Friday, September 30, 2022

A Death at Neptune Cove (A Jemima Jago Mystery Book 4) by Emma Jameson


This story is a mix of personal life and trying to find a murderer.

Bookouture and Net galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

There is a man in their small village who is gay.  He's attractive but he ends up dead...

Jemima is determined to find the killer.  There is a missing man, too.  She hopes to find him alive.

Along with her detective skills, she also has a romance going on.

There is a lot of work involved in finding the killer and it turns into a very dangerous situation. 

Will she and her love manage to save themselves?

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Intruder by Daniel Hurst


They are a happy family and work well together.  But there are secrets...

Inkubator Books and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

She thinks she has the perfect husband, but he lies.  When one of their employees comes to take revenge, he kills him.  He hires someone to dispose of the body.

Then the woman he has been sleeping with says she's going to tell his wife and he kills her, too.  He disposes her body.

When he finds his wife is suspicious and checking on him, he decides she has to go, too.  He orders food with peanuts in it because she is very allergic to peanuts.  When he thinks she's dead, he calls the paramedics.  But he is in for a surprise...

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Murder for Good Measure A Cook-Off Mystery #7 by Devon Delaney


This story kept me reading.  I had no idea who the killer was...

Beyond the Page Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

There are a lot of characters in this story.  When a dead body is found, they go after the man who was on a first date with her.  Sherry doesn't believe it.

As she asks questions, she isn't getting all the truth.  

The hero of the story is a police dog.  He identifies the vehicle that ran her down.

It's fascinating tale and has recipes that sound good.  I enjoyed it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Berry the Evidence A Cranberry Cove Mystery #7 by Peg Cochran


Murder is never a pleasant subject.  Imagine sleeping through it?

Beyond the Page publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Monica is following clues and attempted to identify the killer.  The police never do enough in her eyes.  But she is not having much luck either.  She has lots of suspects, but no proof.

Her stepmother was there but slept through it.  She refuses to tell the cops.

Then she calls Monica and asks her to meet her.  Monica goes but notices the woman looks scared.  She gets out to see why and then finds herself confronting the killer with a gun.

Will she manage to save them or will the killer murder them both?

Monday, September 26, 2022

Mr. Thatcher's House by Kristin Wauson


Mr. Thatcher is a rabbit.  He decides to build himself a house.

Sleeping Bear Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

The house gets bigger and bigger.  Then he hears a knock on his door.  All the fairy tale characters that lost their homes come and ask to move in. 

He's not sure he wants them all there but he can't say no.

Soon, it's no longer a house, it's a home!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Holler of the Fireflies by David Barclay Moore


You'll meet a lot of strange characters in this story.  Holler is one of them.

Knopf Books for Young Readers and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on the27th of September.

Holler goes to camp hoping he can win the grand prize and save his family from being evicted.  It's not an easy task.  They have to become a group of four and they only have so many lives for their avatars.

He ends up with two girls.  They need to find a cause, flesh it out and present it.  Unfortunately it's lot like war.  Even the girls in his group aren't fond of him and their ideas are all denied.  They need to agree.

At last they come up with an idea that should work.  But to accomplish it is harder than you would you would think.

Will they win?  Will his family get evicted?  Will he ever have friends?

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Lucky Cat by Melody Cheng; Helen Wu; Janet Wang


Lucky Cat is not lucky at everything,  He loves his family and wants to help them, but he's not very graceful.

Francis Lincoln Children's Books and Net Galley let me read this book  for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can find a copy now.

Lucky Cat keeps messing up all the family's efforts at creating a new business.  The little girl yells at him and he hides.

Despite all their failures, she suggest they make the biscuits and try selling them.  The family loves them.  

And, guess what?  People line up around the block to get theirs!  

Then she goes looking for the cat and finds him and makes up for yelling at him.

Now they have a Lucky Cat again...

Friday, September 23, 2022

The Area 51 Files by Julie Buxbaum


This was a fun book to read.  The children are in Area 51 with no way to return and there are aliens there, too.

Delacorte Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Eventually the kids get together and work on solving the mystery.  The cops aren't nice and want to arrest them but they push on.

The missing aliens get found and all is well at the end.  I was surprised over who stole them...

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Silent Angel (Detective Morgan Brookes Book 7) by Helen Phifer


Someone is killing young women.  Morgan recognizes the circumstances and knows she looked for the killer previously, but didn't find him.

Bookouture and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 28th.

Not only do they have a missing person that is his next victim, the person in charge of their group of cops is messing with them.

This is not an easy crime to solve.  They work as they always have despite the mess the man in charge makes.

I was surprised at the killer.  But he will get what he deserves.

It was an interesting read.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Death on the Menu (The Adam and Eve Mystery Series Book 3) by Emma Davies


Greed can make people into killers.  That's what happens in this tale.

Bookouture and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on the 22nd of September.

Clarence died and he was moneyed.   His children go on a treasure hunt to find to find where he has hidden the clues and inherit.

Things begin to get complicated.  Who is lying?  And who is killing Clarence and his children?  Adam and Francesca decide to follow the clues.  They aren't his children but they hope to find the killer.

The clues are varied and not real obvious but they work on them.

The killer hides well.  And they aren't sure who did it, but they discover it at the end...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

A FUTURE MURDER by Linda Mather


This is a story filled with characters and lots of detail.  It takes a while to read.

Joffe Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

Jo reads the stars and planets and sells her report to her clients.  She used to be a PI but gave that up for astrology.  But with people dropping dead around her, her old instincts take over.

It takes a lot of questions, fact finding and more before she gets to the answer of the killer.  She's in danger, too.  The killer was no one she expected.  She thought the bully was a suspect.  Perhaps but not the killer...

It's interesting but reads slow.  The killer will surprise you!

Monday, September 19, 2022

The Most Magnificent Idea by Ashley Spires


The girl in this story is always inventing things.  Until one day comes and she has no ideas...

KidsCanPress and Net galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

She tries all kinds of tricks to get ideas but nothing comes to her.  Then she gets an idea on how to help her neighbor.  She succeeds in what she created and the next day, she's back to normal!

I enjoy this character and what she can do.  Why don't you and your little one get to know her?

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Elinor Wonders Why: Forest Giants by Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson


Elinor is inquisitive and wonders about things.  The school is going on a field trip.

KidsCanPress and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

The variety of kids find themselves in a forest with big trees.  But the teacher takes them further in and the trees get bigger and bigger.  They are sequoia's and grow very big.  They learn a good lesson about the trees.  The book has little facts about the trees in the book.

It was fun to read.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Tin Man by Justin Madson


This is a graphic novel in hardcover.  It's well worth a read.

Piquebeyond sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

The tin man wants a heart.  His father disagrees and sends him away.  He meets a brother and sister and becomes friends with them.  The sister is hanging out with a bad crowd.

The boys decide to get rid of the tin man and shove him in the river.  The sister doesn't believe their story and goes looking for the tin man.

Will she find him?  Will he get a heart?  Will she go back to helping her brother?  You'll have  to read it to see.

Friday, September 16, 2022

How to Heal a Gryphon by Meg Cannistra


Her family wants her to heal people, she wants to heal animals.

Inkyard Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 4th.

Glada is going to turn 13 and she has to make a decision over which career she will chose.  She intends to be a vet but her family doesn't agree,  Then she finds a wounded gryphon.  He's big and could hurt her, but she gradually gets his trust and starts working on him.  He heals quickly and soon she gets to go for rides.

Then Rocco is is stolen by witches and she intends to get her big brother back.  Does she manage to find him?

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Gone for Gouda: A Cheese Shop Mystery by Korina Moss


This is an interesting mystery.  There are good friends, enemies, and, for flavor, murder.

Net Galley and St. Martin's Paperbacks let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 27th.

Willa is a woman who tries to find the killer even with the cops telling her not to.  What she needs to realize that not everyone she talks to is her friend.

The search gets complicated and Willa manages to stay on track.  But it gets really dangerous when she finds the killer.  Will she survive?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The End by John Bray


This book illustrates how you get to the end and how you then start a new beginning.

Starry Forest Books let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

When your food is gone, you're at the end of the meal.  They give you many examples of ends and even beginnings.  

It's a fun book to read.  Little ones will like it. 

It is illustrated by Josh Cleland.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers by Rebel Girls


This has short stories about young girls that didn't give up.  If they saw a problem, they worked in fixing it.  And they were successful!

Rebel girls let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 27th.

These are true stories and come from all over the world.  I was amazed at how they excelled at their project.  They are musicians, dancers, sports athletes and nurses and astronauts as well as very good at technical things.

I enjoyed reading this book.  Nobody is a wimp here.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Dynamite's Daughter by Philip Harbottle


He's not a nice man.  He wants to marry a woman he doesn't recognize.  He took her as a child and her dad into the desert and left them.  They survived but her father died from the experience.  She has made up her mind to make him pay...

Pioneering Press let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Susan is small but she's a strong woman.  To get close to the killer, she offers to marry him.  Then she keeps putting him off.

Iron Fist Jackson has taken over the town and kills anyone who gets in his way.  But Susan has plans and they work even if some of them don't.  Jackson has plans, too.

She has friends dynamite the river that will wipe out the town.  Everyone gets caught in the flood.  Will they survive?


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Fierce Winds and Fiery Dragons by Nan Sweet


This is a story of two girls who are fast friends.  They end up taking care of dragon egg as part of a classroom project.  Then the egg they are trying to protect hatches.

BookBub let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and is part of a series.  This is Book 1.

A bird and the dragon talk to them in their mind.

It's a fascinating tale with danger, portals to another world, and a fight to keep the baby dragon alive.  Even one of the girls is in danger.  The big birds look at her as a worm!

You won't be bored when read this!

Friday, September 9, 2022

The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck


This is a story about the Nazis and the Jews.  It's pretty factual and not very uplifting.  But it's a part of history that is good to know.

Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published the 13th of September.

The Jewish women work on helping the children escape.  Not everyone makes it.  The Germans shoot to kill.

This tale is filled with tension and many escapades trying to save the children.  One woman falls in love but she has to leave him taking her little sister and herself to safety.  He's fighting the Germans.  Will he survive?

It's an interesting and unforgettable story.  The Jewish women were very brave.

If you have an interest in history, you need to read this book.


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Jak Barley, Private Inquisitor and the Case of the Really Annoyed Viper Mages by Dan Ehl


This author writes great fantasy books that are full of action with a bit of romance.

Mr. Ehl sent me a copy of his book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

It's a good thing Jak has friends or he wouldn't be alive.  The Viper Mages are after him.  He's on a case of trying to figure out how a keg of pixie dust became rocks when it was protected by spells.  He has to take care of the Viper Mages first.  They have big plans for how to torture him.

Lorenzo Spasm, his friend, is with him as well as his love.  And a stranger with yellow eyes helps, too.  He also gets the help of witches with his sarcastic remarks.

It's a very busy book with lots of action and you wonder if he will make it.  He even figures out the other case while fighting the Viper Mages.

You don't need to worry about being bored...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara DiLorenzo


Grandpa goes to pick up his granddaughter from school.  She's sad and unhappy just wants to go home.  But he has a picnic and paints and takes her to the country.  She doesn't want to talk and he says OK.

Flyaway Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

They had a practice at school for how to hide if a shooter appears. It scared her.  She thought her classroom was safe.  Grandpa tells her about his fears when he was in school. Soon she is feeling better.

She gives him a hug and they paint.  There may be danger but she knows what do now.  And Grandpa is going to take her on a picnic and paint again the next day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Rooster Fighter, Vol. 1 by Syu Sakuratani


This is a graphic novel based on a rooster.  He's brave and doesn't even back down from demons.

Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get it now.

The rooster is a wanderer and likes to fight.  He also has a secret weapon:  his cock-a-doodle-do.  Each chapter is a new challenge for him.  He fights with the demons and wins.  Makes friends with a sea turtle.  And even has an encounter with a small chick.

It reads like a comic book and you won't be bored!

Monday, September 5, 2022

Caprice by Coe Booth


There is a lot of drama in this story.  The family is not close, and Caprice has been molested.

Scholastic Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

When Capice was four, she and her mom were asked to leave the grandmother's house.  It put a break in the family and only Grandma and Caprice knew why.

As years passed, they didn't visit family.  Then Grandma got ill and almost died.  They went to visit.

Caprice was worrying about what school to go to.  She had friends at both.  But she doesn't make it to the school she chose.  

While visiting he grandmother, her mother's brother shows up.  He reaches out and grabs Caprice and she goes to pieces.  Now folks find out what he had done to her...


Sunday, September 4, 2022

Consequences of Crime, Greed,& Love by Barbara Mostella


This is a fascinating book.  A lady is being threatened to sell her hotel.  But who is doing it?

BARJOM LLC sent me a copy of this book to read and review (thank you).It has been published and you can get a copy now.

As they investigate, they realize there are several people involved.

This is a hard crime to solve.  The more you learn, the more confusing it gets.  There are people from different states, different occupations, but they are working together.

This isn't a book that you will figure out easily.  As you read it, it takes the ending to give you the answers.

It's a good book.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Marple: Twelve New Mysteries (Miss Marple Mysteries)


This is a collection of stories by various authors about Miss Marple.

William Morrow sent me a ARC to read for review (thank you).  It will be published September 13th.

It's an interesting read seeing how each author interprets Mrs. Christie's Marple.  They do a nice job, but they aren't like the original.  I liked Ms. Chistie's Marple better.

There are twelve authors.  If you miss Agatha's books, this one will fill the need for a while.  Have fun reading!

Friday, September 2, 2022

The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy


This is a book of fantasy.  Between time travel and bringing the dead back to life, that's confusing enough.  But there is one more secret that will surprise you...

Atria Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review.  It will be published on September 27th.

First the mother dies, then the dad commits suicide.  The young boy is left all alone.  Foster care steps in but the boy knows a secret and he won't tell.

The story is complicated and the secret is amazing.  If you read this book, you won't be bored!

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Beachside Bed and Breakfast by Hope Ramsay


Life isn't always easy for everyone.  Grief hangs around for a while, decisions can be tough, and helping people can be hard.  But you don't want to give up.

Forever and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you an get a copy now.

The Reverend falls in love with a member of his congregation.  His younger brother has found a love, too.  But there are obstacles.  As they try to get around them, they have a young boy that sees ghosts and is small for his age.  He gets beat up.  But now the adults will watch for him.

There is a lot going on and the Reverend as been turned down twice when he asked about marriage.  He wants to give up but feels that God wants him to try another approach.  He also knows who he loves now.

As you read you wonder how it all is going to turn out...

The Golden Quest by David Delisle

The Golden Quest is a graphic novel about a young boy who embarks on a Hero’s Journey with his dog Shelby to discover the Golden Rules of Mo...