I was drawn into the latest fantasy tale of the land
of Skorn. Not unlike today, we see that the land has been
steadily growing more desertified and desperate populations
are on the move. THE DRY WELL in a temple would have warned
city dwellers that the aquifer had been Read more...
Harriet is shy and has decided to expand her horizons and
mentally grow, so this winter she is challenging herself to
do things that make her uncomfortable. MOONLIGHT OVER
MANHATTAN by Sarah Morgan focuses on two characters, Harriet
Knight and the
emergency room doctor she first meets after discovering
that Read more...
Music lovers will particularly enjoy this coming of age New
Adult story. I don't play an instrument, but if I substitute
horses for music, I can easily identify with the young lady
telling her story of the end of school and the start of
college. THOSE BLACK WINGS by Read more...
Arizona might not be the obvious place to look for wolves,
but with all that open space the desert werewolves can roam
freely. Which is something Paxton Hall doesn't realise,
flying in from
Maryland to check on a piece of land she's inherited. Her
neighbour, Grant Wade, is Read more...
Illustrated on every page by El Primo Ramon, this short
book for young readers explains the troubled times in Europe
before and during the Second World War. Hedy, a teenage
girl from a family with a shop, learns that the frightening
changes of power mean she and her family are Read more...
Hannah finds herself in a scary situation. While on her
rumspringa, the time when young Amish people experience the
world, she picked up an admirer, Trent, and now she has
returned to her faith, he's started to stalk her. HER
SECRET changes Hannah Hilty from a busy young woman Read more...
Lancaster County is bitterly cold when snow blankets the
ground and lighting is provided by oil lamps. Elizabeth
Lapp has come home after seven years of city life, to her
widowed mother's farm. THE AMISH WITNESS, Elizabeth, has
been followed. A man confronts her and demands something a
friend Read more...
I enjoy Marta Perry's books, and some of her Amish stories
are also suspense stories, but SECOND CHANCE AMISH BRIDE is
a romance for those who want a little break from the
stressful life we lead today.
Caleb King is a dairy farmer
returning home to a newly built Read more...
This suspense story wastes no time in getting started.
Assistant District Attorney Madison Callaghan is attacked
out of the blue and a sinister threat uttered. Only, when
aid arrives, and poor Maddy awakens in hospital, she has
lost her memory. CHRISTMAS AMNESIA continues at breakneck
pace as Maddy teams up Read more...
I know I am in for a treat when I read a book by Marguerite
Kaye. Her historical quartet of Hot Arabian Nights, which
has already brought a Cornish lady botanist and a British
horsewoman to Read more...
Sixth in the County
Cork mystery series features Maura Donovan from Boston,
chatting with her friend Gillian Callanan in west Cork as
they await the arrival of Gillian's baby. Gillian's husband
has relocated from Dublin, and their house Read more...
This novella is nicely timed to match a royal engagement
Britain. But for the Crown Prince of Marazur, life is not
going so well. He tries to enjoy his first official party
since the death of his wife in a car accident. A widowed
father in his thirties, Raoul Read more...
This third Pancake House Mystery starts as autumn
mists and mellow fruitfulness to Wildwood Cove, a town on
the Olympic Peninsula enlivened by the prospect of filming
down at the beach. This should bring added custom to Read more...
Emma's life is only beginning its turn for the worse when
her boyfriend dumps her. One road accident later, she's
hospital with a couple of broken limbs and some brain
damage which means she'll have to let her senses learn to
work properly again. Though she Read more...
I found another instance of trying to catch markets in UK
and USA by mixing characters from each in a story. I prefer
to find a genuine reason to blend the characters, contrast
their life experiences and build a plot accordingly. STAY
CALM AND COLLIE ON is a dog-lovers Read more...
We start the adventure in July, 1579, as our heroine the
Blanchard searches a fir wood in Surrey
for a missing lad - or his body. I've read several books in
the series named for this redoubtable lady Read more...
This book for young readers is wonderfully illustrated on
every page. SURFER DUDE: THE LEGENDARY STALLION OF
CHINCOTEAGUE seems to have been a horse well worth
celebrating. We see his early life on Assateague Island and
how he was marked out as being a good foal to keep to
improve Read more...
I've read a few Scandinavian crime books by an author who
has won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running as
well as the CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel
of the year. Arnaldur Indridason depicts a bleak life in
modern Iceland, full of cold Read more...
Count me lucky to have a book like this to show me a place
I've never visited. NATURAL WONDERS OF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND is
enough to make anyone pack and head off to the coastal
barrier island. The ponies on the cover are famous from
Marguerite Henry's books about Read more...