Welcome

Hi! My name is Margot. My blog is about the things I love to do. That could be what I'm reading, places we visit, my family, food, or whatever else is happening. I hope you'll stay and visit a while. Contact me by email: joyfullyretired (at) gmail (dot) com.

Follow Me

Follow on Bloglovin

A Favorite Quote

"I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place." - Anne Tyler

tlc tour host

 NG Logo

Archives

Book Review: Rules of Prey by John Sandford

Regular readers of Joyfully Retired know how much I love John Sandford’s Virgil Flowers series. But, I’ve only read one of Sandford’s “Prey” series, so I thought I’d go back and start at the beginning. The main character, Lucas Davenport, is Virgil Flowers’ boss and I thought it would be interesting to see the origin […]

Book Review: Injustice For All

. Author: Scott Pratt Publisher: Penguin, 2010 Genre: Legal Thriller This is the third book in Scott Pratt’s Joe Dillard series. Joe used to a defense attorney, but has crossed over to the other side. He’s an assistant district attorney now in east Tennessee. A judge is supposed to be impartial, but as we see […]

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: Officer Elvis

Author: Gary Cusik Publisher: Alibi, April 2015 Genre: Mystery Tommy Reylander is a police officer, but in his spare time he loves performing as — Elvis! Yes, this part-time job gives him great pleasure. But alas, one night, after performing for a group of senior citizens, he is killed. The detective assigned to the case […]

Book Review: Madame President

Author: Nicolle Wallace Publisher: Atria Books, April 28, 2015 Genre: Literary Fiction Nicolle Wallace is one of the co-hosts on TV’s The View. Ms. Wallace has also been a communications director for George W. Bush and an advisor to Sarah Pallin when she was running for the vice-presidency. Obviously, Ms. Wallace knows a bit about […]

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 […]

Book Review: Uncaged: The Singular Menace, Book 1

. Authors: John Sandford and Michele Cook Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2014 Genre: YA Action/Thriller You know John Sandford as the prolific author of the Lucas Davenport series as well as, my favorite, the Virgil Flowers series. Now Sandford has teamed up with Michele Cook to write a Young Adult Action/Thriller series. Uncaged […]

Book Review: Losing Faith by Adam Mitzner

Publisher: Gallery Books, April 14, 2015 If you are one of those people who loves to hate lawyers, this book is for you. Losing Faith is filled with a whole slew of attorneys who demonstrate blatant unethical, manipulative and self-serving behaviors. Aaron Littmann, the main character, seems to be one of the good guys. He’s […]

My Brilliant Son’s Brilliant Book: The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money

I have found it hard to be objective when talking about my children. As much as I try, I can’t help but see them as good-looking, socially well-adjusted, brilliant, and so on. And now, here I am with a copy of my son’s recently published book, and I’m trying to write an objective review. Again […]

Book Review: The View From Here

. Author: Cindy Myers Publisher: Kensington, 2012 Genre: Literary Fiction Maggie was a recently divorced woman living in Houston. The divorce was not Maggie’s idea, but her ex-husband was such a jerk that I think she should be off somewhere rejoicing. But instead, as often happens with some women, Maggie felt that, somehow, she had […]