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Just when things are getting back to normal in Booktown, Tricia and Angelica have their lives turned upside down...

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"A fantastic frenemies-to-forever love story" --RT Book Reviews

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Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything...

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Brant Wylder has planned for every eventuality. Becoming a father wasn't on his list.

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A brand new spin-off from NY Times & USA Today bestselling romance series, The Billionaire's Obsession.

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In another life there was love and war. From it, a single sin haunts one man.


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Jar of Hearts
by Jennifer Hillier
"She's kept a dark secret all these years..."
Posted June 16, 2018

JAR OF HEARTS is a compelling thrilling that starts off with a bang! Right from the very start, do we know that Georgina "Geo" Shaw is guilty of knowing what happened to her best friend, Angela Wong, who disappeared fourteen years ago? The blame Read more...

The Endless Beach
by Jenny Colgan
"It's time once again to return to Scottish Island of Mure.."
Posted June 4, 2018

Reading a Jenny Colgan book always fills me with contentment. I know the story will draw me in and the dialogue will be both funny and serious and I will love the characters. I just know it. And, I was not wrong this time either. In THE ENDLESS BEACH are Read more...

The Way of Beauty
by Camille Di Maio
"Historical fiction with three love stories: a mother, a daughter and Penn Station"
Posted May 27, 2018

What truly enchanted me when it came to THE WAY OF BEAUTY was Penn Station. Oh, how I wished it was still standing in all its glory. Alas, it had to give way for progress. Luckily, there are still images and like this book, imaginative stories that make Penn Station Read more...

Ike and Kay
by James MacManus
"A fascinating story about forbidden love in a time of war."
Posted May 17, 2018

I thought I would start this review by mentioning that I previously read THE GENERAL'S WOMEN by Susan Wittig Albert, which deals with the same subject as this book, although Mamie Eisenhowever plays a larger role in that book. Nevertheless, in my opinion, one can't get enough books Read more...

The Crooked Staircase
by Dean Koontz
"Jane Hawk is still on a mission to find and destroy the people behind her husband suicide"
Posted May 8, 2018

I was lucky enough to read a copy of THE SILENT CORNER, the first book in the Jane Hawk series just before I read this book. Since THE Read more...

Love and Ruin
by Paula McLain
"An engrossing story about Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn!"
Posted April 25, 2018

I just want to say before I review LOVE AND RUIN by Paula McLain that I read CIRCLING THE SUN by the author a couple of years ago and it's one of those books that I fell in love with and I still remember how great the reading experience Read more...

The Other Lady Vanishes
by Amanda Quick
"THE OTHER LADY VANISHES is a fabulous story about a woman on the run from her past."
Posted April 13, 2018

I first thought that I would start off this review stating that reading Amanda Quick is a guilty pleasure of mine. Then, I thought that I'm not at all guilty about it, vice versa to be honest. However, Quick's books are definitely a pleasure to read. THE OTHER Read more...

The Music of the Deep
by Elizabeth Hall
"The Music of the Deep is a book that has enriched my life for the better."
Posted April 12, 2018

THE MUSIC OF THE DEEP is the kind of book that I felt hooked me right from the very first page. If I could, I would read non-stop until I finished the book, alas I started late in the evening and then had to sleep. I wish more books Read more...

The Echo Killing
by Christi Daugherty
"Engrossing and thrilling to read!"
Posted April 5, 2018

For some reason I have a deep love for books set in the American South. So, when I saw this book, a crime novel set in Savannah, Georgia I just knew I had to read it. So, I was overjoyed when I got the chance to read the book. THE Read more...

Why Kill the Innocent
by C.S. Harris
"On a cold day in London the body of a woman is found..."
Posted April 4, 2018

London, 1814. In one of the coldest winters ever is the body of a woman found in the snow by no other than Hero, the wife of Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin. She recognizes the woman as Jane Ambrose, a piano teacher to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Read more...

The Spirit Photographer
by Jon Michael Varese
"A haunting tale about a woman whose soul will not rest until the truth is out"
Posted April 4, 2018

The Civil War may be over, but it has left a lot of women mourning husbands and sons. This has seen an increase in spiritualism. And in Boston, there is a man, Edward Moody that is said to be able to take your picture and your dearly departed will appear Read more...

The Secret to Southern Charm
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
"Fans of the first book will love this book!"
Posted April 4, 2018

I just want to make a comment about this cover before I review the book. The cover I had on my ebook version of the book was of a woman on a beach stool reading a book. So, you wonder, what's so special about that? Well, on my version Read more...

Queen Anne's Lace
by Susan Wittig Albert
"China Bayles is back in a haunting tale of forbidden love!"
Posted April 4, 2018

China Bayles has a ghost problem. It all starts when she and her friend Ruby Wilcox starts to clean up the loft about their shop Thyme and Seasons. China finds a box of handcrafted lace and old photographs in the loft, but when she is temporary alone in there and Read more...

In Prior's Wood
by G.M. Malliet
"IN PRIOR'S WOOD is a fabulous whodunnit!"
Posted April 4, 2018

I first came in contact with the Max Tudor series when I read the previous book, DEVIL'S BREATH, and I liked it very much. When I got the chance to read IN PRIOR'S WOOD Read more...

Fast Falls the Night
by Julia Keller
"Fast-paced and thrilling!"
Posted March 16, 2018

The story in FAST FALLS THE NIGHT takes place during 24 hours. It all starts with a young woman overdosing on the floor of a gas station bathroom in Acker's Gap. For the police in the town it is one tragic event, but then they got called to another Read more...

The One That Got Away
by Melissa Pimentel
"THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY is a funny rom-com with a catchy dialogue!"
Posted March 16, 2018

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY is a book that I was interested in reading because I had read that it was a modern retelling of PERSUASION by Jane Austen. I love modern retellings. I usually don't read much contemporary romance fiction, but I have a weakness for retellings so Read more...

Dead Man's Blues
by Ray Celestin
"Bootleggers, jazz, murder, and a lost heiress..."
Posted March 9, 2018

DEAD MAN'S BLUES stunning cover and intriguing blurb made me eager to read the book. I have not read THE AXEMAN, the first book in this series, but that didn't concern me much since Read more...

Breaking Point
by Allison Brennan
"BREAKING POINT is an intense book that will grab your interest from the very first page!"
Posted March 7, 2018

BREAKING POINT is the second book I have read by Allison Brennan and the first solo Lucy Kincaid book. The book I read previously was SHATTERED in the Max Revere series, but Lucy Kincaid Read more...

Undiscovered Country
by Kelly O'Connor McNees
"UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY is one of those books that will stay with me"
Posted March 7, 2018

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY is actually the third fictional account I have read about Lorena "Hick" Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt. And, I would, without any problems, read at least three more. I find both women fascinating to read about and I like reading new books that take a different look at their Read more...

The Atomic City Girls
by Janet Beard
"In Oak Ridge, silence is golden"
Posted February 27, 2018

THE ATOMIC CITY GIRLS by Janet Beard takes place during the last part of WW2 when several lives collide in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the city that doesn't exist, at least not officially. For eighteen-year-old June Walker, the prospect of working at Oak Ridge is a chance to 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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