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Review: The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron

Paris, 1939. Maison Chanel has closed, thrusting haute couture dressmaker Lila de Laurent out of the world of high fashion as Nazi soldiers invade the streets and the City of Lights slips into darkness. Lila’s life is now a series of rations, brutal restrictions,… Continue Reading “Review: The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron”

Review: The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson

1940. Hanna Tillich cherishes her work as an archaeologist for the Third Reich, searching for the Holy Grail and other artifacts to bolster evidence of a master Aryan race. But when she is reassigned to work as a museum curator in Nuremberg, then forced… Continue Reading “Review: The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson”

Review: The Family Plot by Megan Collins

At twenty-six, Dahlia Lighthouse has a lot to learn when it comes to the real world. Raised in a secluded island mansion deep in the woods and kept isolated by her true crime-obsessed parents, she has spent the last several years living on her… Continue Reading “Review: The Family Plot by Megan Collins”

Review: Framed and Frosted (Book #3: (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series) by Kim Davis

Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host that seems intent on accosting both… Continue Reading “Review: Framed and Frosted (Book #3: (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series) by Kim Davis”

Review: Murder at the Taffy Shop (Book #2: Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery Series) by Maddie Day

When your mother is an astrologist and your dad is a minister, you learn to keep an open mind. Which is just what Mac loves to do–exercise her mind by puzzling out fictional clues in the mystery novels she reads and discusses with her… Continue Reading “Review: Murder at the Taffy Shop (Book #2: Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery Series) by Maddie Day”

Mini Review: Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress (Book #4: A Salem B&B Mystery) by Traci Wilton

It’s Fourth of July in Salem, Massachusetts—and B&B owner Charlene Morris is about to witness the shot heard ’round the town . . . Madison Boswell, a beauty recently transplanted from Boston, is starring in the Independence Day play in this New England town… Continue Reading “Mini Review: Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress (Book #4: A Salem B&B Mystery) by Traci Wilton”

Mini Review: Mrs. Morris and the Ghost of Christmas Past (Book #3: A Salem B&B Mystery) by Traci Wilton

Charlene’s parents are in town for Christmas, and her mother is driving her up a tree. Her bed-and-breakfast’s resident ghost, Jack, isn’t fond of her either–and he’s showing it with some haunting high jinks. But when Charlene takes her mom and dad out for… Continue Reading “Mini Review: Mrs. Morris and the Ghost of Christmas Past (Book #3: A Salem B&B Mystery) by Traci Wilton”

Review: Murder on Cape Cod (Book #1: Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery Series) by Maddie Day

Summer is busy season for Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida’s bicycle shop, nestled in the quaint, seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She’s expecting an influx of tourists at Mac’s Bikes; instead she discovers the body of Jake Lacey. Mac can’t imagine anyone stabbing the down-on-his-luck handyman.… Continue Reading “Review: Murder on Cape Cod (Book #1: Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery Series) by Maddie Day”

Review: The Garden of Angels by David Hewson

The Palazzo Colombina is home to the Uccello family: three generations of men, trapped together in the dusty palace on Venice’s Grand Canal. Awkward fifteen-year-old Nico. His distant, business-focused father. And his beloved grandfather, Paolo. Paolo is dying. But before he passes, he has… Continue Reading “Review: The Garden of Angels by David Hewson”

Mini Review: Mrs. Morris and the Witch (Book #2: A Salem B&B Mystery) by Traci Wilton

Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year in Salem, Massachusetts–but when B&B owner Charlene Morris finds the dead body of a witch, it spells trouble… Charlene, recently widowed, has renovated her historic mansion just in time to greet guests arriving for the town’s… Continue Reading “Mini Review: Mrs. Morris and the Witch (Book #2: A Salem B&B Mystery) by Traci Wilton”