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The Last Thing He Told Me

Book Review The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave About the book: (From the publisher) Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a …

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A Gambling Man

Book Review A Gambling Man by David Baldacci Easy to read and packed with adventure, I always enjoy Baldacci’s stories. And A Gambling Man was no exception! About A Gambling Man: (From the publisher): Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. The …

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Agatha Christie Mystery Challenge

She’s called the Queen of Crime. And with over 70 mysteries to her name, it’s little wonder why. Agatha Christie has long been a favourite author over here at The 52 Book Club. (She was our author of the year on our very first challenge!) Her mysteries include favourites like And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, …

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The Arctic Fury

Book Review The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister I pick books by their covers all the time. And this was one that had me hooked from the instant I first saw it on #bookstagram. Better yet? The story features an all-female arctic expedition AND a murder trial. Intrigued? So was I! About The Arctic Fury: (From the publisher) Eccentric Lady …

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The Venice Sketchbook

Book Review The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen The city of Venice — could there be a more romantic setting? Bestselling author, Rhys Bowen, truly captures the charm of this ancient, Italian port. Her writing is vivid, inviting readers to experience the sights, smells, and tastes of a city built along the canals in this romantic, historical fiction. The Venice …

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Book Giveaway: Elizabeth & Margaret

BOOK GIVEAWAY Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters**Giveaway open to Canada or US residents** We’re wrapping up the month of March with another giveaway! I have always been a fan of all things royal. And when it comes to royal biographies, there’s one author that stands out — Andrew Morton. From the author of the book, …

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Book Review The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson When I think about characters with blue skin, I immediately assume that I must be reading some sort of fantasy novel. But this book explores the inspired-by-real-life story of the blue-skinned people of Troublesome Creek and Kentucky’s incredibly courageous pack-horse librarians. An intensely original and beautifully researched story …

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The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Book Review The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray An epic saga from bestselling author, Stephanie Dray, this novel is based on the true story of Chateau Lafayette and the three, fierce-hearted women who protect its legacy. About the book: Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women… A founding mother…1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes …

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March Mini-Challenge 2021

That’s right, it’s time for a March mini-challenge! And given that it’s March 17th, what better than a St. Patrick’s Day theme? Since we’re mid-month, this challenge will consist of TWO bonus reads for our 52 Book Club members. You can read these in addition to your regular 52 reads OR you can combine them with books you’re already planning …

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Giveaway: WIN by Harlan Coben

Review + Giveaway WIN by Harlan Coben Any giveaway day is a good day, and I am super excited to share this one with you all! I have teamed up with Grand Central Publishing to give away TWO copies of WIN by Harlan Coben. (Open to US or Canadian residents only.) One winner will be chosen from this blog giveaway …

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