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”

The Survivors by Jane Harper

Susanne’s Review: Eerie, Atmospheric, and Taut. Out at Sea, “The Survivors” can be seen off the caves; three life-size statues, standing guard facing the Mary Minerva which sank over a century ago. In the newest novel by Jane Harper, the past and the preside collide for Kieran Elliott upon returning home to Evelyn Bay, Tasmania,Continue reading “The Survivors by Jane Harper”

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Kaceey’s Review: “5013 days… that’s how long I spent looking for my daughter” What a deep, dark, read.  Lena has been missing for 13 years. So long in fact, that she’s had two children while being held captive by a madman.  When the opportunity presents itself, it’s time for ‘Lena’ to run! Unfortunately, she runsContinue reading “Dear Child by Romy Hausmann”

They Never Learn by Layne Fargo

Kaceey’s Review: Academic life may be more dangerous than you think! Scarlett is an English professor. With an interesting little job on the side, or should I say extra-curricular activity. Seems the good professor has an appetite for seeking revenge against men who hurt the women in their lives. And so far, she’s gotten awayContinue reading “They Never Learn by Layne Fargo”

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”

City of Windows by Robert Pobi

Susanne’s Review: Dr. Lucas Page thought his days working for the FBI were over. Then his former partner is murdered in broad daylight, killed by a near impossible sniper shot. Now the FBI needs Dr. Page’s help pinpointing where it came from. Dr. Page, now a University Professor, left the FBI a decade ago afterContinue reading “City of Windows by Robert Pobi”

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Kaceey’s Review: Twin sisters are supposed to be as close as, well…two peas in a pod! Right!? At least that’s the way it worked out for twins Fern and Rose. With Rose taking on the responsibility of looking after Fern. She has sensory issues that have consumed her life. And a past that Rose isn’tContinue reading “The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth”

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”