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Her Last Flight by Beatrix Williams

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi


The Lost Queen by Signe Pike

The Forgotten Kingdom by Signe Pike

Monstre by Duncan Swan

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey

Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership by Dr. William Nester

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

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Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is an entertaining, funny romp through the apocalypse with S.T., a fowl-mouthed crow, and his owner’s trusty dim-witted dog, Dennis.

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The Immortal Words (The Grave Kingdom #3) by Jeff Wheeler

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a satisfying ending to an exciting fantasy series.

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Before the Crown by Flora Harding

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is an entertaining historical fiction that imagines the events between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the years before they married.

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Act Like You’re Having a Good Time: Essays by Michele Weldon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was an interesting collection of essays about things a “woman of a certain age” has to deal with every day. Often discarded by society and invisible to anyone over 25, women over 50 are often times lumped together as “old ladies” that are irrelevant and who can no longer contribute to society. Being one of these “old ladies”, I found a lot of truths in several of the author’s essays, whether I want to admit it or not.

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Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is another wonderful book by one of my favorite authors. Backman carefully crafts a story that at first seems random, but slowly the people and events weave together into one beautiful tapestry.

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A Beautifully Foolish Endeaver (The Carls #2) by Hank Green

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I loved the first book and was very excited when the sequel came out, but this one was not as captivating. It’s well-written but it didn’t grab my attention as much as the first book and I didn’t like the story as much.

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The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book! It is so sweet and life affirming-I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend you read it.

Eudora Honeysett is 85 years old and is done with life. She wants to leave on her own terms and sets a plan in motion to do just that. Of course, when we make plans, God laughs… Enter 10 year-old Rose Trewidney.

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The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope #9) by Ann Cleeves

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a good Mystery set in small village in snowy Northumberland. DI Vera Stanhope sets off for home, but gets lost in a blizzard. She comes across a car abandoned at the side of the road with the door open. Upon inspection she finds a baby strapped into a car seat in the back seat.

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A Question of Betrayal (Elena Standish #2) by Anne Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a good mystery/thriller set in the years just before WWII. In this book Elena is sent to Northern Italy on her first MI6 mission to rescue a contact that has important information regarding future plans of Nazi Germany. His handler is missing and MI6 needs to get the information, and rescue their contact if possible. Elena is the only one person that can recognize him – because he’s her former lover Aiden Strother, the man that betrayed her, ruined her reputation, and brought shame on her family.

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