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August 8, 2020

The Friendship List by Susan Mallery ~ a Review

by MK French

Ellen Fox is a single mother, and content with the life she has. Her son won’t leave for college because he thinks she needs him too much, so Ellen and her best friend Unity Leander plan a massive to-do list of activities to prove that they’re living their best life. That way, Cooper can confidently go to college to have his life begin. Along the way, both ladies realize that they were a little too shut in, and that life is best lived with action.

August 7, 2020

4 Books for Fans of WWII Historical Fiction

by Susan Roberts

I read a lot of Historical Fiction and have reviews of four new books that have been published in the last several months.  Two of them are based on events that happened in the 1930s and two are about WWII.

August 6, 2020

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson ~ a Review

by MK French

Multiverse travel is possible, but people can only go to worlds where they don’t already exist. Cara’s other-selves are “exceptionally good at dying,” giving her 372 worlds she can travel to. Because of this, she is recruited by the Eldridge Institute to live in walled-off Wiley City and travel along with her handler Dell. Cara doesn’t feel at home in the city or when visiting her former home in the wastes, but staying out of trouble and working will grant her citizenship. Trouble finds her anyway because one of her remaining counterparts dies under mysterious circumstances. Cara discovers a secret that can put not only her life in jeopardy but can endanger the multiverse.

August 5, 2020

Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks ~ a Review & Excerpt

by MK French

Daisy and Simon always seemed to have a great marriage, especially after they finally had a daughter, Millie. Simon drinks too much, but it didn't seem that big a deal until Simon believes that Millie might not be his daughter.

Fragments of Light by Michèle Phoenix ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"He stood and stared at the floor for a minute.  Something that looked like regret crossed his face just long enough for me to wonder if I imagined it...He closed his eyes and the enormity of the milestone was finally hitting him....He tucked the messenger bag under his arm and walked to the door to pick up the duffel.  'I'm done.'"  (p 37)

August 4, 2020

The Love Scam by MaryJanice Davidson ~ a Review

by MK French

Agh. Pain. And thirst. Painful thirst. Thirsty pain. Where? Was? Ow.
Rake Tarbell sloooowly rolled over and stared at a ceiling (His ceiling? No.) His eyes were so gritty and the room so quiet, he could hear his eyelids sticking and unsticking as he blinked. And sometime in the last few hours, he's eaten...a dead bird? And washed it down with another dead bird? One that had drowned in vermouth? (p 1)

August 3, 2020

The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I've been curious as to how the Royal Spyness series would continue now that the main characters have married. Would there be something missing now that there wasn't the tug-of-war of will they/won't they get together? Or would there be more fun as the two solve crime together?

August 2, 2020

The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O'Neal ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"Something was going on in the village.
Not that anyone would believe her. They would tut-tut and pat her on the head and compliment the imagination that had given her more than a hundred mystery stories over the last 50 years, but once you passed eighty, no one believed you had a single thought worth listening to.
But she knew that something was going on." (loc 100)