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Review: Cold as Ice

Title: Cold as Ice Series: The Country Club Murders #6 Author: Julie Mulhern Release Date: October 17, 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars My Review: This is one of my absolute favorite cozy mystery series. It’s set in the 70’s, which gives it an interesting angle and unique social issues, as well as eliminating any easy outs, like the use of cell phones. The main character is a strong intelligent woman who you can’t help but look up to. Although she has her share of troubles (It is a cozy mystery after all) she always finds a way to deal with them in a way that is true to herself. Each character adds a bit of uniqueness and flavor to the book that adds to it’s overall appeal. The mystery and suspense

Review: A Dangerous Year

Title: A Dangerous Year Author: Kes Trester Release Date: September 26, 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars My Review: This book was such a fun read! The plot moves quickly, the main character is very likeable and the book kept me entertained until the end. It reminded me a little of the show Alias, mostly because I loved Sydney Bristow, mixed with some Gossip Girl because the main setting is a prep school. The cast of characters at the school provided a great mix and were a delight to read about. Overall this was a great read that I would highly recommend checking out! *I received this book from Booksparks and Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Colorblind by Leah Harper Bowron

Title: Colorblind Author: Leah Harper Bowron Release Date: July 11, 2017 Rating: 2.5/5 Stars My Review: This book focuses on the integration of schools in Mongomery, Alabama in 1968. The story follows an 11 year-old student and her African American teacher, Miss Annie Loomis. Both face bullying and adversary and must find a way to deal with the struggles they face. I was initially really interested in this book and delving into the racial issues of the time but the book focuses so much on the 11 year-old white girl that the chapters about the teachers are lacking. The other problem I had with this book was the writing style. Instead of feeling like a book for a young adult audience most of t

Review: The outskirts of hope

Title: The outskirts of Hope Author: Jo Ivester Release Date: April 7, 2015 Rating: 3/5 Stars My Review: This book is a memoir that tells the story of a white family who moves to a small all-black town in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement. The story focuses mainly on the mother and was written by her daughter, told mainly through her diary entries. There were a lot of things about this book that bothered me, the racism, the sexism, the patronizing way that the white people in the book all acted toward the blacks, but I think in part that is the point. While I won’t say I enjoyed the book I didn’t hate it either and it was interesting to see that time period through t

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