Beauty of the Beast by Rachel Demeter (Book Review)

A couple of years ago I made a new online friend in author Rachel Demeter after I read her debut novel, The Frost of Springtime (which remains one of my most recommended books). I fell so in love with her storytelling in that novel that I immediately became a raving fan and I’ve basically cyber-stalked…

Too Blessed to be Stressed: 3-Minute Devotions for Women by Debora M. Coty (Book Review)

I downloaded Too Blessed to be Stressed: 3-Minute Devotions for Women by Debora Coty at least 6 months ago from NetGalley. I had so much going on between work, my blog, and my side hustle business that I wanted a quick way to reconnect throughout the day and help keep me focused. I do a longer…

My Favorite Romance Novels

Happy Valentine’s Day! Who’s in the mood for romance? I want to talk about books today and as I’m sure you’ve probably learned by now, I don’t read a lot of romance novels. It’s not my favorite genre and I find it, well, cheesy if I’m being honest. I’m always nervous to start one because…

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Book Review)

I probably should have known better than to pick up this book and give it a chance. I read Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin a few years ago and I had an insufferable time with it. The implications that Lewis Carroll was a pedophile and that there was an inappropriate relationship with the…

Jigsaw Soul by Scott Middlemist (Book Review)

I cannot remember the last time a book invaded my psyche like Jigsaw Soul did recently. I was consumed with Arthur’s story and his journey. I was consumed with all of the characters (Katie and Hank, Medusa, Aswas, and Patton were among my other favorites). They were in my head all day and I dreamed…

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin (Book Review)

This book was fantastic from cover to cover. It’s the Medieval times murder mystery. When four children are murdered it prompts an investigation in the town of Cambridge and the Jews are being accused of child sacrifice. They are killed in a pretty gruesome way but it wasn’t described in such a way that it…

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