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The Sky Above Us
by Sarah Sundin
"An engaging WWII story involving guilty secrets, hope, and forgiveness!"
Posted May 28, 2019

For most of her life growing up in Kansas, Violet Lindstrom believes her life's mission is to be a missionary in Africa, but that dream gets badly shattered when her fiancé no longer feels it is his calling and they had split up. Determined to find a new mission Read more...

Neon Prey
by John Sandford
"Captivating action, unusual plot twists, and a killer with unusual tastes!"
Posted May 16, 2019

Clayton Deese loves his barbeques and his killing jobs. They are easy things to do and the money is good. As a small thin man, Deese finds hurting jobs harder to do; still his boss Roger Smith, a former lawyer, and now Louisiana's top loan shark, pays well, so Read more...

The Charmer in Chaps
by Julia London
"A contemporary western romance with some unexpected twists!"
Posted May 2, 2019

If any man is worthy of being called the Playboy Cowboy, it is none other than the unbelievably handsome Luca Prince whose family owns one of the wealthiest and oldest ranches in Texas. Even the nearby town of Three Rivers is way smaller than the huge ranch from which it Read more...

Murder on Trinity Place
by Victoria Thompson
"A perplexing mystery involving family secrets and murder!"
Posted April 23, 2019

Frank and Sarah Malloy had been enjoying a lovely day at their home in New York City on the first day of 1900 when their their neighbor, Mrs. Ellsworth, rushed in with very distressing news. Her new daughter-in- law, Theda's father, Clarence Pritchard, a well-respected owner of Read more...

The Heart of a King
by Jill Eileen Smith
"An intriguing account of the desires and devotions in Solomon's court!"
Posted April 23, 2019

King David is nearing the end of his life and yet delays in making the announcement about who will be he next King of Jerusalem. Solomon, his youngest son, frets over the delay despite his father's assurances. Bathsheba, his mother, with a twinkle in her eye, suggests he gives Read more...

Highland Crown
by May McGoldrick
"An enchanting and exciting Highland romance that leaves your heart panting for more!"
Posted April 19, 2019

As the wind and rain rattle John Gordon's Auld Aunt Jean's wee house in Duff Head in northeastern Scotland, Isabella listens to Jean's dire predictions about how unsafe the small village is for her. After being forced to flee from her Edinburgh home where her husband was Read more...

Bones of the Earth
by Eliot Pattison
"A shocking story of high-level corruption and murders in Tibet!"
Posted April 16, 2019

Shan Tao Yun, a former police investigator officer and former inmate of China's infamous prisons, is now working as a Constable in the remote small village of Yangkar in Tibet. He had been called by his boss, Col. Tan, to meet him at the new Public Security Bureau office Read more...

by David Swinson
"Riveting! A timely story of drugs, crime and other dark dealings..."
Posted April 4, 2019

Frank Marr, an involuntarily retired police detective for a cocaine habit, is now clean and works as a Private Investigator when not indulging in a little Robin Hood-like wealth redistribution. He is surprised to see the missed call on his cell. His ex-girlfriend, Leslie Costello, hadn't called Read more...

Who Slays the Wicked
by C.S. Harris
"A perplexing tale of vicious murders and many possible perpetuators!"
Posted March 21, 2019

Called to the scene of a vicious crime by Bow Street Magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy, Sebastian St. Cyr (Lord Devlin) is not surprised that someone would want to murder the vile Viscount Ashworth. In fact, he often desired to murder him himself, but Sebastian is perplexed by the few clues Read more...

The Man With No Face
by Peter May
"Rotten politics, police coverups and a suspenseful search for a ruthless killer!"
Posted March 21, 2019

It is a bleak looking day in Scotland, like every other winter day in 1979, to 35-year-old investigative reporter Neil Bannerman. Journalists are quietly being dropped one after another like flies as newspapers lose their circulation and profits. Even the Edinburgh Post is no exception to the trend Read more...

Little Faith
by Nickolas Butler
"A story of the love and faith of ordinary people being challenged to their core!"
Posted February 28, 2019

Life has not been easy for Lyle Hovde. Now in his senior years,  Lyle has worked hard and now has enough to be comfortable. Along with his wife Peg, he is content with his life in his small Wisconsin home town. Years ago, Lyle and Peg had lost their only Read more...

The Patient One
by Shelley Shepard Gray
"Can friends stay connected when their circle is broken?"
Posted February 15, 2019

When a close friend commits suicide, it is very hard to find the right thing to say to the family or to other friends. There is no real right way and many wrong ways. Hugs and tears help, but it is in the sharing of stories where the true strength Read more...

Dead as a Door Knocker
by Diane Kelly
"How could a real estate dream spiral so quickly into a nightmare?"
Posted January 24, 2019

Whitney Whitaker has a job to do and knows how to do it. For the past few years, she has been developing her skills and abilities while working as a property manager and carpenter and studying for her real estate license. Now, knocking on the beautifully made iron Celtic Green Read more...

The Highland Renegade
by Amy Jarecki
"Can love prevail over centuries of clan distrust and feuding?"
Posted December 29, 2018

As the beloved daughter of the powerful Laird Cameron, Janet is used to being treated with respect and this drunken dragoon at the dance did not appeal to her in any way. Used to getting his own way, Lieutenant Wilfred Cummings grabs Janet and leaves her no choice but to Read more...

When the Men Were Gone
by Marjorie Herrera Lewis
"An inspiring and captivating story of a true football coach!"
Posted November 20, 2018

The small town of Brownwood is located smack dab in the middle of Texas and, like many other Texas towns, people love their football games. It is ingrained in their souls. There is no place people would rather be on a fall Friday evening than to sit in the stands Read more...

Six Cats a Slayin'
by Miranda James
"A purr-fect murder mystery for the holiday season!"
Posted November 20, 2018

While semi-retired Librarian Charlie Harris is not thrilled with the invitation from his flirtatious new neighbour, Charlie's Maine Coon cat, Diesel, is far more thrilled with the wonderful ball of discarded paper that bats so easily around in the kitchen. Charlie lives in Athena, Mississippi, a small town Read more...

The Hawaiian Discovery
by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter
"A charming tale of friendship and challenges in love and faith!"
Posted November 7, 2018

After two years of enjoying working in her good friend's bed and breakfast, Ellen Lambright finds herself a bit at odds and not really settling into working in her father's shoe store in Middlebury, Indiana. Then, Ellen learned that her best friend Mandy and her husband Ken Williams Read more...

Wild Fire
by Ann Cleeves
"A gripping murder mystery that keeps you hanging in suspense!"
Posted October 19, 2018

The bonfire burns, sparks fly, and the local Deltaness kids drink and amuse themselves in the cool spring Shetland night. Suddenly, a small strange boy appears and starts screaming. The teens began to laugh and jeer at him. From that night on, strange things begin to happen. About a week Read more...

Cold Earth
by Ann Cleeves
"A dramatic landslide, a perplexing death, and very few clues!"
Posted October 18, 2018

The heavy and seemingly perpetual rains continue to pour and the harsh landscape of the northern Shetland Islands is well sodden with water. Despite the ongoing rain, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez felt drawn to be at the funeral and graveside service for old Magnus Tait. They had become friends of Read more...

A Study in Treason
by Leonard Goldberg
"An intriguing mystery filled with unexpected danger and secrets!"
Posted October 13, 2018

A stroke can be very devasting at any time and recovery is uncertain. Such is the case for John Watson Senior, the former longtime associate of the late Sherlock Holmes in 1914. While he is recovering some of his previous mental acuity, his daughter-in-law has been implementing the Read more...

Audrey Lawrence

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!

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