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The Bodyguard

Book Review The Bodyguard by Katherine Center Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”). Hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker, she may be in for more …

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The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip

Book Review The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold A few months ago, I had the privilege of being a part of the cover reveal team for The Extraordinary Death of Mrs. Kip on Instagram. Ever since then, I’ve been eagerly looking forward to reading Sara Brunsvold’s debut novel! Reader’s Thoughts: I read this book in practically one …

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For Those Who Are Lost

Book Review For Those Who Are Lost by Julia Bryan Thomas The Island of Guernsey, 1940. Parents are faced with a heartbreaking decision: send their children away to England alone, or risk the inevitable Nazis invasion and all that it may hold. This heart-breaking and emotional read touches upon the long-lasting effects of war and the split-second decisions that can …

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Counterfeit

Book Review Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen (From the publisher) For fans of Hustlers and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners. Reader’s Thoughts: Counterfeit was a thoroughly entertaining read! The story follows two main characters: …

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The Ghosts of Paris

Book Review The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss A thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in postwar London and Paris, in which a search for a missing husband puts investigator and former war reporter Billie Walker on a collision course with an underground network of Nazi criminals. (From the publisher.)

The Master Craftsman

Book Review The Master Craftsman by Kelli Stuart When Ava’s estranged father, a world-renowned treasurer hunter, is diagnosed with only weeks to live, she takes on his final mission as her own — to find Fabergé’s last treasure. This dual-timeline takes readers on a hunt for long-lost Imperial egg, and in the process, treats us to a tale of love, …

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What Remains True

Book Review What Remains True by Nancy Naigle A corporate businesswoman escaping her past… A rodeo bull rider who vows not to be distracted for the best season of his life… A little girl who’s never met her father… And three months that might just change each of their lives.

Lessons in Chemistry

Book Review Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus “Children, set the table. Your mother needs a moment to herself.”

After the Romanovs

Book Review After the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport As a teen, I remember being enamored with a fictional series set in prerevolutionary Russia. This was my first introduction to the Romanov time period and that fascination continued over the years. However, I’d never read much about the plight of the exiles after the Russian revolution. And that’s what drew me …

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The Last Grand Duchess

Book Review The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull The Romanov family has long held fascination for many of us. The last Tsar and his family, disappearing in the middle of the night. Stories of bullets bouncing off clothes lined with jewels, and countless imposters claiming to be one of the daughters. And while we all know the true and …

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