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Review: Haunting the Deep

Title: Haunting the Deep Series: How to hang a Witch #2 Author: Adriana Mather Release Date: October 3rd, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one. This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic . . . where she’s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam’s waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the s

Review: Something Like Happy

Title: Something Like Happy Author: Eva Woods Release Date: September 5th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: With wry wit and boundless heart, Eva Woods delivers an unforgettable tale of celebrating triumphs great and small, seizing the day, and always remembering to live in the moment. “It's simple, really. You're just meant to do one thing every day that makes you happy. Could be little things. Could be big. In fact, we're doing one right now…” Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence sh

Review: The Vanishing Season

Title: The Vanishing Season Author: Joanna Schaffhausen Release Date: December 5th, 2017 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only victim who lived. When three people disappear from her town in three years, all around her birthday—the day she was kidnapped so long ago—Ellery fears someone knows her secret. Someone very dangerous. Her superiors dismiss her concerns, but Ellery kn

Review: Accessories to die for

Title: Accessories to die for Author: Paula Paul Release Date: December 5th, 2017 Rating: 3/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Good old-fashioned murder lurks behind the Old World charm of Santa Fe, New Mexico. And nobody knows that better than former attorney turned consignment-shop owner—and part-time amateur sleuth—Irene Seligman. When New York assistant DA Irene Seligman moved home to take care of her demanding mother, Adelle, she thought she was leaving a world of corruption and violence behind. But after opening her store, Irene’s Closet, and getting reacquainted with the locals, she learns that something’s rotten in sunny Santa Fe. Even upstanding citizens like her friend Juanita Cal

Review: Historically Dead

Title: Historically Dead Series: A Stitch in Time Mystery #2 Author: Greta Mckennan Release Date: December 19th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: When the reality show My House in History comes to Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, savvy seamstress Daria Dembrowski sees a business opportunity. The show follows two elderly sisters’ quest to restore their colonial mansion, and that means a heap of work for a seamstress who specializes in historical textiles. Although one of the old women is a bit of a grump, Daria loves the job—until she discovers one of the researchers dead, and the whole project threatens to unwind. The professor was researching the sisters’ famous ancestor, Rev

Review: Rethinking Possible

Title: Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience Author: Rebecca Faye Smith Galli Release Date: June 13th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Becky Galli was born into a family that valued the power of having a plan. With a pastor father and a stay-at-home mother, her 1960s southern upbringing was bucolic--even enviable. But when her brother, only seventeen, died in a waterskiing accident, the slow unraveling of her perfect family began. Though grief overwhelmed the family, twenty-year-old Galli forged onward with her life plans--marriage, career, and raising a family of her own--one she hoped would be as idyllic as the family she once knew. But life had less than ideal p

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