A funny thing happened

A funny thing happened

August 26, 2016 2016, books, Favorite Books 2

. . .  on my way to catch up with the October Daye series. But I’m not laughing. I’ve had a frustrating week. Just a series of different things happening. Reading the wrong book is just one of those frustrations! The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire is one of my favorite series, but I’ve fallen behind. I knew I already had the books I needed to catch up and I knew a new book was coming out in the series so it was time to start reading. Late one night after I finished a book I decided to figure out which book to read in this series. I could… Read more »

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In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen

In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen

August 25, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen Series: Elizabeth Harris Mystery #2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Published by Berkley Format: e-Arc (Release Date: August 2) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 304 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: With its peaceful, hardworking Amish population, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a rural paradise. But former NYPD homicide detective Elizabeth Harris knows that evil lurks there—it’s just easier to hide… By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So, she’s… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: August 24

Waiting on Wednesday: August 24

August 24, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 1

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. An Import of Intrigue by Marshall Ryan Maresca Series: The Maradaine Constabulary #2 Genre:  Fantasy, Mystery, Police Procedural Publication date: November 1 Synopsis: Mixing high fantasy and mystery, this is Marshall Ryan Maresca’s second novel in the Maradaine Constabulary series, companion to DAW’s Maradaine Novels. The neighborhood of the Little East is a collision of cultures, languages, and traditions, hidden away in the city of Maradaine. A set of streets to… Read more »

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Sunday Post: August 21

Sunday Post: August 21

August 21, 2016 2016, Sunday Post 7

This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Last week–home and blog This hasn’t been the restful, get things done week I’d hoped for. Our house in Maryland was supposed to close this week and I was looking forward to a celebration. However, at the last moment–just as we were… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: August 17

Waiting on Wednesday: August 17

August 17, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris Series: Aurora Teagarden #9 Genre: Mystery Publication date: October 4, 2016 Synopsis: Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends, and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to… Read more »

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Sunday Post: August 14

Sunday Post: August 14

August 14, 2016 2016, Sunday Post 11

This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Last week–home and blog We arrived home from our family reunion Tuesday night so I feel like I’ve been playing catch-up all week. Family Reunion The family reunion was wonderful. About 100 people there (even relatives from Ireland) and it was a… Read more »

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A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames

A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames

August 11, 2016 2016, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames Series: Samuel Craddock Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery Setting: Jarrett Creek, Texas Published by Seventh Street Books, 2013 E-book, purchased 231 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk. So when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. He discovers that a lot of people had it in for Dora Lee. The conniving rascals on the farm next door want her land for nefarious purposes; her estranged daughter could be seeking vengeance; her grandson wants money for art school; and then there’s that stranger Dora Lee… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: August 10

Waiting on Wednesday: August 10

August 10, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 4

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn Series: Veronica Speedwell #2 Genre: Historical Mystery, Victorian England Publication date: January 10, 2017 Synopsis: Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the… Read more »

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Sunday Post: August 7

Sunday Post: August 7

August 7, 2016 2016, Sunday Post 8

This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Last week–home and blog I was sick for a couple of days this week–something I ate I think. Glad to feel better now. Kept me from getting things done I had planned. However, we did have an energy audit done our power… Read more »

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No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron

No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron

August 4, 2016 2016, A, book rating, Goodreads, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 5

No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron Series: Heartstrikers #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Setting: Heartstriker Mountain, Desert Southwest, Detroit DFZ Published by Aaron/Bach, LLC Format: e-Arc (Release Date: August 5, 2016) –I received a review copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 478 pages Grade: A Synopsis: When Julius overthrew his mother and took control of his clan, he thought he was doing right by everyone. But sharing power isn’t part of any proper dragon’s vocabulary, and with one seat still open on the new ruling Council, all of Heartstriker is ready to do whatever it… Read more »

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