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Three Stars For a murder mystery, this book was rather “meh.” I was excited to read it because the book is set in Sweden, and the author hales from that country. I liked the book for those aspects. But, the mystery was not compelling. Granted, I have not had time to read much in the […]

Five Stars I’m not sure how I have never read a Hercule Poirot mystery until now. (I have read Giant’s Bread  written under Agatha Christie’s Mary Westmacott pen-name.) After watching the 2017 version of Murder on the Orient Express, I decided I was missing out. I was right. Agatha Christie weaves a well-written story of intrigue with […]

  Four Stars My favorite part about The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is the exquisite poetic cadence of the prose. This nuance does make for a slower read. But, this book is one to fully understand, so reading carefully is crucial. In genre, it reminds me of Fahrenheit 451. There is a similar prophetic quality […]

Four Stars Run away to the circus. It is not an unheard of means of escaping reality. But, what if running away to the circus means hiding under the cover of the Big Top while WWII bombs burst overhead? The circus becomes a family for cast-offs through various circumstances, and none more so in Jenoff’s […]

Four Stars Here is a story nestled in a secluded moor where reality pays a visit but rarely stays for long. It’s a century’s trove of secrets and memories decaying and reborn. Just like Evelyn Talbot, you will never want to leave Tall Chimneys.

Five Stars The Alice Network by Kate Quinn connects characters from both World Wars with historical integrity and fascinating fiction. This is a must-read for anyone interested in women’s roles during wartime and what they risked to save lives including their own.

Five Stars Finding the key is only the beginning to unlocking the compelling story of these in-depth characters. I can’t wait to read more of Hughs’ books!  

Four Stars The Girl in the Picture by Kerry Barret tells the story of a  present-day mystery writer moving to a small, England town only to discover an unsolved murder surrounding the family who lived in her house in 1855. Quite simply, this is a good, clean read. I finished the book in about two days, so […]