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Subtle Blood

Romance, drama, skulduggery and edge-of-the-seat adventure abound in this rip-roaring tale that brings the Will Darling Adventures to an absolutely magnificent close.  In Subtle Blood, KJ Charles delivers everything I wanted from this series finale – a fast-paced, tightly-plotted mystery and a we ...

B+
The Nature of a Lady

The Nature of a Lady is the first novel I’ve read by this author, and as it happens, it’s  the first novel in her new series The Secrets of the Isles. I enjoy stories of mistaken identity, and with the addition of a mysterious disappearance, two love stories, a brilliant guidebook to life on th ...

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The Nature of Fragile Things

The Nature of Fragile Things is the mesmerizing, enchanting new novel from author Susan Meissner. A tale celebrating strong women, female friendships and the special bond between mothers and daughters, this charming book is the perfect companion to a hot cup of tea on a winter afternoon. Sophie W ...

B+
Truth, Lies and Second Dates

Contemporary romance seems a limited categorization for this comedic, murderous, and refreshingly fresh novel. Captain Ava Capp is captaining a routine commercial flight to her native Minnesota, when she runs into Dennis, the twin brother of her high school best friend, Danielle, who died in an u ...

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Stray Fears

Stray Fears is another compelling story from the pen of Gregory Ashe that once again showcases his talent for creating strong, clever plots and engaging but flawed characters who exhibit considerable growth as individuals throughout the course of the story.  As in most of his output, we’ve got an ...

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The New Girl

This is a story of three women and a tangled web of secrets and fears that leads them to despair, paranoia – and eventually murder. Margot Jones is a magazine editor at the fashion monthly Haute, and is on the cusp of heading out on her maternity leave.  One of her last duties before doing so ...

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The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Fiona Davis is known for writing dual-timeline novels centered around iconic New York City landmarks. In her fifth book, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, she turns her attention to the New York Public Library, creating a multi-layered love letter to books and those who love them. It's 1913, and Laura, ...

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The Lost Girls of Devon

From the time I was an infant, I've loved my maternal grandmother better than pretty much anyone else I can think of, so I knew I absolutely had to read the latest novel by Barbara O'Neal. The Lost Girls of Devon is about a woman who returns home to find her missing best friend, but even more import ...

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Big Summer

Nothing signals the start of the summer season like the release of a new novel from Jennifer Weiner. Her stories of the complex relationships between women have long been some of my very favorite reading material when the weather starts warming up. With her latest novel, Big Summer, Weiner offers re ...

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Iron & Velvet

Iron & Velvet is the first and highly disappointing book in a series of silly-gritty whodunits featuring Kate Kane, a mortal, hard-drinking investigator of paranormal mysteries. Physically, she’s eternally beautiful and emotionally she’s in constant trouble.  Mourning the death of her partn ...