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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Body in the Gravel by Judi Lynn


Tracking Game A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery


The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna Kauffman; Kate Angell; Allyson Charles

Rating :5
Every autumn, Moonbright, Maine, is the picture of charm with its piles of crisp leaves, flickering jack-o’-lanterns … and a touch of the sweetest kind of enchantment.

Witches, goblins, the occasional ghost—they’re all sure to be spotted at the annual Halloween parade, where adults and children alike dress in costume to celebrate Moonbright’s favorite holiday. And no place has more seasonal spirit than Bellaluna’s Bakeshop, a family business steeped in traditional recipes, welcoming warmth—and, legend has it, truly spellbinding, heart-melting treats …

Between good-natured Halloween tricks, frothy pumpkin lattes, and some very special baked goods, for three Moonbright residents looking for love—whether they know it or not—the spookiest thing will be how magical romance can suddenly be …

My thoughts
Loved it ,each author has a cute and sweet Romance story in it that has to do with magic and finding your one ture love, and at the end of the stories you get the recipe for the cookies that was made in the stores , each one will have you either smiling or laughing ,wwith that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Death at the Mariners Hotel A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 8) by Betty Rowlands


Lady Anne and the Howl In the Dark

Title: Lady Anne and The Howl in the Dark
Series:Anne Addison Mystery
Author: Victoria Hamilton


Frontier America by William W. Johnstone; J.A. Johnstone


The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm Unraveling the History & Hauntings of a Serial Killer's Home by Richard Estep; Robert Graves


The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm provides detailed insights from the original criminal investigation as well as the perspectives of the man who survived Herb's attempt on his life. This chilling book also features actual supernatural evidence, from EVPs and psychic confirmations to first-hand accounts of the disembodied hands and voices that regularly manifest on the estate.

My thoughts
Sadly I was hoping to enjoy this one a hole lot better then I did , because I knew of the case and wanted to know more about it but sadly with how this book was written I just didn't enjoy it as much, yes I know it's an ARC but there was times I was almost cross eyed trying to guess what the words were in a sentence because there was letters missing . With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read it and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

How To Love A Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

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Title: How Love A Duke In Ten Days
Series:The Devil I Know #1
Author: Karrigan Byrne
Genre: historical Romance
Pages :448

 These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees...

Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.


Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms.
My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes
Would I read anything else by this author?yes
This is the first time I've ever read anything by this author and I can see why people seem to fell in lover with her stories , right from the start I was hooked and couldn't put it  down, loved how the two main characters meet and seemed to not have hit it off at first, I also loved how the 3 friends was there for each other no matter what , and other thing I loved about this author is how she writes a story that's capture my attention at the beginning with a scene and not only is it thought-provoking but  a little heartbreaking as well . She not afraid to show us the heroine at her most valuable state .With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Death under the Apple Tree (A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 7)


Books Read IN July 2019

Total books read in July 38

Pieces of Her by Karin SlaughterThe Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss Wind River Protector by Lindsay McKenna George Washington's Secret Spy War The Making of America's First Spymaster by John A. Nagy Alice in Wonderland The Complete Collection All five books + a lost chapter of "Through the Looking Glass" (Book House) by Lewis Carroll Hunter by J.V. Speyer Summer on Moonlight Bay / Bonus Novel by Miranda Liasson by Hope Ramsay Crisis in the Red Zone The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece by Carlos Gómez (Editor) Puppy Christmas (Service Puppies, #2) by Lucy Gilmore Where Angels Fear (Detectives Kane and Alton #5) by D.K. HoodNext Door Knight (Man's Best Friend, #2) by Nicole Flockton A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan The Cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay Home at Chestnut Creek / Wild Cowboy Ways by Laura Drake River Rocks A West Virginia Adventure Novel (A Josh Baker and Eddie Debord Series Book 1) by Steve Kittner Hide and Seek (Criminal Profiler #1) by Mary Burton The Killer You Know by A.M. Taylor Flight or Fright 17 Turbulent Tales by Stephen King Tangled Threat by Heather Graham Dragonfly by Leila Meacham How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know, #1) by Kerrigan Byrne Redeeming the Badge (Arizona K9 #2) by Dorothy F. ShawSmokescreen (Eve Duncan, #25) by Iris Johansen Dead City (Dead City, #1) by James Ponti Born in Death (In Death, #23) by J.D. Robb Redwall (Redwall, #1) by Brian Jacques The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm Unraveling the History & Hauntings of a Serial Killer's Home by Richard Estep Something Wicked This Way Comes! by William Todd Death under the Apple Tree An unputdownable cozy murder mystery (A Sukey Reynolds Mystery) by Betty Rowlands The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal Death at the Mariners Hotel (Sukey Reynolds #8) by Betty Rowlands Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark (Lady Anne Addison Mysteries, #1) by Victoria Hamilton The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna KauffmanFrontier America ( Preacher & MacCallister #1) by William W. Johnstone The Body in the Gravel (A Jazzi Zanders Mystery #3) by Judi Lynn Mulberry Mischief (A Berry Basket Mystery #4) by Sharon Farrow Tracking Game (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #5) by Margaret Mizushima 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Netgalley ReviewAthon (July 22- August 30)

Link to my Netgalley TBR:

Dragonfly by Leila Meacham

Title: Dragonfly
Author: Leila Meacham
Genre: Historical fiction ( WW2)
Grand Central Publishing
Pub:July 9,2019

At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds--a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer -- all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly.
Soon after their training, they are dropped behind enemy lines and take up their false identities, isolated from one another except for a secret drop-box, but in close contact with the powerful Nazi elite who have Paris under siege.
Thus begins a dramatic and riveting cat-and-mouse game, as the young Americans seek to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team. everything as it seems, or is this one more elaborate act of spycraft

My thoughts
Would I recommend it?yes
Will I read anything else by this author?yes
 This is the first time I've ever read anything by this author and it looks like I've found a new one to read , while I do read historical fiction it's rare that I pick up any that deals with WW2 because when it comes to anything that's about WW2 it's mostly nonfiction that I tend to go to, I do have to say that Leila Meacham has incredibly way of being to life her characters as well as her settings , and that she  definitely brought to life the lives and the struggles of the French people as well as their German counterparts, she also so brought to live the fear they felt and showed how far they was willing to go , even to betray their own people,it has twisted and turns in it as the main characters try to outmaneuver their targets. Another thing I loved about the story was how you got to see the backstories of the main characters come to live and how instead of taking anything away from the story ,they mixed well that they actually helped being it more to life as well as the personality of the characters . With that said I want to thank Grand Central Publishing and Forever for sending me a copy of of it exchange for my honest opinion.