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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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The Exchange

Book Review The Exchange by John GrishamFiction | Mystery | Legal Thriller The Firm is one of my favorite Grisham novels. When news hit that we were expecting a sequel to the bestselling story, I immediately headed to NetGalley to see if I could grab an advance copy. Grisham is an auto-buy author for me, …

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The Connellys of County Down

Book Review The Connelly’s of County Down by Tracey LangeFiction | Literary Fiction I will openly admit that general fiction and literary fiction aren’t genres I find myself naturally drawn toward. So when an advance copy of The Connellys of County Down landed on my doorstep a few months ago, I was hesitant to pick …

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You Make It Feel Like Christmas

Book Review You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Toni ShilohChristmas | Romance | Christian Fiction Contemporary romance isn’t my go-to genre, but when the month of December rolls around, holiday romances seem to be all I read. I love the cozy settings with fireplaces, homemade cookies, and lights twinkling against the snow. And while …

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A Traitor in Whitehall

Book Review A Traitor in Whitehall by Julia KellyHistorical Fiction / Mystery From Winston Churchill’s underground bunker comes a brand new amateur detective — in the form of one of his tenacious secretaries, Evelyne Redfern. Reader’s Thoughts: At the beginning of WWII, Winston Churchill moved his command center to a group of basement offices in …

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Queen Wallis

Book Review Queen Wallis by C.J. CareyHistorical Fiction | Dystopian | Alternate Reality Queen Wallis is the sequel to the compelling, alternate-reality novel, Widowland by C.J. Carey. This feminist dystopian series is a dark, alternative history that imagines what a British alliance with Germany would have looked like following WWII. Reader’s Thoughts: Widowland has been …

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The Woman at the Wheel

Book Review The Woman at the Wheel by Penny HawHistorical Fiction I fell in love with Penny Haw’s previous novel, The Invincible Miss Cust, and was really excited to receive an advance copy of her newest book, The Woman at the Wheel. Haw does an amazing job of featuring little-known historical women and truly bringing …

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Just Another Missing Person

Book Review Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllisterThriller | Mystery Olivia has been missing for one day and counting. She disappeared down a dead-end alley, never to be seen again… For fans of the bestselling author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time comes another thrilling and suspenseful read from Gillian McAllister — Just Another Missing …

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The Enemy at Home

Book Review The Enemy at Home by Kevin O’BrienHistorical Fiction | Mystery | WWII With her husband stationed in North Africa, Nora gets a job as a riveter at the Seattle Boeing plant. In the middle of a world war, her country desperately needs Nora’s help — but not everyone is happy about a woman …

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