Category Archives: Books

Two New-To-Me Books by Anne Hillerman

Whenever I am reading one of the Hillerman books, Tony’s or Anne’s, “setting” is very important. The novels are set all throughout the Navajo territory of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado – the Four Corners area. These settings affects … Continue reading

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Book Tour and Review: The Precious One

By Marisa de los Santos Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; December 1, 2015) Last week I shared with you that my daughter has been encouraging me to read books by this author. Finally, I read Belong To Me and absolutely loved … Continue reading

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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: Conflict of Interest

. Author: Scott Pratt Publisher: Phoenix Flying 2013 This is the fifth book in the Joe Dillard series. I have been a positive fan up until this book. Joe is a great character: he’s honest, he cares about justice, and … 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: Longhorn

Author: Jo Baker Publisher: Knopf, 2013 Format: Audiobook, Narrated by Emma Fielding Longbourn is the title of this book. If you are a Pride and Prejudice fan, you’ll recognize Longbourn as the setting for Jane Austin’s famous novel. The author, … Continue reading

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I Just Met Agatha Raisin

I don’t know what took me so long, but while visiting blogs a couple of weeks ago I discovered the world of Agatha Raisin. It’s actually a great world to spend time in. Agatha’s world is, at times, laugh-out-loud funny, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Silkworm

Author: Robert J. Galbraith/J.K. Rowling Publisher: Mulholland Books, 2014 Format: Audiobook narrated perfectly by Robert Glenister The Silkworm is the second book in Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling’s detective series featuring Cormoran Strike and his eager secretary Robin Ellacott. This book starts … 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: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspeare

Author: Jacqueline Winspeare Publisher: Penguin Group 2003 Format: Audiobook read by Rita Barrington Earlier this year I read the latest book, A Dangerous Place, in this Maisie Hobbs series. It was the twelfth book in the author’s series, but I … Continue reading

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