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Bishop's Endgame

After the rather disappointing Bishop's Queen, the middle instalment of Katie Reus’ Endgame Trilogy, I confess I was on the fence as to whether I was going to finish the series.  But in the end, I decided to read Bishop’s Endgame because I was still interested in finding out what happened to th ...

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When We Left Cuba

Late in 2018, I started hearing quite a bit of talk about Chanel Cleeton's novel Next Year in Havana. The premise intrigued me, so I added it to my extremely sizable TBR pile, but didn't actually get around to reading it until February of 2019. I was completely captivated by both the setting and the ...

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Cocoa Beach

Some authors write character based stories, some write plot based ones. Beatriz Williams writes great characters and places them within a gripping plot. Such is the case with her latest novel, Cocoa Beach. Although most of her books are standalones she is able to uniquely link her novels through a s ...

B+
Sunset Bridge

Sunset Bridge, the third and final book in the Happiness Key series by Emilie Richards, concludes with an emotionally satisfying ending. Having read all three books, I became very attached to all the characters and their story arcs. As much as I hate series that go on far too long, it is difficult t ...

B+
A Gentle Rain

A Gentle Rain is a pleasing blend of contemporary romance and women’s fiction and is a delightfully heartwarming story of a woman’s struggle to find herself after her world is turned upside down and finding love along the way. Plus, it’s set in the south and I’m always a little partial to a ...

B
After Midnight

I've only read a few books by Merline Lovelace, but in my limited experience she either writes books with richly developed romance and somewhat weak plots, or richly developed plots and somewhat weak romance. Even though After Midnight is an example of the latter, the intriguing mystery in this stor ...