If She Wakes

Title: If She Wakes Author: Michael Koryta Release Date: May 14, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she's a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead--but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them? Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to

Review: Twice in a Blue Moon

Title: Twice in a Blue Moon Author: Christina Lauren Release Date: October 22, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak. During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good. Fourteen years la

Review: The Art of Theft

Title: The Art of Theft Series: Lady Sherlock #4 Author: Sherry Thomas Release Date: October 15th, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure.

Review: The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street

Title: The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street Series: Tradd Street #6 Author: Karen White Release Date: October 22, 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy--after all, it's only the second Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin babies. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts conn

Review: Salvation Day

Title: Salvation Day Author: Kali Wallace Release Date: July 9th, Berkley Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: A lethal virus is awoken on an abandoned spaceship in this incredibly fast-paced, claustrophobic thriller. They thought the ship would be their salvation. Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap Jaswinder Bhattacharya—the sole survivor of the

Review: Gravemaidens

Title: Gravemaidens Series: Gravemaidens #1 Author: Kelly Coon Release Date: October 29, 2019 Rating: 2.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.When Alu's ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—

Shot Through the Hearth

Title: Shot Through the Hearth Series: Fixer-Upper Mystery #7 Author: Kate Carlisle Release Date: October 31, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – Synopsis from Goodreads: Shannon's good friend and retired tech billionaire, Raphael Nash, is loving his new retired life but he can't stay unoccupied for too long. He's started the Marigold Foundation that helps fund small companies and individuals who do humanitarian work around the world. It's an exciting time in Lighthouse Cove as Raphael hosts the first ever global conference inviting big thinkers from every area of industry to give presentations on eco-living. Raphael's old business partner arrives in town with a grud

Review: Tide and Punishment

Title: Tide and Punishment Series: Seaside Café Mystery #3 Author: Bree Baker Release Date: September 24th, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: No one dreams of a killer Christmas... It's Christmastime in Charm, North Carolina, and while Everly Swan would prefer to focus on decorating her iced tea shop for its first holiday season, Great-Aunt Fran has decided to run for mayor against her long-time nemesis. But when the other candidate turns up dead just before the first scheduled debate, all eyes turn to Fran as the suspect with the most obvious motive. Everly knows her sweet, elderly Aunt Fran couldn't have murdered anyone, but as she stru

Review: Murder in the Corn Maze

Title: Murder in the Corn Maze Series: A Granny Reid Mystery #2 Author: G. A. McKevett Release Date: September 24th, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: The roots of the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency reach back to the 1980s in the little town of McGill, Georgia—where Stella Reid and her seven grandkids enjoy some spooky Halloween fun and stumble into murder . . . It doesn’t take cash, just some good old-fashioned creativity, to turn a pillowcase into a ghost costume or a trashcan into a suit of armor. So even if she has to stick to a budget, Stella Reid always makes holidays like Halloween memorable for twelve-year-old Savannah and the rest of her

Review: Fatal Cajun Festival

Title: Fatal Cajun Festival Series: Cajun Country Mystery #5 Author: Ellen Byron Release Date: September 10, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – Synopsis from Goodreads: Grab your tickets for Cajun Country Live!, the pickers' and crooners' answer to the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Maggie Crozat, proprietor of the Crozat Plantation B&B, plans to be in the cheering section when her friend Gaynell Bourgeois takes the stage with her band, Gaynell and the Gator Girls. The festival's headliner, native daughter Tammy Barker, rocketed to stardom on a TV singing competition. She has the voice of an angel...and the personality of a devilish diva. But Magg

Review: Coached to Death

Title: Coached to Death Series: The Life Coach Mysteries #1 Author: Victoria Laurie Release Date: October 29, 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon Synopsis from Goodreads: Cat Cooper never imagined selling off her in-demand marketing firm would mean going from the pinnacle of success to a walking hot mess. Gouged from an unexpected divorce, Cat suddenly finds herself struggling through a new career as a business-savvy life coach for the hopelessly adrift in East Hampton and contending with Heather Holland—a spiteful neighbor who will do anything to bully her out of town. But her second act may very well continue behind bars when Heather’s dead body turns up next to a sh

Review: Love on Lexington Avenue

Title: Love on Lexington Avenue Series: Central Park #2 Author: Lauren Layne Release Date: September 17, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: There are no good men left in New York City. At least that’s Claire Hayes’s conviction after finding out her late husband was not the man she thought he was. Determined to rid her home of anything that reminds her of her cheating husband, Claire sets out to redesign her boring, beige Upper East Side brownstone and make it something all her own. But what starts out as a simple renovation becomes a lot more complicated when she meets her bad-tempered and rough-around-the-edges contractor Scott Turner. Scott bluntly m

Review: The Memory Thief

Title: The Memory Thief Author: Lauren Mansy Release Date: October 1st, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon Synopsis from Goodreads: In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please. Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal's" me

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