Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Exposed” by Carla Cassidy (Tough Justice serial – part 1)

Anyone who enjoys fast-paced romantic suspense will enjoy this story.  It is the first novella in an eight part serial which features FBI Agent Lara Grant.  Lara is a beautiful, though damaged woman who has recently just come back to work after … Continue reading

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“Summit Lake” by Charlie Donlea – Book Review

With the picturesque setting of a Blue Ridge Mountain, North Carolina town, this suspense debut piqued my interest immediately. Becca Eckersley, an attractive law school student from a prominent family is murdered in her family’s vacation home on the shores … Continue reading

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“Dead wrong” by Helen H. Durrant – Book Review

I started a new series today.  Yup… another one!   A British police procedural (my favorite kind) set in the Pennine foothills of northern England on the outskirts of Manchester. The story follows an investigation into what is perceived to … Continue reading

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“The readers of Broken Wheel recommend” by Katarina Bivald – Book Review

Today, in the age of social media and instant communication, letter writing has become antiquated and uncommon.  Not that many years ago however it was the norm and many people had ‘pen-pals’, myself included. This novel is about two women, … Continue reading

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“Recalled to death” by Priscilla Masters

Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I don’t like jumping into an established series if I haven’t read the preceding books.  Since being a NetGalley and Edelweiss member and having SO many quality titles at my disposal, I’ve come … Continue reading

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“Beside myself” by Ann Morgan

What makes you ‘You’? What if your identity was in question? Is identity irrevocably linked to what others ‘expect’ of you?  These are the questions posed in “Beside Myself“. Told in two time periods, twenty-five years apart, it is the … Continue reading

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“After the crash” by Michel Bussi – Book Review

A thriller that explores the nature vs. nurture issue, “After the crash” tells the story of a three-month-old survivor of a horrific plane crash. When, on December 23, 1980, a plane carrying 169 passengers crashes into the Jura Mountains between … Continue reading

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“My name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout

I SO enjoyed my first time reading Elizabeth Strout!  Written in a very different style from what I have read recently, it was almost a stream of consciousness.  I felt the author was speaking directly to me.  Like a personal friend … Continue reading

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Most anticipated titles of 2016

I have committed to reading and reviewing a LOT of fiction titles in 2016 via NetGalley, Edelweiss, and TLC Book Tours. Of the ones I’ve agreed to review – here are 10 of the titles that I am MOST looking forward to! … Continue reading

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“The Guardian Stones” by Eric Reed – Book Review

“The Guardian Stones” is set in the remote, rural village of Noddweir, southwest Shropshire in June 1941.  World War II is a pervading blight on the lives of the residents.  In addition to most of the young able-bodied men having left the … Continue reading

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