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Harris’ ‘Missing’ fast-paced, tension-filled mystery

Lisa Harris’ “Missing” is a fast-paced, complex mystery surrounding a woman who disappears after an attack on her home. Once again, Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force Special Agent Nikki Boyd is sent to investigate. While this is the second in a series, it works as well a standalone — although […]

Mystery series that you can binge-read

I absolutely love mysteries, especially ones in a historical setting and those written in the “golden age of mysteries.” Long before Netflix made binge-watching my favorite television shows a Tuesday night affair, a good mystery series was — and still is — my poison of choice. There are tons of […]

Constantine suffers in television form after film success

I want to talk about “Constantine” — this time, the short-lived television series. First of all, it isn’t really anything like the Keanu Reeves movie. Sure, there are exorcisms and demons fighting against the greater good, but things are not the way you expect them to be. Chaz is alive. […]

‘An Elegant Façade’ completely delightful

Kristie Ann Hunter’s “An Elegant Façade” was such a delightful read that I can’t wait to go back and read the first novel in the Hawthorne House series. The novel is set in 1813 and it follows Lady Georgina Hawthorne as she embarks on her first London season. Georgina is […]

‘Riverkeep’ a delightful symbiosis of Gaiman, ‘Oz’

If L. Frank Baum and Neil Gaiman wrote a book together, it’d be Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.” I know some people hate to compare books to big-name authors and initially, when the hype around this book started, I doubted it would hit the mark. However, now that I have completed this […]

‘Beyond the Rising Tide’ an interesting look at afterlife

Kai met Avery only once — in the moment he died saving her life. Now when he’s not using his new healing powers to help people, he watches helplessly as Avery’s life is unraveled by his death. To help her, he risks everything by breaking the rules, dangerously blurring the […]

Is millennials’ debt killing entrepreneurship?

You have heard time and again that student loan debt is taking over the lives of millions of millennials. Well, the situation may be even more bleak than previously thought, according to new data collected by the U.S. Department of Education: “The total amount of outstanding direct student loans stood […]

‘Once Upon a Wine’ a perfect beach read

“Once Upon a Wine,” by Beth Kendrick, was a sweet summer contemporary that makes you want to find a vineyard to run. I have had an interest in vineyards since watching “A Walk in the Clouds” when I was younger, so when “Once Upon a Wine” came to my attention, […]

Coble’s ‘To Love a Stranger’ enjoyable, but imperfect

I have read several of Colleen Coble’s novels and novellas in the last few years, and enjoyed them all. Reading the upcoming re-release of “To Love a Stranger,” one of her early works, was no different. The story follows Bessie Randall as she discovers she was married by proxy to […]

Internet dating challenging, but worth the work

I imagine dating never has been an easy prospect. There likely always were downsides to the dating world. Modern technology has desensitized most to the natural interactions between humans. Most people don’t look up from their phones long enough to see the world, let alone potential dates. Add the time-suck […]