. Subtitle: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table Author: Tracie McMillan Publisher: Scribner 2012 It’s that time of year when we think a lot about special food. Most of us will eat well at our holiday dinners. Unfortunately, there are many more in our country who struggle to eat healthy on […]

Book Review: Dangerous Denial by Amy Ray

Publisher: Barking Rain Press April, 2014 Denying the past proves deadly for BK Hartshaw and Trevor Mayhew in this gripping noir novel where nothing is as it seems. BK is a rising star at a public relations firm, and tonight’s charity ball should be a high point in her career. But a closely guarded secret […]

Book Review: The Highway

Author: C.J. Box Publisher: Minotaur, July 2013 Genre: Mystery/Crime Source: Public Library My Rating: B- C.J. Box is an author I just discovered a few months ago when a book club member suggested we read one of his books. [See my review at Below Zero.]  I liked it a lot, so when our local library […]

Book Review: Whispers At Midnight

Title: Whispers At Midnight Author: Karen Robards Genre: Romantic Suspense Book Version: Audio CD, Narrated by Pamela Steele Source: Public Library Short Summary: (from author’s webpage) Carly Linton is hell-bent on starting over. After a bruising divorce, she moves back to her tiny hometown of Benton, Georgia, to start up a bed-and-breakfast in the old […]

Book Review: Heart On A String

by Kris Radish Bantam Books, 2010 My Rating: B- My Synopsis: Five women, complete strangers meet in an airport restroom when one of them accidentally drops her cell phone in the toilet. They instantly band together to keep everyone out of the restroom until they are able to recover the phone. About the time they […]

Social Justice Challenge: Religious Freedom

January is kick-off month for the year long Social Justice Challenge. I joined because there are so many issues I care about. This month the issue is Religious Freedom. Why does religious freedom matter to me? I grew up in an extremely religious family. If the church was open, we were there. After supper we […]

Book Review: The Seven Dials Mystery

I just finished reading this tenth published novel of Agatha Christie. In it she brought back a familiar place and some familiar characters. The setting is the country estate, Chimneys, which was the setting for her sixth novel, The Secret at Chimneys (1925). Ms. Christie meant The Seven Dials Mystery to be a sequel to […]

Book Review: Precession

The definition of precession is this: the slow movement of the axis of a spinning body around another axis due to a torque (such as gravitational influence) acting to change the direction of the first axis. Now take that concept/definition and imagine the two axis’ of spinning bodies are two characters in a romance-legal thriller […]