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Perfect Girl by Michele Gorman: Book Review & E-Book Giveaway

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Perfect Girl

Bestselling author Michele Gorman is best known for her romantic comedies. If Perfect Girl is an example, then she also nails issues in a way that they’re much easier to examine. Did someone you know have the type of family that expected her to not just be smart but be perfect? Were you or someone […]

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Desert Rage by Betty Webb: A Twisty Mystery Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
Desert Rage

We’re participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop and it’s only fitting that our giveaway be for a dark twisty crime thriller. With that in mind, we’ve chosen Desert Rage by Betty Webb. This crime novel is part of the Lena Jones Mystery series; however, I hadn’t read the prior novels in that series and had […]

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Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCaig: Who Was the Woman Who Became Mammy?

Cross Cultural
Ruth's Journey

I had read Donald McCaig’s 2007 novel about Rhett Butler and did not like it, so you might wonder why I bothered to read Ruth’s Journey, a novel Margaret Mitchell’s estate authorized about Mammy from Gone With The Wind. There are a couple of reasons: 1), Mr. McCaig has since won two awards for his […]

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Review of LieSmith by Alis Franklin: Book #1 of the Wyrd

Cross Cultural
LieSmith

I love reading novels about other cultures so when I saw that LieSmith by Alis Franklin not only took place in Australia but contained mythopoeic fantasy, a dash of dot-com, and bits of horror, I couldn’t resist it for a Halloween month read. Maybe I was just in an oddball kind of mood that day. […]

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A Penny For The Hangman by Tom Savage: Want a Chilling Thriller?

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A Penny For The Hangman

I love discovering new-to-me authors and bestselling author Tom Savage is one of those. I don’t know why I haven’t found this author before but I’m glad I’ve corrected that oversight. His latest thriller is A Penny For The Hangman, which is set in the Virgin Islands where he grew up. If you like fast-paced […]

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The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan: Review & Giveaway

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The Hawley Book of the Dead

Sometimes it’s hard to switch gears to scout for scary books for October during the hot summer months, but I was instantly drawn to the book cover for The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan. When I read the publisher’s description, I was hooked. And then I read it; all I can say […]

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