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My Favorite Books for 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! It's time to reveal my favorite books for the year. Please note that I post all the books I like on Goodreads (not all the books I read, just the ones I like) so if you want a more complete list, check my page there or the link above. These are… Continue reading My Favorite Books for 2017

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Book Review: Veritus by Quinn Coleridge

Hester Grayson is a blind, albino young woman from 1892. She cannot speak, and she is at the mercy of a wealthy father who despises her and a socialite mother who doesn’t have time for her. Her days roll on in unending monotony, her only companion a maid who tries to be kind but doesn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Veritus by Quinn Coleridge

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Book Review: Pimpernel: Royal Ball

Pimpernel: Royal Ball – by Sheralyn Pratt -- Five Stars Wow, I mean wow. Sheralyn Pratt’s books keep getting better. I read all of the Rhea Jensen series and loved them. Pimpernel is the first book in this series, where much more is revealed about the world in which the characters live and who they… Continue reading Book Review: Pimpernel: Royal Ball

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Book Review: Huckleberry Hearts

Book Review: Huckleberry Hearts - by Jennifer Beckstrand: What a beautiful story! I have enjoyed all of Jennifer Beckstrand's books, and I'm always glad to see Anna and Felty Helmuth up to their matchmaking tricks. This time their efforts are for their granddaughter Cassie, who has left the Amish way of life and is studying… Continue reading Book Review: Huckleberry Hearts

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The Language of Sparrows

Book Review:  The Language of Sparrows, by Rachel Pfifer - When artist April Wright and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Sierra, move to Houston, Texas, they are trying to escape a past neither of them can get over. But their pain follows them, and April has no idea how to help her brilliant daughter, who learns languages… Continue reading The Language of Sparrows

Double Play, News, Personal updates

The Cubs Win!

Tonight in Game 2 of the World Series, the Chicago Cubs won 5-1.  Yeah! What a great way to end a very long day. The Cubs have been my favorite baseball team ever since I began my research for my novel, Double Play. I am so happy that they are in the World Series, and I'll be… Continue reading The Cubs Win!

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Tea with the Black Dragon

Book Review:  Tea With The Black Dragon, by R.A. MacAvoy:  Martha Macnamara flies out to San Francisco to meet her estranged daughter, Liz, who is in some kind of trouble.  When Liz doesn’t show up for their meeting, Martha is left not knowing where to turn.  Then the bartender in the luxurious hotel where she… Continue reading Tea with the Black Dragon

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Where the River Ends

Book Review:  Where the River Ends, by Charles Martin: Doss Michael's wife is dying of cancer. The only thing left on her bucket list is to take a trip down the St. Mary's River (where Doss spent his childhood) to the sea, and Doss will do anything to make her last days happy. So, the… Continue reading Where the River Ends

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Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

Book Review:  Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen), by Danyelle Leafty: Aneira is 9 years old when she is kidnapped by Baba Yaga, and if she ever hopes to see her family again, she must help the witch. What starts out sounding like a straightforward task soon becomes complicated, for everyone… Continue reading Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

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Twilight (No, not the vampire story)

Book Review:  Twilight, by Kristen Heitzmann: Laurie Prelane returns to her hometown with her two small children, hoping to escape a dangerous situation and a husband who has lost his way.  There she is forced to confront personal issues that she never resolved as a child and teenager, including her old sweetheart, Cal.  Danger follows… Continue reading Twilight (No, not the vampire story)