Category Archives: contemporary

Women Veterans

“What book changed how you see the world and why?” My first thought is: “What book hasn’t? I have had many arguments with non-fiction-only readers who say that novels, poetry, etc. are a waste of time and don’t enrich your … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Eight

I’ve got three mysteries and a romance for you this month! Two are by authors new to me, and two are from familiar favorites. Crossed by Death by ACF Bookens Stitches in Crime, Book 1This was a nice cozy mystery set … Continue reading

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Review: The Rosie Project

With all that has been going on in the world, (and I watch a lot of different news sources), with what is going on with the family, (it changes by hour), and with what is going on with my new … Continue reading

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Couldn’t She Make Up Her Mind?

Couldn’t She Make Up Her Mind? Once again, I listened to an audiobook to get my intellectual needs met while I worked around the house. It may be tenacity that I stayed with it even when I started getting disappointed … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kay Springsteen and “Arachne’s Tapestry” from Gateways to the Paranormal

About a month ago, our resident hound and I celebrated a new anthology release from Dingbat Publishing called Gateways to the Paranormal. We were among the fourteen contributing to this anthology of sweet paranormal stories. Also among this group is … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Six

School is out for the summer, and my evening rehearsals are down to once per week. I have more time to read, and I indulged myself this month! Here are my reviews for this period: What If… By Anne PerraultThis … Continue reading

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Never-Ending TBR, Part Four

This has been a good month of reading! All the books, other than Hearts and Goals, were written by authors I’ve previously reviewed.  After a Fashion by Jen TuranoA Class of Their Own, Book 1Last month I read the story … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Carolyn Miller and Hearts and Goals

Australian author Carolyn Miller is a fellow member of a few author support groups on Facebook. She recently released the fourth in a six book series of romances set in the world of hockey, so I invited her to come … Continue reading

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Never Ending TBR, Part Three

Thanks to the university’s spring break, I got in some extra reading time this month! Here are the awesome books I read: Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane KellyA House Flipping Mystery, Book 1I “met” Diane Kelly when I … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Jessica Marie Holt and Reluctantly Yours

Author events, whether in-person or online, require a lot of work, but one of the most valuable rewards is the opportunity to meet other authors with fascinating premises for their books. One of the authors participating in a Christmas event … Continue reading

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