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January 11, 2020

The Whispers of War by Julia Kelly ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Last year when I read The Light Over London (read my review) I knew it wouldn't be my last novel by Julia Kelly. So I was really looking forward to reading Kelly's new WWII-set novel The Whispers of War. I'm glad I was on holiday when I started it because I couldn't put it down.

January 10, 2020

The Playground by Jane Shemilt ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"I used to think that truth was a simple thing.  That there could be one truth, single and essential-like light, say, or water. Now I know it comes in layers, some more transparent than others.  If you look carefully - and we didn't - you can see through the top layer to the darkness beneath.  I'm thinking of ice on the surface of deep water." (p3)

The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin ~ a Review

by MK French

Sarah was in a rut in her small town bookshop and with her long-distance relationship with her freelance reporter boyfriend. When her friend Sophie suggested swapping bookshops for a little while, she jumped at the chance to visit Paris for six months. It isn't everything she thought it would be, and it's frustrating to deal with angry and rude customers, staff that don't want to follow her lead, and a culture she doesn't understand. She's determined to get everything in order by Christmas and make it a trip she adores.

January 9, 2020

Dead Man Dreaming by Uday Mukerji ~ a Review

by MK French

David is a senior resident and a driven man, determined to be a heart surgeon. He is in a loving relationship when he receives the diagnosis of Huntington's Disease. His entire life seems to come crashing to a halt at that point, as his relationship ends along with the dreams he had for his future. Instead, he tries to campaign for genetic screening tests for everyone before becoming parents. While some understand that point of view, others condemn it. Somewhere along the way, he finds a new drive to live and love again in spite of the diagnosis.

January 8, 2020

Reading Resolutions for 2020

by Alison DeLuca

In 2020 I plan to expand my reading horizons with the Great American Read list. The books fall into a few categories:

January 7, 2020

Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

There are two times in a woman's life when complete strangers think it's appropriate to offer unsolicited advice - when she's obviously pregnant, and when they discover she's planning a wedding.
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January 6, 2020

A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year by Jackie Lau ~ a Review

by MK French

Zach Wong has no interest in dating, but his family had gone out of their way to try matchmaking at Thanksgiving. With his brothers paired up, he's certain that finding a fake girlfriend will stave off further attempts. Jo MacGregor is perfect since they had known each other for years and can bond over failed past relationships. But the fake dating is starting to feel more and more like real dating.

January 5, 2020

How to Choose an eReader

by Kenny Trinh

Technology has become an important part of life and it's making things easier and more interesting. A few years ago, avid readers had to carry books if they wanted to read on the go. But things have changed.

5 Books for the Long Winter Nights

by Susan Roberts

There were so many great books that came out in 2019, you may have found that you missed some of these wonderful titles. Here are 5 books you can enjoy during the long winter nights.