Review- Hanover House by Brenda Novak

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4/5 Stars

This is a prequel novella for the Hanover House Chronicles and there is something for everyone. This book is about a psychiatrist, Dr. Evelyn Talbot, who has dedicated her life to finding out why psychopaths do the things they do. This life-long quest stems from events that happened to her when she was a teenager. Hanover House is a place Evelyn has created to house the worst of the worst psychopaths so she can study them. Set in a small town of Alaska, Evelyn has her work cut out for her since many of town’s residents don’t want this medical center there. One resident in particular is the State Trooper, he doesn’t like the idea of Evelyn being there by herself but at the same time feels protective of her and many need to do whatever he can to keep her safe.

I’m very interested to see where this story goes! I was completely engrossed in the story, I didn’t want to put the book down; the pages seemed to fly by. The characters are interesting and intriguing. There was so much packed into this novella, I honestly felt I was reading a full length book. I’m looking forward to reading WHITEOUT when it comes out in September of 2016.

I was provided a copy of this manuscript from the publisher via NetGalley in eschange for an honest reveiw.

Review-Sherlock Holmes: The Seven Per-Cent Solution #4 by David Tipton

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4/5 Stars

I’ve been a fan of Sherlock Holmes for as long as I can remember so when the opportunity presented itself to read a comic book (something I have not done before) in Sherlock’s world I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I enjoyed the story and illustrations.

Sherlock Holmes seems to have trouble follow him wherever he goes. Holmes and Watson seem to stumble upon a mystery that could lead the world into war. Holmes must quickly solve the case to keep war from happening.

I enjoyed this comic book enough that I would be willing to try another especially in this series.

I recieved an advanced reader’s copy of this manuscript from the publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

Review- Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

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4/5 Stars

I enjoyed this story and several of the delicious sounding recipes that are included. Hannah and her youngest sister, Michelle will be competitors on the Food Channel’s dessert chef competition show. There are plenty of suspects abound when head judge Duquesne is found murdered. Hannah puts on her sleuthing hat in order to find out who the culprit is before her big wedding day approaches while trying to come up with the best desserts possible for the competition.

I have been reading this series for quite some time, however I didn’t read the last book; I honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to or not. What had me so upset was in reading some of the reviews for the book so many spoilers were given (who Hannah finally chooses) that I was miffed at these people for not warning of this ahead of time and I felt cheated/robbed of finding this out on my own. I wish now I had read the previous book so I had a better sense of the relationship between Hannah amd husband to be. I honestly feel like something is missing or perhaps that things aren’t as perfect as they seem? I would have also enjoyed reading about Hannah’s mother’s wedding to Doc Knight. Having said that, I enjoyed this book. I thought the storyline was interesting and I enjoyed seeing Hannah and her sister Michelle interact more. I missed seeing some of the regular characters such as Herb and Marge, Lisa, and Norman even though they were mentioned their presence was missed (at least by me). I plan on reading the previous book so I can catch up on what I missed and I look forward to reading more. I really do like these characters and can’t wait to see what happens next.

I recieved an advanced reader’s copy of this manuscript from the publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review – Cats in Paris: A Coloring Book of the Felines in Paris by Won-Sun Jang

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4/5 Stars

This is a delightful coloring book! There are pictures of cats in and around Paris such as the Eiffel Tower. They are frolicing in gardens and along city streets. There are plenty of pages to color of them at home curled up on the couch or a bookshelf.

There is a little story that goes along with the book that makes it more interesting to go through each page. The artist has also drawn several varieties of cats and given them names so they can be identified if you should happen to see them. I really enjoyed that feature.

The coloring pages themselves vary from complex to simple and I like that. Some days I like an easier picture to color and other days the more complex win out…it depends on my mood. I find coloring helps ease stress and relaxes me.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and would purchase another coloring book by this artist.

I received a copy of this book from blogging for books in exchange for an honest review.