REVIEW: “The Spies of Shilling Lane” by Jennifer Ryan

"The Spies of Shilling Lane" by Jennifer Ryan Kindle edition, 368 pages Published June 4, 2019, by Crown ASIN: B07K62LGW8 My review Great Britain is deeply entrenched in World War II, and it's against this dismal backdrop that the haughty Mrs. Braithwaite receives divorce papers from her cheating husband. Because of the stigma surrounding divorced … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Spies of Shilling Lane” by Jennifer Ryan

REVIEW: “The Wolf Wants In” by Laura McHugh

"The Wolf Wants In" by Laura McHugh 272 pages Slated for publication Aug. 6, 2019, by Spiegel and Grau ISBN: 0399590285 My synopsis In the small rural town of Blackwater, Kan., a young man is found dead in his home, supposedly of natural causes -- but Shane Keller's sister Sadie is convinced that investigators need … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Wolf Wants In” by Laura McHugh

BLOG TOUR: “The Goodbye Café (Hudson Sisters #3)” by Mariah Stewart — Review

I have returned to bring you my stop on the blog tour for "The Goodbye Café," the final installment in Mariah Stewart's Hudson Sisters trilogy.  This blog tour is hosted by Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books.Many thanks to Hannah Payne, associate publicist for Gallery Books, for inviting me to participate!THE GOODBYE CAFÉThe Hudson Sisters series, … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: “The Goodbye Café (Hudson Sisters #3)” by Mariah Stewart — Review

BLOG TOUR ~ REVIEW: “If the Creek Don’t Rise” by Leah Weiss

I'm excited to share my review of "If the Creek Don't Rise" by Leah Weiss, as part of the official blog tour promoting the release of the book. If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss Sourcebooks Landmark Publication Date: August 22, 2017 “Weiss’ debut novel reveals the best and worst of human nature… The author’s masterful … Continue reading BLOG TOUR ~ REVIEW: “If the Creek Don’t Rise” by Leah Weiss

BLOG TOUR: “The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1) by Mariah Stewart – Review

I am delighted to be participating in a blog tour for the very first time. This blog tour is hosted by Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books, the publisher of "The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1)" by Mariah Stewart. Many thanks to Melissa Gramstad, publicity manager for Simon & Schuster/Gallery, for inviting me to participate! … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: “The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1) by Mariah Stewart – Review

Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

"The Typewriter's Tale" by Michiel Heyns 288 pages (Kindle edition), St. Martin's Press Published Feb. 28, 2017 (originally published in 2005 by Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN13: 9781250119001 “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live … Continue reading Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

Review: “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell

"In the Shadow of Lakecrest" by Elizabeth Blackwell 282 pages, Lake Union Publishing Published Feb. 1, 2017 ISBN: 1503941841 Looking to escape from a life of poverty and hardship, Kate Moore hastily marries wealthy medical company heir Matthew Lemont on the threshold of the Great Depression. When he brings her home to meet his ice … Continue reading Review: “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell