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Better late than never: Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2016

So yesterday, while perusing Twitter, I came across a tweet with the tag #TackleTBR. Now, as a person with an ever-growing and never diminishing to-be-read (TBR) pile, this sounded very intriguing to me. It turns out there is an annual read-a-thon that is focused on taking down one’s TBR pile, […]

‘Lost and Gone Forever’ emerges from fog as high-octane Victorian mystery

The fifth installment in Alex Grecian’s Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad, “Lost and Gone Forever,” is about as high-octane as a Victorian mystery can be. The story starts with a character, who no longer remembers who he is, escaping from a fortress of sorts. As the story unfolds, a picture begins […]

‘Flight of Arrows’ a stunning conclusion to Benton’s Pathfinders series

Lori Benton’s “A Flight of Arrows” is a stunning conclusion to the Pathfinders duology. This novel picks up right where “The Wood’s Edge” left off. Benton’s tale is thoroughly engrossing, leaving readers turning the pages to try to figure out what will happen next. The characters are all wonderfully developed […]

Ed Vere delivers more childhood magic with ‘Max at Night’

If you combine the magic of “Goodnight Moon” with the adventure of “Where the Wild Things Are,” you will get Ed Vere’s “Max at Night.” This is a delightful story about a cat who can’t find the moon when it’s time to say goodnight. So off he goes in search […]

DeMarino’s Southold saga reaches fitting conclusion in ‘To Follow Her Heart’

Revell released “To Follow Her Heart,” the concluding novel in Rebecca DeMarino’s The Southold Chronicles, in July. First off, I have to admit that I arrived late at this party. I had no idea when I requested this novel that it was the third in a series. That said, it […]

Eason’s ‘Without Warning’ a fast-paced adrenaline rush

Lynette Eason’s second installment in her Elite Guardians series, “Without Warning,” is a fast-paced adrenaline rush. The story revolves around wealthy restaurateur Daniel Matthews, whose life is put in a tailspin when an unknown person starts attacking his businesses and his life. Enter Katie Singleton, a member of the Elite […]

Ladd adds dash of historical suspense in ‘Dawn at Emberwilde’

Sarah E. Ladd’s “Dawn at Emberwilde” was a thoroughly enjoyable historical romance, featuring a dash of suspense. Isabel Creston is stunned to learn she has living relatives looking for her who wish to take her in. However, when she and her sister arrive at Emberwilde, not everything is as great […]

Nonfiction books I simply haven’t had time to read yet

I have a confession — I love nonfiction books about history. While it’s not hard to tell from the majority of the books I review that I read a ton of historical fiction, what is less apparent is my love of well-written nonfiction. Luckily, there is a plethora of amazing […]

Award-winning authors abound in Kansas, Oklahoma

The Midwest has a strong history of writers who are from or have lived in the region. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Langston Hughes and Rex Stout all have come from or lived in Kansas. This proud tradition still continues today, with Kansas and Oklahoma home to multiple best-selling and award-winning authors. […]

Johnson’s ‘Honor Redeemed’ a well-drawn story of love, loss

Christine Johnson’s “Honor Redeemed” is a story of love, loss and redemption set in the 19th century in Key West, Florida. Prosperity Jones travels to the island after her mother’s death to find her fiancé, Lt. David Lathem, who is stationed there. When she arrives, she learns Lathem has married […]