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  • Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

    Tue, 25 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Charlotte takes her friend's little one to the school fair with her children.  They go to play on one of the bubble houses.  When she looks up again, the little girl is missing.  She was following her children but she has disappeared now.  How do you tell a mother her child is missing?Gallery Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 8th.Nothing in this book is what it seems.  There are mind games, dysfunctional families, danger, and more all tied up in this story.  A happy marriage isn't.  While they search Read More
  • Scrublands by Chris Hammer

    Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Martin is a journalist.  He's back from the war zone he was working in but he still feels the horror of being locked in a car trunk and thinking he might die there.  They send him out to write a story about how the town is reacting as the one year anniversary of a multiple killing comes around.  He finds out a lot more...Touchstone and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 8th.This is set in the outback of Australia.  The town is almost dead.   When the priest came Read More
  • Comet Rising by MarcyKate Connolly

    Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    The wicked Lady that steals magic wants more.  All the talented children are hidden away but she has plans.  She'll make the comet come early and she'll question the historians of the group who knows where they are hid.  The worst part is that she makes the parents forget what's happened and pretends the children have won a scholarship to a marvelous school.  No, she just takes them home, changes them into flowers and uses their magic when she needs it...Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 1st.Emmaline and Read More
  • The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley

    Sat, 22 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Flavia's sister is getting married and she has mixed feelings about that.  She's glad she's happy and she's sad she's leaving.  As they cut the wedding cake, her sister breaks down.  She has a good reason.  She found a finger in the cake...Delacorte Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.Flavia being Flavia immediately takes away the finger and works on getting her sister back to the reception.  She'll examine the finger later.Flavia is very interesting character.  She's young but she's also scientific.  She knows what kind of tests Read More
  • Pirate Chicken: All Hens on Deck by Brian Yanish, Jess Pauwels

    Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:43:00 Permalink
    Children's picture books fascinate me.  The illustrations are great, a chicken acting like a pirate and and lots of unlikely events make this a good story for the little ones.  You might want to add some props that the little one can dress up in.  A handkerchief will suffice as a hat... Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.Lily doesn't want to stay on the boring farm.  She dreams of travel and seeing the world.  So when the pirates come and steal them, she's happy to go Read More
  • The Goose Egg by Liz Wong

    Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Henrietta likes her quiet life.  She can nap when she wants, swim when she wants and doesn't have to worry about anyone else or noise.  That changes though.Knopf Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published January 22nd.When Henrietta is enjoying her swim a little too much, she smacks into the one of the posts near the dock.  She notices she got quite a goose egg out of it and wraps her head up in a scarf.  What she doesn't realize is that she really does Read More
  • In the Company of Like-Minded Women by Elaine Russell

    Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lida is the middle one of three sisters.  She fell in love and wanted to marry.  Her parents forbid it, so she left home and moved away and married.  She now lives in Denver.  When her estranged older sister suggests they come visit for a while, she's excited to see them again.  She's always gotten along with her younger sister but her older one is bit like a stick in mud and shares her mother's beliefs.  It's not easy getting along for the older two after so long.  But things change...PR by the Book and the author shared a copy Read More
  • Friends to the End by Shelley Shepard Gray

    Wed, 19 Dec 2018 12:13:00 Permalink
    Her big brother Andy and her parents are in Florida on vacation.  Trish didn't go because she feels like her life is not on track and wants some time to think.  She goes up to the cabin the family owns to think about what to do.  She never expected to get snowed in!Gallery Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 11th.When Trish calls Andy and tells him she's stuck, there's no electricity and not much food, he calls a friend to go rescue her.  After all, the Amish use horses Read More
  • The Current by Tim Johnston

    Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's going home to see her father, who is suffering from cancer.  She asks a college friend to give her a ride to the depot for her trip.  The friend offers to take her home and make a road trip out of it.  She accepts and everything is fine until they stop for gas.  Someone tries to rape Audrey and her friend helps her escape.  But it's not over yet.Algonquin Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.In their haste to get away, they slide off the icy Read More
  • Bones Behind the Wheel: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E. J. Copperman

    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    They are working on the sand behind her house trying to redistribute up and down the beach to make it more people friendly.  Her house gets awful busy after they find a car buried in her backyard with a dead body in it...Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 18th.She had no idea who the victim was or why he was buried in her backyard.  She hasn't owned the property that long.  A murder thirty years old is really a cold case so it doesn't look Read More
  • A Matter of Trust by Winnie Griggs

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lucy and Toby are going out to pick berries for a pie when they run across two men attempting to rob another.  She's carrying a gun because of a dog attack not long ago (to protect Toby) and uses that to get them to leave.  She saves his life and he saves hers by hitting the gun out of the hands of one of the brothers.  She can't leave him there when he needs help but her reputation isn't good now and this won't help it.  She takes him home anyway.Wild Heart Books let me read this story for review Read More
  • Freefall by Jessica Barry

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    When Allison sees her mother help her father die with morphine to save him the excruciating pain of cancer, she decides she hates her because she killed him.  She doesn't see any mercy, just feels the sense of having lost someone she didn't want to let go.  She moves out and doesn't contact her mother for years.Vintage Digital sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published January 31st.Allison has no job skills but she applies to be a waitress at a night club and gets the job.  They give her a Read More
  • A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary by Terry Shames

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Being a police chief in a small town shouldn't be that big a deal but it depends on the town.  The first thing that happens is a local goes missing.  No one knows where she went or what she was doing.  If that's not enough to shake things up, another woman her same age is missing in the next town.  When they find her dead, they really worry about Loretta...Seventh Street Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published January 15th.With help from his younger employees, he finds out Loretta Read More
  • Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    There's a popular tavern in town where the men go to drink and tell stories to each other. An incident can develop any number of different endings in time.  Each tells their own story with their own version of the ending.  But when an injured man comes into the tavern with a young girl in his arms, it's going to take some time before this tale is told...Emily Bestler Books sent me an ARC of this to read for review (thank you).  According to the ARC, it will be published January 1st.The young girl looks like a doll.  The nurse Read More
  • Run Cold by Ed Ifkovic

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Edna has come to Fairbanks to get a bit more background material and maybe an old prospector's tale or two so she can finish up her book.  She meets the man that supposedly is the meanest man in Alaska but now he's old and mostly drunk.  He has a friend named Sam, who also knows tales but doesn't want to share them.  Then, suddenly, they are both dead...Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 19th.Just reading the story made me feel cold.  The author depicts the weather Read More
  • Skull and Pestle: New Tales of Baba Yaga by Kate Forsyth (Author), Lissa Sloan (Author), Kate Wolford (Editor)

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Baba Yaga has been around for a long time. I first read about her in a children's book with Russian fairy tales.  Here are some new tales about her with the variations you can get from different story tellers.  The most interesting ones are the ones that are different from the original tale.World Weaver Press sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.My favorite story is the one where a boy comes and asks the witch to help him get rid of a bully.  He's even willing to let Read More
  • Ghost Busting Mystery: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency Series Book 1 by Daisy Pettles

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Ruby Jane and Veenie are senior sleuths working in a detective agency.  When the Sheriff gets reports of ghosts in the apple trees of an abandoned house, he gives the case to them.  The man reporting it is not all there and the Sheriff is not into ghost busting.  He'll get involved before it's all over, though.Hot Pants Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.This story is half silly and half serious.  It's a light read with crime going around RJ and Veenie Read More
  • A Hug Is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler, Lisk Feng

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Have you ever thought about how nature hugs?  Dogs and cats hug.  So do flowers...Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being published today.You see a mother bird hugging her eggs.  A flower all close because it hasn't opened yet.  And cocoons open up and let butterflies out.But the best hugs of all?  From your parents when they hold you close Read More
  • Past Due for Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    They are going to have a May Day celebration in town to bring in the tourists.  Amy is coordinating a folk tale event to share with the participants.  When a college student disappears and the folk tale teller ends up dead, it turns into a murder investigation.Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 22nd.The college student is in a coma and they aren't sure if there is brain damage or if she will remember anything. When Amy picks up on college gossip and finds out they Read More
  • Murders and Metaphors: A Magical Bookshop Mystery by Amanda Flower

    Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Violet and her grandmother Daisy are doing a book signing at one of the local wine grower's home.  There's a confrontation between sisters, the author disappears and Violet starts getting ready to leave when she notices her cat has sneaked away from her tote.  She goes outdoors to run him down and finally locates him in the field of grapes.  Unfortunately, he's discovered a dead body...Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 22nd.The dead woman is their author and there are plenty of suspects.  Read More
  • The Book Artist: A Hugo Marston Novel by Mark Pryor

    Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hugo is still at the embassy and his boss tells him to be at one event and then changes his mind and sends him to another.  The art display he's attending has a beautiful young woman artist.  She makes her sculptures with books and that's one of Hugh's favorite things so they hit it off well.  He's even thinking of dating her.  They've already been to dinner and it was fun for both of them.  He never expected to find her dead during the first day of her exhibit...Seventh Street Books sent me an ARC of this book to read Read More
  • The Suspect by Fiona Barton

    Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Two girls take a trip to Thailand after they graduate from high school.  They anticipate seeing the sights and having fun.  But nothing matches what they've seen on tourism websites.  It's more run down and crowded...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.Alex's girlfriend cancels at the last minute and she ends up traveling with a girl she doesn't know that well.  It doesn't take long for her to decide Rosie was not a good choice.   All she wants to do is party and sleep with the boys in Read More
  • Escape from the Palace by Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Kate Hindley

    Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    The ratzis are still irritated by being bested by a small rabbit.  Now they are plotting to scare the President of the United States and embarrass America and England both.  They decide they need to get rid of Shylo first so he can't interfere in this plan...Aladdin and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.I enjoy this series.  Shylo is small and not very strong so to accomplish his goals he has to use his brains.  I admire those who use their brains and not brawn to win a disagreement.The first Read More
  • Valentine Candy Murder by Leslie Meier

    Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    In Valentine murder, Lucy is a brand new board member for the library.  She goes to her first meeting and they find the librarian has gone missing.  When she goes down to the basement to see if she's there, she finds her dead.  This is not a good start to a new job...Kensington Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 18th.No one knows why someone would have killed the new librarian.  There really aren't any clues to be found.  But it almost had to be someone with library Read More
  • Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn

    Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Merry is all ready to go to a Christmas show where she usually sells well.  She's bought a used RV and has filled it with goods to go on display at her table.  She takes her guinea pig with her for company.  The easy trip gets more obnoxious as they go.  She thinks Ebenezer must be letting farts go, but it's worse than that.  The first thing she does on arrival is try to find what's causing that awful fragrance.  Then she wishes she hadn't...Henery Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).    It will Read More
  • Broken Ground by Val McDermid

    Mon, 03 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    It's supposed to be her inheritance and it's looking good when they dig the first motorcycle out.  The second motorcycle has an attachment, though.  There's a dead body on it...Atlantic Monthly Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on the 5th.Since the body has been there for twenty-five years or more, the coroner calls DCI Pirie to investigate.  Her boss is not happy about that; she's the one that gives orders, not coroners.  As she works on the case, she gives a new man in her office work on another Read More
  • The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

    Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mr. Kermit knows the Superintendent of Schools doesn't like him.  A long time ago one of his students copied test results and shared them with his class.  They got an award for having the best results until that was discovered.  Kermit had no idea it happened.  The Superintendent blames him anyway.  And now he's looking for a way to get rid of him.  Kermit plans on taking early retirement anyway, but being threatened doesn't help.  And now he's been saddled with a class of seven students known as "The Unteachables".  He gives them worksheets and tries to ignore them for Read More
  • Crewel and Unusual: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery by Molly MacRae

    Sat, 01 Dec 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Kath is looking forward to the opening of the Blue Plum Vault.  It's in an old bank building that has been remodeled and now will house several small shops where artists will sell their work.  When two nosy sisters visit her yarn shop and tell her about a linen they saw there, she goes to see if she can peek at it before they open.  She gets to see it but the next time it's taken out of the box, it has been destroyed...Pegasus Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be Read More
  • Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent by Pen Avey

    Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Dethbert Jones is an average ten year old.  He just happens to be an alien.  He's excited about having an earthling pen pal and they both learn a lot about each other by reading their letters.Common Deer Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 3rd.The planet is named Crank.  He has a pet chicken snail and a best friend named Andi Social.  Puns are alive and well in this story.  Dethbert has a crush on his neighbor girl who wishes he would go away.  And he tells his pen Read More
  • Playing with Fire: A 1960s British mystery by Patricia Hall

    Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    A young girl falls to her death from a night club.  She was too young to be there, nobody seems to have seen her, and nobody has reported her missing.  Who is she and did she fall or was she pushed?Severn House and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 1st.Harry can feel Soho changing.  There's a new group in town that's playing rough and demanding protection money.  He's not sure who they are but it's not the old group.  Not only that, there are new drugs on the street.  Maybe Read More
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