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Book Review – Sparrow by Brian Kindall

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Sparrow is a spell-binding fable with a fantastical, magical plot and a pure heart.  Timothy’s world is poignant, engaging and full of dreams and wishes.  His wish-gone-wrong results in a snow-bound world that will instantly hook the reader.   All the personalities in this tale are brought… Continue reading Book Review – Sparrow by Brian Kindall

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Book Review – Dance with the Fae Prince by Elise Kova

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Likes The stunning book cover, by Marcela Medeiros, was what drew me to this book.  It portrays both fantasy and romance and is a perfect representation of the story inside. I read so many books these days that I get excited when I find one that I… Continue reading Book Review – Dance with the Fae Prince by Elise Kova

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Book Review – Parting the Veil by Paulette Kennedy

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing A gripping, Gothic, historical romance What I loved.  Kennedy’s penmanship is exquisite.  The pose flows with ease, the pace is perfect, characters dynamic and the plot… well rather gripping!  OK, I have to say that there isn’t a plot under the sun that hasn’t already been penned… Continue reading Book Review – Parting the Veil by Paulette Kennedy

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Book Review – Christmas Cake Day by Juliet Brilee

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing A small town, second chance at love, festive read. If you want to curl up on the sofa and completely switch off for a few hours, then this is the Christmas read for you!  It’s light, extremely easy to read, and it’s a festive feel-good book too!… Continue reading Book Review – Christmas Cake Day by Juliet Brilee

Born to Be

2021 Book Awards

It is with great pleasure that I announce the finalists in my 2021 Book Awards. These are 14 books I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend. Arden, Katherine - The Bear & the Nightingale Askew, R J – One Swift Summer Bostic, Yvette – Magister’s Bane Gamble, Kelly Stone – They Call Me Crazy Hahn,… Continue reading 2021 Book Awards

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Book Review – The Chase by Josephine F Wentzel

True Life Crime - An amazing story The Chase is such a powerful book, I was in tears several times, and totally gripped by the unfolding saga. The author’s daughter, Krystal, was brutally murdered in 2016.  The bulk of this book is the author’s account of how she set about joining up with US Marshals… Continue reading Book Review – The Chase by Josephine F Wentzel

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Book Review – The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Delightful and often laugh-out-loud funny, this is a well written story that I would happily give 5 stars. From the first page I knew I was going to enjoy this book, and I wasn’t disappointed.  The author has a light ‘pen’ touch and a wicked sense of… Continue reading Book Review – The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

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Book Review ~ The Concret Vineyard by Cam Lang

The Concrete Vineyard is a superb, slow-burning cozy, murder/mystery.  Drenched in historical memorabilia and modern-day quandaries, this is a ‘who-dun-it’ with substance.    I’ve got to start by saying I applaud the author for cleverly entwining a really great murder/mystery with the world of planning corruption and municipal politics.  The two things are women together… Continue reading Book Review ~ The Concret Vineyard by Cam Lang

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Book Review ~ It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke

With all my different assignments, including editorial reviews, I don't get much time to read for pleasure. So, when I do, I really want it to be a great book. It All Comes Back to You, is one such book, and I'm so glad I found it. This book has given me serious writer’s envy! … Continue reading Book Review ~ It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke

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Book Review – Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie Lewis

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Cross-Country Christmas is one of the loveliest Contemporary Christian Romance novels I’ve ever read!  For readers who enjoy wholesome, sweet romances with a bit of grit and complex characters this is a perfect read. There is always more to a person than what you see, never was… Continue reading Book Review – Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie Lewis

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Book Review – Food Fight! by Thea Lambert

Looking for a perfect, feel-good, romantic comedy? Then look no further! This book was made for relaxing holiday reads, but if you’re not traveling anywhere, still buy it because it’s a superb, swoon-worthy, enemies-to-lovers’ romance! A definite 5 stars from me! Food Fight has everything in it to make it a Bestseller.  The setting of… Continue reading Book Review – Food Fight! by Thea Lambert

Fantasy, Kindle Books, Reviews

Book Review – Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn

A simply brilliant adaptation (modernization) of Peter Pan, 5 stars from me. Did you ever wonder what happened to Wendy, Peter, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys and how they might fit in today’s world? This is a thoroughly modern extension to the beloved story of Peter Pan.  I often think ‘I wish authors would leave… Continue reading Book Review – Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn

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Book Review – A Richer Dust Concealed by R P Nathan

Every now and again I come across a book I really enjoy. A Richer Dust Concealed is one of them. There are lots of things I loved about this book, but I think the no 1 thing is the author’s story voice.  I knew from the first page that I was in for a good… Continue reading Book Review – A Richer Dust Concealed by R P Nathan

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Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I can understand how this book has 30,373 reviews on Amazon US with 4.3 star rating. It is a whodunnit thriller like I've never read before. I read through some reviews and was quite surprised that not everyone enjoyed it.  I was totally gripped.  There is something so real and so frightening to think that… Continue reading Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

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Book Review – Super by Grant Smits

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great YA action/adventure. Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Step into a world of action and adventure.  Move over ‘The Goonies’ for here comes James Bolt, brother to the famous Bolt who is a Super, unlike his brother James doesn’t have powers, but he… Continue reading Book Review – Super by Grant Smits

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Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Inspired by a Russian fairy tale, The Bear & the Nightingale is a stunningly atmospheric story for lovers of myths and legends. Vasya is wild and wilful and her friends are the spirits.  In the Northern parts of darkest Russia, where the winters are long and cruel, and the summers short and full of endless… Continue reading Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Book Review – Warpaint by J. J. Maya

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great chic lit holiday read. A great addition to women’s fiction, this is a humorous rendition of starting a new life in New York.  Everyday woman Willow starts afresh in more than one way when she leaves everything familiar behind and moves from Scotland to the… Continue reading Book Review – Warpaint by J. J. Maya

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Book Review ~ Krampusnacht by James Drummond

I wrote this 5* review for Artisan Book Reviews. FREE to buy today! Also on KindleUnlimited if you miss the free download. I can't wait for my granddaughter to be a few years older so that I can read this with her. Fans of fantasy and scary stories, this pulse racing book is for you! … Continue reading Book Review ~ Krampusnacht by James Drummond

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Book Review ~ Spellbreaker by Charlie N Holmberg

From Wallstreet Journal & Amazon bestselling author Charlie N Holmberg, comes a great book of Victorian adventure and magic! I really enjoyed this book; it’s very well-written with superb pace, wonderful characters and a great plot.  I loved the delicate details that were just enough to firmly put you in Victorian London without bogging down… Continue reading Book Review ~ Spellbreaker by Charlie N Holmberg

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Book Review ~ They Call me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble

This is a USA Today Bestselling book. Cassie is crazy, isn’t she?  She’s also killed her philandering husband, hasn’t she? Hot diggity but I loved this book! From page 1 to the end I simply couldn’t put it down.  It is by far the best book I’ve read in 2020! Set in Kansas there is… Continue reading Book Review ~ They Call me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble

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Book Review ~ Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great mix of love & murder. Finding Alex is a riveting thriller and a gripping love story.  Helen Starbuck does a great job balancing a slow growing love and a high-tension serial killer plot. The clues are there, so from the offset we can guess… Continue reading Book Review ~ Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck

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Book Review – High Heels & Mistletoe by C A King

Carol Ann King is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite indie authors for great novellas. High Heels & Mistletoe is an absolute gem of a Christmas Romance.  Julietta Romero is a bit of a Christmas Grinch with a particular intolerance towards mistletoe.  She wants nothing more than to pack her bags and jump on… Continue reading Book Review – High Heels & Mistletoe by C A King

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Book Review – Find Your Joy by Rosie Mankes

I wrote this 5 star review for Books Go Social Inspiring and uplifting, Find Your Joy is a truly encouraging memoir.  Learn how Rosie moves from survivor to thriver, in this positive journal-style autobiography. Rosie’s own trials are laid out in short snappy chapters, which is great for dipping in and out.  Her writing style… Continue reading Book Review – Find Your Joy by Rosie Mankes

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Book Review – Up Here by Jim Shomos

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. An eternal love-triangle, Up Here delves deep into what real love is with humorous results.  Meet Peter, Jane and Christina, oh and mom of course!  I loved this book.  On one hand it’s airy and amusing; on the other it’s reflective and profound. It’s definitely movie worthy,… Continue reading Book Review – Up Here by Jim Shomos