Category Archives: A

Fantastic Characters: Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos

Publisher: William Morrow 2008 My daughter, Candice, suggested I read this book several years ago, but I put it off. The book stayed on my to-read list until Heather from TLC Book Tours asked if I’d be interested in reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: Truth Be Told

Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan Publisher: Forge Books 2014 Awards: Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel It’s time to see what Jane Ryland is up to. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two novels in this series (see list below) that I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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