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September 21, 2019

Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Good things come in threes and with her latest cozy mystery, Vivian Conroy more than delivers a good thing. Last Pen Standing is the first book in Conroy's new Stationery Shop Mystery series.

September 20, 2019

Castle of Concrete by Katia Raina ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"I shouldn't be here. Under the city of my dreams, during rush hour. Inside the blue train, rushing me toward New Life. Next to my mama whom I adore, whom I haven't seen in how many centuries." (p3)

September 19, 2019

Highland Jewel by May McGoldrick ~ a Review

by MK French

Maisie Murray was used to being overlooked due to her sister's brilliance in medicine and surgery, and she used that to her advantage. She helped to found a women's suffrage group in Edinburgh, modeled after those in other parts of England. The problem was, the Prince Regent and his advisers saw any and all reform groups as traitors to the crown.

September 18, 2019

A Purrfect Alibi by Leighann Dobbs ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

This summer when I read A Whisker in the Dark (read my review) I wasn't sure if I would continue with this series. Yet, when I saw book 3 A Purrfect Alibi available at Netgalley I decided I would give the series a second look. I'm glad I did.

September 17, 2019

Lies in White Dresses by Sofia Grant ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"This is how it all began, then, the transformation she had never asked for.  In six weeks she would return a divorcee."  (p5)

September 16, 2019

Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia by Cynthia Sally Haggard ~ an Excerpt

Wonderland: An Anthology edited by Marie O'Regan & Paul Kane ~ a Review

by MK French

There are eighteen brand new stories by well-known authors, including M.R. Carey, Genevieve Cogman and Catriona Ward. Poems by the wonderful Jane Yolen also bookend this volume. These are all different approaches to the Alice in Wonderland mythos, including horror renderings. Horror style Wonderland is actually very fascinating because most people think of only Jabberwocky as it's written. Here, we can have a post-apocalyptic atmosphere, alien and changing constantly every time you look at it. This is a little more like the American McGee Alice games, just off of normal to be eerie and bizarre.

September 15, 2019

The Girl Who Loved Ghosts by K. C. Tansley ~ a Review

by MK French

Kat is in her senior year at McTernan Academy, but her magical training means abandoning her best friend.  In the meantime, Evan is struggling with all of his real-world responsibilities as well as being the Kingsley heir and new owner of Ravenhurst manor. He and Kat have to travel into the past again, but completing their quest not only puts Kat in mortal danger but will require changing the past. Protecting everyone she loves means that Kat must risk destroying every relationship that matters to her.