In Wilderness by Diane Thomas: Psych Thriller Book Review & Giveaway

In Wilderness

I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, so I’m drawn to novels about that area. At the same time, I feel badly for authors who write about that area because I’m intent on ensuring the area is portrayed accurately. To me, the Appalachians, along with the Rocky Mountains and the Cascade Mountains, are among the […]

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The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack: Book Review & Giveaway

The Memory Painter

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a bit of a sucker for novels about creative people, so it’s not a surprise that I was drawn to The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack. But the “painter” part wasn’t the only thing that drew me to it. Just when I think every possible kind of […]

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Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer: Book Review/Giveaway

Off the Page

I’m not sure how I had never read a novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult before I received Off the Page, which she co-wrote with her daughter Samantha Van Leer. This is their second collaboration. Their first joint effort was the bestselling novel, Between the Lines. Although Off the Page is considered a companion to […]

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Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen: Fantasy Book Review & Giveaway

Stolen Songbird

I have an embarrassing admission to make about Stolen Songbird, Book #1 in the Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen. I was offered this novel to read when it was originally published in Spring 2014 but turned it down. At the time I was overflowing with books to read and told myself that I could […]

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Whispering Shadows by Jan-Phillipp Sendker: A Cross-Cultural Thriller

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Whispering Shadows

When we reviewed the international bestseller, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Phillipp Sendker three years ago, I wrote that rarely had a novel touched me the way that one did and that’s still true. What’s also true is that now, having read Jan-Phillipp’s new novel, Whispering Shadows, I can say with no hesitation that […]

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The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris: An Ode to Chicago’s Golden Jazz Age

The Jazz Palace

Award-winning author Mary Morris’ The Jazz Palace was in the works for almost twenty years while she went on to write a number of novels and non-fiction books. It is an ode to Chicago, a city she may have left a long time ago but one that holds a special place in her heart – […]

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