Book Review: Indiana Belle, American Journey Part 2, by John A. Heldt

Summary from Author: Providence, Rhode Island, 2017. When doctoral student Cameron Coelho, 28, opens a package from Indiana, he finds more than private papers that will help him with his dissertation. He finds a photograph of a beautiful society editor murdered in 1925 and clues to a century-old mystery. Within days, he meets Geoffrey Bell, […]

Book Review: The Return of the Witch, Paula Brackston

Summary from NetGalley After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world learning […]

Book Review: Some (Amazing) People I know, Keith Maginn

Summary from Author: Addicted to crack cocaine, Martin ate food from garbage cans until turning his life around and mentoring young men. Beth was living the American dream, loving husband and five kids, before tragedy struck, forcing her to sink or swim. Curt was content with his life until a plane crash changed everything and […]

Book Review: Lilac Girls, Martha Hall

  Summary from NetGalley Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.   On the eve of a fateful war, New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at […]

Book Review: Sisters of the Craft Series, Lori Handeland

In the Air Tonight Summary Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history,?her heart’s destiny,?and the sisters she never knew she had… With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in […]

Book Review: Everything and More, Jacqueline Briskin

Summary from Amazon.com Two sisters—the beautiful and alluring Marilyn, and her smart and savvy sister, Roy—move to Beverly Hills with their mother after the death of their father, so that they can attend the posh public school Beverly Hills High. Though they live in relative poverty, Marilyn acts in all of the school plays at […]

Book Review: Girl Underwater, Claire Kells

Summary from Amazon.com Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new […]

Book Review: Clonmac’s Bridge, Jeffrey Perren

Summary from Amazon.com A maritime archaeologist raises a medieval monastery span from the mud of the River Shannon, sunken for 1,200 years… and finds it perfectly preserved. What could account for this astounding longevity? Why are his colleagues and the Church so desperate to prevent him learning the secret? And why is his consummate lover […]

Book Review: 99 Percent Kill, Doug Richardson

Summary from Amazon Lucky Dey, an on-again/off-again Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective is both willful and acerbic to a dangerous fault. While in a holding pattern for official reinstatement, Lucky accepts a one-time private detective gig to track down the missing teenage daughter of a Midwestern software millionaire.  This first Lucky Dey Novel winds its […]

Book Review:Ocean City Cover-Up, Kim Kash

Summary from Author Euro-trash collides with American gangsta in Maryland’s gleefully cheesy beach resort as reporter Jamie August befriends a spoiled Eastern European heiress. Russian mobsters are gunning for the party-girl daughter of an oil tycoon, who has meanwhile paired up with chart-topping rap star Sniper Trigga. A raging boardwalk crime spree is keeping Jamie […]