Category: mystery/suspense

Author Interview: Jen Dodrill & Birds Alive!

Author Interview: Jen Dodrill & Birds Alive!

Posted February 26, 2024 / 5 Comments

I’m delighted today to introduce you to debut author Jen Dodrill who is here to talk about her brand new cozy mystery, Birds Alive! Jen Dodrill is living her dream and using her faith and passion for healthy families by writing novels that encourage and inspire hope. A retired Navy […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey

Posted February 24, 2024 / 7 Comments

ONE WRONG MOVE by Dani Pettrey SERIES: Jeopardy Falls #1 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 393 Taunting riddles. A deadly string of heists. Two broken hearts trapped in a killer’s game. Christian O’Brady was pulled into a life of crime at a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder in Masquerade by Mary Winters

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder in Masquerade by Mary Winters

Posted February 23, 2024 / 13 Comments

MURDER IN MASQUERADE by Mary Winters SERIES: A Lady of Letters Mystery #2 GENRE: Historical/Victorian Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 331 Extra, extra, read all about it! Countess turned advice columnist Amelia Amesbury finds herself playing the role of sleuth when a night at […]



Book Review: Birds Alive! by Jen Dodrill

Book Review: Birds Alive! by Jen Dodrill

Posted February 22, 2024 / 6 Comments

BIRDS ALIVE! by Jen Dodrill SERIES: The Empty Nesters #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Christian) PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2024 PAGES: 252 Peg—widow, mom blogger, and empty nester—is desperate for a new hobby. After a late-night blog post leaves her dedicated Mamma Birds followers fearful that she’s closing […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey

Posted February 20, 2024 / 59 Comments

ONE WRONG MOVE by Dani Pettrey SERIES: Jeopardy Falls #1 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 393 Taunting riddles. A deadly string of heists. Two broken hearts trapped in a killer’s game. Christian O’Brady was pulled into a life of crime at a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow

Posted February 20, 2024 / 18 Comments

ILL-FATED FORTUNE by Jennifer J. Chow SERIES: Magical Fortune Cookie #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery/Magical Realism (Clean) PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 319 The first in the heart-warming and deliciously mysterious Magical Fortune Cookie series from Lefty Award-nominee Jennifer J. Chow. Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging […]


Book Review: Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick

Book Review: Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick

Posted February 19, 2024 / 4 Comments

REBUILDING JOY by Regina Rudd Merrick SERIES: RenoVations Inc #3 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 (re-release) PAGES: 322 Previously published as Rebuilding Joy by Bellville Street Books. Single mom Darcy Emerson Sloan has enough to do raising twins and running a restaurant. She’s […]


Book Review: Murder Under a Honey Moon by Abigail Keam

Book Review: Murder Under a Honey Moon by Abigail Keam

Posted February 19, 2024 / 5 Comments

MURDER UNDER A HONEY MOON by Abigail Keam SERIES: A Mona Moon Mystery #12 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Worker Bee Press RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2024 PAGES: 190 Mona Moon and her new husband, Robert Farley, Duke of Brynelleth, are on their honeymoon at last. They have just […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once Upon a Murder by Samantha Larsen

Posted February 17, 2024 / 11 Comments

ONCE UPON A MURDER by Samantha Larsen SERIES: A Lady Librarian Mystery #2 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 298 Miss Tiffany Woodall must sleuth the slaying of a footman to clear her beloved’s name in the second Lady Librarian mystery, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Final Target by Janice Cantore

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Final Target by Janice Cantore

Posted February 16, 2024 / 40 Comments

ONE FINAL TARGET by Janice Cantore GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Tyndale House Publishers RELEASE DATE: February 13, 2024 PAGES: 364 Two wounded heroes shattered by tragedy and paralyzed by guilt and must find their footing and work together to catch a killer. A warrant service in the San Bernardino […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fatal Witness by Patricia Bradley

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fatal Witness by Patricia Bradley

Posted February 9, 2024 / 32 Comments

FATAL WITNESS by Patricia Bradley SERIES: Pearl River #2 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 389 As a child, artist and potter Dani Bennett witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. With no memory of the incident or her true identity, she was forced […]


First Line Friday (week 380): Under a Desert Sky

First Line Friday (week 380): Under a Desert Sky

Posted February 8, 2024 / 7 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Under a Desert Sky by DiAnn Mills! This is a gorgeous re-release of a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Embers in the London Sky by Sarah Sundin

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Embers in the London Sky by Sarah Sundin

Posted February 7, 2024 / 59 Comments

EMBERS IN THE LONDON SKY by Sarah Sundin GENRE: Historical Fiction/Romance & Mystery (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 394 As the German army invades the Netherlands in 1940, Aleida van der Zee Martens escapes to London to wait out the Occupation. Separated from her three-year-old son, […]


15 Romantic Reads To Curl Up With

15 Romantic Reads To Curl Up With

Posted February 5, 2024 / 8 Comments

Happy Monday, dear reading friends! It’s February, the month of love, and y’all know how much I love romantic reads – whether it’s just a mere hint or a full-blown KissingBook. And of course Valentine’s Day not only brings romantic reads to mind more than usual, it also makes me […]


February 2024 New Releases

February 2024 New Releases

Posted February 3, 2024 / 3 Comments

How did it get to be February already?!? I feel like it should still be the middle of January but maybe that’s because I was sick for most of January and I should get a do-over lol. Nevertheless, despite my feelings of denial, it IS indeed February – Black History […]




First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

Posted February 1, 2024 / 9 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley! I got to meet Vanessa last weekend at […]


January 2024 In Review

January 2024 In Review

Posted February 1, 2024 / 6 Comments

Happy February! I am bringing back a monthly feature on my blog that I enjoyed doing a few years ago (how is my blog already almost 10 years old?? Craziness.) where I look at the books I read and reviewed in that time period. A January 2024 in Review post, […]