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Christmas on 4th Street (Fool's Gold, #12.5)
There is a fine line between good Christmas-cheesy and bad Christmas-cheesy.

This is the story of Noelle and Gabriel (let the cheese commence). Noelle...more
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
The Ashford Affair
I wanted more from this book. I wanted there to be more Kenya, more history and more resolution with Bea. The backdrop was superfluous to the story an...more
May 07, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
The Lincoln Deception
Dr. Fraser is the man who hears Mr. Bingham's deathbed confession that Mary Surratt divulged a truth during the Lincoln assassination trial that would...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Starry Night
Carrie is a society-page writer for a major newspaper in Chicago, but wants her career to be more. Finn is a loner who managed to write a best-selling...more
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library, #1)
Alice's father has a mysterious conversation with a fairy which prompts him to take a trip. He dies when his boat sinks on the ocean, leaving Alice in...more
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
Dragon Princess
Frank Blackthorne is a thief, except his most recent heist goes somewhat awry when the Temple of Natlac is not as empty as he was told... After rescui...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
The Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, #1)
I have a love/hate relationship with books published by Christian labels. Either it just means there's no swearing or bedroom scenes or it means the c...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Secrets of the Book
Spencer's mom believes in service to the community and when he starts 6th grade begins dropping him off at a senior citizen's home so he can give back...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning (Avenue of Dreams, #1)
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning was a pleasant diversion over the weekend. Lucy is a likeable character at a time where the role of women is drastically c...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
House of Daughters
Clementine is a 44-year-old woman who lives with her crotchety drunk of a father who is a vigneron in Champagne, France. When Olivier dies, she is the...more
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
This book was a pleasant diversion. It was the From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets The Snow Queen.

After their mother dies, Oph...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Sookie is the only daughter of Lenore Simmons (aka Winged Victory). She handles Lenore's life as Lenore is getting old and is insisting that she will...more
Jan 2014
Dec 30, 2013
Bellman & Black
As a boy, William Bellman kills a rook with his catapult. He pushes it to the back of his brain never to be thought of again. But the rooks remember.

Feb 07, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
The Descent (The Taker, #3)
**spoiler alert** Arrr.... I think Ms. Katsu must have run out of ideas before she wrote this book.

Lanore finds herself alone after Luke's death and d...more
Mar 06, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
The Splendour Falls
This was a delightful book. Emily is invited by her cousin to help search out the lost treasure of Queen Isabelle in the Chateau de Chinon. When Henry...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
The Forgotten Seamstress
This book was amazingly written. Caroline is a city-girl who is at crossroads in her life. To complicate matters, her mother has dementia and is rapid...more
Jun 2014
May 30, 2014
The Spook Lights Affair (Carpenter and Quincannon, #2)
Sabina Carpenter has been hired to keep an eye on a young debutante who her parents suspect is carrying on a dalliance with an unsuitable young man. W...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Hunting A Detroit Tiger
Mickey Rawlings is accused of shooting the head of the IWW union in self-defense, although he knows he didn't do it. The police consider it a shut cas...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
The Quilt Walk
This book follows an 11-year-old girl on her trip from Quincy, IL to Golden, CO as her father seeks out a better life for her family. When she leaves...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
When You Wish Upon a Duke (Wylder Sisters, #1)
Charlotte has lived in the country for most of her teenage years. Her father died in an accident and the entailed estate was left to a distant cousin....more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
Antidote to Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #2)
I enjoy reading about Dody McClelland. In this book, Dody is accused of performing an illegal abortion which resulted in a woman dying. In the meantim...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow (Marie Antoinette, #2)
It seems to me that the world around 1800 was ready for a change and it truly didn't matter who was on the throne. Combine some long-rooted animosity...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Without Mercy
Jules's father was murdered when she and her half-sister were young. Since then, her sister has become a troubled youth to the point where a judge ord...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
The Cassandra Project
Once upon a time, it was discovered that Neil Armstrong was not the first man on the moon...

This book received some mediocre reviews. It won't receive...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
This book was amazing. It followed the journey of Felix Sparks, young man of the Great Depression through his enlistment, deployment to Sicily and int...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
I really enjoyed reading this book, however I think I want to read the next one prior to the end of the second season of the HBO series. Some of the a...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
The Chaperone
The book follows the story of a middle aged housewife who acts as a chaperone to the silent film star (to be) Louise Brooks as a cover to research her...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Flavia de Luce is a precocious 11 year old trying to solve a murder which happened in her vegetable garden. The book t...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Dex is a party boy who finds himself the guardian of his 8 month old niece, Delphi, after his sister's sudden death. To be a proper parent to Delphi,...more
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
City of Darkness and Light (Molly Murphy Mysteries, #13)
Molly and Daniel's house are destroyed in a retribution hit by the Italians after Daniel imprisons to mob boss. So Molly heads to Paris with Liam to m...more
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
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