Tag Archives: North Carolina

“Loving The Dead And Gone” by Judith Turner-Yamamoto – Book Review

“Loving the dead and gone was the sweetest love of all… the only thing that never changed, never got old and sour.” 1963  Donald Ray Spencer – dead at age nineteen leaving behind a seventeen year old widow, Darlene. Darlene … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 16, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #LovingTheDeadAndGone @RegalHouse1 #TuesdayBookBlog

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received directly from Regal House Publishing via NetGalley and it is … Continue reading

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“The Last To Vanish” by Megan Miranda – Book Review

This is my second novel from the pen of Megan Miranda and both are consistently good thrillers. “The Last To Vanish” was an immersive and creepy thriller albeit a slow-paced one. The protagonist, Abby Lovett has spent the last decade … Continue reading

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“Letters To Bizzy” by John M. Tabor – Book Review

John, a jaded literary agent, is in his sixties and has just had the unenviable experience of clearing out his mother’s house after her passing. While doing so he found a shoebox of old, unopened letters. Why would his mother … Continue reading

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“The Last House On The Street” by Diane Chamberlain – Book Review

1965 – Ellie Hockley  is a young white woman who risks her family’s scorn and disapproval to work towards helping black North Carolinians to register to vote. Her commitment to the cause and her ardent beliefs cause such friction that, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – December 14, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @StMartinsPress #TheLastHouseOnTheStreet @D_Chamberlain

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday December 14, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin – Book Review

Rachel Krall, a successful podcast journalist travels to a small, conservative coastal town in North Carolina to cover a rape trial. Intelligent, curious, and a champion of justice, Rachel’s podcast signoff is “I’m Rachel Krall and this is Guilty or … Continue reading

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“The Girl from Widow Hills” by Megan Miranda – Book Review

Olivia Meyer works as a hospital administrator in North Carolina. She is a solitary woman in her mid-twenties who lives outside town in a semi-rural location. One day she receives a box containing some things that belonged to her mother … Continue reading

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“The Sea Glass Sisters” by Lisa Wingate – Book Review

The prequel novella which introduces the Carolina Heirlooms series. Elizabeth Gallagher is a 911 operator. Blaming herself for an on-the-job mistake, she has lost confidence in her ability and feels guilty about the outcome of the case. Elizabeth’s guilt is … Continue reading

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“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens – Book Review

“abandoned, hungry and cold” North Carolina 1952 – We meet little six-year-old Kya Clark on the day her mother walks out of their marsh ‘shack’ for the last time. Covered in bruises, Kya’s mother has left her drunken, abusive husband … Continue reading

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