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Hurricane Season - Review

Hurricane Season is a beautifully told family drama about the things that push apart and the things that bring us back together again, as well as finding yourself amidst the chaos of life. This book is the story of two sisters who have drifted apart and are struggling to find themselves and a way back to each other. While I enjoyed the story line and the writing, the plot moved along slowly and it was hard to stay focused on the book at times. I wish there had been a little more something to really pull me into the story. The end of the book picks up the pace a bit but it feels like a lot is crammed into the last few chapters. If you like slow burn contemporary fiction with inspirational mes

Historical Bank Heists and Code Breaking can be found in Speakeasy by Alisa Smith

Outlaws, depression era gangs and World War II code breaking? Sounds amazing right? That’s what I thought too but unfortunately the book was a letdown. The author does a good job of drawing the reader into the time period but once your immersed in the world of World War II you’re suddenly pulled out and thrust into the prohibition Era without any warning. The author also uses a different narrator for the flashbacks which really threw me out of the story. I enjoyed Lena’s part for more than those told by the male narrator. Those chapters serve to tell us a large part of Lena’s story but I wish they had been told from Lena’s point of view instead. The storyline also got a bit lost among the ac

Review: Wedding Cake Crumble

Wedding Cake Crumble is another tasty adventure from Jenn McKinlay. I love following Mel, Angie and Tate while they solve murders and serve up yummy sounding cupcakes! In this installment of the series Angie and Tate are just about to get married, making for a hectic Mel and the bakery is a busy place with all of their orders and usual shenanigans. When several people involved in Angie’s wedding end up murdered Mel rushes to solve them before they ruin her best friends big day. I had a lot of fun reading this book. I love the cast of characters, including all of the supporting ones. The plot was well thought out and written with plenty of room to guess who the culprit was and lots of side st

Review: Tart of Darkness

About the Book: Right when Dani thinks she’s hit a dead-end in her career, she unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town. This gives her the perfect opportunity to pursue her true passion—cooking! So Dani opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students attending the nearby university, as well as providing personal chef services and catering events for the local community. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives. But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one

 
 
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