Posts Categorized: Book Review

Jul 14 2013
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The Granite Key by N.S. Wikarski

The Granite Key by N.S. Wikarski

The Granite Key by N.S. Wikarski
Archaeological Thriller
Date Published: 2/12/2011

“Think ‘MEDIUM meets THE LOST SYMBOL’ and it only begins to describe the pleasures of THE GRANITE KEY – 5 Stars.” (Kindle Nation)

A Wake-Up Call
In a nightmare, nineteen year old Cassie Forsythe sees her sister attacked by a man in a cowboy hat who demands something called “the key.” Her nightmare mutates into reality before the night is over. Cassie is called to identify her sister’s body–murdered exactly as her dream foretold. Cassie dismisses her vision as a fluke and fights to get on with her life. Disconnected and aimless now that her only family is gone, she drifts until the evening when she catches the man in the cowboy hat …

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Jul 13 2013
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{Review} The Corpse with the Silver Tongue by Cathy Ace

{Review} The Corpse with the Silver Tongue by Cathy Ace

In the south of France where hatred simmers in the heat, a man seemingly admired, and certainly feared, drops dead at a dinner party. All of the guests fall under suspicion, including Welsh-Canadian professor Cait Morgan. A criminologist who specializes in profiling victims, Cait sets out to solve the murder—and clear her name. Add to this the disappearance of an ancient Celtic gold collar said to be cursed and there you have the ingredients for a Nicoise salad of death, secrets, and lies. Will Cait find the killer before she, too, falls victim to a murderer driven by a surprising and disturbing motive?

The Corpse with the Silver Tongue is the first in the Cait Morgan mystery series, a classic whodunit …

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Jul 10 2013
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Last Wool and Testament: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery by Molly MacRae

Last Wool and Testament: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery by Molly MacRae

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Last Wool and Testament: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery by Molly MacRae

Thank Goodness It’s Fiber: That’s the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath’s beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver’s Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that’s only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother’s affairs.There’s been a murder, …

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Jun 30 2013
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{Review} The Wishing Well Curse by Lynn Donovan

{Review} The Wishing Well Curse by Lynn Donovan

Disclosure: I received a copy of this ebook for free in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. This post contains affiliate links; if you make a purchase by clicking through an affiliate link, thank you for supporting this blog. 🙂

The Wishing Well Curse by Lynn Donovan

Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job….

When a mysterious letter comes from a law firm in Colorado, he decides things just might be looking up. Now he stands to inherit a fortune, but it comes with a price. He must break a family curse and restore true love. What does he know about breaking a …

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Jun 12 2013
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The Final Arrangement (The Flower Shop Mystery Series, #1) by Annie Adams

The Final Arrangement (The Flower Shop Mystery Series, #1) by Annie Adams

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog!

The Final Arrangement
The Flower Shop Mystery Series, #1
Annie Adams

The Vulture is dead.

The body of Quincy McKay’s nemesis and biggest competitor in the floral business has just been discovered in a casket at the mortuary, complete with flowers on the lid.

Derrick Gibbons, aka The Vulture, stole all of Quincy’s funeral business, and now she’s on a mission to get it back. But there’s a problem—Quincy is now the main suspect in The Vulture’s murder.

Armed with only her Zombie delivery van, good intentions, and the …

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Jun 04 2013
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Shepherd’s Pie De-Lite and Steamed to Death

Shepherd’s Pie De-Lite and Steamed to Death

Disclosure: I received a copy of Steamed to Death from the author in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase on Amazon by using these links, thank you so much for supporting this blog!

Gourmet health food caterer Gigi Fitzgerald is used to helping dieters drop a dress size. But when her clients start dropping dead, she’s ready to switch her chef’s hat for a detective’s cap and track down a killer. . .

Aging soap star Felicity Davenport is looking to revamp her image, and she’s using Gigi’s Gourmet De-Lite to help her shed a few of those unwanted pounds. Having such a high-profile client is definitely good …

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May 17 2013
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Cookies for Dinner – Review + Excerpt

Cookies for Dinner – Review + Excerpt

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Cookies for Dinner in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received for my post, Cookies for Dinner – Review + Excerpt. I was not required to write a positive review.

Mothers don’t need another “how to” book on parenting. What they need is to know that they’re not the only ones who stand on the supermarket checkout line and share potty training horror stories with total strangers.You can find plenty of books, relatives, and therapists who are happy to tell you how to become the “perfect” mother. Cookies for Dinner is the antidote to all that.

Pam Johnson-Bennett and Kae Allen are two mothers who reveal their imperfections and …

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May 15 2013
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Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective Review #IOBookTours

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective Review #IOBookTours

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. No compensation was received for this post.

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s
reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

Amazon | B&NAward-winning author Christine Amsden has written stories since she was eight, always with …

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Apr 12 2013
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{Review} Portrait of a Dead Guy – Larissa Reinhart

{Review} Portrait of a Dead Guy – Larissa Reinhart

In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge — but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival.

As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject. Between ex-boyfriends, her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry finds herself painted into a corner she’ll be lucky to survive.

Larissa loves small town characters with big attitudes, particularly sassy women with a penchant for trouble. Her Cherry …

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Apr 07 2013
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{Review} Death Drops by Chrystle Fiedler

{Review} Death Drops by Chrystle Fiedler

Death Drops
Chrystle Fiedler

NATURE’S WAY MARKET AND CAFE SELLS HEALTHY FOODS AND NATURAL CURES FOR WHAT AILS YOU. BUT THERE IS NO CURE FOR MURDER. . . .

Even naturopathic doctors need a little stress relief–that’s why Willow McQuade, ND, takes a break to visit her Aunt Clair, owner of Nature’s Way Market and Cafe, on Long Island’s North Fork. But Willow’s serenity is shattered when she finds her aunt’s lifeless body on the market floor, a bottle of Mimulus lying nearby. Taken to calm one’s fear of misfortune, the flower essence clearly failed Aunt Claire . . . for her death was no accident.

But who would want to kill her? The police soon zero in on …

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