Code words work well when someone is around to hear them...
but if they are not there, things can get tricky very
fast. As the youngest agent on the FBI Art Crime Team,
28-year-old Serena Jones does her best to stay on the
right side of being feisty Read more...
As if being overwhelmed with all-consuming grief and the
loss of her beloved husband are not enough, Susannah
Gilmore is confronted with the economic realities of
supporting her two children on her own and the snarky
barbs of her sixteen-year-old daughter Cally who is
intent on blaming Read more...
You cannot imagine the thrill I experienced when I
finally got my hands on a new book by one of my all-time
favourite writers and so beloved by many, many fans
around the world. When I eagerly opened and read the
introduction to Maeve Binchy's A FEW OF Read more...
sharp intellect and extensive knowledge, Detective
realizes the strange stabbing of an elderly, yet
still elegant woman on a crowded metro train is not
going to be a simple murder case. Who was Margaret
Krukowski? Why was she on the train full of Christmas Read more...
Gwen Marcey couldn't help noticing how pretty the
hayfield meadow by the abandoned farm next to her place
in Copper Creek, Montana looked with its white daisies
and purple lupines in bloom. She had almost forgotten
she had painted a watercolour of that scene for an
art show nearly Read more...
Eleven-year-old Brigid Howley remembers a time when her ma
smiled and laughed, but
that was long ago. Now, she does her bit to make life
easier for her parents and cooks and cleans for them.
They have had more than their fair share of bad luck or Read more...
Joe picks up the frying pan, sends it flying across the
and it smashes into the kitchen wall as Joe's grown
over for their usual family Sunday dinner stare on in
shocked silence. What is happening to their normally
In his Irish Catholic Charlestown Read more...
Young people can be very optimistic by what they can
accomplish in a short period of time, but Dooley Kavanagh
and Lace Harper have gone
whole hog...or at least a whole, huge bull by the name of
Choo-Choo, soon to arrive at their farm they
had recently taken Read more...
Special Agent Joe Evers knows his time on the squad at
the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Albuquerque, New Mexico
is nearly over. What an inglorious end to his career!
After Christine, his beloved wife, was killed two years
earlier, Joe has been lost in grief and let the bottle Read more...
Eleven-year-old Lev Meyer's world is full of wonder as
he strives to make sense of small, but intriguing
changes. Why is Alex Caufin in his class, filling his
notebook with zeros and ones, when it is supposed to be a
writing journal? Is it a secret code Read more...
For a change, Lady Victoria Georgiana "Georgie"
Charlotte Eugenie Rannoch's life is in good form. She is
not stuck in Scotland in Castle Rannoch and is
enjoying the comforts of London life, nicely nestling in a
delightful mews home courtesy of her friend Belinda who
is off seeking her Read more...
Being a royal is not always a piece of cake. Despite
the comfort of Kingsdowne Place in Kent, Lady Victoria
Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie Rannoch (or Georgie) is a
little bored. She is stuck here as it is hard to get a
real job in the depression of 1934. She doesn Read more...
As the Great War drags on with all its misery in the
autumn of 1918, Nursing Sister Bess Crawford is glad to
have made a safe passage across to Dover from France. She
is exhausted but glad they had not lost any of the
severely injured soldiers on the way Read more...
From an intro college class to a female wolf's cave near
a small stream over thirty thousand years ago,
bestselling writer W. Bruce Cameron takes us on an epic
and evocative journey back to the brutal and harsh
reality of life over 30,000 years ago in Paleolithic
times Read more...
Despite the enjoyment of his peaceful and happy
retirement and life in the small village of Three Pines,
the former Head of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache confronts the inevitable
debate of active people in early retirement. Should he
stay retired or take Read more...
Lorie is grief stricken at the unexpected passing of her
father, yet she wants to stay strong to support Maddie,
her stepmother who had been her Mamm since she was a
young child. She doesn't remember her real Mamm,
and that bothers her, so she wants to have a Read more...
Like a man in the desert, is it the real thing or a
mirage? After a real string of bad luck, including
hearing about the death of his parents and an "opportunity for change" being a
demotion, Dominic wants an out from his life as a prosecutor.
What a strange, happy and totally distressing year!
Kelley Quinn, owner of the Winter Inn on Nantucket, is
proud of all his four children yet his heart is most
heavy with worry since his son Bart's disappearance in
Afghanistan. Kelley appreciates all the emails, calls and
letters he had Read more...
Ryder Creed is used to dangerous situations. As a former
Marine and K9 handler in Afghanistan, the motto "First
in, first to die" has almost proven too close for comfort. Ryder, now the co-
owner of K9 CrimeScents, is
well aware of the dangers facing him and to his beloved Read more...
Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is totally
disgruntled about being forced away from his current
investigation concerning jewel thieves in the Bath area,
but an internal investigation turns out to be much more
interesting when he heads to Sussex and he finds he
knows the female officer under investigation.
Like Alice Read more...
Ever since I taught myself to read at
age two, I have been an avid reader and
collector of books. I am seldom
without a book in my hand, stacks by my
bedside and more waiting on my Kindle,
so I am very happy to be a book
reviewer for FreshFiction and have been
so since the last century. How can you
tell I love historical fiction? Other
book genres I love are regency
romances, suspense thrillers,
contemporary fiction, more romance
books and anything I can get my hands
on! Having a background in education
and organizational development, I also
love to read kids’ books and YA and
books on business.
I currently live in the National
Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa)
where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful Siamese
cat, rules the roost and reminds us
every day of her regal heritage,
especially when she wants treats! As
the saying goes: dogs may have owners,
but cats have staff!