fiction

The Beautiful And The Wicked by Liv Spector: Mystery Review & Giveaway

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The Beautiful And The Wicked

Last year I was approached about reading and potentially reviewing a contemporary detective novel that involved time travel. I like both kinds of novels but this one didn’t sound like a fantasy genre novel, aside from that pesky time travel thingy. The end of this little tale is that I loved Liv Spector’s novel, The […]

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Flesh And Blood by Patricia Cornwell: Thriller Book Review & Giveaway

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Flesh And Blood

Bestselling and award-winning Patricia Cornwell probably needs no introduction since her Kate Scarpetta novels are well known and avidly followed. I’ve been one of those avid readers ever since the series began with Postmortem years ago. This series was the first of its kind, a forensic thriller, and has led the way to TV series […]

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A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas: Book Review & Giveaway

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A Quilt for Christmas

I get all nostalgic when I read historical holiday themed novels, so I was very interested when I saw A Quilt for Christmas by bestselling and award-winning author Sandra Dallas. If you’ve read Ms. Dallas’ novel, The Persian Pickle Club, you might recognize some of the characters in this novel as their ancestors. If not, […]

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The Happiest People In The World by Brock Clarke: Review & Giveaway

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The Happiest People In The World

Brock Clarke is an award-winning, bestselling author who writes quirky books, the kind we love. So it probably would have been a no brainer to agree to read his latest novel, The Happiest People In The World, even if the description hadn’t made me laugh out loud. It’s been called a madcap adventure and it […]

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Hello from the Gillespies: A Christmas Letter Never Meant To Be Sent

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Hello from the Gillespies

I’ve always been slightly in awe of people who compose and send out Christmas letters to friends and family every year because just getting cards sent out when you work full time takes a lot of effort. Maybe that’s one reason I was attracted to Hello from the Gillespies by award-winning and internationally bestselling author […]

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Review of Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger

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Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death

I chose to read Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger partially because I laughed myself silly when I read the title. I’m one of those people who has always considered chicken soup with matzoh balls to be the best cure-all in the world. How ironic to make a matzoh ball […]

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