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A Cup of Silver Linings (Dove Pond #2) by Karen Hawkins

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is another cute, sweet book in the Dove Pond series. In this story, Ava Dove, 6th of 7 Dove daughters and owner of a landscaping and gourmet tea business is suffering trouble with three teas she made for her regular customers, just before the grand opening of her new tea shop. Frantic to solve the problem, and with growing blows to her reputation and canceled orders, Ava isolates herself and scrambles to fix the problem.

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The Therapist by B.A. Paris

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3.5 stars

This was a good, quick Mystery/Thriller read. Alice and Leo move into a house in a gated community called The Circle. They think they’ve moved into the home of their dreams, but Alice quickly realizes that’s not the case. Two years before, therapist Nina was killed in the house, allegedly by her husband. Alice starts digging into the murder, convinced the husband didn’t kill his wife.

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Capture the Crown (A Gargoyle Queen, #1) by Jennifer Estep

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I loved this first book in a new YA Fantasy trilogy set in the same world as the author’s Crown of Shards books. Here, we meet Princess Gemma Ripley, whose frivolous reputation hides her secret identity as a spy, and her skills as a powerful mind magier.

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The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is one of the best WWII books I’ve read and devoured it in 2 days. It’s a unique story, inspired from true life events of survival against horrible odds.

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Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynski

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It seems weird to say that I thoroughly enjoyed a book about people planning their suicide, but the book is so charming, heartfelt and well-written that I have no choice. Mark, age 30 and a failed writer, buys an old bus, hires a young army vet as the driver and hides an ad in the personals inviting people to come with him on a country-wide road trip to San Francisco, where they will find a beautiful cliff, drive off the edge and end their life, and their pain, together.

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Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily R. Austin

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I could not get into this contemporary fiction book about an anxious young woman obsessed with death.

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Crush the King (Crown of Shards #3) by Jennifer Estep

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the final book in this fantastic Fantasy trilogy. Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona has survived the mass murder of her royal family, trained and become a fierce gladiator, learned to harness her magic, usurped the traitor that took her family’s crown, become a queen and survived multiple assassination attempts. She’s tired. And she’s pissed.

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West End Earl (Misfits of Mayfair #2) by Bethany Bennett

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was a fun and flirty historical fiction romance set in London.

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A Duke in Time (The Widow Rules #1) by Janna MacGregor

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3.5 stars

This was a fun historical romance set in Victorian London.

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