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L is for Literary Fiction #AtoZChallenge

by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I'm discussing different book genres/categories. Each day, I will give a few details about the...

February 15, 2020

A Palette for Love and Murder by Saralyn Richard ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

A Palette for Love and Murder is the second book in Saralyn Richard's Detective Parrott Mystery series. It is not necessary to have read book one, Murder in the One Percent to enjoy this book.

Silver Bracelets by Tari Lynn Jewett ~ a Review & Excerpt

by MK French

Fourth-grade teacher Ashley Swenson is in the middle of a social media blitz as the unwitting poster child for accident safety. Even worse, every time she turns around she sees the same police officer Benito Lopez. He has a crush on her, and his friends' efforts to help him actually backfire. Will they ever fall in love?

February 14, 2020

First Came Us by Rachel Cullen ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Ellie:  'Just moments ago, I  applauded myself for how efficiently I made my way through Trader Joe's...but now I am wandering the aisles of CVS and I can't even remember why I came in here."
Jack:  "I want everyone to pretend like I'm not here so I can get to the gym, come home, shower, grab breakfast and get in the car to get to campus by eight-thirty.  Then I would have time to go through email before office hours and have the rest of the morning and early afternoon to work on my book before class at two." (p47)

Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee ~ a Review & Excerpt

by MK French

Garrett Song is close to taking over his family's fashion empire when his grandmother tells him that she will announce his engagement to a woman of her choosing at the same time that he is announced as CEO. He rebels against that, claiming that he already has a fiancee, and lands on Natalie Sobol, poised to become the vice president of Human Resources at the company. She needs a fake marriage just as much as he does if she is to formally adopt her niece. While they can agree on a fake marriage, there is a very real attraction between them both.

February 13, 2020

Mercy House by Alena Dillon ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"Mercy House was a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, founded and operated by Sister Evelyn, Sister Josephine and Sister Maria, nuns of the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Mercy.  Their five bedroom, hundred year old row house in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn was almost always at capacity.  As Evelyn said,  Good for Mercy, bad for Humanity." (p 3)

February 12, 2020

Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie ~ a Review

by MK French

Agnes Murphy Nash thought she was the perfect Hollywood wife until it was suddenly upended. Her husband decided he wasn't happy with her, and cancelled her credit cards, decided to lock her out of their home and sell it out from under her, and go all in for a divorce just so he could win against her. Friends disappear, there is an "intervention" and her flaky sister bounces back into her life just when she least expects it.

The Oscars 2020

by Alison DeLuca

Watching the Oscars has made me realize several things:

February 11, 2020

Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

London, September 1896
If Helen Barton hadn't stepped out in front of an omnibus, I might still be sweeping floors and lighting fires at an ostentatious house in St John's Wood. But for once I had followed my father's advice. (p.1)

February 10, 2020

A Big Surprise for Valentine’s Day by Jackie Lau ~ a Review

by MK French

Amber Wong works hard at her dream job at the Stratford Festival and has generally sworn off dating after a number of bad boyfriends. Dr. Sebastian Lam, the son of her parents’ close friends, has moved back to Ontario. They have a mutual attraction now and agree to no-strings-attached sex. Their families know they're spending time together, but what happens if they actually develop feelings?

February 9, 2020

6 Winter Books that Fans of Women's Fiction Should Read

by Susan Roberts

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day. And this winter there has been a tremendous amount of wonderful new releases in women's fiction. Here are 6 books you don't want to miss.