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What You Wish For by Katherine Center

what you wish for

4 stars (release date July 14, 2020)

This is an entertaining contemporary romance about a young elementary school librarian that suddenly finds herself working for the man she had an unrequited crush on several years ago at a different school in a different state. Continue reading “What You Wish For by Katherine Center”

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

simon the fiddler

4.5 stars

Another gorgeous book from Paulette Jiles set in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War. The book is so beautifully written I was transported back in time and felt like I was in the room with the characters and experiencing the story with them. Continue reading “Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles”

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

the voting booth

3 stars (release date 7-7-2020)

This is a quick and easy read about two 18-year-olds trying to vote for the first time in the general election. Set during a 24 hour time period, the two teenagers discuss such weighty topics as voter suppression, voter apathy, being black in america, white privilege, grief, interracial couples and other tough issues. Continue reading “The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert”

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

one to watch

3.5 stars (release date July 7, 2020)

What happens when a plus-size fashion blogger takes on the lack of body diversity on tv by becoming the bachelorette on the reality tv show Main Squeeze? Will she succumb to the allure of instant fame and instant romance, or will she stick to her guns and not fall in love like she planned? Find out on the next installment of this often-used romance device that has become increasingly popular lately. Continue reading “One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London”

The Bright Lands by John Fram

the bright lands

4 stars (release date July 7, 2020)

This book is a creepy, weird mixture of mystery/suspense and horror – a combination that works surprisingly well. I couldn’t stop reading it, even though part of me didn’t want know anything more about what happens and just wanted to go on about my life. Continue reading “The Bright Lands by John Fram”

The Last Warrior (The Ninth Century #2) by M.J. Porter

the last warrior

4 stars

Wow. This is a great second book in the series about King Coelwulf and his courageous band of men’s fight to save Mercia from the invasion of Norse raiders. The action starts immediately after the battle at Repton and doesn’t let up until the devastating cliffhanger. Continue reading “The Last Warrior (The Ninth Century #2) by M.J. Porter”

Betting on Sin by Maria Ann Green

Betting on Sin

1 star

I don’t give many one star ratings, but this contemporary romance set during the taping of a Bachelorette-type dating show is a hot mess. The premise of the book is not original and it’s poorly written. Continue reading “Betting on Sin by Maria Ann Green”

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

i killed zoe spanos

3 stars

This is a pretty good YA Mystery/Thriller about a teenager working as a nanny in the Hamptons who confesses to the murder of a young woman that she may never have met. Continue reading “I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick”

The Buried World (The Grave Kingdom #2) by Jeff Wheeler

the buried world

3.5 stars

This is the second book in the “The Grave Kingdom” series and it’s full of action. Bingmei and her trusty companions travel the lengths of the continent fighting the Dragon of Night to resist her destiny. Continue reading “The Buried World (The Grave Kingdom #2) by Jeff Wheeler”

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