Final Post

The world has changed and so have I. Months of COVID-19 isolation, anxiety from national and world events, plus my own ongoing health issues are making me re-think priorities. I am a lifelong reader and that won’t change. What I am reading, and how I wish to share my thoughts, has changed. I will continue […]

Sneak Preview: Paris Never Leaves You

Publication Info: Expected publication date: August 4, 2020. I’m delighted to take part in my first blog tour for a book, thanks to St. Martin’s Press! My review will post on the publication date, August, 4, 2020. In the meantime, here is some promotional material provided by the publisher. Click HERE for an excerpt from […]

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

Publication Info: Expected publication date September 10, 2019 by Berkley. Pre-pub Kindle edition courtesy of NetGalley This is a repost from August 2019. A Song for a New Day just won the Nebula for best novel! Congratulations, Sarah Pinsker! If you didn’t read this book when it first came out, you should add it to […]

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Publication Info: Published January 20, 2020 by Berkley. I read the Book of the Month Club edition. Other editions available from your favorite bookseller. Summary: Thirty-five years ago, Viv Delaney vanished from her job as a hotel night clerk and was presumed dead. Now her niece, Carly Kirk, wants to discover what happened to her […]

Hodgepodge 1

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 […]

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 […]

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mystery #1)

Publication Info: Published May 1, 1999 by Berkley Prime Crime. I read the paperback edition, purchased through Thrift Books. Other editions available. Summary: Sarah Brandt is a widow working as a midwife in late Victorian era New York. While she was born into wealth, she became estranged from her family for following her heart, rather […]

Christmas at the Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild (Lakeside Resort #1)

Publication Info: Published October 6, 2018 by Longleaf Pine Press. I read the Kindle edition, available through Kindle Unlimited. Other editions available. Summary: Jenny Beckett is feeling a bit rattled. Her fiance dumped her for a much younger, flashier woman just a few weeks before their scheduled Christmas wedding. Jenny’s ill-tempered landlord sold her house […]

The Rule of Many by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders (The Rule of One #2)

Publication Info: Published May 7, 2019 by Skyscape. I listened to the Audio edition through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. Other editions available. Summary: At the end of the last book, the twins, Ava and Mira, escaped to Canada. There, they found a group of rebels and their previously unknown to them maternal grandmother, Rayla. Rayla […]