4

The Shadow Behind.I'm not much of a mystery reader but I am a friend of the author so I gave it a try. I enjoyed it. Setting goes between Northern Michigan & Chicago, but the author does a nice job of blending the areas. Interesting characters with all the quirkiness expected in this type of book (I'm guessing because I don't do many mysteries, remember?). Author worked hard to  show the reader that he knows the area of the setting. Much better editing than most of the e-books I have read. Worth the read.    Amazon Customer on October 24, 2013 +4

 A solid mystery.I found it refreshingly realistic unlike many new mysteries. the characters were all believable and will be interesting to follow in future books. I want to know more about them.  William Haarz on August 11, 2013  +4