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June 29, 2019

Wicked With The Scoundrel by Elizabeth Bright ~ a Review

by MK French

Lady Claire is a woman with average looks and an impeccable photographic memory. She's instantly fascinated by Colin Smith, the bastard son of a viscount that had returned to England to sell artifacts from Egypt. Her father hires Colin to help her track down a false treasure safely, putting them together despite their difference in class.

June 28, 2019

A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

I love reading books about the beach during the summer. This was much more than a beach read - it was the story about family and love and a fun book to read. There were a lot of characters and I think some of them could have been left out with no problem but I was able to keep up with all of the main characters. My favorite had to be Zoe. She was on a quest to fulfill her mother's final wish and even though it made absolutely no sense to her why her mother wanted her ashes scattered on a beach that no one in the family had ever heard of, she was going to do it and then she was going to find out WHY Wind Chime Beach and WHAT her mother's connection was to the people who lived there.

June 27, 2019

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I don't think I've read a biography since I was high school. I've read a few memoirs, but my nonfiction choices typically focus on a subject rather than an individual. Prairie Fires has been sitting on my review shelf for a year and a half. I was excited to read it, but it came right after the Christmas holidays and at 600+  pages it was difficult to find the time to read it.

June 26, 2019

Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau ~ a Review

by MK French

Leena Edenfrell was exiled from the land of Beast Charmers, and the only way to make a living afterward was to sell off beasts. This carried a punishment of its own, so her days were numbered, especially after a contract with the hired assassins of the Cruror was placed by an unknown charmer. These contracts are carried out or else the assassin's life is forfeit; the most Leena could do was barter for an extension on her life by trading four beasts to the team of Cruror assassins. This brought them on a journey throughout the lands, and the mystery of who placed the contract unfolds.

June 25, 2019

Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Sometimes when you read a book, you are aware that it's a story that you are watching from the outside. Very, very rarely is a book written that consumes you totally and makes you feel like you are part of the story. Clover Blue is one of those books.

June 24, 2019

June Reading - Books & Cats

by Donna Huber 

If you read my May wrap-up post, then you know the most popular Instagram post was the picture of my cat Beau (left) with a stack of books. Since then the other two have also taken to posing with the books. Oliver (middle) was the last to see what the fuss was about and probably only because Pete (right) did it and he wants to be just like Pete. It actually took Oliver 2 photo ops to get the best pose. With him, I have to snap the picture fast or else he will realize I'm looking at him and come towards me to be petted. Beau's picture still has the highest number of likes on Instagram of the three with Oliver's second picture (the one here) has just slightly more likes than Pete's. I'm not telling Pete though because he is already anxious about Oliver displacing his position in the family.

June 23, 2019

Rogue Most Wanted by Janna MacGregor ~ a Review

by MK French

Lady Theodora Worth had spent the last seven years caring for her ailing grandfather, even after he couldn't remember who she was anymore. With her grandfather's death, she inherited her home of Ladykyrk as well as the earldom that came with it, but another duke is challenging her claim to the title and lands. Her good neighbor's nephew, Lord William Cavensham, is willing to be her friend and help her through the legal process, including possibly marrying to cement her suitability for a title. The proximity only keeps reminding them how perfect they are for each other, even though neither wanted to marry.