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Mainly by Moonlight

Josh Lanyon’s latest novel is kind of Adrien English meets Bewitched as the owner of an antique store (who also happens to be a witch) finds himself suspected of murder just a few days before his wedding to the city’s Police Commissioner.  Mainly by Moonlight is an enjoyable romp that’s perha ...

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Hither, Page

Cat Sebastian has become known for her queer historical romances set in the nineteenth century, so Hither, Page is a bit of a departure in that it is set in Post-WW2 England. The sleepy Cotswold village of Wychcomb St. Mary is the sort of place where everyone knows everyone else, is in each other’ ...

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The Missing Season

Mumbler, Mumbler, in your bed, Mumbler, Mumbler, take your head, Eat your nose, Gobble your toes, And bury you where the milkweed grows. This nursery rhyme, chanted by the kids who make up the under-eighteen set in Pender, Maine, tells us of the superstitious fear they harbor that something is ...

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The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow

Just in time for Halloween, Alyssa Palombo presents The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel, a retelling of the legend of Katrina Van Tassel, lover of Ichabod Crane, and victim of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, New York. This telling takes on the cast of a romantic tragedy.  When itinerant ...

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Deadly Summer

Want to read a hometown mystery starring a former child actress trying to get out of debt? Yeah, I didn’t know I needed this in my life, but Deadly Summer, the first in a new series, mixes humor and mystery with a sweet romance in a way I wasn’t expecting. Summer Butler was a famous teen actr ...

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Her Secret

I’ve not read anything by Shelley Shepard Gray before, but Her Secret, the first novel in her new series, illustrates why she’s a popular Christian writer. Her style is smooth and readable, her characters are easy to know, and her stories center on realistic daily life. This is an engaging Amish ...

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Blow Down

Blow Down is another delightful, witty episode in the lives of Tom Paretski, the slightly psychic plumber, and his new fiancé, P.I. Phil Morrison. Death is what happens while you’re making other plans. I loved this murder mystery and devoured its character driven plot with glee. J.L. Merrow ...