Monthly Archives: February 2016

“The Good Neighbor” by A. J. Banner – Book Review

If you are in the mood for a suspenseful page-turner, then this is the book for you! Set in coastal Washington State, the novel’s protagonist, Sarah Phoenix, is an author of children’s books.  Married to a handsome physician, living in … Continue reading

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“The Forgotten Girls” by Sara Blaedel – Book Review

An intense, dark, and often disturbing novel, “The Forgotten Girls” is a great example of ‘Nordic Noir‘.  Originally published in Danish, and set in Zealand, Denmark, this police procedural had me enthralled from the get go. The novel features Lousie Rick, … Continue reading

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“Black Rabbit Hall” by Eve Chase – Book Review

This is the title I was most looking forward to in my “Most anticipated titles of 2016” blog post and I was not disappointed!  A wonderful saga of family secrets, tragic loss, and enduring love with a dual storyline, it … Continue reading

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“The girl in the red coat” by Kate Hamer

Everyone is acquainted with the feeling of blind panic that comes about when you lose something valuable such as a wallet.  It is almost as though your senses converge and ALL you can think about is finding your lost item. … Continue reading

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Love of reading

Yes…. February is love of reading month.  Also my birthday month so I look at it as a sort of personal tribute to my favorite hobby.  As an only child I learned early on that reading is the most enjoyable … Continue reading

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Giveaway winners!

My most recent GIVEAWAYS have been drawn! The requirement for entering the draws was that a comment be made on my blog post of the review.   A TLC Book Tours hosted giveaway for a print copy of “Beside Myself” … Continue reading

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“Missing Pieces” by Heather Gudenkauf – Book Review

Sarah Quinlan thought her life was complete.  Happily married for twenty years, a mother of two college-age daughters, a beautiful Montana home on a lake, and a fulfilling career.  It wasn’t until she accompanied her husband Jack back to his Ohio … Continue reading

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Literary roosts series of paintings by Camille Engel

While perusing the internet I came across these enchanting paintings. Camille Engel has created a series of paintings that depict birds roosting upon piles of books…   Quite lovely.  Don’t you agree? Click here to view more paintings in this series … Continue reading

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“Countdown to death” by Iain McChesney – Book Review

This book was a gift from the author, Iain McChesney, and his publisher, Wayzgoose Press via NetGalley for the purposes of review. Agatha Christie fans will appreciate this fun new take on her novel “And then there were none“!   If I … Continue reading

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