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Top Ten-ish Tuesday: My Summer Reading List 2024

Top Ten-ish Tuesday: My Summer Reading List 2024

Posted June 18, 2024 / 5 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is my summer reading list for 2024. Last year, I got inspiration for this post from the fantastic summer reading program that my local library system had when I was growing up in northern Illinois. Instead […]


Book Review: Katharine’s Remarkable Road Trip by Gail Ward Olmsted

Book Review: Katharine’s Remarkable Road Trip by Gail Ward Olmsted

Posted June 12, 2024 / 2 Comments

KATHARINE’S REMARKABLE ROAD TRIP by Gail Ward Olmsted GENRE: Biographical Fiction (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Black Rose Writing RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2024 PAGES: 242 “Kate makes me want to take a road trip. She’s lovable and charming, and her voice… SO GOOD.” -Kerry Chaput, author of the Defying […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clover Covered Corpse by Jackie Layton

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clover Covered Corpse by Jackie Layton

Posted June 12, 2024 / 11 Comments

CLOVER COVERED CORPSE by Jackie Layton SERIES: Texas Flower Farmer Cozy Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: May 28, 2024 PAGES: 308 Emma Justice never imagines working at the farmers market on a normal Saturday morning will lead to her second murder investigation. When […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Some Books on My Wish List

Top Ten Tuesday: Some Books on My Wish List

Posted June 10, 2024 / 22 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is all about letting others know our bookish wishes and granting wishes for other bloggers, too. In general, when I ask for books as part of a gift list (like for my birthday or Christmas), I […]


June 2024 New Releases

June 2024 New Releases

Posted June 2, 2024 / 5 Comments

Here we are, already entering the halfway point of 2024 – isn’t that crazy?!? June’s beginning means it’s time to look at a new month of fantastic books! There are 100 titles on this list of June 2024 New Releases that are on my radar, and they comprise a range […]


May 2024 In Review

May 2024 In Review

Posted June 1, 2024 / 6 Comments

Hello, reading friends! Well, the heat has hit Atlanta and I saw my first blooming crape myrtle of the season so I guess summer is upon us! Before we look ahead to a new month, the end of the current month means it’s time for my May 2024 in Review […]



Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for May 26

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for May 26

Posted May 26, 2024 / 2 Comments

Happy Sunday! Here are the Goodreads (and blog) giveaways ending the week of May 26 that I thought might be of interest to y’all 🙂 As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the giveaways and neither myself nor my blog are in any way affiliated with Goodreads […]


Book Review: Every Time We Say Goodbye by Natalie Jenner

Book Review: Every Time We Say Goodbye by Natalie Jenner

Posted May 25, 2024 / 0 Comments

EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Natalie Jenner SERIES: Jane Austen Society #3 GENRE: Historical Fiction (Closed Door with mild language) PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2024 PAGES: 330 The bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society and Bloomsbury Girls returns with a brilliant novel of love […]



Author Interview: Vanessa Riley & A Gamble at Sunset

Author Interview: Vanessa Riley & A Gamble at Sunset

Posted May 20, 2024 / 2 Comments

I am so delighted to have author Vanessa Riley on the blog today to talk about her new Regency romance, A Gamble at Sunset! Vanessa Riley is an acclaimed author known for captivating novels such as Island Queen, a Good Morning America Buzz Pick, and Queen of Exiles, an ABC View Lit […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for May 19

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for May 19

Posted May 19, 2024 / 2 Comments

Happy Sunday! Here are the Goodreads (and blog) giveaways ending the week of May 19 that I thought might be of interest to y’all 🙂 As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the giveaways and neither myself nor my blog are in any way affiliated with Goodreads […]


Book Review: A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

Book Review: A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

Posted May 17, 2024 / 2 Comments

A GAMBLE AT SUNSET by Vanessa Riley SERIES: Betting Against the Duke #1 GENRE: Historical/Regency Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Zebra RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2024 PAGES: 336 Award-winning author Vanessa Riley turns all convention on its head for the first in an enchanting, dazzlingly diverse new Regency romance trilogy featuring a […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Donna Jo Stone & Joann

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Donna Jo Stone & Joann

Posted May 15, 2024 / 29 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Donna Jo Stone to the blog today to chat about her new novel, Joann – part of the Apron Strings series where one cookbook connects women from 1920-2020. Donna Jo Stone writes southern-flavored novels for the inspirational and general market. Her stories are often […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Diva Goes Overboard by Krista Davis

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Diva Goes Overboard by Krista Davis

Posted May 14, 2024 / 14 Comments

THE DIVA GOES OVERBOARD by Krista Davis SERIES: A Domestic Diva Mystery #17 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Kensington Cozies RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2024 PAGES: 319 For once, event planner Sophie Winston finds herself a guest at a lavish engagement party, but things go horrifyingly awry when the groom-to-be […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for May 12

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for May 12

Posted May 12, 2024 / 0 Comments

Happy Sunday! Here are the Goodreads (and blog) giveaways ending the week of May 12 that I thought might be of interest to y’all As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the giveaways and neither myself nor my blog are in any way affiliated with Goodreads or […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Resort to Murder by Annie McEwen

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Resort to Murder by Annie McEwen

Posted May 11, 2024 / 12 Comments

RESORT TO MURDER by Annie McEwen SERIES: Northwoods Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Gemma Halliday Publishing RELEASE DATE: March 26, 2024 PAGES: 260 When Emmy Cooper’s life in Chicago is turned upside down, the young interior designer retreats to her family’s lake cottage resort in the beautiful Wisconsin […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cornbread, Ribs, and Murder by Proell & Whiteside

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cornbread, Ribs, and Murder by Proell & Whiteside

Posted May 10, 2024 / 21 Comments

CORNBREAD, RIBS, AND MURDER by Joyce Proell & Brenda Whiteside SERIES: Chocolate Martini Sisters Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2024 PAGES: 314 It’s a rib cookoff…with a recipe for murder. Nicole Earp and Emma Banefield are celebrating another birthday […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Marc Jedel & Pride and Principal

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Marc Jedel & Pride and Principal

Posted May 8, 2024 / 4 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Marc Jedel to the blog today to talk about his new humorous cozy mystery Pride and Principal! PRIDE AND PRINCIPAL by Marc Jedel SERIES: Silicon Valley Mysteries #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: BGM Press RELEASE DATE: April 23, 2024 PAGES: 230 The school […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): S.K. Derban & Case of the Bayfront Murder

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): S.K. Derban & Case of the Bayfront Murder

Posted May 7, 2024 / 42 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Case of the Bayfront Murder by S.K Derban, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! CASE OF THE BAYFRONT MURDER by S.K Derban SERIES: A Macaroni on Wheels Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2024 PAGES: 262 […]