Book Review: The Spider Woman’s Daughter

Author: Anne Hillman Publisher: Harper Collins 2013 Format: Audiobook, Read perfectly by Christina Delaine My husband and I “discovered” Tony Hillerman’s books back in the 1980s when we were driving back and forth between our home in the Kansas City area and Santa Fe, New Mexico where are two oldest children were going to college. […]

Book Review: The Wrong Girl

. Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan Publisher: Forge Books, 2013 Format: Audiobook Narrated by Ilyana Kadushin Awards: 2013 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel Do you like reading the books that win awards? If so, you’ll like reading this author. Hank Phillippi Ryan seems to have the award people watching her. She won an Emmy for […]

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Author: Robert Galbraith (Pen name of J.K. Rowling) Publisher: Mulholland Books 2013 Format: Audibook narrated by Robert Glenister Why I Read This Book: It was a book club selection, but I told myself I’d read only the first chapter. I really didn’t want to read it as I’m not a Harry Potter fan. Although the […]

Book Review: The Reinvention of Albert Paugh

. Author: Jean Davies Okimoto Publisher: Endicott and Hugh Books, 2015 Not every retiree calls themselves Joyfully Retired. Some people, like Albert Paugh, retire and then regret it. In Albert’s case, retirement was something he was forced to do. He’d had a heart attack and surgery, his wife panicked and made him retire. But Al […]

Book Review: The Other Woman

Author: Hank Phillippi Publisher: Forge Books 2012 Genre: Mystery Jane is a journalist, newly working for a Boston newspaper. She was a TV journalist until she refused to reveal a source. The TV station fired her and everywhere she goes people seem to believe she did something wrong. In spite of that Jane is a true […]

Book Review: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

It’s been quite a while since I read this great old classic. I have a fondness in my heart for the book as I do about stories featuring children of this age group. But I did fear I might not like it as much now that I have read so many other adventure books (The […]

A Summer Reading Classic: Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher

For years my summer reading always included a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. Her character-rich stories always took me off to the English countryside to meet interesting people who would soon become my friends. Now that the author is no longer writing, I decided to go back and re-read one of my favorites. Coming Home is […]

Book Review: Let Me Die In His Footsteps by Lori Roy

Publisher: Dutton, June 2, 2015 This novel is already creating a lot of buzz and I’m honored to be one of the stops on it’s TLC Book Tour. The buzz is well deserved as it truly is one of those books that makes you just keep turning the pages. Here’s what its all about: Annie […]

Book Review: Ryder: Bird of Prey

Author: Nick Pengelley Publisher: Alibi (May 5, 2015) Genre: Mystery This is my third Nick Pengelley novel. [See my reviews here.]  Each  book gets better and better. In this newest book I was hooked by the time I hit page 3. The emotions of the story tugged at my heart and I just had to […]

Book Review and Tour: The Bone Tree by Greg Iles

Greg Iles fans: Good News! The Bone Tree begins exactly where Natchez Burning left off. That’s a big hoo-ray! The first book in this series was so intense that it was very difficult to wait this long for the second book. But, finally, it is now here. The Bone Tree is just as good as […]