Recent Reviews for Kelly A. Zarembski
Love and Pork Chops (Book) - 12/21/2004 5:48:30 AM|
Review By Joe Wright/Mountman
Well, first off, I have to fess up. I was hesitant about reading a lesbian love story. As a gay male, I didnít think that I would like it. But, Kelly set me straight (no pun intended). Kellyís descriptive phrases and wonderful character development grabbed me right off the bat. All of her characters are four-dimensional. Why do I say 4 instead of 3? Not only can you picture them physically, but you also get to know the way that they think.
Love and Pork Chops is actually the love stories of two women, Rachel and one of her best friends, Que. Rachel is an owner of a restaurant/jazz club. Our stories open up with Rachel at her club. Que, a nationally recognized cartoonist, comes in to tell Rachel all about the newest love of her life Mel, who owns a very successful art gallery.
After a breakup, Que is almost forced, by her friends, to go on the two-week vacation
that she and her ex had planned before the breakup. It reads like a fantasy come true. While there, Que meets and falls for Mel and Mel for her. But due to circumstances, Mel breaks it off at the end of the vacation. If you want more information about what happens next, buy the book.
Now, on to Rachel and Blair, an FBI agent that lives in Washington, and is home for a visit with family. Rachel and Blair have to figure things out, due to the fact of the long distance. Read the book and you will find out how they deal with the long distance relationship.
In closing, I would recommend Love and Pork Chops to anyone that likes a great love story.
Visions of Sarah (Book) - 6/10/2004 11:39:48 AM
First off I must say that although submitted as a "lesbian romance" I, (a gay male), totally enjoyed this book. Kelly writes with personal style and inviting ambiance. I felt totally welcome in Melissa (Mel) Hadley's world. Zarembski has a strong ability to make her characters real and believable. Mel is no exception nor the lost Sarah or Mel's family of friends. I read this book while my lover of twenty-four years was literally going through heart surgery. So I was a little nervous to say the least. Considering that I knew a portion of the subject in "Visions Of Sarah" was the loss of a lover just made me more anxious. However, Kelly's style and characters quickly enwrapped and welcomed me. I found some relief in Mel's rationalizing over the loss of Sarah. And indeed amusement at her friend's attempts to cheer.
Make no mistake this is not a book of morn, but rather Mel's road back from that dark place of loss. Peppered with memories and loving helpful friends the story is an easy and touching read. From the tender and trembling first kiss to the more relaxed Mel later in the book. This character becomes a friend. Yes this is a lesbian romance however Zarembski transcends gender with her universal understanding of relationships, and makes this topical for all. A must read!
Visions of Sarah (Book) - 5/21/2002 2:57:43 PM
VISIONS OF SARAH IS A VERY WELL WRITTEN BOOK. I ENJOYED IT TOTALLY. THE CHARACTERS ARE SO REAL. YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU ARE LIVING THEIR PAIN, THEIR JOY, THEIR SORROW. THE EMOTIONS THE AUTHUR CAPTURED IS SO BONE CHILLING. THE BOOK MADE ME LAUGH, CRY AND ANXIOUS TO GET TO THE NEXT CHAPTER TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.
Visions of Sarah (Book) - 4/23/2002 9:22:12 AM
After recently stumbling across this book on Barnesandnoble.com I felt I really needed to review it. It was so honest and emotional I felt as though the author was talking about me. The characters were real and I honestly felt as though I knew them. I love the deep friendships and passionate love between all the characters. It truely is an enjoyable read.
The Watcher (Poetry) - 6/13/2004 7:21:18 PM
Passionately expressive! I embrace you with appreciation and friendly greetings....
The Watcher (Poetry) - 1/3/2004 5:33:07 PM
This is a beautiful piece of writing Kelly!
The funeral (Poetry) - 11/20/2003 10:45:18 AM
Wonderful poem.....Welcome to AD.........Ty, Dani
The funeral (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 6:43:50 PM
Such a moving write.
The funeral (Poetry) - 9/27/2003 4:05:16 PM
My eyes rose to silver and white and fragrant reds.
The air was still but the sounds were loud.
I kept focus as my strides were steady.
With shaking hands and weak knees I stood.
My eyes blurred as I looked down.
Darkness surrounded me as whites and satins lay before me.
I inhaled strong scents and opened my eyes to paleness.
Excellent words here
The funeral (Poetry) - 9/27/2003 2:56:02 PM
Very nice! It was as if I could really be the person described.
The funeral (Poetry) - 9/27/2003 2:44:33 PM
o, i felt this one deep in my soul--heartmoving, wonderfully written
i particularly love the line, "inhaled strong scents and opened my eyes to paleness."
BTW, welcome to AD, we're family here! :) stop by anytime!
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