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Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Christmas Wish by Allie Pleiter

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Christmas Wish by Allie Pleiter

Posted October 27, 2020 / 11 Comments

HIS CHRISTMAS WISH SERIES: Wander Canyon #3 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance PUBLISHER: Love Inspired RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2020 PAGES: 224 All he wants for Christmas is a family… To make his little nephew happy, this bachelor will need help… After his nephew, Cole, is orphaned, Jake Sanders vows to […]


Book Series Review: Carolina Coast series by T.I. Lowe

Book Series Review: Carolina Coast series by T.I. Lowe

Posted October 25, 2020 / 19 Comments

Today, I’m featuring reviews for the Carolina Coast series – Beach Haven, Driftwood Dreams, and Sea Glass Castle – by T.I. Lowe! Fair warning: these reviews are longish so if you want to just skip to the “Bottom Line” section of each, I won’t be offended 😉 BEACH HAVEN SERIES: […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston

Posted October 23, 2020 / 20 Comments

PAWS FOR CONCERN SERIES: A Canine Confections Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Donelson Press RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2020 PAGES: 264 Life is good for Samantha Armstrong. She left her cheating boyfriend, settled into her cozy cottage on her Aunt Mary’s Palm Beach estate and is finally opening Canine […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris

Posted October 21, 2020 / 14 Comments

SLIGHTLY MURDEROUS INTENT SERIES: Southern California Mystery #4 GENRE: Traditional Mystery PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020 PAGES: 323 There’s a shooter on the loose who keeps missing his target. But that doesn’t stop him from trying again…and again. It’s up to rookie lawyer and spunky sleuth, […]


Book Series Review: Spiritual Warfare series by Linda K. Rodante

Book Series Review: Spiritual Warfare series by Linda K. Rodante

Posted October 18, 2020 / 2 Comments

Today, I’m featuring reviews for the Spiritual Warfare series – Warrior, Roar and Fire – by Linda K. Rodante. They also tag along with her “Dangerous” series so if you’ve read some of those books, you may recognize a character or two in this series as well. I reviewed Warrior a […]


Book Review: Turning Home by Janice Kay Johnson

Book Review: Turning Home by Janice Kay Johnson

Posted October 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

TURNING HOME SERIES: Tompkins Mill #1 GENRE: Inspirational Amish Romance PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: September 29, 2020 PAGES: 320 In this tender Amish romance, an Amish man who is returning to his community and faith is drawn to a young woman who is still reeling from past wounds. When […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory

Posted October 12, 2020 / 27 Comments

A WAFFLE LOT OF MURDER SERIES: All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lyrical Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 208 For diner owner Gia Morelli, her seasonal fall menu calls for two main ingredients—maple syrup and murder . . . While the first hints of autumn […]


Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Posted October 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

THE CODE FOR LOVE AND HEARTBREAK GENRE: YA Romance (clean read) PUBLISHER: Inkyard Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 304 In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love. When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, […]


Book Review: The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee

Book Review: The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee

Posted October 7, 2020 / 17 Comments

THE CEDAR KEY GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance PUBLISHER: By the Vine Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 270 Could the key to Casey’s future be hidden in someone else’s past? Casey Adams unexpectedly inherits an old Victorian house full of other people’s memories. Stuck in a quirky little Mississippi […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young

Posted October 5, 2020 / 20 Comments

ON BORROWED CRIME SERIES: A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 311 A shoe-in read for fans of Ellery Adams and Kate Carlisle, On Borrowed Crime is the first in Kate Young’s new Georgia-set, sweet tea filled, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cake Popped Off by Kim Davis

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cake Popped Off by Kim Davis

Posted October 3, 2020 / 33 Comments

CAKE POPPED OFF SERIES: Cupcake Catering Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Cinnamon & Sugar Press RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020 PAGES: 295 Cupcake caterer Emory Martinez is hosting a Halloween bash alongside her octogenarian employer, Tillie. With guests dressed in elaborate costumes, the band is rocking, the cocktails are […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder by Tina Kashian

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder by Tina Kashian

Posted October 1, 2020 / 16 Comments

MISTLETOE, MOUSSAKA, AND MURDER SERIES: Kebab Kitchen Mystery #5 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: September 29, 2020 PAGES: 336 Not even her impending nuptials can keep Lucy Berberian, manager of her family-owned Kebab Kitchen, from the Jersey Shore’s annual Polar Bear Plunge. But her dive into the icy […]


Book Review: Safe Harbor by Christy Barritt

Book Review: Safe Harbor by Christy Barritt

Posted September 30, 2020 / 2 Comments

SAFE HARBOR SERIES: Lantern Beach Blackout #2 GENRE: Inspirational/Clean Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: River Heights RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2020 PAGES: 334 A JOB AS EASY AS SUNDAY MORNING Guilt over past mistakes haunt former Navy SEAL Dez Rodriguez. When he’s asked to guard a pop star during a music festival […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Funeral Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Funeral Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Posted September 24, 2020 / 7 Comments

THE FUNERAL MURDER SERIES: PIP Inc. #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Good Read Mysteries RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2020 PAGES: 248 In The Glass House, the first book in the PIP Inc. Mysteries series, Pat Pirard, recently downsized Santa Cruz Law Librarian, needed to find a new job in a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder in Devil’s Cove by Melissa Bourbon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder in Devil’s Cove by Melissa Bourbon

Posted September 21, 2020 / 18 Comments

MURDER IN DEVIL’S COVE SERIES: A Book Magic Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Lake House Press RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020 PAGES: 306 Two best-selling authors, one magical universe. In the Book Magic Mystery Series, best-selling authors Melissa Bourbon and Wendy Lyn Watson bring you the story of cousins […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): 15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): 15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher

Posted September 19, 2020 / 12 Comments

15 MINUTES OF FLAME SERIES: Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020 PAGES: 304 As Stella Wright’s Nantucket candle store thrives, her knack for solving mysteries burns equally bright–especially when a Halloween haunted house uncovers evidence of a centuries-old murder . . […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Checked Out For Murder by Allison Brook

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Checked Out For Murder by Allison Brook

Posted September 16, 2020 / 9 Comments

CHECKED OUT FOR MURDER SERIES: Haunted Library Mysteries #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2020 PAGES: 320 Carrie Singleton and Evelyn the ghost sleuth the slayings of a starlet and a star-crossed psychic in Agatha Award nominee Allison Brook’s fourth Haunted Library mystery. Daphne […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn

Posted September 13, 2020 / 8 Comments

LITTLE BOOKSHOP OF MURDER SERIES: A Beach Reads Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2020 PAGES: 332 A Shakespearean scholar inherits a beachside bookshop–and a murder mystery–in this delightful new cozy series for fans of Kate Carlisle and Ellery Adams. Summer Merriweather’s career […]