The News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Susanne’s Review: The year is 1870.   Now that the Civil War has ended, widower Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has become a News Reader, traveling throughout the land reading the “News of the World.” Then the unthinkable happens.  While in Wichita Falls, Captain Kidd is offered $50.00 to take on an orphan girl, who was kidnappedContinue reading “The News of the World by Paulette Jiles”

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Susanne’s Review: Sparks Galore! If you’re looking for a cute rom-com with loads of chemistry “Written in the Stars” fits the bill! Elle is an Astrologist who has only ever wanted to find the right gal and settle down.  Unfortunately for her, she’s very unlucky in love.  Darcy is a high-powered Actuary who doesn’t believeContinue reading “Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur”

Out of the Dark (Orphan X #4) by Gregg Hurwitz

Kaceey’s Review: I don’t know about Evan – but frankly I’m exhausted! This was an all-out commitment to reclaim his life with the hope of someday living in relative peace! Nothing’s going to stand in his way this time…I hope!🤞 Evan has discovered who the mastermind was behind the attempted extermination of the entire OrphanContinue reading “Out of the Dark (Orphan X #4) by Gregg Hurwitz”

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Kaceey’s Review: The moment I saw that the leading character was named JANE, I knew I was all in! Jane is running hard from her past in Arizona. Ultimately landing in Alabama, scraping by taking jobs as a dog-walker in an exclusive neighborhood. Lost in daydreams while walking past her favorite home on the block, she’sContinue reading “The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins”

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Susanne’s Review: THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT! The Kind of Love You Desperately Want to BELIEVE In.   Best Friends.  The Love of Each Other’s Lives. The moment Macy Sorensen runs into her first love Elliot, every moment of their relationship flashes before her eyes and all of those old feelings come rushing back.  ItContinue reading “Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren”

Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout

Susanne’s Review: Actions and Reactions. Secrets and Lies. Mothers and Daughters. Husbands and Wives. Isabelle Goodrow is a prim and proper woman. To her, appearances are everything.  As a mother, she is quite reserved. Her daughter Amy longs for something more. When Amy finds it, she becomes, shall we say, unfettered. Amy, entangled with someoneContinue reading “Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout”

Susanne’s Goodreads Best-of-List for 2020

In this most difficult year, for me, there has been one constant. Books, which, leads to book reviews and of course, all of you whom I’ve met on Goodreads over the last few years. For your friendship, support, and general encouragement, I thank you.    What I know is this: Having each other is immeasurable, forContinue reading “Susanne’s Goodreads Best-of-List for 2020”

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

Susanne’s Review: A Seriously Cute, albeit predictable romance that helped get me in the Holiday Spirit! As a single woman in her mid-30’s Kate has been unlucky in love.  After being pushed by Laura, one of her best friends, Kate decides to embark on “The Twelve Dates of Christmas.”  After signing up, Kate is thenContinue reading “The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss”

The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor @cjtudor @randomhouse #mystery #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Bewitching, Spooky, and Suspenseful! Jack Brooks is the new Vicar in Chapel Croft.  She and her daughter Flo are new in town. Unfortunately for them, Chapel Croft has a history, and the community itself isn’t exactly welcoming.  What is the town known for, you ask?  Exorcisms; Burning Girls; Martyrs; Missing Girls; and Murder.  Continue reading “The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor @cjtudor @randomhouse #mystery #bookreview”

Into the Fire (Orphan X #5)

Kaceey’s Review: Greg Hurwitz has done it again!   Book five of the Orphan X series. And this latest storyline, as well as Evan himself, have not lost steam!  Each time Evan answers his phone he understands he’ll be risking his own life to help someone with nowhere else to turn. This time is no different. Continue reading “Into the Fire (Orphan X #5)”