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Review: Killer in the Carriage House

Title: Killer in the Carriage House Series: Victorian Village Author: Sheila Connolly Release Date: July 9th, 2019 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: After fifteen years away, Kate Hamilton never expected to end up back in her hometown of Asheboro, Maryland full time. And she definitely didn’t expect to be leading the charge of recreating the town as a Victorian village and tourist attraction. But as unexpected as the circumstances are, Kate is ready to tackle them. The town, on the other hand, is going to take some convincing. Ever since Henry Barton’s shovel factory closed down, it’s started to seem like there are more tumbleweeds than tourists rolling

Review: Vox

Title: Vox Author: Christina Dalcher Release Date: August 21, 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial--this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning. Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard. But this is not the end. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. My Review: This political

Review: The Layover

Title: The Layover Author: David Bell Release Date: July 2nd, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work, his life a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, he meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it's time for their respective flights, Morgan kisses Joshua passionately, lamenting that they'll never see each other again. As soon as Morgan disappears in the crowd, Joshua is shocked to see her face on a nearby TV. The reason: Morgan is a missing person. What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey

Review: Milady

Title: Milady Author: Laura L. Sullivan Release Date: July 2nd, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: She was the greatest nemesis of d'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers--but Milady de Winter was so much more than just a villain in their swashbuckling adventures. I've gone by many names though you know me as Milady de Winter: Villainess, seductress, a secondary player in The Three Musketeers story. But we all know history was written by men, and they so often get things wrong. So before you cast judgment, let me tell you of how a girl from the countryside became the most feared woman in all of Europe. A target for antipathy, a name whis

Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Title: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Author: Abbi Waxman Release Date: July 9th, 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It

Review: The Ingredients of Us

Title: The Ingredients of Us Author: Jennifer Gold Release Date: July 1st, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: From debut author Jennifer Gold comes a delicious novel about the sweet and sour ingredients of life and love. Elle, an accomplished baker, has a recipe for every event in her life. But when she discovers her husband’s infidelity, she doesn’t know what to make of it. Jam, maybe? Definitely jam. Fed up with the stale crumbs of her marriage, Elle revisits past recipes and the events that inspired them. A recipe for scones reminds her of her father’s death, cinnamon rolls signify the problematic courtship with her husband, and a batch

Review: Soul of the Sword

Title: Soul of the Sword Series: Shadow of the Fox #2 Author: Julie Kagawa Release Date: June 25, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Hakaimono has done the unthinka

Review: Died in the Wool

Title: Died in the Wool Series: Whiskey Business Mystery #4 Author: Melinda Mullet Release Date: June 18th, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – Synopsis from Goodreads: No good deed goes unpunished in the Whisky Business cozy mystery series as distillery owner Abigail Logan uncovers dark secrets—and murder—at a local charity. Photojournalist Abi Logan is finally ready to put her hectic career on hold and set down roots in the heart of the Scottish countryside. Studying the business and art of distilling whisky at Abbey Glen and volunteering at the Shepherd’s Rest women’s shelter in her spare time seem a surefire way to find the peace and stability she craves. It’s al

Review: Summer by the Tides

Title: Summer by The Tides Author: Denise Hunter Release Date: May 21, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Following a painful betrayal, Maddy Monroe's love life is a wreck, and her restaurant career is in shambles. When her grandmother goes missing, she and her estranged sisters converge at the family beach house in Sea Haven, North Carolina. Being with uptight Nora and free-spirited Emma at the place where their family broke apart is a struggle, and undercurrents of jealousy and resentment threaten to pull the sisters under. In the midst of the storm, sparks begin to fly between Maddy and Gram's maddening neighbor, Connor Murphy. As the

Review: Murder at Morrington Hall

Title: Murder at Morrington Hall Series: A Stella and Lyndy Mystery #1 Author: Clara Mckenna Release Date: May 28, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Spring, 1905: Free-spirited like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she's asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate, her cold and ambitious father confesses that he won't only give away his best racehorses as gifts--he has also arranged to give away his daughter as bride to the Earl of Atherly's financially strapped son . . . Stella refuses to be sold off l

 
 
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