Month: July 2017

SPOTLIGHT: Manuscript for Murder by Chautona Havig

SPOTLIGHT: Manuscript for Murder by Chautona Havig

Click here to pick up your copy. About the Book Book title: Manuscript for MurderAuthor: Chautona HavigRelease date: October 13, 2012Genre: Mystery Alexa Hartfield. Author, local celebrity, fashion connoisseur. She chose Fairbury for its close proximity to Rockland, its small town atmosphere, and its low crime rate. Then someone made her life a literary cliché. A mysterious accident with a light bulb sparked an interesting idea for her latest novel—and for Fairbury’s new serial killer. The first replication infuriated her. The second left an even worse taste in her mouth. The third blasted more than her self-confidence, and the fourth beat her down so far she’s considering giving up writing completely. Who is killing Fairbury’s citizens, and furthermore, why and how are they using her novels to do it? About the Author Chautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert with her husband and five of her nine children. […]

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners.  Library book sales are one of my favorite things in the world.  Books, lots and lots of books at really really good deals.  I don’t necessarily make it to the sales myself but I have friends who love me.  Friends who bring me boxes and bags of books.  This is one of those finds that I’d honestly never heard of but sounds interesting.  I’m not sure I’d like a movie version but the book version is calling my name from that stack on the bookshelf. A cycle of violence and retribution is set in motion as two haunted men are engulfed by the emotions surrounding an unexpected and horrendous […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter

BOOK REVIEW: The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter

In this gripping, atmospheric family drama, a young woman investigates the forty­-year­-old murder that inspired her mother’s bestselling novel, and uncovers devastating truths—and dangerous lies. Reformed party girl Meg Ashley leads a life of privilege, thanks to a bestselling horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. But Meg knows that the glow of their very public life hides a darker reality of lies, manipulation, and the heartbreak of her own solitary childhood. Desperate to break free of her mother, Meg accepts a proposal to write a scandalous, tell-all memoir. Digging into the past—and her mother’s cult classic—draws Meg to Bonny Island, Georgia, and an unusual woman said to be the inspiration for the book. At first island life seems idyllic, but as Meg starts to ask tough questions, disturbing revelations come to light…including some about her mother. Soon Meg’s search leads her to question the facts of a decades-old murder. […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Dog Day Wedding by Rich Amooi

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Day Wedding by Rich Amooi

Giovanni Roma was jilted at the altar. Twice. Meeting Natalie is an enchanting distraction—too bad she’s engaged to another man. To top it off, Giovanni’s mother has a mouth with no filter and is obsessed with finding her son a suitable baby-maker. Natalie DeMarco is a good cop with one problem. Cold feet. Her fiancé is a decent man, but she’s starting to wonder if decent is good enough. Maybe the doubts could be blamed on Giovanni, that guitar-making Italian hunk next door. Giovanni knows he must do something, but things get out of hand when he learns he’s not the only one who objects to the wedding.  I’ve read Amooi’s work before and really liked it.  Yes it was cheesy but it was good cheesy and it wasn’t over the top.  This story though just didn’t flow for me.  There were a few things that were too over the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Ties That Bind by Cindy Woodsmall

BOOK REVIEW: Ties That Bind by Cindy Woodsmall

Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart? Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish. Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family […]

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