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The Fall of Saints by Wanjiku wa Ngugi: Important Women’s Fiction

Cross Cultural
The Fall of Saints

I’ve read several novels by Kenyan authors and enjoyed them all, so that’s why I was initially drawn to The Fall of Saints by Wanjiku wa Ngugi. Then I read the publisher’s brief description and knew this might be a controversial book to review but one well worth reading. It deals with international adoption, women’s […]

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The Fixer by T.E. Woods: Want Justice? Call the Fixer!

Crime Story
The Fixer

The Fixer by T.E. Woods is Book #1 in the new Justice crime/psychological thriller series, based in the Pacific Northwest. I like finding novels with an unusual take on a genre, and this one seemed to fall into that category so I snagged a copy as soon as I found it. How would you feel […]

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North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
North of Boston

I love book covers that cause me to wonder what’s going on, like the one for North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo. Why is this woman standing peering into the fog at the end of a dock? Very mysterious and I knew I had to find out – I’m like a curious cat that way. […]

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Runner by Patrick Lee: Looking for a Fast-Paced Thrill Ride?

Children
Runner

I kept seeing the book cover for Runner by bestselling author Patrick Lee in industry publications but what caused me to choose it was the storyline. I hate to admit it but I’m not sure what it was about it that piqued my interest. I’m just glad it did. This is Book #1 in a […]

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After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
After I'm Gone

I was intrigued by the ARC book cover for After I’m Gone by bestselling author Laura Lippman, with the typeface disappearing into the floor and a single abandoned diamond earring. Sometimes less is more and this book cover is a great illustration (pun intended) of that. Obviously that isn’t the book cover chosen for the […]

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The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Orphan Choir

I’ve read, reviewed, and loved a couple of psychological thrillers by bestselling author Sophie Hannah, so deciding to read The Orphan Choir was a no brainer. This novel is, however, a bit of a departure for Ms. Hannah. Don’t get me wrong – it’s still a psychological thriller but the U.S. publisher also describes it […]

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