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May 9, 2020

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella ~ a Review

by MK French

Cadence Archer decided to attend Harvard University, even though her older brother Eric had committed suicide while a student there. He had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and had pulled away from his friends and the prestigious award competition that had once meant so much to him. She tried to trace his final year, especially after she started hearing voices herself.

May 8, 2020

The Ingredients of You and Me by Nina Bocci ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Nina Bocci takes her readers back to Hope Lake in book 3 of the Hopeless Romantics trilogy.  It was great to catch up on the women from the first two books and to read Parker's story.  All three of these books are romances with strong female characters but they also about the importance of friendship.  As all three women worked to fulfill their dreams, they depended on each other to keep them on the right path.

May 7, 2020

The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell ~ a Review

by MK French

Michael Kingsman is the son of an executed traitor and grew up in the shadow of his father’s notorious murder of the King’s son. He lives a hard life in the wake of that event, as do his older siblings. The world they live in has magic, paid for by memories, and the threat of gunfire is looked down upon by the royalty. Michael would love for his family name to be restored and agrees to the chance of elevating it by working with the High Nobles once again. He can’t remember the past and has forgotten far too much about it, but he’s determined to get to the truth regardless of the cost.

May 6, 2020

The First Emma by @CamilleDiMaio ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"'Emma,' he whispered as he took his last breath.
But they didn't know which woman he called for.
Emma, his first mistress.
Emma, his second mistress.
Or Emma, his wife."  (loc 173)

May 5, 2020

The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrick ~ a Review & Excerpt

by MK French

Mitchell Fisher hates romance and enjoys cutting locks off the bridges that had started to appear after a "Love Story" music video had been filmed. He saves a woman that fell from the bridge and later discovers she had been missing for a year. With the missing woman's sister Liza, he tries to find out what happened to her.

May 4, 2020

Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"This day, the one she'd been anticipating since the thrilling email from Fred Ward - subject line WHEN CAN YOU START? - had finally arrived.  Sarah Conley Hawkins, was ready to leave the AJC and Atlanta in the rearview mirror.  The question was - where would she be going?" (p 6)

May 3, 2020

Not Your Idol, Vol. 1 by Aoi Makino ~ a Review

by MK French

Nina Kamiyama had been an idol in the group Pure Club when she was assaulted by a fan. Afterward, she dropped out of sight, shunned all signs of femininity, and began dressing as a boy while attending high school. Her classmate Hikaru Horiuchi recognizes her despite her efforts to keep to herself. What other secrets is she hiding?

Pumpkin Spice Peril by Jenn McKinlay ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I only discovered Jenn McKinlay last summer but she is quickly becoming one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. I haven't read any of the other books in her Cupcake Bakery Mystery series, but I love culinary cozies so I decided to jump in with book #12, Pumpkin Spice Peril, which just came out last week.