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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 taking over another “man’s job.” …

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Murder by Invitation Only

Book Review Murder by Invitation Only by Colleen CambridgeMystery | Historical Fiction Calling all Agatha Christie fans! Colleen Cambridge is back again with the third installment in this cozy mystery series that features none other than the fictional housekeeper of Agatha Christie herself, Phyllida Bright! Red herrings, a clue left behind on the body, and a short list of suspects …

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In This Moment

Book Review In This Moment by Gabrielle MeyerHistorical Fiction / Romance / Time Travel Maggie inherited a gift from her time-traveling parents that allows her to live three separate lives in 1861, 1941, and 2001. Each morning, she awakes in a different time period without any time having passed. The catch? She has until her twenty-first birthday to choose which …

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Book Review Homecoming by Kate MortonHistorical Fiction | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: Kate Morton has long been one of my favorite authors. Her dual timelines are always masterfully woven, creating a tangled but mesmerizing web of mystery and history — and this newest story did not disappoint. Homecoming layers rich settings and authentic characters into a sweeping novel, sure to delight …

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Beyond That, The Sea

Book Review Beyond That, The Sea by Laura Spence-AshHistorical Fiction | Coming of Age Last year, Celadon Publishers invited me to participate in their Read Together Initiative, and I jumped at the chance! I had never done a buddy read before, and was excited to give this new style of reading a shot — even more so, when I read …

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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 Cust, author Penny Haw, shares …

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The Souls of Lost Lake

Book Review The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright I have been a fan of Jaime Jo Wright’s books from the very start. I thought that her last book, On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor was going to go down as my all-time favorite. But I was wrong. Because the thing about Jaime Jo Wright, is that she …

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The Librarian Spy

Book Review The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin Librarians and spies… need I say more? This WWII historical fiction is an inspiring tale of courage and hope, set amidst the backdrop of German occupied France, and neutral Portugal.

The It Girl

Book Review The It Girl by Ruth Ware A dark academia tale involving a decade old murder of a roommate. But as Hannah searches for answers to put her own troubled conscious at rest, can she trust those closest to her?

Poison Lilies

Book Review Poison Lilies by Katie Tallo Poison Lilies by Katie Tallo was an absolute delight to read. The story follows the reluctant sleuth, Gus Monet as she is thrust into another mystery — this time involving an elderly neighbor and a whole host of secrets. With its multi-dimensional protagonist, strong writing, and a smooth-flowing plot, this is a mystery …

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