Martha Stevens-David Book Review Column


Martha Stevens-David 2012Martha Stevens-David was the fourth of eight children born to an Aroostook County, Maine, potato farmer and his wife. She desired to be a writer from the age of eight. In 1982, when teaching English as a second language in Taipei, Taiwan, she began writing the stories that she had carried in her mind all of her days. In June, 2011, her first book, Autobiography of a Simple Soul was published, followed by: Memories, Another Place, Another Time. In 2014 she published her third book, Mainely Memories. The author lives with her husband in Minot, Maine. Email:

She has published individual stories in many places and has a column at Magic City Morning Star where she also publishes Book Reviews which are stored together with other reviewers. She also has a column on the old Kingscalendar site and is now also publishing her Book reviews in the Kingscalendar Book Reviews Section.

Martha Stevens-David Book Reviews

Martha Stevens-David Review: “Predatory Medicine” by J.S. Vangrow, M.D.
April 8, 2016

Speaking from a personal point of view, I think that everyone, young and old should purchase this book to better educate themselves about the unsavory medical world and its practitioners. Keeping in mind, that not all engaged in this lucrative field are unsavory or unethical in their medical treatments, but as the old saying goes; “Forewarned is forearmed!”

Martha Stevens-David Review: “Apex Predator” by Kelvin Kwa
March 4, 2016

This writer, Kelvin Kwa, floored me with his command of the “English” language and his profound ability to write his story line in such a way that it totally ensnares the reader. I was amazed at the way Mr. Kwa was able to keep the story line nice and tight, leaving the reader gasping and wanting more.

Martha Stevens-David Review: “A Song in the Dark” by June M. Davis
Feb 22, 2016

I was somewhat prepared to sympathize with the author “June Davis’” life of tragedy. But I was not prepared for her ability and understanding of writing such beautiful, heart rending poems. And I wasn’t prepared for the fact that the author could explain to her readers how she felt and how she overcame each dark journey to finally reach the golden light on the other side.

Martha Stevens-David Review: “The Red Stock Company” by T. Roy Jackson
Feb 20, 2016

This book of “historical fiction” based on the “Vietnam” debacle, was somewhat overwhelming, mostly due to the amount of pages. However, personally having had two brothers, one with the CIA and the other with the NSA, having served the American Military in the exact same areas mentioned in Mr. Jackson’s story, I couldn’t wait to read this book.

Martha Stevens-David Review: “I AM PAT” by Patricia Kampmeier
July 20, 2016

Author Patricia Kampmeier’s book of poetry may be small in page content, but what she has to say more than makes up for that. This poetry book has prose that is very moving and emotionally powerful.

Author: R.P. BenDedek

Born in 1953 in Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia, R.P. BenDedek (pseudonym) is a divorced father of five who has been living and working in The People's Republic of China (Mainland China) since 2003. He is currently (2016) working in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province.

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