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Mini Book Review: Defending Jacob By William Landay

DEFENDING JACOB: A Novel By: William Landay Published: January 31, 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Press Fiction/Crime Fiction I’m pretty sure I’m one of the last people to read DEFENDING JACOB. It has been recommended to me over and over again and I just rarely find or make time to read books “for fun”. When my cousin…
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Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN By: Paula Hawkins Published: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Riverhead Fiction/Psychological Thriller I would be surprised if you haven’t heard about this book. It’s been mentioned on nearly every book blog I follow, written about in magazines, and is on shelves in every bookstore.  Its debut is on the heels of…
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Book Review: One Step Too Far By Tina Seskis

ONE STEP TOO FAR: A Novel By: Tina Seskis Published: January 27, 2015 Publisher: William Morrow Fiction/Suspense Have you ever felt like escaping your life?  For a day or a weekend, maybe. But not escaping forever, leaving your husband and family behind. Probably not going as far as changing your name and never looking back.…
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Book Review: The Last Breath By Kimberly Belle

 THE LAST BREATH By: Kimberly Belle Published: September 30, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Fiction/Women’s Fiction Kimberly Belle packs a punch with a gripping prologue and keeps you turning the pages, assessing your beliefs and leaving you holding your breath all the way to the end. This is Belle’s debut novel and hopefully more are to…
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Book Review: Little Mercies By Heather Gudenkauf

LITTLE MERCIES By: Heather Gudenkauf Published: July 1, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Fiction In Gudenkauf’s latest novel, moms everywhere won’t be able to forget this story, ripped right from today’s headlines. Gudenkauf, I’m sure, had no idea how timely her novel would be. Gudenkauf is an Iowan and sets her books around the people and…
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Book Review: Don’t Go By Lisa Scottoline

DON’T GO By: Lisa Scottoline Published: April 1, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Fiction Dr. Mike Scanlon, an orthopedist, is overseas serving his country in Afghanistan.  Back home his wife, Chloe, and seven-month-old daughter, Emily, are trying to survive without him.  In just a month, his tour will be over and he will be home…
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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Silence for the Dead By Simone St. James

SILENCE FOR THE DEAD By: Simone St. James Published: April 1, 2014 Fiction Sadly, I can’t get to every single book I want to read.  But, there are some books that sound so intriguing that I want to tell you about them. SILENCE FOR THE DEAD isn’t my typical genre.  I don’t usually choose mysteries,…
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Book Review: The Sister Season By Jennifer Scott

THE SISTER SEASON By: Jennifer Scott Published:  November 5, 2013 Fiction In the first pages of THE SISTER SEASON, we are confronted with scandal, drama and secrets.  Your jaw will drop and you will want to keep reading to find out more about the Yancey family.  Elise, the mother, has spent the last forty-seven years…
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Book Review: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

ONE BREATH AWAY By:  Heather Gudenkauf Published: June 26, 2012 ***** In her most emotionally charged novel to date, “New York Times” bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered. In…
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Review: A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin

Adelia is back in this thrilling fourth installment of the Mistress of the Art of Death series. In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar, his Mistress of the Art of Death, to travel with the princess and safeguard her…
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