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This hard-bodied football star is used to scoring.

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Take the shot…or take a chance?

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A young widow dares to love again in the heartwarming conclusion of the Ardent Springs series.

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“Unforgettable characters and a high-octane plot …” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

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In Summer Dance, bestselling author Nan Rossiter brings together characters from her acclaimed novel Nantucket in a powerful, heartwarming love story that bridges past and present.


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A Death by Any Other Name
by Tessa Arlen
"A historical mystery set among rose breeders in the English countryside"
Posted June 20, 2017

As a big fan of historical mystery books have I been curious about the Lady Montfort Mystery series. So, when I got the chance to read the third book in the series, A DEATH BY ANY OTHER NAME Read more...

by Melissa Lenhardt
"SAWBONES is a gritty and intriguing Western"
Posted June 15, 2017

I have to admit that I was actually a bit stunned on how brutal this book turned out to be. I was hopeful that it would not be too romanticized, but I had not expected to be almost traumatized by it. The story starts off with Dr. Catherine Bennett having Read more...

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
by Amanda Quick
"A murder mystery story set in the 30s California among the stars of Hollywood!"
Posted June 4, 2017

I have to admit that I'm quite besotted with this cover. I like how different it is, the crisscrossing of colorful squares over the image of the girl and I love the combination of the colors. Now, you should not choose a book just because of the cover, but Read more...

Cold Earth
by Ann Cleeves
"A thrilling page-turner that keeps you guessing between suspects until the end"
Posted May 22, 2017

Wow, what a book. I have read every single one of the books in the Shetland series, but COLD EARTH, book seven, is my favorite so far. The story is intriguing and perplexing and I especially enjoyed the Read more...

Devil's Breath
by G.M. Malliet
"Film star Margot Browne is murdered and it's up to Max Tudor to solve the crime..."
Posted May 22, 2017

DEVIL'S BREATH is the first book I have read by G.M. Malliet. And, thus is this the first book I have read in the Max Tudor series. However, despite being the sixth book was it was Read more...

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie
by Viola Carr
"Steampunk at its finest!"
Posted May 7, 2017

THE DASTARDLY MISS LIZZIE is book three in the Electric Empire series. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this series the books are about Dr. Eliza Jekyll/Miss Lizzie Hyde. Yes, they are the same person Read more...

The Devil Crept In
by Ania Ahlborn
"A creepy and mysterious tale..."
Posted April 16, 2017

THE DEVIL CREPT IN is a creepy story about a young boy who discovers that there is something or someone hiding out in the woods in a rundown house. Or is it really so? Stevie Clark has been plagued with awful visions for years, seeing things that aren't there Read more...

Where the Dead Lie
by C.S. Harris
"Where the Dead Lie is by far the darkest tale in this series so far..."
Posted April 4, 2017

WHERE THE DEAD LIE is book 12 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series. I I have to admit that this series is one of my favorites, as I have read all twelve books in the series. So, I Read more...

A Bridge Across the Ocean
by Susan Meissner
"Two war brides travel to America, but only one of them will disembark..."
Posted March 30, 2017

A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN by Susan Meissner is a wartime mystery novel about two women who have both gone through much during the war and are going to America on RMS Queen Mary as war brides. Simone Deveraux lost her father and brother who both got shot for being Read more...

The Crow Trap
by Ann Cleeves
"Ann Cleeves really knows how to write a good story!"
Posted March 15, 2017

As a long time fan of Ann Cleeves Shetland series does it feel a bit odd to admit that it has taken me this long time to read a book from her Vera Stanhope series. Especially since I have seen the TV series and like it Read more...

by S. Jae-Jones
"Wintersong is a magical book that will spellbind you!"
Posted March 10, 2017

WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones is a book I have wanted to read since the first time I laid eyes on the cover and read the blurb. Yes, even, despite the fact that it's young adult, a genre that I don't often read, did I feel the need Read more...

I See You
by Claire Mackintosh
"A paranoid and intriguing story!"
Posted March 5, 2017

Clare Mackintosh's debut book I LET YOU GO was a real hit when it was published. I read the book earlier this year and I liked it; however, it was not a favorite book of mine when it came Read more...

The Girl from Rawblood
by Catriona Ward
"If you love reading Gothic historical mystery novels will you love this book!"
Posted February 22, 2017

When it comes to horror a Gothic tale has something that with all likelihood always will appeal to me. Add a mysterious family haunted by an entity just called "her" and I'm sold. THE GIRL FROM RAWBLOOD instantly appealed to me with its fascinating cover and interesting description. Iris Read more...

The Trapped Girl
by Robert Dugoni
"Who is the girl in the crab pot? That's up to Tracy Crosswhite to find out!"
Posted January 23, 2017

THE TRAPPED GIRL is the fourth book in Tracy Crosswhite series and in this book she has to find out the identity of a girl found dead in a crab pot, and also find the person who has Read more...

Plaid and Plagiarism
by Molly MacRae
"A cozy murder mystery book that takes the reader to Scotland and not much further!"
Posted January 10, 2017

Two old friends, Janet and Christine, together with Janet's daughter Tallie and Summer, Tallie's former college roommate, have decided to take over Yon Bonnie Books in Scotland. They all need a change in their lives and they think running a bookstore will be perfect. However, they are off Read more...

The Man Who Fell from the Sky
by Margaret Coel
"Murder and the historical angle with Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid will thrill you!"
Posted January 7, 2017

THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY is book 19 in the Wind River Reservation series and it's also the first book I have read in the series. And, as a newbie must I say that I Read more...

I Am Providence
by Nick Mamatas
"A book perfect for Lovecraft fans!"
Posted January 5, 2017

I have never read a story by H. P. Lovecraft. However, I have seen movies based on his books or ideas from his books and I do love reading Lovecraftian books, probably because I love horror and especially monsters. The description and the fantastic cover made me keen to read Read more...

The 7th Canon
by Robert Dugoni
"If like me you love the 80s you'll love this thriller!"
Posted January 4, 2017

I have read all the Tracy Crosswhite books by Robert Dugoni that have been published and I really like the series. So, when I saw this book by Robert Dugoni I just had to read it while I Read more...

Chasing Shadows
by Karen Harper
"A fast, if not predictable, suspense"
Posted November 29, 2016

I read THE ROYAL NANNY by Karen Harper just a little while ago and I found it a fantastic book. So, naturally I was curious to see how her other books would be. Now, romantic suspense is normally not a genre I chose to read that very often, but, I Read more...

Heiress of Collinwood
by Lara Parker
"Heiress of Collinwood is an engrossing page-turner!"
Posted November 29, 2016

It's actually a bit strange how I looked forward to reading this book when it showed up in a package the other day. I mean I have only seen the movie version which was OK (I would love to see a non-Tim-Burton DARK SHADOW movie Read more...

Magdalena Johansson


My name is Magdalena and I love to read crime, mystery, thriller, horror, women's fiction, literary fiction, history, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, biographical, non-fiction and graphic novels. My book blog is A Bookaholic Swede (http://bookaholicswede.blogspot.se)

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