Tuesday, March 31, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Showcase My One True Cowboy by Soraya Lane

Today I'm happy to showcase Soraya's #4 in her River Ranch Series, My One True Cowboy and Soraya's publisher St. Martin's Press is offering a #giveaway details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9781250224385
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 3-31-2020

Length:
 304pp
River Ranch #4

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Overview:
Billionaires, cowboys, and romance collide when best friends turn to lovers in My One True Cowboy, the next book in Soraya Lane's River Ranch series.

The Ford family’s eldest daughter returns to the ranch with nothing left to lose—except her heart…

HOME IS WHERE...
Angelina Ford is heading back to Texas hiding the biggest secret of her life: bankruptcy. The business she created in L.A. is shuttered, as are her hopes and dreams. Facing her family with her big, bad news isn’t going to be easy. Which is why bumping into Logan Brody is an unexpected gift. Instead of facing her failure—and future—she can play catch-up with her old childhood friend. . .who happens to have grown up to be a strong, gorgeous man.

...THE HOPE IS
Logan was always a responsible boy. It’s no surprise that the brawny ex-soldier has decided to return from active duty to run his family’s ranch. Still, Angelina can’t help noticing the changes in Logan, from the haunted look in his eyes to the retired military dog who never leaves his side. He puts up a good front, acting as Texas-tough as can be. But Logan is carrying a secret of his own—one that could bring him closer than ever to his tried-and-true Angelina. . .or tear them both apart.


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Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus #Shelterinplace Update


I wanted to take just a minute or two to chat with all my friends to check in and make sure you are all doing okay. 

We are surviving okay we haven't been anywhere for 13 days but at least the weather is starting to warm and I can do some outside work which is really good for my state of mind.
And of course Princess Pippa and I are still enjoying our daily walks. 

In our small town school has been out since early March and a few nights ago a few kids snuck out at night and did some vandalizing, I know they're going stir crazy too but they have to learn to channel those things into positive actions. Thank God we are a small town and someone recognized the ATV that was used as the get-a-way,  contacted the parents and the kids are now scrubbing paint off what they defaced. 

Also living in a small town we are too far to have groceries delivered so our daughter has joined several grocery delivery services and brings our groceries out to us. I don't know what we'd do without her.

My state still has a relatively low outbreak count compared to hot spots like New York and California but the stats are frightening when you think that we had our first positive case in Missouri on March 6, the next week we had 4 and today less than 3 weeks later we have over 900 confirmed cases and 12 deaths.  And after the latest news conference learning that at the peak the US could see 100 to 200 hundred thousand deaths its just so sobering to think that many people could lose their lives.

I've never had a problem with depression or anxiety but even an eternal optimist like me has trouble dealing with all the unknowns associated with this pandemic. 

I understand that there maybe short tempers now that we're in such close quarters and unfortunately that also means a rise in child and spousal abuse. Take a deep breath, count to one hundred, walk away. And if you're the one being abused don't hesitate to reach out for help. 

Are you okay with being stuck at home, are you climbing the walls or is your situation somewhere in the middle?

Stay safe, keep your distance #shelterinplace
xo



Friday, March 27, 2020

Audible Review: The Spitfire Girls by Soraya Lane Narrated by Sarah Zimmerman

Today I'm bringing you a Kindle daily deal where the audible was only 1.99, it's another of Soraya Lane's fantastic WWII historical novels this one loosely follows the women pilots of WWII both the British ATA and the US WASPS.
Enjoy!


ASIN: B07N11WX9B
Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Release Date: 2-26-2019

Length:
 9hrs-21minutes
Source:
 Purchase Amazon/Audible
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Overview:
Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war. Three brave women who know their place is not at home.

At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help. A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don't end on the tarmac. Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questioned.

There is friction from the start between the new recruits. Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills. She couldn't be more different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky. It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft home.

As these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn. They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill-equipped; meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of war.

Determined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies?


Thursday, March 26, 2020

#Giveaway Showcase: The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist's Solution by Lisa de Nikolits presented by Partners In Crime tours

Welcome to my stop on the Partners In Crime The Occult Persuasion and The Anarchist's Solution Tour.
Enjoy!

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The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist's Solution

by Lisa de Nikolits

on Tour March 1-31, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: Netherfield: Rogue Dragon by Maria Grace, Narrated by Benjamin Fife

Today I once again turn over the blog over to the very capable reviewing of pal Sophia Rose who is reviewing a very interesting fantasy staring Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. Yep those Bennett and Darcy.
Enjoy!

Netherfield: Rogue Dragon by Maria Grace, Narrated by Benjamin Fife
#3 Jane Austen’s Dragons
Historical Fantasy Romance
Publisher:  Maria Grace
Published: 2.27.20
Time:  9 hours 36 minutes
Rating: 4.5
Narrator Rating: 4.5
Format: MP3
Source:  Audio Bookworm Promotions
Sellers:  Amazon/

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Elizabeth Bennet thought she was prepared to do anything to make the Dragon Conclave accept her beloved young dragon Pemberley into the Blue Order, but she had not anticipated it would leave her banished from her ancestral home and betrothed to none other than Mr. Darcy. But before Elizabeth and Darcy wed, they must find a dangerous rogue dragon before it provokes a war amongst the dragons and brings the fragile peace between dragons and mankind to a catastrophic end.

Nothing written in the annals of dragon lore has prepared Elizabeth to manage a dragon not governed by the Blue Order. Dragons have always loved her, but this one finds her arrogant, selfish and insensitive to others. With only her instincts to guide her, she must convince the rogue of her good intentions before the Blue Order loses patience and decides on more drastic measures.

Called away to the other side of the kingdom, trying to settle the dragons' unrest, Darcy learns the nature of the force poisoning the rogue dragon against Elizabeth. One nearer and dearer than they could have imagined.

Can Elizabeth and Darcy convince with rogue dragon to cooperate before darker forces turn it against them, without destroying the fragile bonds uniting the couple?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Showcase: The Incredible Journey of Plants by Stefano Mancuso

Today I'm showcasing The Incredible Journey of Plants by Stefano Mancuso a brand new release from my favorite indie publisher and I know once you've taken a peek into the history of this incredible life force you'll race to get your own copy .
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 978-1-63542-991-6
Publisher: Other Press 

Release Date: 3-24-2020

Length:
 176pp


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Overview:

In this richly illustrated volume, a leading neurobiologist presents fascinating stories of plant migration that reveal unexpected connections between nature and culture.

When we talk about migrations, we should study plants to understand that these phenomena are unstoppable. In the many different ways plants move, we can see the incessant action and drive to spread life that has led plants to colonize every possible environment on earth. The history of this relentless expansion is unknown to most people, but we can begin our exploration with these surprising tales, engagingly told by Stefano Mancuso.

Generation after generation, using spores, seeds, or any other means available, plants move in the world to conquer new spaces. They release huge quantities of spores that can be transported thousands of miles. The number and variety of tools through which seeds spread is astonishing: we have seeds dispersed by wind, by rolling on the ground, by animals, by water, or by a simple fall from the plant, which can happen thanks to propulsive mechanisms, the swaying of the mother plant, the drying of the fruit, and much more.

In this accessible, absorbing overview, Mancuso considers how plants convince animals to transport them around the world, and how some plants need particular animals to spread; how they have been able to grow in places so inaccessible and inhospitable as to remain isolated; how they resisted the atomic bomb and the Chernobyl disaster; how they are able to bring life to sterile islands; how they can travel through the ages, as they sail around the world.


Monday, March 23, 2020

#GIVEAWAY The Leonardo Gulag by Kevin Doherty

Today on the blog we're heading to an Artic Russian Gulag where there's a whole lot of forging going on. Plus Oceanview is sponsoring a #Giveaway details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 978-1608093816
Publisher: Oceanview

Release Date: 3-3-2020

Length:
 320pp


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Overview:

The Leonardo Gulag


By: Kevin Doherty

Perfect for fans who love the artistry of Daniel Silva and the passion of Greg Iles

Stalin’s Russia, 1950. Brilliant young artist Pasha Kalmenov is arrested and sent without trial to a forced-labor camp in the Arctic gulag. This is a camp like no other. Although conditions are harsh and degrading, the prisoners are not to be worked to death in a coal mine or on a construction project. Their task is to forge the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. There is a high price to be paid for failing to reach the required standard of perfection; particularly as the camp commandant has his own secret agenda. When the executions begin, Pasha realizes that only his artistic talent can protect him. But for how long? Worse horrors are to come—if he survives them, will life still be worth living?

The Leonardo Gulag journeys to the sinister heart of Stalin’s regime of terror, where paranoia reigns and no one is safe, and in which the whims of one man determine the fate of millions. Ultimately, the novel presents a moving portrait of the indomitability of the human spirit.




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Friday, March 20, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer, narrated by Susan Duerden

Today I'm happy to turn the blog over to Sophia Rose who's got an audio historical mystery to share with us.
Enjoy!

The Novice’s Tale by Margaret Frazer, narrated by Susan Duerden
#1 Dame Frevise Mystery
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Tantor Audio
Published:  1.28.20
Time:  7 hours 28 minutes
Rating: 4
Narrator Rating: 4
ASIN:  B083TP5VVH
Source:  Tantor Audio
Sellers:  Amazon /Audible /Barnes & Noble /Kobo

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GoodReads Blurb:
The arrival of lusty, blaspheming dowager Lady Ermentrude at St. Frideswide convent in 1431 causes quite a stir, but before the obnoxious woman can get what she came for--her niece, the novice Thomasine--she is murdered.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Review: The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz

It's been way too long since I read a book by this fabulous author. The Vanishing was wonderful, iconic Krentz and I can't wait for book #2.


ISBN-13:
 978-1984806437
Publisher: The Penguin Group

Release Date: 01-07-2020

Length:
 304pp 
Source:
 Netgalley for review

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Overview:

From New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz comes a gripping new romantic suspense trilogy fraught with danger and enigma.

Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, The Incident occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days. When they woke up they discovered that things had changed—they had changed. Some started having visions. Others heard ominous voices. And then, scientists from a mysterious government agency arrived. Determined not to become research subjects of strange experiments, the residents of Fogg Lake blamed their “hallucinations” on food poisoning, and the story worked. But now it has become apparent that the eerie effects of The Incident are showing up in the descendants of Fogg Lake.…

Catalina Lark and Olivia LeClair, best friends and co-owners of an investigation firm in Seattle, use what they call their “other sight” to help solve cases. When Olivia suddenly vanishes one night, Cat frantically begins the search for her friend. No one takes the disappearance seriously except Slater Arganbright, an agent from a shadowy organization known only as the Foundation, who shows up at her firm with a cryptic warning.

A ruthless killer is hunting the only witnesses to a murder that occurred in the Fogg Lake caves fifteen years ago—Catalina and Olivia. And someone intends to make both women vanish.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Showcase: Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson

Today I'm showcasing another of Other Press's wonderful offerings this time its a novel about forbidden love based on real events set at the turn of the twentieth century.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 978-1-59051-913-4
Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 3-3-2020

Length:
 368pp

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Overview:
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Observer, and Sydney Morning Herald.

A literary tour de force that traces the real-life love affair of two extraordinary women, recreating the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the world wars with a singular incandescence and intimacy.

In the years preceding World War I, two young women meet, by chance, in a provincial town in France. Suzanne Malherbe, a shy seventeen-year-old with a talent for drawing, is completely entranced by the brilliant but troubled Lucie Schwob, who comes from a family of wealthy Jewish intellectuals. They embark on a clandestine love affair, terrified they will be discovered, but then, in an astonishing twist of fate, the mother of one marries the father of the other. As “sisters” they are finally free of suspicion, and, hungry for a more stimulating milieu, they move to Paris at a moment when art, literature, and politics blend in an explosive cocktail.

Having reinvented themselves as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, they move in the most glamorous social circles—meeting everyone from Hemingway to DalĂ­—and produce provocative photographs that still seem avant-garde today. In the 1930s, with the rise of anti-Semitism and fascism, they leave Paris for Jersey, and it is on this idyllic island that they confront their destiny, creating a campaign of propaganda against Hitler’s occupying forces that will put their lives in jeopardy.

Brilliantly imagined, profoundly thought-provoking, and ultimately heartbreaking, Never Anyone But You infuses life into a forgotten history as only great literature can.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Showcase: Privilege by Mary Adkins

Privilege is a timely novel about gender and class on a college campus.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9780062887085
Publisher: Harper Collins

Release Date: 3-10-2020

Length:
 368pp

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Overview:
From the beloved author of When You Read This, a smart, sharply observed novel about gender and class on a contemporary Southern college campus in the spirit of The Female Persuasion and Prep.

Carter University: “The Harvard of the South.”

Annie Stoddard was the smartest girl in her small public high school in Georgia, but now that she’s at Carter, it feels like she’s got “Scholarship Student” written on her forehead.

Bea Powers put aside misgivings about attending college in the South as a biracial student to take part in Carter’s Justice Scholars program. But even within that rarefied circle of people trying to change the world, it seems everyone has a different idea of what justice is.

Stayja York goes to Carter every day, too, but she isn’t a student. She works at the Coffee Bean, doling out almond milk lattes to entitled co-eds, while trying to put out fires on the home front and save for her own education.

Their three lives intersect unexpectedly when Annie accuses fourth-year student Tyler Brand of sexual assault. Once Bea is assigned as Tyler’s student advocate, the girls find themselves on opposite sides as battle lines are drawn across the picture-perfect campus—and Stayja finds herself invested in the case’s outcome, too.

Told through the viewpoints of Annie, Bea, and Stayja, Privilege is a bracingly clear-eyed look at today’s campus politics, and a riveting story of three young women making their way in a world not built for them.


Friday, March 13, 2020

Showcase: Scratched a Memoir of Perfection by Elizabeth Tallent

I saw this memoir come across my desk and knew I had to showcase it, it's also at the very top of my to be read pile and I can't wait to dig into it.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9780062410375
Publisher: Harper

Release Date: 2-25-2020

Length:
 240pp
Source:
 Publisher

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Overview:
“Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire. It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist.”—Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend and Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

In a bold and brilliant memoir that reinvents the form, the acclaimed author of the novel Museum Pieces and the collection Mendocino Fire explores the ferocious desire for perfection which has shaped her writing life as well as her rich, dramatic, and constantly surprising personal life.

Scratched is an intimate account of the uses a child, and the adult she becomes, will find for perfectionism and the role it will play in every part of her life. Elizabeth Tallent’s story begins in a hospital in mid-1950s suburban Washington, D.C., when her mother refuses to hold her newborn daughter, shocking behavior that baffles the nurses. Imagining her own mother’s perfectionist ideal at this critical moment, Elizabeth moves back and forth in time, juxtaposing moments in the past with the present in this innovative and spellbinding narrative.

Elizabeth traces her journey from her early years in which she perceived herself as “the child whose flaws let disaster into an otherwise perfect family,” to her adulthood, when perfectionism came to affect everything. In the decade between 27 and 37, she publishes five literary books with Knopf and her short stories appear in The New Yorker. But this extraordinary start to her career is followed by twenty-two years of silence. She wrote, or rather published, nothing at all. Why? Scratched is the remarkable response to that question.

Elizabeth’s early publications secure her a coveted teaching job at Stanford University. As she toggles between Palo Alto and the Mendocino coast where she lives, raises her son Gabriel, and pursues an important psychoanalysis, Elizabeth grapples with the perfectionism that has always been home to her. Eventually, she finds love and acceptance in the most unlikely place, and finally accepts an “as is” relationship with herself and others.

Her final triumph is the writing of this memoir, filled with wit, humor, and heart, and unlike any other you will read. Scratched is a brave book that repeatedly searches for the emotional truth beneath the conventional surface of existence.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Audible review: Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein narrated by Pamela Almand

I love the daily Kindle deals and when one sounds really good and comes with an added bonus of the audio for $1.99 I'm known to scoop them up. This is one of those hidden gems.
Enjoy!


ASIN: B079H4DRH2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Release Date: 3-6-2018

Length:
 8 hours - 45 minutes
Source:
 Purchase Amazon/Audible
Buy It: Amazon

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Overview:
A heartwarming, hilarious novel for anyone who has ever had a family, from the author of Lift and Separate.

After a lifetime of marriage, Marcy Hammer is ready to get herself unhitched - just as everyone else in her life is looking for a commitment. Her new boyfriend, Jon, wants to get serious, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Harvey, is desperate to get back together. When her headstrong daughter announces a secret engagement to Harvey's attorney, Marcy finds herself planning her daughter's wedding as she plans her own divorce.

Now with two huge events on the horizon, the indomitable Marcy soon realizes that there's nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in everybody. From petty skirmishes over an ever-growing guest list to awkward confrontations with her sticky-fingered new in-laws, pulling off the wedding is going to be a challenge; seeing her divorce through is going to be a trial. And trying to make everyone happy might prove to be impossible - because in the end, Marcy alone must make a choice between something old and something new.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Showcase Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox

Today I'm showcasing Candice Fox's third in her Crimson Lake series. Gone By Midnight.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9781250317582
Publisher: Tor/Forge

Release Date: 3/10/2020

Length:
 352pp
Crimson Lake #3

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Overview:
#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller with Gone by Midnight.

Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear—and where others vanish into thin air…

When Sara Farrow’s son goes missing from a locked hotel room, she frantically turns for help to Crimson Lake’s unlikeliest private investigators—disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell.

Just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda’s blood pumping, the disappearance couldn’t have come at a worse time for Ted. He has just this one week with Lillian, the daughter he barely knows…but the clock is ticking for the lost boy.

Amanda and Ted’s search dredges up the area’s worst characters, and the danger they uncover could well put Ted’s own child in deadly peril.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Showcase An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham

Today I'm showcasing #2 In Laura's Heart of a Hero series, An Everyday Hero.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13:
 9781250145550
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: 02/04/2020

Length:
 336pp
Heart of a Hero #2


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Overview:
From award-winning author Laura Trentham comes an emotionally layered novel about redemption, second chances and discovering that life is worth fighting for.

At thirty, Greer Hadley never expected to be forced home to Madison, Tennessee with her life and dreams up in flames. A series of bad decisions and even worse luck lands her community service hours at a nonprofit organization that aids veterans and their families. Greer cannot fathom how she’s supposed to help anyone deal with their trauma and loss when everything that brought her joy has failed her.

Then Greer meets fifteen-year-old Ally Martinez, a gifted girl who lost her father in action and now hides her pain behind a mask of sarcasm. But Greer sees something undeniable that she can’t walk away from. To make matters more complicated, Greer finds herself spending more and more time with Emmett Lawson—a man with both physical and emotional scars of his own. When a situation with Ally becomes dire, the two of them must become a team to save her—and along the way they might just save themselves too.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Showcase: A Highlander in a Pickup by Laura Trentham

Today on the blog I'm showcasing Laura Trentham's latest in her Highland Georgia series, A Highlander in a Pickup. I need to clone myself so I have time to read all these great books I showcase LOL.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9781250315038
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

Release Date: 2-25-2020

Length:
 320pp
Highland Georgia #2

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Overview:
A Highlander in a Pickup is the second book in award-winning author Laura Trentham's romantic comedy Highland Georgia series, full of love, laughs...and highlanders!

When a gorgeous new man—in a kilt—comes to town, life in Highland, Georgia will never be the same…

Iain Connors is the poster boy for the strong and silent type. Growing up a loner at Cairndow Castle in Scotland with only the cliffs and moors for company, it’s understood Iain will assume the mantle of Cairndow groundskeeper when his father is ready to relinquish it. But his stint in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces has opened up a whole new world—and now, rather than settle down, he accepts an invitation to travel to the States to take charge of the Highland Games. After all, he’s led men into battle, how hard can planning a party be?

Anna Maitland is ready to step up for her best friend Isabel Blackmoor, who can’t run the Games in their hometown this year. Surely Anna, a dance instructor with boundless energy, spirit, and charm, is up for the challenge? What she doesn’t anticipate is a man in a kilt who turns up claiming he’s the one in charge. What’s worse about this Iain? He’s so infuriatingly handsome that she can’t help but fantasize about him whispering sweet-nothings in her ear in his rumbly, sexy brogue. . .

“Trentham never misses the mark when she takes aim at the heart.”—Night Owl Reviews

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews A Royal Witch by Danielle Garrett, Narrated by Amanda Ronconi

Today Sophia Rose shares her review of Danielle Garrett's A Royal Witch. This is a series I've wanted to pick up, hmmm what am I waiting for!
Enjoy!
A Royal Witch by Danielle Garrett, Narrated by Amanda Ronconi
#7 Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries
Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Tantor Audio
Published:  1.28.20
ASIN:  B083QPVZ3B
Rating: 4
Narrator Rating: 5
Format:  MP3
Source:  Tantor Audio
Sellers: AmazonKobo

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GoodReads Blurb:
The Beechwood Manor is filling up fast and Holly’s feeling the pinch.

There are several new roommates in the Beechwood Manor, and one of them is a royal witch.

Literally and figuratively.

Unrest in a haven-ally magical kingdom leads a foreign princess into hiding and the Supernatural Protection Agency deems the Beechwood Manor as the perfect safe house—and Holly, her perfect guardian.

But with Holly's business taking off and a new apprentice under her wing, a royal babysitting detail is the last thing she needs. Besides, the spoiled princess is adamant she can take care of herself. So who could blame her if her supervision is a little lax?

When tragedy strikes, the bratty royal’s problems land at the manor’s front door and it’s going to take all hands on deck if the paranormal roomies hope to make it out alive.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Review The Forgotten Home Child Interview with author Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham is fast becoming one of my all time favorite authors. I love how she delves into Canadian history and brings it to life for her readers. This book, The Forgotten Home Child is about the tens of thousand of children either homeless or orphaned that England put on ships and sent to Canada some as young as six years old. Genevieve's interview goes into it more.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:
 9781982128951
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada

Release Date: 3-3-2020

Length:
 384pp 
Source:
 Author/Publisher for review

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Overview:

The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children.

2018

At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn’t have much time left, and it is almost a relief to realize that once she is gone, the truth about her shameful past will die with her. But when her great-grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her dear late husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can’t lie any longer, even if it means breaking a promise she made so long ago...

1936

Fifteen-year-old Winny has never known a real home. After running away from an abusive stepfather, she falls in with Mary, Jack, and their ragtag group of friends roaming the streets of Liverpool. When the children are caught stealing food, Winny and Mary are left in Dr. Barnardo’s Barkingside Home for Girls, a local home for orphans and forgotten children found in the city’s slums. At Barkingside, Winny learns she will soon join other boys and girls in a faraway place called Canada, where families and better lives await them.

But Winny’s hopes are dashed when she is separated from her friends and sent to live with a family that has no use for another daughter. Instead, they have paid for an indentured servant to work on their farm. Faced with this harsh new reality, Winny clings to the belief that she will someday find her friends again.

Inspired by true events, The Forgotten Home Child is a moving and heartbreaking novel about place, belonging, and family—the one we make for ourselves and its enduring power to draw us home.