About Me


Let me begin by telling you a bit about myself. My name is Francine and I am a small business owner living in Madera, CA. I own Anthem Books. I sell new, used and rare books online.

I am an avid reader. I enjoy reading almost all genres of literature and you can expect to find a variety of book reviews, as well as reviews of magazines and anything else that catches my fancy.

I am also a writer and have been published in some journals, newspapers, etc. I will keep you all updated on what is happening in my life as far as reading/writing is concerned.

My goal with this book review is to highlight literature in and around the valley and also to just read as much great works of literature as possible.

***If you are a writer from the Madera County area, I encourage you to contact me, I would love to read and provide an honest review of your book. Also, if you are selling your book and no major bookstore is providing shelf space, contact me and let's discuss options for getting your book seen.

Lastly, this is my book review blog and all views expressed are mine and mine alone. I am unconventional and my book reviews will be no different. I titled the blog Anthem Book Review, because Anthem by Ayn Rand is one of my favorite books and a philosophy I live by. I will it!

If you would like me to review a book or have any book suggestions email me at the below email address and let's discuss our love of words! Thank again!

Happy Reading!



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  2. Hi Francine,
    Would you be interested in reviewing my linked short-story collection 'Treading the Uneven Road'? It will be released at the end of March by Fomite Press. It is approx. 50000 words.

    The stories in this collection are set in a small village in the Northwest of Ireland in the early 1980’s and 90’s. A by-pass around the village has rid them of their once busy traffic. The residents feel forgotten by the world. The need to reach out and be heard is explored in every story, from the young woman who starts to have phone conversations with her husband’s gay lover, to the dyslexic man who confronts his cruel teacher years later.
    The collection is not only about the characters need for salvation but it is about a society that is unraveling. In Amends, we hear about the Bishop who has fathered a child. A priest is beckoned by a dying man to be mocked. The world inside and outside the village is changing. In every story the characters need to make a choice on how they might carry on.

    The blurb from Pamela Painter, author of Getting To Know The Weather, and The Long and Short of it--
    Set in Ireland, the wonderful stories in TREADING THE UNEVEN ROAD are connected with bands of steel and heart. Their unforgettable characters weave in and out of each other’s lives, acting on impulses that are sometimes misguided, occasionally dangerous but often beautiful. A great read.

    My novel Debris was released last April. I am from Sligo, Ireland but presently reside in Massachusetts. May I send you a copy of the book? I can send kindle version or PDF and spec sheet.
    I will look forward to hearing from you, best wishes Lorna