Publisher: William Morrow

Book Review: A Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden

Book Review: A Trace of Dece..

REVIEW: Since I read the first book in this series nearly two years ago, I’ve grown to adore historical mysteries. When I was offered the chance to read this second Victorian Mystery book, I jumped at it. The previous book featured Nell Hallum, a musician, working along with her brother Matthew Hallum to solve crimes. […]

Posted September 16, 2020
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Book Review: The Summer Deal by Jill Shalvis

Book Review: The Summer Deal..

REVIEW: Brynn Turner and Kinsey Davis have known each other since they were little kids. Their relationship has always been contentious and volatile at best. The girls attended the same summer camp year after year, and they never got along…then one summer, Kinsey stopped coming to camp. That’s when summer camp became fun for Brynn […]

Posted June 12, 2020
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Book Review: The German Heiress by Anika Scott

Book Review: The German Heir..

REVIEW: There are a lot of World War II books out there, but this one stands out to me because it is one of the few that I have read with a German main character. Clara Falkenburg is the daughter of Nazi sympathizers. She was in charge of running her father’s iron works company. As […]

Posted April 29, 2020
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Book Review: You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer

Book Review: You and Me and ..

REVIEW: Tommy’s world is upended when he has to tell his wife Alexis and daughter CeCe that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. For years, Alexis has been a workaholic and has typically tended to miss important events in the lives of her husband and child. 14-year-old CeCe doesn’t have a lot of affection […]

Posted April 20, 2020
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Book Review: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Book Review: Simon the Fiddl..

 REVIEW: Simon is a musician, traveling around playing his fiddle for anyone that will listen. The Civil War has been going on for years now and he has managed to avoid being forced to fight for either side because of his youthful look and his ability to lie and run. All of that changes when, […]

Posted April 14, 2020
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Book Review: The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

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REVIEW: I LOVED The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni! This is exactly the type of story that I want to be reading when I’m stuck inside with the pandemic in full force. Bert Monte lives in New York at the start of the novel. Very early in the story, she receives a fancy piece of mail […]

Posted April 10, 2020
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Book Review: The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Book Review: The Shape of Fa..

REVIEW: The Shape of Family is the story of the Olander family’s experiences with grief after tragedy. I have had loss in the not-too-distant past, and that was the main reason that I picked up this book. I’ve moved far enough along in my own process of grief that I felt like I could handle […]

Posted April 1, 2020
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Book Review: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

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REVIEW: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson was so much fun to read! I went into it knowing nothing about the book except that Peter Swanson wrote it, and I really think that knowing as little possible before starting it is the best way to go. The book, in a nutshell: Old Devils Bookstore owner […]

Posted March 24, 2020
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Book Review: The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman

Book Review: The Sea of Lost..

REVIEW: The Sea of Lost Girls has a very catchy beginning that hooked me right away. Tess gets a call from her teenage son, Rudy, in the middle of the night asking her to come pick him up. The situation surrounding why he wants to be picked up is suspicious, considering his clothes are wet. […]

Posted March 18, 2020
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Book Review: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

Book Review: The Forgotten L..

REVIEW: It is crazy to me to think that not long ago, husbands were allowed to commit their wives for mental issues. This is the story of Esther Durrant, who leaves home with her husband thinking they’re going on vacation only to find that he is leaving her at a private and isolated treatment facility […]

Posted March 11, 2020
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