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Review: City of Lies – Victoria Thompson

  When a con goes bad, Elizabeth flees for her life straight into the middle of a suffragist rally in front of the White House.  Desperate for protection from the man she’s conned, she sets out to get them all arrested.  After all, where else could be safer than a prison?  Only, Elizabeth hasn’t counted on the lengths the President’s…

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Review: The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop – Caroline Roberts

  After a personal tragedy seven years ago, Emma has thrown herself running a chocolate shop in the harbor village of Warkton-by-the-Sea.  She has a successful shop, a sweet dog, and the support of her friends and family – what else could she possibly need?  A chance meeting (and a passionate kiss!) during a walk on the beach make Emma…

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Review: Penric’s Mission – Lois McMaster Bujold

  The third novella in the Penric & Desdemona series features a new challenge for Penric – palace intrigue! And, a romantic interest! We’ve now skipped ahead another handful of years, and Penric has been loaned to the Duke of Adria, who has sent him on a secret mission to hire a Cedonian general. Only, of course, Penric (and Desdemona)…

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Review: First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones

OK, first off, where can I buy those shoes??? Charley Davidson is the grim reaper, which means she sees dead people and helps them “go into the light.”  But since that doesn’t pay anything, she’s also a PI who uses her dead-people skills to help her cop uncle with his cases and also bartends at her ex-cop dad’s bar.  When…

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Sunday Reading Updates // October 22nd, 2017

  Sunday Sunday Sunday… Sorry for the radio silence.  We had a family emergency two weeks ago, and between my husband flying cross-cross country, then me and the kids following him a week later, and funeral preparations, it’s been a bit crazy. I’ve been doing a lot of reading, though, to de-stress.  I’ve finished Kit Rocha’s Beyond series, and reviews…

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Review: Risking It – Angela Quarles

Jane is an introvert in the truest sense of the word.  Being around people – even her best friend – tires her out, and her idea of the perfect vacation is spending the day in bed reading.  So when her best friend challenges her to a crazy roadside attraction road trip to get over a one-night stand, she agrees reluctantly, expecting…

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Review: Into the Drowning Deep – Mira Grant

KILLER. MERMAIDS. Look, if that doesn’t interest you, I’m not sure what will. Seven years ago, a mockumentary crew from Imagine Entertainment disappeared at sea. Recovered footage showed the crew being attacked and eaten by the very mermaids they were trying to film. Now, a new expedition is going out to investigate what happened. What can I compare this to?…

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Review – London, Can You Wait? – Jacquelyn Middleton

Side note: Isn’t the cover absolutely gorgeous? While I enjoyed the first book, London Belongs to Me, I had a lot of problems with it, as well, so I was a bit worried about this. Happily, my worries were completely unfounded. At its heart, this is a story about relationships, about secrets, about keeping the lines of communication open. This…

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Review: London Belongs to Me – Jacquelyn Middleton

  This is a fluffy bit of geek girl wish fulfillment. Remember those 90s teen girl movies? Yeah, that’s this, in book form. Alex moves to London after graduating as a playwright. Her enthusiasm for London (a place she has never even visited before moving to) is simultaneously cute and annoying. Of course, Alex runs into various “obstacles” to realizing…

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Review: Nailed It – Cindi Madsen

  After spending a childhood being drug along as her mother chased her “flavor-of-the-month” guy, Ivy is anti-love, anti-relationships, and anti- any sort of commitment, down to what color to paint the walls in her condo. But it’s a spur of the moment decision that lands her in hot water when she decides to take on renovating her mom’s ex-friend’s…

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