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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 4, 2020

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power ~ a Review

by MK French

It's always been Margot and her mother, with no mention of family or whatever came before their rundown apartment. When she finds a photo pointing her to the town of Phalene, Margot rushes there to discover what home is like. There are secrets in the town, and now she feels like she might never escape.

July 3, 2020

The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson ~ a Review

by MK French

Thia, her allies, and her crow Res plan to defeat Queen Razel with the aid of neighboring kingdoms, if she can convince them to join the fight. There are obstacles in the way, including Res' unstable magic and Thia being pursued by the crown prince of Illucia.

July 2, 2020

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Susan reviewed Becoming Mrs. Lewis when it first came out in October 2018, and I thought it sounded good, but never got around to reading it. With the release of an expanded edition in March 2020, I was offered a review copy and I'm so glad that I got the chance to read it.

July 1, 2020

The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

1853 Mogo Creek, NSW

Della Atterton, bereft at the loss of her parents, is holed up in the place she loves best: the beautiful Hawkesbury in New South Wales. Happiest following the trade her father taught her, taxidermy, Della has no wish to return to Sydney. But the unexpected arrival of Captain Stefan von Richter on a quest to retrieve what could be Australia's first opal, precipitates Della's return to Sydney and her Curio Shop of Wonders, where she discovers her enigmatic aunt, Cordelia, is selling more than curiosities to collectors. Strange things are afoot and Della, a fly in a spider's web, is caught up in events with unimaginable consequences...

June 30, 2020

Best Books of June

Did you find great books to read this month? We read some really terrific books and we wanted to give an extra shoutout to our favorites and encourage you one more time to get the book. Because real friends share great reads with their friends.

To Catch an Earl by Kate Bateman ~ a Review

by MK French

London, 1816
"That blasted Nightjar has done it again!"
Alexander Harland, Earl of Melton, glances up from his morning paper. Sir Nathaniel Conant, Chief Magistrate of Bow Street, dropped a sheaf of papers onto the table beside him and lowered himself into a vacant armchair with an irritated exhalation. "That devil - whoever he is - is a menace to society." (p. 9)

June 29, 2020

4 Summer Reads for Fans of Women's Fiction

by Susan Roberts

 Women's fiction makes great summer reading. So many beach reads come out in May, June, and July, you may have missed these 4 books, but they need to be on your vacation reading list.

June 28, 2020

A Look Back at June

by Donna Huber

I'm getting ready to start my 16th week working solely from home. I'm still loving it. And the best part is that I'm over my reading slump and had one of my best reading months.