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Reflections on the #AtoZChallenge

by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I discussed different book genres/categories. Each day, I gave a few details about the genre/catego...

July 13, 2019

7 Books to Read This Summer

by Susan Roberts

Do you need a good book to throw into your beach bag when you go to relax at the pool or the lake?  I have reviews of seven new books today that are perfect to read while you enjoy the hot summer sun.  Do you have others to add to the list?

July 12, 2019

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I first discovered Debbie Macomber when I picked up one of her Christmas books and loved it. I haven't missed her Christmas book since. However, I haven't really tried her other books so I thought I would give her new stand-alone novel Window on the Bay a chance.

July 11, 2019

Thirteen Across by Dan Grant ~ a Review & Interview

by MK French

I stayed up far too late devouring it

A train is derailed as FBI Special Agent Kate Morgan is on her way to a congressional hearing regarding her involvement in a prior case. Waiting for her is a briefcase and clues to a macabre crossword that was tattooed onto human skin. She is sent from one place to another throughout Washington, DC, and the clues on the skins as well as the locations point to illegal human research, the development of the perfect soldier, and the fact that those at the highest levels of office had been the ones calling the shots. She has her own part in the history of this killer, and she will have to not only figure out the clues before the midnight deadline but to save as many lives as she can.

July 10, 2019

Doctor Sleep, aka I Miss the Overlook

by Alison DeLuca

The upcoming movie version of Doctor Sleep made me return to this novel. I bought it years ago, excited by a return to Danny Torrance and his Shining, now an adult. The cover was beautiful, the description compelling: Danny must save a 12-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

July 9, 2019

Summer by the Tides by @DeniseAHunter ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"Maddy Monroe was cowering behind a ficus tree near the hostess station when her cell phone rang. Her hands shook as she silences the phone before it drew the attention of the staff." (p. 1)

July 8, 2019

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim ~ a Review

by MK French

Maia Tamarin can sew better than any of her three elder brothers, but she lives in a world where the most she can hope for is to marry well. Though her family is currently in reduced circumstances, a royal courtier demands that her father present himself at court for a competition to be the next royal tailor. She was the one to keep the family shop afloat for years, so she cut her hair and dressed as her ailing brother. Her dreams are to become the Master Tailor for the court to elevate her family's honor and prove she has the skill it takes to do the job. This is only the beginning of a journey fraught with magic and court intrigue.

July 7, 2019

All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts


"A bunch of girls left the fire, squealing and running to the makeshift dance floor in the sand to sing along, spelling out RESPECT at the top of their lungs. Jocelyn and I jumped up, dashing down the dock to join them. None of us could dance to save our lives. And most of us couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.  But it was summer and we were young and for just a minute or two we could forget about all the madness in the world." (p187)