Friday, November 27, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak, narrated by Melanie Rehak

Today Sophia Rose is reviewing a non-fiction digging into the facts behind the creation of Nancy Drew.

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak, narrated by Melanie Rehak

Non-Fiction, Biography, Pop Culture

Publisher:  Brilliance Audio

Published:  9.8.20

ISBN:  1713525437

Time:  9 hours 31 minutes

Rating: 4

Format:  MP3

Source:  Brilliance Audio

Sellers:  Amazon - Audible - Barnesand Noble - Kobo

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GoodReads Blurb:

The true story behind the iconic fictional detective is “a fascinating chapter in the history of publishing” (The Seattle Times).

An Edgar Award Winner for Best Biography and a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

The plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930—and eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties (when she was taken up with a vengeance by women’s libbers) to enter the pantheon of American culture. As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers’ lives. Here, in a narrative with all the page-turning pace of Nancy’s adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery: Who created Nancy Drew? And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon?

The brainchild of children’s book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women: Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well-bred wife and mother who took over her father’s business empire as CEO. In this century-spanning, “absorbing and delightful” story, the author traces their roles—and Nancy’s—in forging the modern American woman (The Wall Street Journal).

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

I know this year has been a challenge in many ways but we all have something to be thankful for so from my home to yours I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh, Narrated by Christine Williams

 Today on this Thanksgiving eve in the US Sophia Rose is here to review A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh, Narrated by Christine Williams.

A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh, Narrated by Christine Williams

#6 Widow’s Island

Romantic Suspense

Publisher:  Brilliance Audio

Published:  11.3.20

Time:  2 hours and 42 minutes

ISBN:  179972705X

Rating: 5

Format: MP3

Source:  Brilliance Audio

Sellers:  Amazon - Audible

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GoodReads Blurb:

The mysterious death of a local teen leads to a hunt for a killer in the sixth Widow’s Island novella by #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

On Widow’s Island, the secrets are dark…and everybody has one. So when Deputy Tessa Black responds to a call about an explosion in a quiet neighborhood, she gets more than she bargained for: the body of a teen who went missing weeks ago.

Until recently, Gavin was living in a reputable foster home. But now that he is found dead—Tessa can’t help but wonder if sinister forces are at play. Who would want to hurt him, and why?

With the help of her partner, Park Ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa tries desperately to decipher what happened to Gavin before another life is cut short. Someone on Widow’s Island knows the explosive truth. Will Tessa find the answers she needs before someone else turns up dead?             


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#MacmillanAudio Review of Stories From Suffregette City MJ Rose Fiona Davis & Kristin Hannah

 It's very timely to review the Macmillan Audio edition of Stories From Suffregette City, not only is it the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment but it's also election year an election where it's very possible that women decided the outcome because it's a fact that they outnumber men in the US and have since 2013. I have also included some actual footage of that day.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 10-27-2020
Length: 8hrs-55mins
Source: Macmillan Audio for review
Buy It: Audible



A collection of short stories from a chorus of bestselling writers all set on the same day, October 23, 1915, in which over a million women marched for the right to vote in New York City with an introduction by Kristin Hannah.

Stories From Suffragette City is a collection of short stories from the leading voices in historical fiction that all take place on a single day. The day one million women marched for the right to vote in New York City in 1915. A day filled with a million different stories, and a million different voices longing to be heard. Taken together, these stories from writers at the top of their bestselling game become a chorus, stitching together a portrait of a country looking for a fight, and echo into a resounding force strong enough to break even the most stubborn of glass ceilings.

Monday, November 23, 2020

#GIVEAWAY interview Author J.L. Lora author showcase

A Few weeks ago I was part of the Caffeinated PR release day tour to celebrate J.L. Lora's The Autumn You Became Mine. Well today I have a real treat for my readers an interview with Ms. Lora and a fab #Giveaway too. Details below.

A Love for All Seasons

Giveaway is for one ecopy of
The Summer I Loved You
Open Internationally
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Good Luck!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Cover Reveal - Letters Across the Sea by Genevieve Graham

 Those of you who know me know I love historical fiction and know that my favorite author is this genre is Genevieve Graham who always tells a bit of Canadian history in all of her incredible novels. Well she's got a brand new WWII era novel coming out in March of 2021 and I'm excited to share with all my friends her US cover reveal and an excerpt. I can't wait to get my hands on this book and I know many of you feel the same way.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Review Alone With You by Lisa Ann Verge

Today on the blog I'm reviewing a reissued and refreshed romance from the wicked past of fave author Lisa Verge Higgins when she was known as Lisa Ann Verge, number 1 in her Cabin Fever Series, Alone With You.

Publisher: Bay Street Press LLC; 2nd edition
Release Date: 9-30-2020
Length: 133 pp
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon



Jenny believes the rented cabin is hers alone—until she steps out of the shower to find a brawny man in her bedroom. No way is she taking on a roommate, especially a six-foot stud with a slow-fuse grin. Yet the brooding Logan has his charms, and his secrets. They'll be stuck together for two weeks. Not long enough for him to seduce her…or melt her frozen heart.