Posts Categorized: Book Review

Jul 15 2018
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Tied Up with Strings by Madeline McEwen

Tied Up with Strings by Madeline McEwen

Tied Up with Strings by Madeline McEwen
A Serebral Seniors Mystery Book 1
Imajin Qwickies • December 11, 2017

Big mysteries often come in small packages…

When curmudgeonly private detective Betty Grape visits a young friend, who is housesitting in a remote village in England for Christmas vacation, something seems out of place. Her friend, Catia, is visibly nervous. Is she worried about the young men in the decrepit caravan in next door’s back garden? Or is Catia involved in the disappearance of the homeowner’s invalid wife?

As an American, Betty discovers the locals are full of friendly gossip but taciturn about solid facts. Though they are determined to keep Betty from butting in on their territory, she blunders through the social morass …

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Jun 28 2018
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In the Grip Of It by Sheena Kamal

In the Grip Of It by Sheena Kamal

In the Grip Of It
by Sheena Kamal
on Tour June 1 – June 30, 2018

Synopsis:

On a surveillance assignment for a child custody case, PI-in-training Nora Watts finds herself ensconced in a small farming community on a beautiful hippie island in the Pacific Northwest, a place with a reputation for being welcoming to outsiders. But when she arrives there, she discovers her welcome quickly wears thin. Perhaps too quickly.

Salt Spring Island, with a history as a refuge for African Americans fleeing the bonds of slavery, is not a place of refuge for her—and, she suspects, may not be for the people who live there, either.

As she investigates, nothing about this remote community seems to add up. It gets personal as Nora confronts …

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Jun 15 2018
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Dangerous Places by Susan Hunter – Review and Giveaway

Dangerous Places by Susan Hunter – Review and Giveaway

My Thoughts

Dangerous Places by Susan Hunter is the third book in the Leah Nash mystery series. Leah is a former reporter turned true-crime writer. She’s just coming off a book tour for her first book when a childhood friend asks her to help clear her brother in the unsolved disappearance of his high school girlfriend. Leah isn’t interested in getting involved but feels an obligation to after her friend is killed in a car accident.

This is a mystery that I actually managed to figure out some of the ending well beforehand, but I didn’t get it all right. The author still managed to throw in a few twists and turns that I definitely didn’t see coming. Leah is …

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Jun 09 2018
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Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch

Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch

Character Interview with Alex Vlodnachek

1) Alex, what made you want to be a reporter?

Well, I’m kind of nosy. So the idea of being able to ask questions for a living was appealing. I also felt like it was a way to contribute and make the world a little better. Plus, have you ever been in a newsroom on deadline? Electric.

2) If you could instantly solve one problem in your life, what would it be?

Let the entire world know that I didn’t kill my late boss, Everett Coleman. Or sleep with him. Or even like him.

3) What’s your go-to dinner recipe?

Pizza delivery. I know three different take-out numbers by heart.

4) What does a typical day look …

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Jun 08 2018
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A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

A Cowboy of Convenience

(Sheridan Sweethearts #2)
By Stacy Henrie

Inspirational Historical Romance

Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages

June 1st 2018 by Love Inspired Historical

Groom by Agreement

A real home–it’s what Vienna Howe dearly wants for her young daughter. Yet the ramshackle property she just inherited hardly qualifies. She can’t afford the repairs–until foreman West McCall suggests they start a dude ranch together. For propriety’s sake, they’ll need a marriage in name only…a practical solution for two wary hearts.

Years ago, West convinced Vienna to marry a man of means, never realizing how cruel her husband could be. Guilt-ridden, he intends to secure the lovely widow’s future. But despite …

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May 11 2018
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Go to Sleep, Sheep! – Children’s Book Review and Giveaway

Go to Sleep, Sheep! – Children’s Book Review and Giveaway

Go to Sleep, Sheep!
Bedtime Barn #1
Illustrated by Sydney Hanson
Board Book
Thomas Nelson • April 3, 2018

Go to Sleep, Sheep!, the first book in the Bedtime Barn series, features silly, sleepy sheep on the cover and a great, big, colorful barn as the background. Die-cut to the shape of the barn, this book is sure to catch the eye of parents and children alike! With a funny story and engaging artwork, the Bedtime Barn series has the potential to be a unique, popular good night book.

Barnyard themes are popular for showers, nurseries, and entertainment for children, making this book series a timely topic and thoughtful gift option. Go to Sleep, Sheep!,the delightful first story in the Bedtime Barn series, …

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May 04 2018
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Dangerous Habits by Susan Hunter – Review

Dangerous Habits by Susan Hunter – Review

My Thoughts

Dangerous Habits by Susan Hunter is the first book in the Leah Nash mystery series. I wouldn’t call this a cozy mystery book, but a regular mystery. There’s a lot more action, as well as some situations that wouldn’t occur in a cozy mystery.

Dangerous Habits is set in small-town Wisconsin where Leah has returned home to work at the newspaper where she got her start. She lives with her mom. Leah is a great character. She’s intelligent but she tends to run her mouth a bit more than she should…she doesn’t have a filter and her mouth is usually what gets her in trouble. That, and her inability to let something go when she has a niggling idea.

There …

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Apr 24 2018
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Love At Last by Claudia Connor – Release Day Review + Blitz

Love At Last by Claudia Connor – Release Day Review + Blitz

My Thoughts

Love At Last by Claudia Connor is a fun, sexy story of love discovered, lost, and discovered again. If you’re looking for a sweet romance with big family dynamics to lose yourself in, you can’t go wrong with a Claudia Connor book. This one is no exception.

There were a couple of issues I felt with the timeline of the story – it felt like we jumped ahead and characters made some strange choices at some parts – but overall this is a wonderful story that I found myself really enjoying. I thought there would be more detail to some parts of the story. And, in today’s world, I didn’t think the characters needed to be lost to …

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Mar 18 2018
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Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig – Review

Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig – Review

My Thoughts

Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig is the first book in the Southern B&B Mystery series. I absolutely loved the Southern setting. Savannah, Georgia comes to life in this charming B&B with the Bellandini sisters, Papa Sal, and others. This colorful cast of characters, featuring Quinn and her sister Delilah, must figure out who killed a local restaurant owner. His brother (and Quinn’s friend) has been arrested for the crime, but Quinn knows he’s innocent…and she isn’t about to stand by while he sits in jail.

The mystery had a great twist at the end. The characters really brought this story together. I loved the touch of paranormal hinted at as well. I thought I had things figured out, …

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Mar 01 2018
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The Amendment Killer by Ronald S. Barak

The Amendment Killer by Ronald S. Barak

Excerpt

Chapter 1
Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 am

We have your granddaughter. Here’s what you need to do.

Thomas T. Thomas III reviewed the language. Again. He closed the phone without hitting send. Yet.

He stared through high-powered binoculars from atop the wooded knoll. As always, the girl hit one perfect shot after another.

Cassie Webber. Age 11. He’d been tailing her for three months. It seemed longer.

She was chaperoned everywhere she went. Two-a-day practices before and after school. Her dad drove her in the morning. He watched her empty bucket after bucket and then dropped her off at school. Her mom picked her up after school, ferried her back to the practice range, and brought her home after daughter and coach finished. Mom and …

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