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  • Brock McGuire by Gladice Guillermo

    Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Brock has it made.  He's only in the sixth grade but he's great at speaking in front of people and throws in jokes for laughs.  If only he had brothers instead of sisters and the school bully would leave him alone.BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Brock loves playing video games, so he gets his little sister to clean up his room, plays music to make them think he's practicing his saxophone, and uses his friend's math homework to get his done.  He's Read More
  • Return to the Most Beautiful Village in the World by Yutaka Kobayashi

    Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mirado has been traveling with the circus and plating his flute.  He enjoys the travel and playing the flute but he's getting homesick.Museyon and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on November 1st.He tells the circus master he wishes to go home and he lets him.  It takes a lot of walking to get there.  He meets a family that lets him sit around the fire and feeds him.  The father even gives him his flute, which is a good thing because his own father's flute he was using broke. He continues Read More
  • Bone Canyon Eve Ronin, Book 2 by Lee Goldberg

    Sun, 22 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    When a wildfire hits the Santa Monica mountains, it doesn't just burn trees and houses.  They find human bones in the aftermath.  Thomas & Mercer and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 5th.A partial skull is found in the blackened ground.  As they continue searching the ground, they find that two women are dead.  Eve learns there was another woman with the younger woman and she tracks her down.  The lady talks to her and gives the clothes she was wearing that night but she doesn't want her name brought up.Eve Read More
  • Ralph Compton Frontier Medicine by Robert J. Randisi, Ralph Compton Series: The Gunfighter Series

    Sat, 21 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Gabriel has come west because of an ad he saw.  An older doctor is loooking for a partner that can take over the business.  He meets the older doctor who is a bit crusty and crabby and they decide to share the workload.  He has a bit of trouble fitting in because folks are used to the other doctor, but when they get him in western clothes and he does so well with children, they accept him.Berkley and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).Gabe stays with the old doctor at first but soon moves unto an Read More
  • Lego with Dad by Warren Nash

    Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a cool book that has all kinds of information about legos.  It's a way to bond with your child.Rockynook sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and would make a great Christmas gift with some legos.He tells which bricks get used the most and gives you samples of what you can create.  The best part is that there are photos to show you exactly how to build things with them.  Once you've finished with things in the book, why not brainstorm with your little one and come up with Read More
  • Angel Six Echo by Robert Appleton

    Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an interesting look at the future.  There are two different alien forces that want to take over the world.  They fight with each other and the humans.  When her husband enters the war, she suits up and heads out to help protect him.Book go social and Net Galley let me read this book for review.  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.She used to be in Special Ops so she has all kinds of weapons normal folks don't.  She has a suit that forms to her body and gives her powers she didn't have Read More
  • Belgrade Noir by Milorad Ivanovic

    Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an anthology of stories set in Belgrade.  The authors are as follows:  Oto Oltvanji (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Misha Glenny (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Kati Hiekkapelto (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Vesna Goldsworthy (Contributor), Mirjana Đurđević (Contributor), Vladan Matijević (Contributor), Muharem Bazdulj (Contributor), Vladimir Arsenijević (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Dejan Stojiljković (Contributor), Miljenko Jergović (Contributor), Aleksandar Gatalica (Contributor), Vule Žurić (Contributor), Verica Vincent Cole (Contributor), Goran Skrobonja (Contributor). Akashic Books sent me a copy to read for review (thank you).   It will be published December 1st. These stories are mostly creepy.  You have thieves, traitors, spies, corrupt doctors, psychiatric patients, former policemen, and mafia clans all Read More
  • The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

    Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Not one of the second born Fontana sisters has found love.  This generation of daughters is determined to prove that false.Then an old aunt of theirs invites them on an expense paid trip to Italy.  She's to meet the love of her life there on the church steps on her 80th birthday.Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.As they travel through Italy, there are sexual encounters and temporary love but nothing log-lasting.Their aunt's love never shows up but they find out he's ill.  Poppy goes to visit and he Read More
  • To Fetch a Felon by Jennifer Hawkins Series: A Chatty Corgi Mystery (#1)

    Mon, 16 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Emma has moved to a small town leaving her financial job behind.  She wants to start a tea shop with nummy desserts to eat with their tea.  The problem she runs into is that the building she wants to use belongs to the crab in the village.  The lady doesn't want to rent to her...Berkley and Edelweisss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 29th.Emma makes some scones and goes to visit her again with the gift.  But she finds her dead in the kitchen.  She wasn't popular but who want to Read More
  • The Bog Beast (Big Foot and Little Foot #4) by Ellen Potter, Felicita Sala

    Sun, 15 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    The Big Foot in this story is a Sasquatch and the human is Little Foot.  This is the fourth book in the series and it was fun to read.  It can be read as a standalone.Harry N Abrams sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can pick it up now.  Maybe along with the other three?Today is the day they get their Bimbling Badge, which allows them to explore the North Woods on their own.  They have to gather three thing in the assignment to pass or they Read More
  • A Hanging at Dawn : A Bess Crawford Short Story by Charles Todd, Series: Bess Crawford Mysteries

    Sat, 14 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a story of Bess while she was a child.  Her parents took in a boy who was full of anger and tried to settle him down.  He teaches Bess, how to ride ride a horse and protects her.  They are living in India.Witness Impulse and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).The family keeps Simon's secrets.  His parents were killed early in his life and his grandfather didn't want him.  Due to his size and manner he joins up in the army.  Bess' father is a commander in the army and he trains Simon who Read More
  • Chilled to the Cone : A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander: Series: A Bakeshop Mystery (#12)

    Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Juliet has a special opportunity to open another shop in town.  They won't serve the same thing, they'll do frozen coffee drinks and rich, cold custards.  They begin working  on the shop which is really a mess.  Her staff thinks it is a great idea and they help.St. Martin's Paperbacks and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 29th. Juliet's husband has come to visit.  He was on a cruise ship and she had left him there when she went home.  They still love each other but will he be happy in Read More
  • Fairy Stories & Fairy Stories by Clive Johnson

    Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an interesting book.  You read the well known fairy tale and right after that you read an adult version set in present time.  It's totallly different but the message of the story is the same.The author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.I'm familiar with fairy tales but I've never looked for messages in them.  I'll read them differently now.  The adult tales hold your interest and you begin to see a parallel between them and the original fairy tale.  He Read More
  • The Chanter's Blade by A A Lee

    Wed, 11 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    The moon eating serpent is coming and there's on;y one moon left...The author shared an ARC of this book with me to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Makanas has made himself part of the last emperor's household.  He's planning on courting their secluded daughter.  She's smitten by him but doesn't know if he loves her.  He hasn't even seen her yet, just a finger wave.  Then disaster visits the household.It seems they think her father is breaking the law.  Not being of the patient type, the accuser cuts her father's Read More
  • Ralph Compton Red Trail by John Shirley, Ralph Compton Series: The Trail Drive Series

    Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mace Durst has cattle he has to drive to the agent that gave him a good price.  They can't use the regular trails because the Comanches are hostile and they love to steal cattle.  So he decides to take a little known trail that is hazardous but not inhabited by Comanches.  It's not safe either.The problem is he needs the money.  They are behind on payments for the ranch.  So he gathers some men and heads out.  He doesn't realize that one of his hands will be paid for killing him...Berkley and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for Read More
  • The Ghost of Walhachin by Ramona Nehring-Silver

    Mon, 09 Nov 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
    His mother has married again and now she has no time for him.  He decides to spend the summer with his aunt and cousin in a small desert town.Goddess Fish Blog and the author let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.He didn't realize it would be so boring.  In Seattle, something was always going on.  The big excitement here is going to get an ice cream cone.Then, one day, he sees another boy.  But that boy is transparent.  He's a ghost and he wants Kean to find Read More
  • Hidden Treasure : A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery by Jane K. Cleland Series: Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries (#13)

    Sun, 08 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Josie and her husband, Ty, have found the perfect home.  It's called the Gingerbread House and the elderly lady that lived in it is going to assisted living facility.  Everything is going well until the lady says she's missing part of her belongings.  Josie searches for them.Minotaur Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 8th.She finds the trunk and the cat statue and tells Maudie about it.  Maudie moves it and then it goes missing.  Even worse, one of her relatives has been killed in the house...It's a long hunt Read More
  • Snowdrift by Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by) Series: An Embla Nyström Investigation

    Sat, 07 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Embla gets a phone call that makes her head spin.  It's from her best friend of fourteen years ago and she thought she was dead...Soho Crime and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 8th.She doesn't talk long and doesn't say where she is.  Embla wishes she could find her but she's got a case to deal with.Embla gets a phone call from one of her relatives telling her there is a murdered man in one of the cottages they rent.  When she gets there she finds she knows him.  The Read More
  • This Magnificent Dappled Sea by David Biro

    Fri, 06 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a story of a time of war and a baby that was adopted  and grew up in a small Italian village.  He was raised Catholic but he when he gets leukemia and they have to find a bone marrow donor, he finds he's Jewish.EB PR sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.The only match they can find is a Rabbi in Brooklyn, New York.  His marrow helps Luca get well.  But it raises a lot of questions, too.  His father said Read More
  • Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas Two Good Feet Book 1 by Linda Mansfield

    Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    These stories are real.  No fantasy characters.  Some are sad but most are happy.  The stories are short and memorable.BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.This isn't a feel good book, things don't magically happen, but it sounds like some of the Christmases I've been at.I liked the one that featured a horse, and several others.  Give it a try, you'll find some that you can relate to, I'm sure. Read More
  • Black Lotus 2 The Vow by K'wan

    Wed, 04 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Kahllah takes it personally when someone murders a cop and then puts a black lotus to be found with him.  That's her trademark and she hasn't killed for a while now.  She'll have to see if she can find the killer.Akashic Books aent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It was published yesterday.She used to work for the brotherhood but no more.  As she asks questions and is searching for answers, she finds someone is after her, too.  Anybody involved in the pot seems to turn up dead.  Dead people don't answer questions.This story Read More
  • The Preserve by Ariel S. Winter

    Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an interesting tale.  There are more robots than humans...Atria and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you.).  It will be published November 3rd.The police chief in the preserve is human and took this position to get away from serious crimes.  He mostly deals with drunks.  But when he takes a phone call he finds murder has struck even in his safe haven.  The murdered man was part human, part cyborg.  He has no suspects, so he sends his officers out to ask questions.Then he learns that someone is killing robots.  Now it's really turning into Read More
  • Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

    Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sophie went out for a ride into the forest with the huntsman.  He said he had some place special to show her.  What he showed her was his knife.  Her stepmother had ordered her death.  He cuts her heart out and goes back to the queen.Scholastic Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).It was published October 20th.Sophie's father, the King, died in the war and she was to be the next queen when she came of age.  Her stepmother thinks she's too weak in spirit for it so she gets rid of her.Woodsmen Read More
  • In the Study with the Wrench : A Clue Mystery, Book Two by Diana Peterfreund

    Sun, 01 Nov 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    The Headmaster of the school was murdered and many students didn't return.  Of those that did, the schoolwork goes on.  Orchid, Vaughn, Scarlett, Peacock, Plum, and Mustard returned and the other students call them the murder crew because they found his body.  Mrs. White has been jailed as a killer.Amulet Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Then there is another staff murder and the mystery crew decides they better investigate.  One of them is an actress who is hiding under a false name.  She Read More
  • I Escaped The Donner Party: Pioneers on the Oregon Trail, 1846 by Ellie Crowe and Scott Peters

    Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Zeke is 17 and headed out West to California, the promised land that anyone can stake a claim and live a good life.  He's part of a wagon train and is supposed to be taking care of the cow herds.This is all new territory to the people in the wagons and they don't know the danger they are heading into.Library Thing and the author shared this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.Zeke has visions of the future but he tries not to tell anyone about it.  They think Read More
  • Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz

    Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Filo has some bullies at school but she can't turn them in or the hazing will get worse.  So she suffers through it.  Her parents are very protective so she's surprised when they let her go to the bookstore by herself.  The worst part is that the last book in the series isn't there.  It turns out it never got written because the author died.Roaring Book Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 1st.On the way home she is being followed by someone.  When she decides to confront Read More
  • The Outcast Girls by Alys Clare

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lily owns her own private detective agency but things have been so slow she can barely keep her male employee busy.  So when a school teacher come with a case of missing school girls, she takes it on. Severn House Publishers and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 1st.Lily finds they need to hire a new nurse for the school.  She has been a nurse in the past, so she applies for the job and gets chosen.This is a school that takes in any unwanted female child.  They may be Read More
  • Heather and Homicide : The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 4 by Molly MacRae

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Heather Kilbride says she's true crime writer and she's in town to gather facts to write her book.  She's researching a recent murder but she asks questions about a lawyer in town and he has nothing to do with that murder...Pegasus Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 1st.Janet has gone for a walk when she sees what looks like a body right where she found the other one.  She's shocked and scared but goes down to see if there's any life left.  That's when she finds it is a Read More
  • A Shot of Murder by Brenda Gayle

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
    Charley is a newspaper reporter and she enjoys it.  Then her boss invites her in and tells her he's giving her position to a male reporter back from the war.  He wants her to take over the women's page.  She doesn't want to and tells him so.  She says she'll think it over...This is a Goddess Fish Blog Tour and they and the author shared the book with me (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Charley's brother was in the service and got held in a prison camp.  Now he is drinking too much.  Read More
  • Shed No Tears by Caz Frear

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    There had been a serial killer in the area in the years past.  He strangled his women.  He was dead now.  But they found some bones in a ditch partially covered.  It turns out this one was shot in the head.  Is there another killer on the loose?Harper and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 1st.This is a long drawn out investigation.  There are a lot of people to interview.  The victim had been a foster child.  She wasn't old when she died but she had a bad habit Read More
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