Reviews

Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge

Book Review Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge by Lizzie PookHistorical Fiction | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: This is one of those stories that I went into, fully not knowing what to expect. I was drawn in by the incredible title and cover work, the hint at adventure and revenge all wrapped up into a historical mystery. And …

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What Waits in the Woods

Book Review What Waits in the Woods by Terri ParlatoThriller | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: When Esme’s career as a ballerina falls apart due to an injury, she has no choice but to return home. Home to a father who’s dying, a group of friends she hasn’t spoken to since high school, and a community with …

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Into The Fire

Book Review Into the Fire by Irene HannonRomantic Suspense | Christian Fiction Bri Tucker is an arson investigator with a curious puzzle on her hands. One of her former co-workers has died in a house fire — a suspicious sort of death for someone so aware of the risks of fire — and Bri thinks …

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Readalong: The Violin Conspiracy

January 2024 Readalong The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb What better way to start a new year, than with a new readalong? For our January 2024 readalong, we will be buddy reading The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. This contemporary novel is a mix of fiction and mystery, with compelling characters, family drama, and a …

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The Jazz Club Spy

Book Review The Jazz Club Spy by Roberta RichHistorical Fiction | Spy Reader’s Thoughts: When you read a lot of historical fiction set in the late 1930s and early 1940s, it can be difficult to find stories that feel fresh. This was not a problem for The Jazz Club Spy. The book opens with an …

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The Name Drop

Book Review The Name Drop by Susan LeeRomance | YA | Contemporary This was a super sweet rom-com featuring two characters who share the same Korean name and are accidentally mistaken for each other. With k-drama vibes and an adorable YA romance, this was an entertaining and fluffy story that is calling for an on-screen …

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It Happened One Christmas

Book Review It Happened One Christmas by Chantel GuertinChristmas Romance | Contemporary Earlier this year, I received the sweetest little “Christmas in July” box from Penguin Random House Canada — complete with It Happened One Christmas by Chantel Guertin and some peppermint hot chocolate! And while I don’t usually start my December holiday reads so …

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The Girl Who Was Taken

Book Review The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie DonleaMystery | Thriller | Suspense When it comes to mysteries and thrillers, I have a pretty good track record at figuring things out before the final reveal. It’s not often that an author manages to catch me completely off-guard, and yet, have the culprit still make …

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Being Henry: The Fonz… And Beyond

Book Review Being Henry by Henry WinklerMemoir The first thing that jumped out at me while reading the blurb for this memoir was that Henry Winkler is “… widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood.” And throughout the entirety of this 240-page memoir, I kept thinking, “I can completely see why he’s earned that reputation.” …

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