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  • George and the Stolen Sunny Spot by Kristin Bauer Ganoung

    Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    George has a special sunny spot that he sleeps in on the nice afternoons. The empty house next door is quiet, he does his chores first and then he takes his nap on the porch.  But all that is about to change.Prairie Land Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.I love cats and my brother's name is George.  I had to read this book.George patrols the farm.  He keeps the mice and gopher count down, he eats grasshoppers and crickets so the Read More
  • Beyond Absolution: A mystery set in 1920s Ireland by Cora Harrison

    Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When a young boy says that the priest in the confessional didn't speak to him, they check to see what's going on.  He's dead but it's not from natural causes...Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.Reverend Mother Aquina has known this priest and his brother from childhood.  Father Dominic often stepped over the line and held masses that the republicans could attend.  He visited picket lines.  Even the bishop had tried to reprimand him but it hadn't worked.  Now he's dead.  Did the republicans kill him?  Read More
  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

    Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Georgiana's love has gone away on another secret assignment and she plans to go visit Italy and be with her girlfriend who is having a baby.  She calls in to see the Queen first because she's part of the Royal Family and she wishes to give up her right to be queen to she can marry Darcy.  She needs parliament permission and the Queen is going to ask for that.  As soon as she assures the Queen she really truly loves Darcy, the Queen is content and will ask.  However, when she finds Georgiana is on her way to Italy, Read More
  • A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis

    Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Pepper is getting a new dress and it's going to be custom made.  That means she gets to pick her own fabric for the dress...Tundra Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.For some, sewing your own clothes has become a lost art.  I've done it before and it has it's challenges but it's fun to sew something unique that reflects your own taste.  Pepper has never chosen fabric before, so as the dressmaker (who is male) shows her various fabrics and tells her where the designs come Read More
  • Continental Crimes by Martin Edwards

    Sun, 02 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an anthology of classic crime stories.  All were written long ago, some have never been published and I didn't recognize most of the authors.  Agatha Christie caught my eye.  I enjoy short stories, so I dug into this one with anticipation.Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  it will be published August 1st.The stories range from a headless body in the backyard to a man washed up from the sea.  When a man dies and no one cares, it's unusual.  Mr. Fortune even makes an appearance and I Read More
  • Away With the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood

    Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Phryne is anxious for her lover to return home.  He's buying silk and wasn't quite sure how long it would take but she's starting to be concerned.  She doesn't have time to worry about it though because she has a new case.  Why would someone murder an author who loves fairies?Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.Phryne does her usual snooping, using what staff she has and hiring more when needed.  She finds most of the people in the apartments have secrets of some sort.  The Read More
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  • Blood Red, White and Blue: A Canine Cozy Mystery by Kathleen Delaney

    Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mary and her cocker, Millie, had met the man who was killed during the fireworks show.  He had a German Shepard named Ranger and he was a nice man.  But someone must have felt threatened by him...Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 1st.The more Mary learns about the man, the more puzzled she is.  He was a cop who specialized in jewel robberies.  She knows he was looking at a necklace in the local shop.  Were the gems in it stolen?  And why kill him?  He Read More
  • Brand of the Hunted by John Glasby

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Neil has been on the move for a long time.  When his parents were killed, he went after the killers.  He avenged them but now he's a wanted man.  As long as he never stays in one place long and never goes home, he's relatively safe.  But leading this wagon train to California is going to lead him back into contact with the man who ordered the killing...Pioneering Press sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Neil works hard at keeping the group of Read More
  • Back Trail by Chuck Mason

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Chick was run out of town by his love's father.  He wasn't good enough for her according to dad.  He was young and just starting out, so he left.  He wrote to her, though.  She didn't write back.  He went on with his life and became a Federal Deputy Marshall.  He wasn't thrilled when he got sent back to his hometown to help the sheriff there...Pioneering Press allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.Chick finds his old enemy is still a big man in town.  He's Read More
  • Until It Fades by K A Tucker

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She lives a quiet life now.  She had her moment of fame at seventeen when her mother made her go to the police station and tell them what her art teacher was doing.  She recanted after his father talked to her and everyone said she lied.  Even people who didn't know her were against her.  Then she found out she was pregnant.  She cut ties with her family and ran...Atria Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.When a diner owner takes mercy on her and gives her a Read More
  • Paradise Valley by C. J. Box

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Cassie is still hunting a serial killer.  He was caught once but got away on a technicality.  She knows he's still killing prostitutes.  He gets pleasure from it.  This time she's going to make sure he doesn't walk away...St Martin's Press allowed me to read a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 25th.Mr. Box always writes complex mysteries with plenty of action, lots of tension and unknown factors influencing the outcome.While Cassie is setting a trap for the Lizard King, she's also having a few problems with her son.  He's growing up and Read More
  • LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE: A Liz Talbot Mystery by Susan M. Boyer

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Tammy Sue suspects her husband of having a girlfriend.  She asks Liz and Nate to look into it.  They do and he is sleeping with another woman.  They sure didn't expect her to react the way she did...Henery Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 27th.She races in the house, drags out his clothes and tosses them in his mustang and then sets the car on fire!  Soon the entire town is standing around watching while Tammy Sue rants and raves.  When they try to open the trunk Read More
  • Hamelin Stoop: The Lost Princess and the Jewel of Periluna (Book 2) by Robert B Sloan

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hamelin really wants to find his parents but his guides on his quest tell him he has other things he has to do that take more priority than that.  He listens and follows their guidance.  He meets a young man looking for a jewel, a princess that is looking for her sister, and he gets a pair of gloves that give him strength and more.  Off they go...12 Gates Publishing sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can buy a copy now.This is a middle grade adventure that Read More
  • Hamelin Stoop: The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge (Hamelin Stoop, #1)

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    They are running and their trackers are getting closer.  They can't let them have the baby.  The father runs and throws the blanket off the cliff into the raging river below.  The trackers are very sorry they lost the main prize, but they take them into custody.  Only the mother knows what really happened to the child...The publisher sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can buy a copy now.This book sets the pace for the new series.  You learn about the hidden world as well as the Read More
  • The Lightkeeper's Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    They live on an island and keep the lighthouse's light burning during storms or fog and for late night navigation.  It seems like the family would be insulated against unfortunate or bad situations but that's not true.  For a family with four children, there's enough heart ache to fill the whole lighthouse.  They have secrets...Harper and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 4th.The story begins with a young girl who has gotten herself in trouble by spray painting a dragonfly on the nursing home's fence.  She has to do community Read More
  • Betwixters: Once Upon a Time by Laura C. Cantu

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Not everyone can see fairies.  It takes someone with a bit of Merlin's blood in them.  The three oddballs at school that hang out together have that power...Winterwolf Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 1st.The fairy that shows up in our world got there by accident.  She manages to get in reach of a portal that whisked her through.  But she ends up in the forest, where her enemies roam.  The only thing that saves her is the fact that the neighborhood bully has driven the trio Read More
  • Death Around the Bend: A Lady Hardcastle Mystery Book 3 by T E Kinsey

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, are staying at Lord Riddlethorpe's country estate.  They've come to watch a car race and plan to participate in the race.  After all, they know how to drive.  Now they want to see how feels to have all that power under their feet.  Unfortunately, they lose the toss of the coin and the men go first.  It's a good thing because there is an accident.  Or was it an accident?Thomas & Mercer and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a Read More
  • It's Hard to Swim (Ellie the Wienerdog series) Life's Little Lessons by Ellie the Wienerdog - Lesson #2 by K.J. Hales

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Ellie is back again and this book is even cuter than the last one.  This time, they are taking her down to the lake to swim.  Ellie has a really good imagination...Open Door Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It's been published, so you can grab a copy now.Ellie purple with orange accents.  She has huge eyes.  And she's afraid of the water.  She imagines all kinds of hazards and dangers.  She thinks dogs should just stay with their feet planted on the ground.  After all, no one trains fish to sit!Ellie's Read More
  • Jack Ferrington and the School for Swabbies by Clint Perry

    Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Jack is excited to be going into middle school at the Pirate School.  He'll be one of the Fighting Eels now.  He's planning on taking cannon lessons.  However, everything doesn't work as planned.FlyRockit Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  How could I miss a pirate book?  You can grab a copy for you now.This is great fun.  Jack gets in trouble as soon as he steps on board.  He has to take another math class and he hates it.  The bully from last year is still in their class, and now he Read More
  • It's Hard to be Good (Ellie the Wienerdog series) Life's Little Lessons by Ellie the Wienerdog - Lesson #1 by K.J. Hales

    Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Ellie is the cutest little wiener dog!  She's illustrated in bright colors, her antics are perfectly dog-like, and this story is cute.  There's a lesson in the story but it's put across gently.Open Door Press and Net Galley shared an ebook of this story with me.  It has been published so can grab a copy now.Ellie loves being told she's a good dog.  Her reactions will make you laugh.  She can't help sniffing all the good smells in the house, though.  And when she gets a noseful of ham smells, and a sandwich lying on the table, can she resist?She Read More
  • Equus by Rhonda Parrish

    Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When I discovered this book, I knew I had to read it.  I like horses, I like magic, and I like fantasy.  Here it is all wrapped in one anthology collection.  Oh, I also like short stories!World Weaver Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published July 18th.There are unicorns, kelpies, pegasus and knitting in these stories.  One woman knits her way to the stars where she can ride with the horses.  In Rue the Day, the young man aiding the woman unicorn rider rapes her so she can't ride Read More
  • The Pirate's Children by Michael Lloyd

    Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:51:00 Permalink
    Eleanor has been raising her younger siblings ever since her father never returned.  They are living with their aunt who sees they have all they need but is short on love.  Life goes on.  Then the aunt dies and when her will is read, their life changes.  They not only have money, they have a ship...Publishing Push and the author provided me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  I loved the story so much this one is going in my library.  You can get a copy for your own library now since it has been Read More
  • Body of the Crime by Jennifer Chase

    Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Finding a dead body is never a pleasant thing to do but when you realize it's connected to murders in the past of a serial killer, it's even more chilling.JEC Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Kate is here on a new job.  She's left her past behind and wants to move on from an abusive relationship.  However, he's not willing to let her go...  She's assigned to work with the forensic doctor (who prefers to be called Chip) on trying to Read More
  • Fox by Kelly Oliver

    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She wakes up partially nude behind a dumpster at the bar.  She doesn't remember much after she met this nice intern who bought her two specialty drinks.  She was waiting for Jack but he didn't show up on time.  She decides the intern must have slipped her a mickey but she hasn't been raped.  Something worse happened...JKS Communications and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.Jessica has an interesting female friend who has a variety of defensive skills, rides a motorcyle, and is always Read More
  • The Map That Leads to You by J P Monninger

    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Heather has just graduated from college and now is going on a trip across Europe for one wild ride of freedom before she settles down to her working life.  She has her two best friends with her, what could go wrong?St. Martin's Press sent me an ARC of this to review (thank you).  It has been published now, so you can buy a copy now.This story looks deeply into the women's characters.  The happy go lucky girls are forced to look a bit deeper in their souls and determine what they really want and how they really want to live Read More
  • Bring Her Home by David Bell

    Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    First he lost his wife.  She fell, hit her head and died.  Now his daughter was missing...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 11th.Bill worked hard, felt he had a happy family, and misses his wife dreadfully.  He can't lose his daughter, too!The story starts with a report that she is badly beaten and in the hospital.  His sister comes and stays with him and they take turns staying in the room with the girl.  Then he and his sister begin to wonder if that is really Summer under Read More
  • Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

    Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When she goes hiking and never comes home, her husband can't understand it.  There's no body, just a broken cellphone and a hiking shoe to be found.  They have to wait a year to get a death certificate.  As he waits, he learns that as much as he loved his wife, he didn't know her...Spiegel & Grau and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 11th.His daughter starts having visions of her mother.  He can't believe it because that would mean she left him on purpose.  But it makes Read More
  • The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett

    Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    There's a virus.  It's spreading to every occupied world.  There's a very minuscule chance of survival.  She never expected to.  When she has lived through it, she finds everyone else on the ranch has turned to dust.  Is she the only left on this world?Berkley sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published today.When everything else is gone, what do you do?  You gather food and then look for others.  While you're doing that you have plenty of time to think about the past.  How you were never good enough for Read More
  • Dying for Dinner Rolls (The Chubby Chicks Club #1) by Lois Lavrisa

    Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Cat and her friends are at the meeting of The Chubby Chicks when they find they need dinner rolls.  One of them goes home to bring some that she'd bought earlier that morning.  When she doesn't return, they go looking for her.  They certainly didn't expect to find her dead.  And the investigating cops are calling suicide.  Cat doesn't think so.Instafreebies and the author allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  You can buy a copy now.Cat and Annie Mae head out to do some investigating on their own.  They have a cop club member but he's Read More
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