Neverending Stories

Time for weeding: Dwindling space on new bookcases exposes truth

While this will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me — or those who helped me to move earlier this year — it’s time to admit I have too many books. (I can hear my family members gasp as they read that sentence.) Now let me be clear: […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Summer reading not just for kids

I don’t know what it is about summer, but everyone seems to be more interested in reading during the summer season. Whether it’s because of people going on vacations or libraries promoting summer reading programs, terms such as “beach reads” and “summer reading list” abound both in real life and […]

‘Paper Girls’ colors, art reminiscent of times past

I have heard a lot of good things about “Saga” creator Brian K. Vaughan, so when his new graphic novel “Paper Girls: Vol.1” came out, I decided to give it a try. Well, let’s just say I didn’t love it. It follows a group of paper girls early in the […]