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I had major dental surgery a few days before COVID-19 struck. Afterwards, I was really under the weather and not reading much, mostly listening to audio books. It’s now been two weeks after surgery and while I’m not 100% yet, I am on the mend. There was a complication during surgery that leaves me having […]

Shades of Earl Grey by Laura Childs (A Tea Shop Mystery #3)

Publication Info: Published January 7, 2003 by Berkley Books. I read the paperback edition, purchased from the online bookstore Thriftbooks. Other editions available. Summary: Charleston resident Camille Cantroux is looking forward to her engagement party. Although her wedding to Captain Corey Buchanan is to take place in Savannah, most of her friends live in Charleston […]

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Publication Info: Expected publication date April 7, 2020 by Harper. I read the pre-pub Kindle edition courtesy of Netgalley. Other editions will be available at time of publication. Summary: Fourteen year old Gloria Ramírez wakes up bruised and battered on the ground in the middle of nowhere, west Texas. Her mind and body feel as […]

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Publication Info: Published January 27 by Riverhead Books. I read the hardback edition through my Book of the Month membership. Other editions available. Summary: Two sisters, Mickey and Kacey, live in a distressed neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were raised by their over-extended and emotionally distant grandmother after their mother died from drugs and their […]

Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake #4)

Publication Info: Published January 20, 2020 by Thomas & Mercer. I listened to the Kindle edition through Audible.com. Other editions available. Summary: In this fourth book in the Stillhouse Lake series, Gwen Proctor, her partner Sam and Gwen’s two teenage children, Lanny and Connor, have been living relatively safely in their home. In fact, Gwen […]

Follow Me by Kathleen Barber

Publication Info: Expected publication date February 25, 2020 by Gallery Books. Kindle Pre-Pub edition courtesy of NetGalley. Other editions will be available at the time of publication. Summary: Audrey Miller has over a million followers on various social media accounts. She photographs and posts her every action — her choice of clothing, her furnishings, her […]

A Good Neighborhood by Theresa Anne Fowler

Publication Info: Expected publication date March 10, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press. Kindle edition courtesy of NetGalley. Other editions will be available at publication. Summary: In present day North Carolina, an older suburb is getting a makeover. Smaller, less desirable homes are razed along with mature trees to make way for multi-bath homes with sparkling […]