When bookbinder and restorer Brooklyn Wainright gets a short
term book appraising gig for national television show This
Old Attic she is nervous about being on camera but ecstatic
at a new venue to share her love of books. Unfortunately the
very first book she appraises leads to her showing Read more...
Emily Jordan has spent much of her life leaving; leaving
home to pursue a career in archaeology and her relationship
with the charismatic leader of the expeditions. Also leaving
behind the painful memories of her past. Salem Pearce has
always wanted Emily, but not at the expense of his peaceful Read more...
Julia Kent's RANDOM ACTS OF FANTASY, book three in
her Random series hits all the same salaciously
hilarious notes as the previous two (and indeed as in many
of her other series.) Darla, Joe and Trevor are still
feeling their way in their relationship, when the band Read more...
Amanda Cooper (pseudonym of cozy mystery author Victoria
Hamilton) begins the brand new Teapot Collector
Mystery series with TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT, where former
restaurateur and Manhattanite Sophie Taylor moves to
Gracious Grove, the small town in upstate New York where she
spent blissful summers with her grandmother Read more...
In this stand alone light paranormal comedy, Molly Harper's
trademark humor shines between instances of ghost-induced
spine-shivers. The setting: a ramshackle mansion on an
isolated Atlantic island. The main characters: a strong yet
vulnerable heroine standing up to some harsh life stuff and
a self-made multimillionaire Read more...
CRIMSON VEIL, book fifteen in Yasmine Galenorn's convoluted
yet vastly entertaining Otherworld series is told
from Menolly's point of view. Galenorn's device of telling
each book from a different sister in turn helps keep each
book in the series fresh, while remaining true to the Read more...
HOME FOR THE HAUNTING, Juliet Blackwell's fourth in the
Haunted Home Renovation Series meets the high
standards set in the previous three. Mel Turner and her
group of friends and family are just as entertaining, the
mystery even more eerie than in books past, and the
resolution Read more...
FAIR PLAY makes great use of research Deeanne Gist used in
her earlier book, It Happened at the Fair but moves the
focus to social change happening in Chicago (and one can
assume other urban areas in the United States of that time),
giving a realistic, yet not too harsh Read more...
Deeanne Gist uses the 1893 Chicago World Fair (also known as
the Columbian Exposition) to showcase a charming and deeply
satisfying love story set in a time when society was
changing at a breakneck pace. IT HAPPENED AT THE FAIR brings
together a young inventor facing physical challenges with a Read more...
Beverly Hills interior designer Lane Bishop follows her
heart to take on a huge job restoring a remote Alaskan
lodge, and take on its owner the uber-sexy Dylan Brodie.
Dylan knows why he is paying top-dollar to bring Lane to his
home, and although she is a more Read more...
THE DROWNING SPOOL is Monica Ferris' seventeenth
Needlecraft Mystery. Yes. SEVENTEENTH, and yet this
book is as fresh, smart and engrossing as any of the
previous sixteen books. Heroine Betsy Devonshire begins
teaching needle punch classes at a local upscale senior
complex where a mysterious death leads her Read more...
In NIGHT VISION, book four in the Indigo Court
series Cecily, Wind witch and soon-to-be-crowned Fae Queen
of Winter and her cousin Rhiannon, soon-to-be-crowned Fae
Queen of Summer have a number of obstacles and challenges
between them and the ultimate goals, taking Read more...
MURDER OF CROWS fulfills the promise of the world Anne
Bishop introduced with Written in Red, giving readers an
immersive journey into an alternate history of Earth where
humans are the minority, useful yet a nuisance to those who
More often than I'd like, the second book Read more...
In the thirteenth installment of the Coffeehouse
Mystery series coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi becomes
embroiled in the attempted murder of a billionaire causing
concern to both her ex husband and current squeeze.
I'll cut to the chase. Although I greatly enjoyed earlier
books in this series, I Read more...
Knitted graffiti, a talented young artist and a few
mysteriously arrogant professors liven up the cozy lives of
the Black Sheep Knitters in this sixth installment of the
Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series.
Maggie's young assistant, Phoebe, turns to her as a friend
when Phoebe becomes embroiled Read more...
FREEZER I'LL SHOOT is a charmingly believable cozy mystery
set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is the third in
Victoria Hamilton's Vintage Kitchen Mystery series.
As heroine Jaymie Leighton struggles to find her path in
life, she stumbles onto another body, in the backyard of Read more...
Millicent Pantere learned early on to care for no one and
nothing beyond herself, the one exception being old Nell.
She will do anything necessary at whatever cost to bring
Nell safely out of the clutches of the Dark Magician who is
pulling Millicent's strings.
Gareth Solimere has been Read more...
Well researched, well written and an historical romance with
plenty of punch, Mia Marlowe and Connie Mason's
collaboration must be rated a success.
The characters seem to behave within the parameters set by
their historical circumstances, the passion and emotion is
certainly appropriate and the story line has enough Read more...
What I liked:
Susan Shay has potential. In her bio she stresses her
imagination, and she is right, it is a powerful force and
probably provides the best of MAKE ME HOWL with her unusual
take on werewolves fitting into society. I also liked a few
of the characters, especially Read more...
In 109 pages and fifteen chapters authors Nicholson and
Blackwood do a pretty decent job of discussing the issues
that accompany the decision to pursue surgery for weight
loss. The first few chapters touch on subjects you should
ponder before seeing the surgeon, but the bulk of the book
is Read more...