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All the Feels (Spoiler Alert, #2) by Olivia Dade

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a cute, funny contemporary romance involving one gorgeous, impetuous Hollywood star and one short, stoic therapist hired to be his minder when he gets into a bar fight.

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The Incredible Winston Browne by Sean Dietrich

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I loved this book. It’s a heart-warming, quiet book that reaffirms your belief in love and friendship. It’s set sometime after WWII (I think maybe the early 50’s) in a tiny town in Florida. Sheriff Winston Browne watches over his town with a generous spirit, even after he receives terrible, life-altering news. When a young girl with a dangerous secret shows up in town all alone, Winston takes her under his wing and ensures she is cared for and protected. That includes housing her with his best friend’s girlfriend, who he starts to romance after she and his best friend part ways.

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Once Upon a Winter Ever After – Virtual Event by SMP Romance on 12/9/2020 at 6:00pm EST

Join SMP Romance on Wednesday, 12/9, at 6:00 PM EST via Crowdcast to help Lily Menon, Nancy Naigle, L. Penelope, and Farrah Rochon write a short romance story LIVE! You’ll have the opportunity to vote on plot twists and character names before and during the event. Register for the event and vote in the first poll here: https://bit.ly/SMPRWEA

Goblin King (Permafrost #2) by Kara Barbieri

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is the second book in a fascinating YA Fantasy series. In this book, Janneke comes to grips with her new power as the mantle, making her an equal to Soren, who is now the Erlking. Her power comes with disturbing visions of the future, which sends Janneke and her companions on a dangerous journey to save the world.

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When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

when we were vikings

3 stars

I really enjoyed this contemporary fiction book about Zelda, a 21 year old girl with fetal alcohol syndrome who is obsessed with the Viking culture. She tries to live her life as a Viking, and strives to be a hero. Zelda lives with her older brother Gert and lives a structured life that helps her make sense of things. When Zelda learns that Gert has made some questionable and dangerous decisions to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to use her Viking skills on a quest to keep her tribe safe. Continue reading “When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald”

A Dance with Fate (Warrior Bards #2) by Juliet Marillier

a dance with fate

4.5 stars (release date 9-1-2020)

This is the second book in the exciting “Warrior Bards” book series. There is plenty of action, intrigue and suspense in this riveting book. I couldn’t put it down, and even though it’s 512 pages, I read it in 3 days. I cannot WAIT to see what happens next! Continue reading “A Dance with Fate (Warrior Bards #2) by Juliet Marillier”

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

the exiles

3.5 stars rounded up to 4

This is a compelling historical fiction about women who were convicted, given harsh sentences, and shipped off to an Australian penal colony. Continue reading “The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline”

And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles by Ken McNab

and in the end

4 stars

This was a fascinating non-fiction book about the last year or two that the Beatles were officially a band. It focuses on the business fights regarding band managers, royalties and control of Paul and John’s original songs, as well as the philosophical differences of the band members. Continue reading “And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles by Ken McNab”

The Testaments (The Handmaid’s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood

The testaments

3 stars

I was really looking forward to reading this follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, but I sadly have to agree with a lot of reviewers that felt this book was not necessary. There were certainly sparks of greatness in this book, unfortunately just not enough of them. Continue reading “The Testaments (The Handmaid’s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood”

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