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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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Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective

Book Review Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective by Katie SiegelMystery | Fiction | LGBTQ Calling all those who spent their childhood dreaming of being a detective! Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective is the debut novel by Katie Siegel — based upon her popular TikTok web series, featuring a former child detective called out …

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Counter Attack

Book Review Counter Attack by Patricia BradleyRomantic Suspense / Christian Fiction Reader’s Thoughts: Christian, romantic suspense was one of my go-to genres as a teen. And while I don’t read the genre as frequently anymore, the blurb for this newest Patricia Bradley novel, Counter Attack, immediately caught my eye: “No sooner has Alexis Stone been …

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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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Murder in Westminster

Book Review Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley The first in a vibrant, inclusive new historical mystery series by acclaimed author Vanessa Riley portrays the true diversity of the Regency-era. The new series is perfect for fans of Bridgerton or mystery readers seeking more authenticity about the time period, as it introduces the strong, capable …

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Are You Sara?

Book Review Are You Sara? by S.C. Lalli Two women named Sara each get into a rideshare. . . but only one makes it home alive. Which Sara was the real target? Reader’s Thoughts: The premise of this story started out really strong. I was immediately captivated by the hook — two girls named Sarah, …

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The Midnight Ride

Book Review The Midnight Ride by Ben Mezrich Ever heard of the Gardner Museum Heist? On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art were stolen from the museum by two men posing as police officers. The case remains unsolved, the artwork still missing, and no arrests made. And that’s where this story begins…

The Ex-Husband

Book Review The Ex-Husband by Karen Hamilton It’s an offer she can’t refuse… and can’t escape. Charlotte is an ex-con. But her past is catching up with her. And when she’s invited aboard a luxury yacht to act as a personal assistant, she realizes that someone else on board knows what she’s done. And they …

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Daughters of War

Book Review Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies For fans of historical fiction comes a brand new series of books by Dinah Jefferies. Set in 1944 France, Daughters of War follows three sisters who each have a very different approach to processing and surviving the war. This sweeping novel shares of love, heartbreak, secrets, and …

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