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Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Historicals taking place in the WWII time period are among my favorites, and I’ve loved the fact that they’re experiencing a surge of popularity right now. Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook offers a glimpse into a unique moment of that era, examining just how the Allies handled the immediate after ...

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The Rebel Heiress and the Knight

I have never seen a medieval cover before that accurately depicted a heroine with her hair covered, and that raised my hopes that The Rebel Heiress and the Knight would be an immersive, well-researched experience. I’m sorry to tell you that the cover is the only thing I can praise about this dull, ...

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Delta Force Defender

Delta Force Defender is book four in Megan Crane's Alaska Force series featuring a group of elite special forces operatives based out of a remote location in Southeast Alaska.  I haven’t read the other books, and although the central romance between Alaska Force leader Isaac Gentry and prickly ca ...

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The Last Wife

I wasn't crazy about Karen Hamilton's début novel, The Perfect Girlfriend. The main character was repugnant, and the plot twists felt overly dramatic, but there was something oddly compelling about Hamilton's writing, something that made me decide to give her second book a try. This turned out to b ...

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The Heir Affair

The Heir Affair is an unexpectedly tragic but affecting sequel to Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan’s The Royal We, which liberally reimagined Kate Middleton’s early years with Prince William. Rebecca and Nick, Duke and Duchess of Clarence and future monarchs of the United Kingdom, are, at the ...

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The Voting Booth

Stellar prose, a fascinating hero and a deep dive into contemporary issues make The Voting Booth an intriguing young adult read. Political enthusiast Marva Sheridan has been looking forward to this election day - the first one she can vote in - almost her whole life. She gets up extra early and i ...

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A Dangerous Kind of Lady

While A Dangerous Kind of Lady is the third published book in Mia Vincy’s Longhope Abbey series, it’s actually the second in the series chronologically .  If you’ve read the author’s début, A Wicked Kind of Husband, (which is chronologically book three) you’ll already have met Arabella a ...

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The Crushing Depths

Given that this book includes some of my favorite story topics — the U.S. Coast Guard, my home state of North Carolina, a mysterious death, and romance — I was eager to dive right in. In fact, The Crushing Depths, the second book in the Coastal Guardians series, interweaves suspenseful action wi ...

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Boyfriend Material

Alexis Hall’s Boyfriend Material is quite possibly the best romantic comedy I’ve ever read.  Almost every page produced a smile, a grin, a snort or a full-out belly-laugh – and I honestly can’t remember the last time I read a book that produced full on giggling of the sort that made my fami ...

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Crushing It

Lorelei Parker is a new-to-me author, and the blurb for Crushing It sounded interesting.  I’m not into gaming, but I liked the premise and thought I might enjoy it.  Friends, I still think this idea - if well executed, could make for a great rom com.  Unfortunately, beyond the set-up, nothing a ...