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What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

Historical Time Travel Romance Amy Harmon is a one-click author for me. I don’t even bother to read the description on Amazon. She has a new book, I buy it. But when I realized this was a time-travel romance, I was prepared to be disappointed. I’ve read a few and didn’t like them. But I should have known if anyone could do it well, Amy Harmon could. It was AMAZING! Before I finished the book, I’d probably would have described it as a historical romance, […]

July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp

Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp

A Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance Mystery Story! I loved every bit of this story about this ghost-hunting foursome. Parrish, Sadie, Brighton, and Deacon are awesome in their quirky uniqueness. Seriously, these are characters that I loved hanging out with, even if they weren’t doing anything but sitting around shooting the breeze. (Although, they do plenty.) There’s quite a bit of genre-mixing in this story, which for me just added to the enjoyment. First, this is a supernatural story because GHOSTS! And there are plenty […]

April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt

Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt

Although I’m part of a book tour, I bought my own copy of Pimpernel. Leverage. Mission Impossible. Pimpernel. Yep. If you like those first two, you’re going to love Pimpernel! Although Pimpernel is marketed as a romantic suspense—and there is enough romance to make that an accurate description—I was so much more intrigued with the suspense part of the story. There were secret identities, twists and turns, cons within cons, with just a bit of romance. Pimpernel seriously reminded me of some of my favorite […]

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Fun Female Superpowers! This book has been on my To Read list for several years. I finally got to it—and I really liked it! This is a pretty great read if you like super-powers and teenagers. A good mix of high school angst, young love, and dealing with the sudden onset of powers you can’t control. What did I think? The characters were interesting and funny. I loved the interplay between Jamie and Ryan. I liked the super-powers part of the story. There were some […]

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins

Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins

A girl. A boy. Clans at war—and things get complicated. In a near primitive society, the four clans are at war. Three of the clans decide to work together against the violent Rams. Zo is a healer and will do anything to stop future violence and killing—including becoming a slave to the Ram clan, a guaranteed death sentence. But… of course, there’s a but. And there’s a boy—a Ram named Gryphon. And things get complicated. What did I think? This is such an awesome story. […]

February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Woven by Michael Jensen

Woven by Michael Jensen

A Delightful YA Fantasy! This is a wonderful Young Adult book, but Middle Graders and adults will enjoy it, too. It has classic fantasy elements, as well as lots of original ideas. I loved the magic system—with sorcerors, witches, and even ghosts. Filled with adventure and intrigue, I’d definitely place this in the epic fantasy category, but without the longer passages that sometimes bog down that category in books targeted to adult readers. This is great writing from two debut authors. I look forward to […]

February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Stranger’s Obituary by Jessica L. Randall

The Stranger’s Obituary by  Jessica L. Randall

A Trip Back to Auburn This is book 2 in the Obituary Society, but it works as a stand-alone. I loved the first book, The Obituary Society, so much that I purchased this one the very second I finished the first one. This is the story of two sisters who couldn’t be more different—and yet, they both have a strength that’s admirable. They interact with various characters in the town, so we get to see some of the ones we loved from book one. What […]

February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Obituary Society by Jessica L. Randall

The Obituary Society by Jessica L. Randall

Part mystery, part romance, part paranormal twists. This is definitely what I’d call a cozy mystery—there’s a mystery to be solved and Lila is an amateur. But it is also strong on romance, a woman finding her place in a new town, and there’s a bit of a paranormal aspect as well. Just the kind of book I love to read! What did I think? Oh. My. Gosh. I loved this. It needed a better proofreading—and the errors pulled me out of the story. It […]

February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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{Review + Giveaway} The Undead Road by David Powers King

{Review + Giveaway} The Undead Road by David Powers King

A Clever & Not too Freaky Zombie Book! Some zombie books are just too much—too freaky, too scary, too much blood and guts. For example, The Walking Dead. (Yes, I know. It’s a tv show, not a book.) After the first season, I quit watching because it quickly became a weekly bloodfest and I just got tired of it. The Undead Road by David Powers King is NOT like that. It’s a wonderful story of family, courage, friendship and loyalty, set against a backdrop of […]

January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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{Review} Keeping June by Shannen Crane Camp

{Review} Keeping June by Shannen Crane Camp

A Sweet End to a Wonderful Series This is the last book in the June series. I have read all of them and loved each one. In the first book, Finding June, June is only 16 and starting a career as an actress. It is definitely a Young Adult novel and would be enjoyed by teen readers and adults who like YA fiction. Over the course of the books, Chasing June (book 2) and Catching June (book 3), June grows older, goes to college, and […]

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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{Review} Power of the Matchmaker

{Review} Power of the Matchmaker

The Power of the Matchmaker series will be 12 books, each by a different author, to be released one a month in 2016. Pearl the Matchmaker is the common thread between all the books, and this is her story. Although this is classified as a clean romance with a touch of magical realism, there is, in fact, not much romance in it at all. Rather, it’s a story of broken hearts and how Pearl becomes a matchmaker. At only 60 pages, it is a quick […]

December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Secrets of Cove: Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage

Secrets of Cove: Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage

Grandson Approved! I was lucky enough to go to the release party for Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention. I took three of my grandsons (ages 8, 7 and 5).   Backstage with J. Scott Savage We got to go backstage to meet Mr. Savage. There were several other authors there too, most notably Brandon Mull (the grands love Fablehaven and The Candy Shop War) and James Dashner (they didn’t know who he was but were very impressed that his books have been made into […]

November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Review: Witness by Christine Kersey

Review: Witness by Christine Kersey

This is the first book that I’ve read by Christine Kersey. I liked it. Courtney is in college and her mother has recently moved out of state, so this is her first time on her own. Her mother has taught her well. But when Courtney witnesses a gang-related murder and is then threatened by the killer, she is at a loss for what to do. Honestly, I would be too. The reader experiences a lot of Courtney’s internal debate as she tries to do what […]

September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Review: The Kiss That Launched 1000 GIFS by Sheralyn Pratt

Review: The Kiss That Launched 1000 GIFS by Sheralyn Pratt

For me to like a contemporary romance, there needs to be a “something.” It’s hard for me to put my finger on what the “something” is but I do know it’s not the romance itself. The best I can do is say it’s got to be either highly character driven and the characters are fun or interesting, or there’s something of depth there. This one has both. While 99% of the book was light and fun, there’s a very serious topic and scene that makes […]

July 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This book was recommended by friends who know I love Young Adult dystopian/futuristic stories. While the geek in me loved the tech in this book (there are days when I think I might prefer a world like that), and I could certainly appreciate the references to 70s/80s culture (Rush 2112 was my favorite album in high school), this is going to be a slow read for teens and a lot of parents will not approve. We see the world from the point of view of […]

May 8, 2015 | 1 Comment
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