Category: mystery/suspense

Favorites Friday Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

Favorites Friday Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

Posted August 21, 2015 / 6 Comments

When I first started “Favorites Friday”, my intention was to pull books out of my archives, dust them off, and share with you my undying love for them.  That hasn’t entirely gone as planned. Why? Because there are SO MANY GOOD BOOKS.  I keep finding new favorites.  My blog, my […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Kate Breslin **CLOSED**

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Kate Breslin **CLOSED**

Posted August 20, 2015 / 72 Comments

I am extremely honored and excited to have award-winning author Kate Breslin stop by the blog today!! I count both of her books among my very favorites, the kind that linger with you long after you’ve finished reading.  Beautifully crafted with stunning twists and vivid characters, Kate’s novels are exactly […]



Review: Not by Sight by Kate Breslin |New Release

Review: Not by Sight by Kate Breslin |New Release

Posted August 3, 2015 / 4 Comments

A little bit Scarlet Pimpernel, a little bit Beauty and the Beast, and a little bit Phantom of the Opera,  Kate Breslin’s sophomore novel Not By Sight is more than a little bit perfect. Romance, espionage and friendship collide in this stunning tale set in England during the First World War. With Britain caught up […]



Review: After A Fashion (A Class Of Their Own #1) by Jen Turano

Review: After A Fashion (A Class Of Their Own #1) by Jen Turano

Posted July 30, 2015 / 3 Comments

When you read a book by Jen Turano, prepare to alternately laugh and swoon.  Sometimes you skip the “alternately” clause and head straight for “simultaneously”.  During the course of the book, you may also find yourself holding your breath, biting your nails, flailing dramatically, and grinning.  So much grinning. Miss […]


Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Posted July 20, 2015 / 6 Comments

I absolutely adore Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday, and each year around December (ok. October.) I load up my TBR stack/pile/tower with Christmas-themed novels and settle in for cozy holiday reads.  To beat the crazy summer heat we are experiencing right now, I’m all for starting my yuletide readathon a […]


Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Posted July 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Missing women, a seriously messed-up bad guy, and moments of pulse-racing suspense will keep you riveted to the page in Patricia Bradley’s latest contribution to the Logan Point series, Gone Without A Trace. Summary: The past is repeating itself–and time is running out. It’s been more than two years since homicide […]



Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted July 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Earlier in the week, I reviewed the first book (Murder Simply Brewed) in this cozy whodunit series set in an Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana. Today, I’m talking about book #2 – Murder Tightly Knit. If you’re like me and you sometimes think (for a millisecond or two) about trying to solve one […]


Deal Alert: When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason

Deal Alert: When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason

Posted June 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

Do not miss this sale!! When the Smoke Clears, the first book in my favorite series (Deadly Reunions) by romantic suspense author Lynette Eason, is only $1.99 for Kindle/apps and Nook. Summary:  After a brush with death due to equipment failure, smokejumper Alexia Allen is ordered to take time off […]


Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted June 29, 2015 / 3 Comments

I confess: I have never read a book by Vannetta Chapman until Murder Simply Brewed. It may have been my first but it definitely won’t be my last! Murder, intrigue, romance, and faith are all blended to create one entertaining story! Summary:  Amber Wright, a 40-something single woman who lives with her cat on […]


Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Posted June 27, 2015 / 4 Comments

I am embarrassed to admit that I am sorely behind in my Elizabeth Camden reading, so today I decided to play catch up and checked out the first one I hadn’t read, With Every Breath, from my county library’s Overdrive account. (Side note: if your library has Overdrive for ebooks, you need […]


Review: Undercover Bride (Undercover Ladies #2) by Margaret Brownley

Review: Undercover Bride (Undercover Ladies #2) by Margaret Brownley

Posted June 24, 2015 / 1 Comment

If you like westerns, detective novels, romantic stories, and books that will make you laugh out loud, then you need to read Undercover Bride without further delay! Summary:  Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright is tasked with going undercover as a mail order bride. Her “fiancé” is widower Garrett Thomas, aka the suspected […]


Review: Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Review: Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Posted June 20, 2015 / 3 Comments

I’m a sucker for cold cases. Back eons ago (last year) when we had DirecTV, I happily spent hours watching shows about solving long dead cases and putting away criminals who thought they’d gotten away with it.  It’s true – Netflix could support my habit and I do still get my […]


Review: Desperate Measures (Port Aster Secrets #3) by Sandra Orchard

Review: Desperate Measures (Port Aster Secrets #3) by Sandra Orchard

Posted June 18, 2015 / 2 Comments

My Review: Desperate Measures brings the Port Aster trilogy to a riveting finish, packed with suspense, faith, and a sweet romance. In this book, the small gossipy town near Niagara Falls seemed to be hosting “old home week” for all of Kate Adams’ enemies – with a few extra possibly-bad guys & […]


Favorites Friday: Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey

Favorites Friday: Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey

Posted June 12, 2015 / 6 Comments

Welcome back to “Favorites Friday”, the part of our blog where Larry comes out and sings a silly… Wait. No. That’s something else.  🙂 Favorites Friday is a weekly feature that allows me to highlight some of my most beloved reads, those books I could (and do) pick up over and […]



Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Posted June 6, 2015 / 3 Comments

If you are looking for suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat to devour the book’s pages like your life depends on it, look no further than No Place to Hide by award-winning author Lynette Eason.  Toss in a sweet romance, characters who feel like friends, and […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Lynette Eason **CLOSED**

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Lynette Eason **CLOSED**

Posted May 17, 2015 / 31 Comments

After my interview with Melanie Dickerson where I admittedly drooled all over both of us, my husband politely informed me that I am allowed one flailing/gushing/drooling interview. That was his kind and gracious way of telling me that I had met my quota. Perhaps I should have begged him for […]