Review – Insolent (The Moray Druids #1) by Kerrigan Byrne

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5/5 Stars

I have a new favorite author! I loved this story, and look forward to reading the rest of this series.
This book quickly grabbed my attention and kept me turning the pages. I didn’t want the story to end. There’s plenty of edge-of-your seat action, romance, sensuality and more. I enjoyed watching how the Bael in Berserker form was so tender and caring with Morgana, then see the opposite with Bael. It was magical watching the tow come together.
I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with the other characters and how the family overcomes the dark forces trying to destroy the world. Highly recommend this book!

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Review – The Final Reveille by Amanda Flower

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4/5 Stars

The cover of this book caught my attention right away and had me wanting to read it even though I had no clue what it was about. I’m glad I did! This is a great start to a new series about a living history museum, the director and her family, and the events that take at the mueum.
Kelsey Cambridge is the director of Barton Farms, a living history museum located in Ohio. Barton Farm is hosting their first Civil Warm reenactment, with the hopes of drawing more visitors and revenue for the struggling farm. Things don’t go as planned when Maxwell, the nephew of benefactress, Cynthia is murdered. Kelsey is the prime suspect when she was seen having an argument with the victim earlier in the day. He had just told Kelsey the foundation his aunt runs would no long donate money when he took over. There are plenty of other suspects as Kelsey soon discovers when she sets out to save herself and Barton FArm.
This was such a great story! The moved at a brisk pace with several twists I didn’t see coming. I enjoyed this characters, especially Kelsey’s dad and her friend Laura. I also enjoyed the brick maker Benji. At times I thougth Kelsey was a little too intense, but I think I would be as well especially with everything going on. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series, I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Review – Death by Digeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman

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4/5 Stars

This is a great start to a new series
Jamie Quinn has been floundering since the death of her mother, she has been going through the motions of life, but not really living. Jamie receives a phone call from her Aunt Peg pleading for help, Jamie’s cousin, Adam, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Jamie knows her cousin couldn’t do the crime he’s being accused of. With the help of Jamie’s friend, a former divorce client, everyone sets out to uncover the truth of what really happened.
I really enjoyed this book! This is a story that will grab your attention and keep you reading. There are plenty of twists and a few surprises along the way. I thought the characters were pretty well developed for this being a novella of approximately 110 pages. I look forward to reading more in this series, I can’t wait to read what happens next!

I received a copy of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Review- Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait

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4/5 Stars

This is the second book in the Mainly Needlepoint series, and it’s a good one! The story is very enjoyable.
Angie, director of Mainly Needlepointers, and Sarah, a antiques dealer, are asked to an old crumbling Victorian to assess the contents of the home for its new owner. The new owner is actress Skye West and she is not only determined to refurbish the home to its former grandeur, but she is also on a mission to determine who murdered her friend 45 years prior.
As Angie and Sarah are going through the house, they find needlepoint pictures of the town the former owner did. Skye wants to keep them and asks Angie if she can restore them. As Angie and the other needlepointers are working on the pieces they discover clues as to who may have murdered the girl all those years ago.
This story is fast paced and full of surprises, the pages seem to turn on their own. The characters are full of life, and likable – people you would want to meet and hang out with. The town of Haven Harbor, is quaint and charming, a place you’d want to visit. If the first book hasn’t been read, that’s ok! The author does a great job of giving background information so the reader doesn’t feel lost.
I’m looking forward to reading more in this series!

I was provided an advanced reader’s copy by the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Review of X by Sue Grafton

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4/5 Stars

Sue Grafton has crafted a well thought out story in this 24th installment of the Alphabet Series. Kinsey finds herself looking into new neighbors she feels are suspicious, so Kinsey feels the need to investigate their backgrounds to see if there is something to worry about. Ruth, the wife of the PI who was found dead in W is for Wasted, asks for Kinsey’s help to find missing tax records. Kinsey discovers more than she bargained for in the process. Kinsey is also duped when she accepts the case of a woman claiming to be a birth mother looking for her adopted son, things become more clear when Kinsey finds herself in the middle of a bitter domestic dispute.
Grafton has written a story that seamlessly blends the stories as they unfold. Fans of this series will not be disappointed, there is so much to like and enjoy. One things I particularly like about this series is Kinsey. She is s strong female character, with a lot of determination and drive. This is an engaging book that will grab your attention and keep you turning the pages.
I’m not sure if Kinsey will continue on after “Z”, I for one, sure hope so!

I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher, via First to Read, in exchange for an honest review.

Review – Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon

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This is a great addition to The Tourist Trap Series.
Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, has been talked into sponsoring a 5k to raise funds for the local preservation society. Things seem to be going smoothly until the day of the race when a local business owner trips over a dead body belong to a catty and snobbish woman. This woman happens to be half of the husband and wife team hired to promote the race. There is also a problem with a vandal targeting the model train store. Jill is determined to keep out of any of the investigations but finds herself playing Watson to Aunt Jackie’s Sherlock. There’s a lot going on in the town of South Cove.
I really enjoy this series! This is a fast-paced stary that will quickly grab your attention and keep you turning the pages until you finish. I’m enjoying the character development, we get to know more about each of the characters with each book and this one is no exception. I would recommend this book and look forward to reading more in this series!

I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review- If the Shoe Kills by Lynn Cahoon

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This is another great addition to The Tourist Trap series! I enjoy reading about the developments in the town and characters.
The business owners of South Cove are being asked to have an intern for several weeks as part of a work study program. Several of the business owners are afraid the interns will steal from them or worse. As the liaison between the business owners and City Hall, Jill has her hands full. Jill and the program director don’t see eye to eye, Jill can’t stand the man. Unfortunately, someone else doesn’t like the guy much either. Jill attempts to steer clear of the guy but soon discovers him dead in his car. Everyone first assumes it’s suicide but Jill thinks differently. As if that isn’t enough, JIll is trying to plan Thanksgiving dinner with more and more people coming than she originally planned for, the mayor wants her to take over decoreating the town because his wife couldn’t handle the job and no one else will do it. To top off everything, Sherry, the ex-wife of Jill’s boyfriend, Greg is back on the scene trying to worm her back into the good graces of Detective King. It’s a wonder if Jill will survive the holiday season in more ways than one.
This is a fast paced story where the pages fly by and before you know it, the end has arrived. I enjoyed watching the characters develop and grow. This is one of my favorite series and I can’t wait to see what will happen next.