Member Blogs Archive > March 2021

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    A Heart's Forgiveness (Book 2 in the Love's Road Home series) by Lena Nelson Dooley

    Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Madeline's guardian has died.  She's on her own and waiting for the will to be read.  As she waits, she takes in a widowed woman who is pregnant.  She's helping her get better but having the baby is too much.  She asks Madeline to take care of her baby and dies. The man who worked with her guardian says he's a full partner and he's going to marry her.  He tells her to get rid of the baby.  Telling him she won't marry him makes no difference.Wild Heart Books let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Lost, Found, and Forever by Victoria Schade

    Tue, 30 Mar 2021 03:00:00 Permalink
    Justine has a rescue dog she loves.  He does tricks and amazes the folks at her shop.  Then she finds out someone is looking for him...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.She doesn't want to give Spencer up, but she would like to let the man who owned him before that he's OK.  He'd named the dog Leo and he wants to see him.  She agrees to a meeting.  Spencer recognizes him and things are going fine until he says he wants Leo back.  She refuses and leaves.  After Read More
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    A Lethal Lesson by Iona Whishaw, Series: A Lane Winslow Mystery

    Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an interesting read.  There are missing school teachers, a man who was a hit and run victim, and the police are trying to make sense out of it.Touchwood editions and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on April 27th.A woman named Wendy was living with her father's brother's family.  When they tried to marry her to a elder man, she runs and changes her name.  They said they would come after her...Rose is being harassed by a man who is drunk almost all the time.  She teaches his son.  Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Breaking Book Fair News!

    Mon, 29 Mar 2021 08:44:44 Permalink
    Here’s an important update to last week’s book fair report…Richard Mori is moving ahead with his plans for a LIVE book fair at Everett Arena in Concord, NH. June 5th and 6th.He sent out the contracts early last week, but they were email attachments in a format no one could open. This promised to have a negative effect on dealer participation, so he sent out a second email from his cellphone, with the application contained in the message.Continue reading Breaking Book Fair News! at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Death with a Double Edge : A Daniel Pitt Novel by Anne Perry, Series: Daniel Pitt (#4)

    Sun, 28 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    It started with a young woman who enjoyed her men and was found beaten to death.  Then a lawyer was murdered.  Then a rich man's son was killed.  And the small young woman who was an assassin is found dead also.Ballantine Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 13th.Daniel Pitt is trying to connect the deaths.  He worked with the lawyer and regretted he did not know him better.The more he searches and the questions he asks don't lead him very far.  His father warns him off of a suspect Read More
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    The Vanishing Museum on the Rue Mistral by M. L. Longworth, Series: A Provençal Mystery (#9)

    Sat, 27 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    What a shock it was to go to open the museum and find it all had been stolen.  Especially since no one saw anything.  Who could have stolen it and why?Penguin and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).It will be published on April 13th.It was a collection of porcelain dishes for the most part.  There was no jewelry, no money, only old antiques.  They weren't worth much and they would be hard to sell.While the police are trying to find clues about who would have stolen it, two men go up to the empty museum to Read More
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    Stargazer : A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel by Anne Hillerman

    Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Bernie is doing her regular cop duties when she finds out that someone has been killed and the person confessing to the killing is an old friend of hers.Harper and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 13th.The woman just says she's killed him and offers no details.  Bernie and the woman's brother and son think she couldn't have done it but a confession puts her in jail.The man killed was her ex-husband.  As they ask questions, they find he had enemies.  Asking questions leads to more than one suspect.There was an Read More
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    Dance with Death: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel by Will Thomas

    Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Tsar Nicholas is in England and someone is trying to assassinate him.  Hr has his palace guard and the Russian police as well as the English police trying to keep him safe.Minotaur Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 13th.Nicholas has brought his lover with him.  His mother is trying to find him a bride in the royalty but he's not enthused.  Most of them are older than he is.One of his relatives is visiting at the same time and they look alike.  A man tries to kill the Read More
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    Folio Society Limited Edition Offers 24th March 2021

    Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:54:54 Permalink
    Folio Society Limited Edition Offers 24th March 2021 The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote – Copy Number  79, Intro – Robin Chapman, Illustrations – Quentin Blake Thomas Malory, the Morte Darthur ill. Aubrey Beardsley – Copy Number  857 Maria Sibylla Merian – The Surinam Album – Copy Number  43 The Queen Mary […]The post Folio Society Limited Edition Offers 24th March 2021 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Murder in the City (Country Girl in the Big City Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Susan Harper

    Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Bonnie is going to the city to go to college.  She's rooming with Katie, her next door neighbor at the farm.  She's a bit scared about living in apartment building, but Katie says they are nice.Fairfield let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.She's amused to see the dwarf goat in Katie's apartment.  She had wondered what happened to it.  As they bring her boxes up to the room, the door was left open and now the goat has escaped! They traverse through the apartment house looking for the Read More
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    The Silent Bullet by Arthur B. Reeve, Leslie S. Klinger (Edited by)

    Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    This book was first published in 1910.  The main character is Craig Kennedy and he is compared to Sherlock Holmes.  The writing style is old but the mysteries are good and will keep you reading.Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 6th.Kennedy is no slacker in detective work.  He uses methods that were not common then to get his information.  He always succeeds in these cases.There are twelve stories here and comments made that seem unusual are explained in footnotes.  In one story he even brings a dead Read More
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    Animal Instinct : A K Team Novel #2 by David Rosenfelt

    Mon, 22 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Corey and his dog Simon are retired now and they are private investigators.  It's a lot easier to investigate if you're not a murder suspect...Minotaur Books and Edelweiss let me read this book to review (thank you).  It will be published April 6th.The case starts with a woman being gunned down in a parking lot.  Corey knew her.  He had stopped a domestic violence incident between her and her lover, but she would not press charges.Her boyfriend calls Corey and says he has something to tell him but he has to visit him to hear it.  Corey goes and finds Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    The News of the Week in Review

    Mon, 22 Mar 2021 06:15:39 Permalink
    I don’t know about you guys, but this situation where some loser walks into a gun store, buys a gun and goes out and kills a bunch of people just because he’s having a bad day… well, it’s starting to creep me out.From now on, I’m wearing my gun to the massage parlor.Continue reading The News of the Week in Review at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Clockwork Curses and Coal Steampunk and Gaslamp Fairy Tales edited by Rhonda Parrish

    Sun, 21 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    The fourteen fairy tales in this book are a bit gritty.  Humans who are injured have parts remade mechanically.  Some have no souls.  All of them are doing their best to stay alive.World Weaver Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.All the stories are intriguing and interesting.  Not everybody likes automatons so some people try to get rid of them.  No two stories are alike.My favorite story was "The Coach Girl".  You read it and then come and tell me which one Read More
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    New Listings Week Ending 28th March 2021

    Sun, 21 Mar 2021 05:11:59 Permalink
    New Listings Week Ending 28th March 2021 Don Quixote Cervantes Limited Edition Folio Society 1995 £400 The Queen Mary Atlas Limited Edition Folio Society 2005 £350 Othello The Letterpress Shakespeare Folio Society 2007 £300 BRAND NEW Voyages to the Moon and the Sun Cyrano de Bergerac Folio Society 2018 £69.99 BRAND NEW King Leopold’s Ghost […]The post New Listings Week Ending 28th March 2021 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle

    Sat, 20 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Luke wanted to spend some time with an English girl, so he and his roommate headed out at night to meet up with two girls.  They met and were chatting until they heard a noise.  They never expected to be at the scene of of a murder...Sourcebooks Fire and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 6th.Luke is at at a boarding school and he likes it there.  But when they take his roommate into custody, he can't stand it.  He knows he's not the killer but if he tells them Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    What the Devil Knows (Sebastian St. Cyr #16) by C.S. Harris

    Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    There was an ugly killer that killed two families years ago.  The suspect hung himself and the murders stopped.  Now, years later, another family has been killed in the same way.  Sebastian is asked to help with the investigation.Berkley Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 6th.As Sebastian begins looking into it, questions arise.  The man who committed suicide was murdered.  He finds that the taverns in this city buy from one or the other breweries.  They don't have a choice.  Those who don't comply lose their lives.The deeper he Read More
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    New Listings Week Ending 19th March 2021

    Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:19:31 Permalink
    New Listings Week Ending 19th March 2021 Domesday Book A Complete Translation Folio Society 2003 £59.99 The Return of The Native Thomas Hardy Folio Society 1986 £15.99 Folk Tales Of Britain Narratives 3 Volumes Katharine Briggs Folio Society 2011 £69.99 Selected Poems and Prose Gerard Manley Hopkins Folio Society 2012 £29.99 Howards End E M […]The post New Listings Week Ending 19th March 2021 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
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    New Listings Week Ending 21st March 2021

    Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:19:31 Permalink
    New Listings Week Ending 21st March 2021 Domesday Book A Complete Translation Folio Society 2003 £59.99 The Return of The Native Thomas Hardy Folio Society 1986 £15.99 Folk Tales Of Britain Narratives 3 Volumes Katharine Briggs Folio Society 2011 £69.99 Selected Poems and Prose Gerard Manley Hopkins Folio Society 2012 £29.99 Howards End E M […]The post New Listings Week Ending 21st March 2021 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
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    Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

    Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's happily married with two teenage daughters and a new baby boy.  Everything in her life is perfect until someone steals her baby...William Morrow sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published on April 6th.She has no idea why anyone would want her baby and she's devastated he's gone.  She gets a note that tells her not to tell anyone about this or he will die.  When the kidnapper contacts her she's willing to do almost anything to keep him safe.  The woman who kidnapped him is old.  The first thing Read More
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    The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh

    Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hettie's goal is to become the first woman zookeeper.  They are only working her part-time but when they bring a three year old elephant in, she really wants to be her caretaker.  It's wartime and bombs are dropping.  Her mother wishes she'd take a job where she could earn more, but Hettie doesn't listen.Counterpoint Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be pub;ished on April 6th.Hettie's sister died while she was having a baby.  Her father has gone away with another woman.  Her mother doesn't even get dressed most days.  The Read More
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    Two Tails on the Trail: Harry's Dragon Tales Book 2 by Lisa Reinicke

    Tue, 16 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Harry is a troll and he has a small female dragon as his companion.  They are sleeping when all of a sudden the smoke alarm goes off...BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has beenpublished and you can get a copy now.Harry finds that one of eggs he was going to have for breakfast just hatched another baby dragon!  This one is male.  He's blowing smoke and making the alarm go off.  He's cute but he doesn't respond very well to Harry's commands.The dragons make messes, try to steal his food even when Read More
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    Wilderlore The Acccidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

    Mon, 15 Mar 2021 03:00:00 Permalink
    He's an orphan.  One of the big beasts from the forest came into their town and wrecked houses, ate people and then left.  His mother was killed when the walls of their house fell and Barclay saw the monster eat his father. Margaret K. McElderry Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published March 30th.Barclay knows about Lore masters and has no desire to be one.  But when he gets thrown out of the town, he's glad he's got a friend with him.  She tries to teach him about the woods Read More
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    The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

    Sun, 14 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    During war people send messages in code.  This is a story of the code breakers.  They had to swear they wouldn't tell anyone about the content of the messages...William Morrow sent me an ARC of this book to review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.They had machines that worked on the codes.  The people looked for the words that would crack it.  They had men and women both working on it.  The women had romances that didn't last long.  The war took a lot of victims.There are three friends that find they can't Read More
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    Live Free and Die?

    Sun, 14 Mar 2021 05:35:03 Permalink
    Okay, I’ve got my Ephemera Society virtual bookfair stock loaded up, my car cleaned out, and my Covid passport all stamped and signed. I’m ready to hit the road, excited and a little scared (What if I forget how to do it? What if the road hits me back?). Furthermore, on the eve of my departure, I find myself a bit distracted by the slightest hint of something that – for lack of a better term – I’ll refer to as pandemic nostalgia.Continue reading Live Free and Die? at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
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    The Memory Collectors by Kim Neville

    Sat, 13 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    The women in this story have an unusual talent.  They can feel emotions, good or bad, in physical objects.  This particular skill is almost like a curse.  Second hand items are not often full of good feelings.  Most are sad, angry, and every negative feeling you can identify.Atria Books sent me an ARC of this story to read for review (thank you)  It will be published March 16th.Ev is the older of two siblings, both female.  They've had deep trauma in their earlier lives and neither of them trusts the other 100%.Harriet's mother held on to everything and then Harriet Read More
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    Freiheit by Andrea Grosso Ciponte

    Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a true story told in graphic novel form.  It's the story of The White Rose rebellion.Plough Publishing House sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published on February 16th.A handful of students mount a campaign against the Nazis.  They send newsletter with encouragement to maintain their lifestyles and not give in.  That's hard to do but these people believe it must be done.They try to hide it from the Nazis but they don't succeed.  When they are caught, they get sent to death.Their belief was so strong that it Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Happy Birthday to Keats! Ezra Jack Keats, that is

    Thu, 11 Mar 2021 12:26:55 Permalink
    When you say the name “Keats” I can bet you that there is a divide of people, some think of John Keats while others will think of Ezra Keats. While both authors are intensely talented gentlemen… both follow very different subject matter. Ezra Jack Keats is known as the Caldecott Medal award winner of 1963… […] Read More
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    Homer on the Case by Henry Cole

    Thu, 11 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Homer is a homing pigeon and he lives with his boy and his granddad.   They keep taking him further from home to train him in flying distances so they can race him.Peachtree Publishing and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on April 1st.The boy takes Homer to the park and while he's there they meet a girl with her own bird.  The birds get along well as do the humans.  Homer is the one who sees rats and cats stealing shiny things from humans.  They escape down the storm drainage.  Where would Read More
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    Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore

    Wed, 10 Mar 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's lost the girl she was best friends with and decides to go after her.  She can take the big truck and haul a load on her trip.  But it's not going to be that easy...Abrams Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.This is a fantasy novel that has horrors thrown in to keep your attention.  There are monsters that you can only kill by blowing their head off.  Some of the main characters have special powers.  The woman driver has a Read More
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