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The Call of the Wrens

Book Review The Call of the Wrens by Jenni L Walsh A few months back, I saw some of my favorite historical fiction authors posting about an upcoming book, The Call of the Wrens, that was hitting shelves in November. I immediately hurried over to Netgalley to request an advance copy for myself. And let …

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November 2022 Mini-Challenge

The 52 Book Club is turning FIVE! On November 28, 2017 the very first 52 Book Club challenge was released. The past five years have been full of growth, fun, and above all, an abundance of books — our hearts are full! This little book community is our favorite thing on the internet and we’re …

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A Twist of Murder

Book Review A Twist of Murder by Heather Redmond “Please, sir, I want some more.” — Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Reader’s Thoughts: The fifth installment in the Dickens of a Crime series, A Twist of Murder by Heather Redmond once again sees Charles Dickens acting as an amateur sleuth. This time, he’s in pursuit of …

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A Trace of Poison

Book Review A Trace of Poison by Colleen Cambridge “The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.” — Agatha Christie Reader’s Thoughts: When I first saw that there was a cozy mystery series being released about Agatha Christie’s fictional, murder-solving housekeeper, I was all in! The first in …

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Winners from 2023 Polls Announced!

Four Winning Prompts for 2023 Announced! In September, we released four different polls for 2023 prompts and asked you to vote for your favorites! The prompts we voted on were: “Set in the city of…” “An author,” “An object on the cover,” and “Related to the word….” After each round of voting, the top three …

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Cradles of the Reich

Book Review Cradles of the Reich by Jennifer Coburn Reader’s Thoughts: The first time I heard of “Lebensborn” was while watching an episode of The Man in the High Castle. (Funnily enough, this is mentioned in the author’s note as Coburn’s experience as well!) So when I read the premise for this new novel, Cradles …

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October 2022 Mini-Challenge

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are October mini-challenges.” Been missing the mini-challenges? Us too! The mini-challenges are back and we are launching into October with all the spooky, thrilling reads. Here are three brand new prompts to add to your October 2022 TBR pile. Not into scary stories? Not to …

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The Invincible Miss Cust

Book Review The Invincible Miss Cust by Penny Haw The year 2022 marks the centenary of Aleen Cust’s (the first female veterinary surgeon to be recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) finally receiving her diploma. The pre-printed “Mr.” on it had been struck out and “Miss” added by hand. In The Invincible Miss …

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