Book Reviews Coming in September…

On bookshelves September 3rd After her mother's unexpected death, curator Chloe Ellefson discovers hidden antiques that hint at family secrets. Determined to find answers, Chloe accepts a consultant job in Norway, her ancestors' homeland. She's thrilled with the opportunity to explore Hardanger fiddle and dance traditions . . . and her own heritage. Eighteen-year-old Liobhan… Continue reading Book Reviews Coming in September…

Mystery Book Review |The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter #ARCAugust

In Stores Today! The Last Widow is a fast-paced adventure, reminiscent of Patricia Cornwall’s Kay Scarpetta series, that doesn't shy away from depicting the harsh realities of the criminally insane and the people that follow them. GBI agent, Will Trent, and medical examiner, Sara Linton, take us on a journey that follows a spiraling line… Continue reading Mystery Book Review |The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter #ARCAugust

An Intriguing Mystery in Underground Chinatown #ARCAugust

Mystery Book Review | Catacombs by Mary Anna Evans In Stores Today! An action-packed thrill ride in a mysterious underground Chinatown, Catacombs delights and regales readers. Another bomb has gone off in Oklahoma City, but it seems that this bomb was only designed to kill one person. Is it a suicide bomber, or did someone… Continue reading An Intriguing Mystery in Underground Chinatown #ARCAugust

Wednesday Roundup: Looking ahead to August…

I will be reviewing the following books in August and posting on the indicated date. August 6, 2019 (In stores, Aug. 1, 2019) Click on book cover to go to Goodreads Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsey YA Fantasy A haunting book with lots of discussion potential. I can see it working well for a book… Continue reading Wednesday Roundup: Looking ahead to August…

Penne Dreadful Is Anything But Dreadful

Mystery Book Review | Penne Dreadful by Catherine Bruns Poisoned Pen Press ▪️ July 30, 2019 ▪️ 416 pages In stores today! Penne Dreadful, a new mystery series by Catherine Bruns, is a full-bodied novel with a spicy finish that leaves you excited for more.  In this emotional opener, the reader meets Theresa Esposito, Tess… Continue reading Penne Dreadful Is Anything But Dreadful

A Classic Heroic Journey for Sci-Fi Lovers

Science Fiction Book Review | Medusa in the Graveyard by Emily Devenport Tor Books ▪️ July 23, 2019 ▪️ 304 pages In stores today! Dear Reader, Medusa in the Graveyard is a grippingly provocative science fiction novel that is hard to put down. Continuing the story of Oichi Angelis and her partner Medusa, we travel… Continue reading A Classic Heroic Journey for Sci-Fi Lovers

The Pawful Truth Comes Out

Mystery Book Review | The Pawful Truth by Miranda James Berkley Publisher ▪️ July 16, 2019 ▪️ 288 pages In Bookstores Today!!! Dear Reader, The Pawful Truth is a fun and salacious installment in the Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James. Charlie Harris, along with his trusty Maine Coon cat, Diesel, enjoys the… Continue reading The Pawful Truth Comes Out

Mystery Book Review| Sweet Tea and Secrets by Joy Avon

Crooked Lane Books * June 11, 2019 Sleuth Callie Aspen wants to light up the Fourth of July tea party by solving a celebrity’s decades-old disappearance, but her digging results in more fireworks than she expects. Sweet Tea and Secrets is as refreshing as a cold beverage on a hot summer’s day.  The story is… Continue reading Mystery Book Review| Sweet Tea and Secrets by Joy Avon

Mystery May |Book Review| Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

 Kensington Press · February 2019 · 304 pgs   Dear Reader, 19 years and 26 books show that Joanne Fluke offers a great deal to readers with her Hannah Swensen series. I reviewed her first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder a few months ago and was glad to visit The Cookie Jar once again. What… Continue reading Mystery May |Book Review| Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Book Review| The Scribbly Man by Terry Goodkind

Dear reader, Terry Goodkind’s latest work of fiction, the first of five novellas to be published every three months , is like reconnecting with old friends. I didn’t realize how much I had missed Richard and Kahlan - the perfect magical couple in a world full of mostly magical troubles - but I found catching… Continue reading Book Review| The Scribbly Man by Terry Goodkind

Book Review | Is Lake Silence the Vacation Spot of your Dreams?

  Dear Reader, Lake Silence would not be my choice of fictional vacation spots, but Anne Bishop creates a world so full of detail that it is easy to determine if it would be your choice to rest, relax, and explore. If you haven't read Anne Bishop's last 5-book series, You The Others, (which I… Continue reading Book Review | Is Lake Silence the Vacation Spot of your Dreams?

The Top 5 Anticipated Novels coming out in April

Always on the lookout for new reads, the following five novels are my most anticipated new releases this month (April 2019): The Scribbly Man (Book 1 of 4 in the A Children of D'Hara Novella Series) - April 4 2019  A Spy is Born by Emily Kimelman - April 4, 2019 Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline -… Continue reading The Top 5 Anticipated Novels coming out in April