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  • Poco and Moco Are Twins by Jun Ichihara

    Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Do you have twins in your family?  If so, you'll want to share this cute little book with them.  It's precious.Museyon and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Poco and Moco are sheep.  They are also both alike and both different.  Poco is messy, Moco is neat.  Poco is fat and Moco is thin.  But they find that if they work together they can accomplish more and have better achievements.  That's called team work.My favorite illustration is from the bathroom.  That sounds gross but Read More
  • A Fairy's Courage by E. J. Clarke

    Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Rowan is trying to rescue her mother.  Her mother was sad and hid under a tree and its leaves to cry.  When she did so, she became a fairy.  Rowan had already tried to help and got turned into a fairy herself but she managed to become human again.  Now she's trying to explain this story to her father.  He loves her very much but this is beyond his belief.  She makes up her mind to go back again even if he's not coming...Aladdin and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published Read More
  • The Murder Pit (A Moose River Mystery #1) by Jeff Shelby

    Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Daisy has started a new life with a new husband, a mix of his and hers kids, and her dream house.  It's true the house needs a lot of work but it has good bones.  Right now, it also has a frozen pipe and they are trying to thaw it.  Daisy finds a small door and forces it open.  The first thing she sees is tennis shoes.  Unfortunately, they have feet in them...The author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.The worst part is Read More
  • Outcast: Keepers of the Stone Book One (An Historical Epic Fantasy Adventure) by Andrew Anzur Clement

    Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Malka has been taught to be a killer.  The only reason she survived the caravan attack was because she was a child with blue eyes.  The chief of the tribe takes her in and trains her.  Then he gives her an almost impossible mission...Mr. Clement shared a copy of his book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Malka has enemies.  Another tribe wants the jewel she's transporting and they are as dangerous as she is.  The only thing helping her is that she has a cat that can shapeshift into Read More
  • The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America by Jaime Hernandez, F. Isabel Campoy

    Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    I liked the flavor of these Latin American tales.  The characters are colorful, the women are strong, and there's a bit of magic thrown in, too.  It's bad enough one married a mouse, one is even brave enough to kill a seven-headed dragon!TOON Graphics and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published today.I really liked the bright graphics and how the stories turned out.  They could have been tragic but they are not.  Each story was well worth a read and are suitable for young ones.  There is a pleasant rhythm to Read More
  • Blood Orbit by K R Richardson

    Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Eric is a rookie cop on a strange planet.  He left his family behind because they thought a police career was useless.  He's still learning about the people and the planet he's on when he comes upon a mass murder that's very disturbing.  They assign him to work with the controversial Chief Investigating Forensic Officer, Inspector J. P. Dillal, the planet's first cybernetically enhanced investigator. They couldn't be more unalike.  Then they find that their basic core values are the same.  But this murder is almost more than can be solved.  It was after hours and there were no witnesses...Pyr Read More
  • Death on Canvas by Mary Ann Cherry

    Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    She's an artist who loves to paint.  At the moment she's staying at her father's house while he's on his honeymoon.  It's in Montana, so she has some lovely landscapes she can paint.  The only thing out of place was a flash of turquoise next to the haystack.  When she checks it out, she finds a young woman that dies before the ambulance turns up.  Who was she and why did someone kill her?BooksGoSocial and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.When Jessie founds Read More
  • Enigma (FBI Thriller #21) by Catherine Coulter

    Sun, 01 Apr 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    First she's held captive in her own home by a mad man, then her water bursts and her baby coming is coming.  The mad man said he was trying to protect her.  She has no idea what he's talking about but when her baby is stolen from the hospital she thinks he was telling the truth!Gallery Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.  You can also enter the giveaway listed at the end of the blog to get a copy.A murderer has Read More
  • The Fed-up Cow by Peta Lemon (Goodreads Author), Maria Todoric (Illustrator)

    Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:50:00 Permalink
    This is a very charming children's picture book.  The author was inspired by a bored looking cow in a field.  The story it inspired is cute and funny and makes a great read for young ones.The author shared a copy of the book with me for review (thank you).  You can purchase a copy now.Hilda is bored.  There's nothing to do but chew her cud and wait for another day to go by.  As she watches the other farm animals, she's sure that they are having a better time.  Look at all the sheep.  They even get shorn each year Read More
  • Keturah by Lisa T Bergren

    Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Their father has died in the West Indies and now Keturah is the oldest in the family.  The farm her father was managing over there hadn't made any money for a couple of years and he had used up their capital trying to improve the farming techniques.  They'll lose the home they are living in if it continues.  So she's going to the West Indies to manage the farm and find a new overseer.  But she's not going alone.  No matter how she tries to talk them out of it, her two sisters come with her...Bethany House Publishing sent me Read More
  • Crook's Hollow by Robert Parker

    Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Someone is trying to kill Thor.  With pure luck he evades death by a piece of farm equipment.  It doesn't take him long to figure out why:  His land is worth money to a developer.  But who is trying to kill him.  Is it his family or his girlfriend's family?  Black Rose Writing and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you). It has been published and you can buy a copy now.Remember the tale of the Hatfields and McCoys?  This rivalry is even worse.  The two families in Crook's Hollow hate each other and always Read More
  • In Places Hidden (Golden Gate Secrets #1) by Tracie Peterson

    Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Camri is coming to San Francisco to find her brother.  He's not sending his usual letters and no one knows where he is.  She doesn't know how she will find him but she knows she won't leave until she finds out what happened to him...Bethany House Publishers sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.She meets two ladies on the train who are a bit poor, so she offers to take them to her brother's home to stay.  His servants are still there and Read More
  • A Fistful of Elven Gold by Alex Stewart

    Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Drago is a bounty hunter.  He's a gnome, only two feet nine inches tall, but he's fast and efficient with his sword.  When he goes after someone, he gets them.  The only problem he has is that he sometimes gets underfoot and the bad guy will fall on him.  That ends up with the bad guy being impaled.  But it was self-defense, so he takes his reward and doesn't get nailed for the crime.  All's fine until bounty hunters start showing up dead all over the city...Baen and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for  review (thank you).  It Read More
  • The Amish Teacher's Gift by Rachel J. Good

    Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Ada is a new teacher and she has been hired to teach special needs students.  She's been reading about their needs and how to teach them but school days are drawing near and she's nervous.  She takes care of her seven siblings and one of them is deaf so she has skills.  She just doesn't know how each child will react...Forever and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 24th.Josiah has a son who can't hear.  He has terrible tantrums and he's difficult for most people to handle.  Will Read More
  • The Disappeared by C. J. Box

    Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:41:00 Permalink
    First the game warden disappeared and then a young English woman does the same.  Joe is asked to go find the young woman and see what's going on.  It's a new governor sending him and he's not anxious to do it but it's best for his future if he says yes.  The only positive thing about it is that he'll get to see his oldest daughter while he's there.  She works for the dude ranch the woman disappeared from.Penguin and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.He begins to get the Read More
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

    Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Eelyn is an Aska clan member and she fights against the Riki clan with her father and friend.  They killed her brother and she intends to kill as many of them as she can.  What shocks her is that when they are fighting the current battle, she sees her brother on the Riki side.  He was dead, she saw him.  How could he be fighting for the enemy?Wednesday Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 24th.The next time she sees him, she follows him.  He won't acknowledge her Read More
  • Warrior By Tira St. James

    Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an epic tale of a fictional world where the Queens are the ultimate authority.  Women can make good rulers but they are subject to poor rulers here and there just like men.  There's a lot wrong in this world and it will take someone who is able to think of their feet and can make decisions quickly.  Sina can do that but she's just a princess.  That changes...The author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can find a copy on Smashwords.The story begins with family life Read More
  • Master Blacke: Tales of the Great Wood by Pete Brown

    Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Her parents went out and didn't come back.  Rue is a pocket mouse and she's an only child.  She goes out to look for them and finds it's easy to harvest food in the forest.  She doesn't know she's in trouble until she sees a fox sizing her up.  She only escapes the fox because a friendly skunk sprays him to make him go away.  Then she takes Rue home with her...Book Publicity Services and the author shared a copy of this book with me.  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Master Blacke is a raven Read More
  • Master Blacke: Tales of the Great Wood by Pete Prown

    Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Her parents went out and didn't come back.  Rue is a pocket mouse and she's an only child.  She goes out to look for them and finds it's easy to harvest food in the forest.  She doesn't know she's in trouble until she sees a fox sizing her up.  She only escapes the fox because a friendly skunk sprays him to make him go away.  Then she takes Rue home with her...Book Publicity Services and the author shared a copy of this book with me.  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Master Blacke is a raven Read More
  • So Pretty a Problem by Francis Duncan

    Sat, 24 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    He's an amateur sleuth but he reminds me of Hercule Poirot.  He's slow and deliberate in his actions and he uses his brain to solve the crime.  The big difference between the two detectives is that Mordecai is a bit of a romantic and sometimes he has to fight his emotions.  He was taking a nap on the beach when his neighbor wakes him with the news she has shot her husband and he's dead...Sourcebooks Landmark and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 1st.The victim is an artist Read More
  • The Secret Lab by A.B. Carolan

    Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    The trouble all started with the cat.  I could have told them that since I've been living with cats for years but they look so sweet, love to be petted and they purr.  It doesn't take long before you feel fond of them and then watch out.  They're great manipulators.  In this case, the cat is really the innocent one...The author and Booksprout allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.This is a fun fantasy about kids growing up on a space station. This is unusual but Read More
  • West by Carys Davies

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    He's a widower.  He's tired of moping about and sleeping too much in his sorrow.  When he reads about dinosaur bones being found in Kentucky, he decides to go find himself one of those big animals.  It'll be an adventure and then, rejuvenated, he can head for home again.  He asks his sister to watch over his child.  She says no but he talks her into it.  He tells his daughter the trip will probably take two years but he'll be back.  He's wrong.Scribner and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will Read More
  • Paper, Scissors, Death: Book #1 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series by Joanna Campbell Slan

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    The story begins with the death of her husband.  She can't believe what the cop is trying to tell her.  He was in good health and still young, how could he die?  They believe it was a heart attack but she doesn't.  But who would have killed him?The author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can pick up a copy now.It gets worse.  Despite living well and having plenty of money to spend, she finds out he was in debt and she will have to liquidate everything.  If Read More
  • Twenty-One Days: A Daniel Pitt Novel by Anne Perry

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Daniel is a relatively new attorney and he's trying to save a man from hanging.  He's making an impassioned plea when someone tries to interrupt him.  His boss has sent him a message to leave the case he's on and go to another.  He refuses and finishes his plea.  Then he waits to see what the jury decides.  They find his man not guilty.  Then he runs on to the next case.  He's not so lucky there.Ballantine Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 10th.This client also says Read More
  • Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Kelly is hosting a cooking class in her bed and breakfast to promote her business.  Instead of promoting business, it promoted murder...Lyrical Underground and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 17th.When a obnoxious reporter is killing on sacred Indian ground, Kelly's Indian friend is taken into custody.  She knows he didn't do it.  So she and the Silver Sentinels set out to solve the crime through old fashioned fact finding.  One of the uncommon facts Kelly learns is that the sunken cedars under water are worth big bucks.  The minerals Read More
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Enne's mother is missing.  She told her if she wasn't back in a month, it would be because she was dead.  It'd been two months and Enne was going to find her or find out what happened to her.  She was all she had left.Harlequin Teen and Edelweiss let me read me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 10th.She's going to the City of Sin and everything she's read about it makes her want to stay home.  The first thing that happens is that she goes to ask the local police about her mother.  Read More
  • The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a tale of World War II.  War makes you doubt how long you'll be alive and many of the soldiers fell in love and wanted to marry.  Many didn't get a happy ever after but some did.  This is the tale of an American soldier and his love and a German soldier and his.  It sounds authentic and made me both happy and sad.Pantheon and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 10th.Val is working as a farm lady on a farm owned by a local neighbor.  She's asked to Read More
  • Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Piper's son is a good boy.  He has obsessions with things.  For a while airplanes fascinated him.  Then he moved on to another subject.  He also has some trouble learning but he's passing his grades.  She's trying to train him not to say things too bluntly.  But he doesn't really have a problem.  That's not what the school thinks...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 10th.While they are testing her son, she's not happy about her marriage anymore.  It's like he's never home and all he talks about are Read More
  • The Bermuda Connection (A Nick Randall Novel Book 2) by Robert Rapoza

    Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Nick Randall doesn't know how to stay out of trouble.  He knows he has assassins after him and instead of hiding, he attacks.  He knows how bad the danger is and he's willing to sacrifice himself to save the world.  The only regret he has is that now his two children are involved, too, as well as many of his friends.  How do you overcome overwhelming odds?The author shared a copy of this book with me for a review (thank you).  I found the first one in the series very interesting and the action doesn't stop in this one either.  Read More
  • Verdict on Crimson Fields (World of Prime #4) by M.C. Planck

    Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Christopher accidentally fell through a portal on Earth is now on a medieval world full of goblins, witches, elves, various religious beliefs, dragons, hobgoblins and more strange creatures.  The one thing they all have in common is that they want to kill him...Pyr Science Fiction and Fantasy shared an ARC with me to review (thank you).  It will be published April 10th.With political plots and many of the characters working at cross purposes (the elves especially), there's plenty of intrigue and magic to hold your attention.  Even if you're killed, magic can bring you back to life.  But only if Read More
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