Book Reviews

Book reviews and my thoughts on books I’ve read.


Christmas, Actually: A Wonderful Collection of Christmas Short Stories

4* – Really Liked It – What I love about short story anthologies is that I’m able to test out new-to-me authors and see if I’d be interested in reading one of their full novels. Christmas, Actually was a great introduction to me for authors Vicki Lesage, Katie Rose Guest Pryal, Cheryl McAlister and Aimee…

The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!
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The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!

Blurb: 5* – I LOVED IT! The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance was a fast paced, beautifully written, eerily good ghost story that exceeded my expectations. Synopsis: “After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the…

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A Clean & Enjoyable Historical Mystery: Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd Review & GIVEAWAY!

Synopsis: “Bess Crawford must keep a deadly pattern of lies from destroying an innocent family in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Question of Honor and An Unwilling Accomplice In 1916, at the height of the war, an explosion and fire at an armament factory in Kent…

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The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon Review & Giveaway!

Synopsis from Goodreads: “One summer night in 1930, Judge Joseph Crater steps into a New York City cab and is never heard from again. Behind this great man are three women, each with her own tale to tell: Stella, his fashionable wife, the picture of propriety; Maria, their steadfast maid, indebted to the judge; and…

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The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott Review & GIVEAWAY!

Synopsis from Goodreads: “On the heels of his critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Returned, Jason Mott delivers a spellbinding tale of love and sacrifice. On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators. After…