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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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The Secret Life of Daydreams by Lucinda Whitney

The Secret Life of Daydreams by Lucinda Whitney

A Sweet, Clean Debut Romance Sometimes “debut” means not quite up to the competition, but that’s not the case with The Secret Life of Daydreams. It’s well-written and kept my interest through the entire story. I look forward to reading more from this author. Sofia and Josh first meet when he is in Portugal on an LDS mission. He taught Sofia about his religion and she joined the church. This story takes place years later, when Sofia and Josh meet again. Because of the issues […]

January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tulips and Treason by Tristi Pinkston

Tulips and Treason by Tristi Pinkston

I was a little sad when the Secret Sisters series ended. I just loved Ida Mae, Arlette and Tansy. So I was excited to hear that they would be making guest appearances in this new Omni Orchids series! Tulips and Treason starts off with Jack and Molly, married FBI agents, who are having marital problems. They have decided to call their marriage quits, when they are given an undercover assignment posing as a married couple in the tiny town of Omni, Utah. As much as I […]

April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Witnesses by Stephanie Black

The Witnesses by Stephanie Black

I am so far behind in writing promised book reviews. I have no excuse except… um… life. But I’m working to remedy that right now. I got my copy of The Witnesses by Stephanie Black the second day of Black October. (That’s what I’m calling it because I was sick all month.) I was sooo excited to get it because it’s the sequel to The Believer (see my review here). I couldn’t read it right away because I was too sick, but believe me, the […]

November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The Believer by Stephanie Black

The Believer by Stephanie Black

In honor of the fact that my copy of The Witnesses by Stephanie Black (sequel to The Believer) is IN THE MAIL on it’s way to me, I’ve decided to repost my review of The Believer. I originally read and reviewed The Believer in 2006. It was Stephanie’s very first book. Since then, Stephanie has written five mystery suspense novels. Fool Me Twice is my all-time favorite but I’ve loved every one of them. (So has everyone else. Her books won a Whitney Award four […]

October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Till Death Do Us Part by Tristi Pinkston

Till Death Do Us Part by Tristi Pinkston

Till Death Do Us Part by Tristi Pinkston is the fifth and last book of the Secret Sisters Mystery series. And that makes me a little sad because I love Ida Mae Babbitt and her group of crime-solving cohorts. Just to remind you of the books thus far: In Secret Sisters, we meet Ida Mae, Arlette and Tansy, the Omni 2nd Ward Relief Society presidency. In their zeal to provide service to ward members, they get involved in a murder mystery. With the help of […]

June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Targets In Ties by Tristi Pinkston

Targets In Ties by Tristi Pinkston

I am a big fan of the Secret Sisters cozy mystery series. Since this is book #4, here’s a quick summary of the first three books (with just a few spoilers): In Secret Sisters, we meet Ida Mae, Arlette and Tansy, the Omni 2nd Ward Relief Society presidency. In their zeal to provide service to ward members, they get involved in a murder mystery. With the help of Ida Mae’s computer genius nephew, Ren, and Arlette’s granddaughter, Eden, (who start a budding romance) they catch […]

November 15, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Hang ‘Em High by Tristi Pinkston

Hang ‘Em High by Tristi Pinkston

Hang ‘Em High is what is called a “cozy” mystery—meaning, it’s a very light and easy read (not a James Patterson). It’s important that you, the reader, understand this distinction. I was taken to task not too long ago for giving a lot of stars to a “fluff” mystery.Well, I happen to like fluff mysteries. They make me laugh. As long as they are clever, and they meet the expectations of the genre, I’ll continue to give cozy mysteries lots of stars. The good thing […]

November 12, 2012 | 13 Comments
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Dearly Departed by Tristi Pinkston

Dearly Departed by Tristi Pinkston

When Secret Sisters (book #1) came out last year, I read it because Tristi Pinkston is a friend of mine. That is the extent of the promise I give to my author friends: that I will read their books. Period. If I like it, I’ll review it here on my blog. Which I did. (Here) If I really like it, I’ll help them with promos and contests. Which I did. But if I absolutely LOVE it, I’ll buy a bunch of copies and give it […]

November 5, 2012 | 8 Comments
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Cold as Ice by Stephanie Black

Cold as Ice by Stephanie Black

I love Stephanie Black’s mysteries. Her dark and twisty book, Fool Me Twice, is one of my all-time favorites. Like that book, Cold As Ice is LDS suspense. While religion does not play a big part in the story, it is mentioned occasionally and LDS beliefs on repentance and forgiveness are part of the motivating forces behind some of the characters’ actions. However, it’s not at all preachy and I doubt non-LDS readers would be offended by it. I wasn’t immediately captivated by Abigail’s personality. […]

November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
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