Monthly Archives:: January 2018

Jan 31 2018
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Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn’t care what religion Gertrude practices but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude’s father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position working at the consulate in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can’t find her. During his search for …

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Jan 30 2018
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Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Trouble in a Small Town

Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Trouble in a Small Town

Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
A Deputy Donut Mystery #1
Kensington • January 30, 2018

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive.

If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay calm during stressful situations. But that’s a tall order when one of her regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worst—especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for …

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Jan 30 2018
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Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall – Release Day Review

Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall – Release Day Review

My Thoughts

Oh, this was an absolutely wonderful start to a new series! Allie Larkin, a ballerina with a broken ankle, finds herself back home in Mystic Bay, helping her Aunt Gully run her new lobster shack. When a judge at a lobster roll competition winds up dead, and the other judges poisoned, Aunt Gully finds herself as a suspect. Allie, along with her BFF Verity, must figure out who really committed the crime…so they can save Aunt Gully and her lobster shack.

I was sucked into this story right away! The seaside setting of Mystic Bay and the entertaining cast of characters had me happily reading late into the night. There were plenty of twists to keep me guessing, and I …

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Jan 29 2018
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The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray – A Day in the Life of Author Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray – A Day in the Life of Author Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl
by Alex Gray
on Tour January 8 – February 12, 2018

Synopsis:

Another gripping Lorimer novel from Alex Gray, evoking Glasgow like no other writer can

When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can’t believe her luck. But Kirsty’s delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.

Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva’s life and death. But it is not long until …

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Jan 28 2018
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

My Thoughts

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully written historical fiction, set during World War II in Seattle. I’ve not read about the Japanese internment following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jamie’s characters, Henry Lee, an American-born Chinese boy, and Keiko Okabe, an American-born Japanese girl, are so vividly brought to life. The story is told from Henry’s point of view and goes back and forth between the 1940s and the 1980s.

This story moved me to tears many times. The characters were incredibly developed, and even the secondary characters of Sheldon and Mrs. Beatty were some of my very favorites. The settings were so well-written that I truly felt as if I was there, smelling …

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Jan 27 2018
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Rise by Sierra Cross

Rise by Sierra Cross

Rise Sierra Cross(Coven of Fire, #1)Publication date: June 15th 2017Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

I closed the door on magic long ago…the day it made me an orphan.

Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives—my mother among them—to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it’s back.

As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I’m the key to reviving the coven. And there’s an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who’s promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.

One problem: I’ve never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the …

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Jan 26 2018
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Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Review and Giveaway

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory – Review and Giveaway

Scone Cold Killer

by Lena Gregory

Series: All Day Breakfast Café Mystery, #1

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Release Date: January 23, 2018

For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has …

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Jan 25 2018
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Bridgeway Academy® Accepting ECOT Students

Bridgeway Academy® Accepting ECOT Students

With the mid-year closing of ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) many parents are struggling to find a way to continue their child’s education that works for their family. This is where Bridgeway Academy comes in. No need to worry about losing time, flexibility, freedom or accreditation. We are ready to help! Our admissions’ team is working hard with ECOT families to make the transition into a second-semester program fast and easy. Bridgeway Academy was founded in 1989 and continues to serve K-12 students today.

Press Release:
Bridgeway Academy®, which pioneered personalized learning in homeschools and schools across the U.S. and around the world, today announced it is ready to accept students seeking an alternative to the closing Electronic Classroom …

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Jan 25 2018
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2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge

2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge

I want to make sure I read some more magical books this year, so I’m signing up for the 2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge hosted by Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf. This challenge runs through December 31, 2018. To participate in this challenge, you must read at least 1 full-length book with a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements. The book can be fiction or non-fiction. I’m signing up for the initiate level and will keep track of my progress on this post. You can click the button at the top of this post to sign up.

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Jan 24 2018
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Fury Frayed by Melissa Haag – Blitz and Giveaway

Fury Frayed by Melissa Haag – Blitz and Giveaway

Fury Frayed Melissa Haag(Of Fates and Furies, #1)Publication date: January 23rd 2018Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Megan’s temper lands her in Girderon Academy, an exclusive school founded in a town of misfit supernatural creatures. It’s the one place she should be able to fit in, but she can’t. Instead, she itches to punch the smug sheriff in his face, pull the hair from a pack of territorial blondes, and kiss the smile off the shy boy’s face. Unfortunately, she can’t do any of that, either, because humans are dying and all clues point to her.

With Megan’s temper flaring, time to find the real killer and clear her name is running out. As much as she wants to return to her …

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