Month: March 2021

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Small Town Secrets

I’ve enjoyed all the books Alys Murray that I’ve read, so it was natural that I wanted to read Small Town Secrets. Happy to report I was not disappointed at all! Small Town Secrets “Young women needed for the Fortune Springs Town Improvement Initiative. One year’s room and board provided.” I should have known it was too good to be true when I first saw the ad. It turns out that Fortune Springs, Colorado isn’t just a one-horse town, it’s a two-woman one, and this is their attempt to keep the community alive. I want to say the scheme is

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Books & Book Reviews, Non-Fiction

Wake Up Grateful

What does it mean to truly live gratefully, every day? In Wake Up Grateful, Kristi Nelson, executive director of A Network for Grateful Living, unlocks the path to recognizing abundance in every moment, and gives readers the tools to bring this transformational shift in perspective into their daily lives. Nelson goes beyond the proverbial question of whether the glass is half full or half empty, and encourages readers to awaken to the gift of having a glass at all. With questions for reflection, daily exercises, and perspective prompts for appreciating the fullness of life as it is, right now, this book

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Fragile Ones

Books transport us to other worlds, this we know. But Jennifer Chase’s The Fragile Ones (Book #5 of Detective Katie Scott series) took me on a rollercoaster ride and managed to creep me out – I had to read it in one go to see how it ended. The Fragile Ones “Please Mommy, can Tessa and I go play on the swing by the creek?” the little girl begs, pushing a blonde curl from her eyes. “We’ll stay together, and we promise to be safe.” Hours later, their mother waits anxiously for her darling girls to arrive home with a list of reasons why they are

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Hat Girl From Silver Street

Let bestselling author Lindsey Hutchinson take you back in time to the Victorian Black Country, for The Hat Girl From Silver Street, a tale of love, hardship and fighting against the odds to succeed. Life is tough for Ella Bancroft. After her father, Thomas, is wheelchair-bound by an accident at the tube works, the responsibility for keeping a roof over their head falls to Ella. Ella’s mother died when she was ten, and her sister Sally lives with her no-good, work-shy husband Eddy, so is no help at all.  If she and her father are to keep the bailiffs from the door,

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Broken Ones

I enjoyed Their Silent Graves, Book #7 of the Carla Kovach’s Detective Gina Harte series. So it was without hesitation that I decided to read and review I The Broken Ones, Book #8 in the series. The Broken Ones Amber applies a dash of red lipstick and checks herself out in the mirror before heading out on a date. ‘Don’t wait up!’ she calls to her housemates as she leaves. But Amber never returns home that night. Amber Slater is never seen again. The last person to see Amber was her housemate. He remembers everything she was wearing that night.

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Wedding

The Wedding is a psychological thriller from a new author to me and I’m happy to review it today. The Wedding Just four words were printed in the card. He doesn’t love you. I’ve been dreaming about this day – marrying Adam, my childhood sweetheart, who I’ve loved for eighteen years. I didn’t realise the perfect day would turn into the perfect nightmare. I was so excited to send out the wedding invitations, carefully writing everyone’s names on thick cream paper in beautiful cursive script. I had no idea I was inviting someone to destroy our marriage. I couldn’t wait to

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