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Review: Whispers of Warning

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Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao Published by Berkley Sep 19, 2017 | 336 Pages | ISBN 9780425281611
Summary
The latest in a dazzling new historical mystery series featuring Ruby Proulx, a psychic with a questionable past who suddenly finds her future most uncertain…

Partially reformed con artist Ruby Proulx is starting to feel at home in her aunt’s seaside hotel. She loves the feeling of being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps her aunt keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel’s metaphysically inclined guests.

When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist Sophronia Foster Eldridge, checks into the hotel for a month-long stay, Ruby finds her sense of purpose expand outside the confines of home and family. Sophronia takes Ruby under her wing and mentors her in the mediumistic abilities, encouraging her to work for a woman’s right to vote. But not everyone is as happy with Sophronia’s appearance in Ol…

Review: Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump by @caroleproman @TCBRbookreview #partnership

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ABOUT THE BOOKOh Susannah: Things That Go BumpWritten byCarole P. Roman Illustrated byMateya Arkova Publisher’s Synopsis: Susannah Maya Logan is not having a good day. She doesn’t want to go to her best friend, Lola’s sleepover. Susannah thinks the house is big and spooky, not to mention the ghost that is said to live there. Lola’s big brother, Kai, loves to tease Susannah with scary stories. Throughout her day, she sees people deal with things that scare them. Her sight-impaired friend, Macy, is terrified of unicorns, of all things. She sees a boy at a party who’s frightened of clowns. Her teacher is afraid of getting a cold. Susannah realizes everybody is scared of something. She wishes she was more like Lola, who is not afraid of anything, or so it seems. Susannah discovers people have different ideas of what is scary and what is not, and only they can determine the difference. Join Susannah as she learns to confront her fears and not let her imagination prevent her from having fun.

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Review: Hook, Line, and Murder

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Murder, She Wrote: Hook, Line, and Murder (#46) by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Renee Paley-Bain Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages Published September 5th 2017 by Berkley
Summary:The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher takes a relaxing getaway that turns into a reel deadly situation...
Jessica enters a fly-fishing competition at a nearby lake. Joining her is the sheriff's wife, Maureen Metzger, who surprises Jess with her enthusiasm for the sport. Their guide, however, is a surprise to both.... 
Brian Kinney is an ex-con. Jailed as an accomplice to convicted killer Darryl Jepson, Brian was later exonerated, but not before spending seven years behind bars. He seems like a decent enough fellow. Just someone trying to rebuild his life as a family man and fishing guide. 
Yet when Jepson breaks out of prison vowing revenge, and the lawyer for both men is found murdered, Cabot Cove becomes the focus of the nation as local, state, and f…

Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed $75 Gift Card Giveaway

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Minotaur is running a sweepstakes that you should know about. 


All you have to do is pick up a copy of BEACH, BREEZE, BLOODSHED by John Keyse-Walker (now available!), post a photo of the book on any social media platform and use the hashtag #BeachBreezeBloodshed to be entered. Winners will get a $75 gift card to the bookseller of their choice!
Deadline to post is October 12, 2017.

WOMEN ENTERS LEFT Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole Publication Date: August 8, 2017 Ballantine Books/Penguin Random House Paperback & eBook; 352 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction | Literary Fiction | Women’s Fiction

A woman sets out on a cross-country road trip, unknowingly tracing in reverse the path her mother traveled thirty years before.

In the 1950s, movie star Louise Wilde is caught between an unfulfilling acting career and a shaky marriage when she receives an out-of-the-blue phone call: She has inherited the estate of Florence “Florrie” Daniels, a Hollywood screenwriter she barely recalls meeting. Among Florrie’s possessions are several unproduced screenplays, personal journals, and—inexplicably—old photographs of Louise’s mother, Ethel. On an impulse, Louise leaves a film shoot in Las Vegas and sets off for her father’s house on the East Coast, hoping for answers about the curious inheritance and, perhaps, about her own troubled marriage.

Nearly thirty years earlier, Florrie takes off…

Book Blast: The Soldier's Return by Laura Libricz

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The Soldier's Return by Laura Libricz Publication Date: September 15, 2017 eBook & Paperback Series: Heaven's Pond Trilogy, Book Two Genre: Historical Fiction

The year is 1626. A senseless war rips through parts of Germany. Ongoing animosity between the Catholics and the Protestants has turned into an excuse to destroy much of the landscape situated between France, Italy and Denmark. But religion only plays a minor role in this lucrative business of war.

The young dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, returns to Amsterdam in chains after a period of imprisonment in the Spice Islands. He manages to escape but must leave Amsterdam in a hurry. Soldiers are in demand in Germany and he decides to travel with a regiment until he can desert. His hope of survival is to reach Sichardtshof, the farm in Franconia, Germany; the farm he left ten years ago. His desire to seek refuge with them lies in his fond memories of the maid Katarina and her master, the humanist patrician Herr Tucher. But t…

Poldark, The Collection, Outlander: What I'll be watching this fall.

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What are you looking forward to this fall? Here's a few shows on my watchlist:


Poldark Season 3 begins October 1, 2017 on PBS and I can't wait!!!! The televisions series is great, but have you read the books yet? If not, you're missing out! I've been slowly reading my way through the series.
So far, I've read:
Ross Poldark (1) Demelza (2) Jeremy Poldark (3)
I still need to read:
Warleggan (4) The Black Moon (5) The Four Swans (6)


The Durrells In Corfu is entering it's second season on PBS. It begins October 15, 2017. This is a show I didn't intend to watch originally, but I caught the last half hour of one episode and before I knew it, I was hooked. The series is based off of the memoirs of Gerald Durrell, it's an interesting look inside the complexities of family life. I haven't read the memoirs yet, but I bought the first book, My Family and Other Animals, on sale a while back. I'll keep you updated. Also, if you missed the first season and you'r…