FALL READING ROUND-UP by ERICA RUTH NEUBAUER Nov11

FALL READING ROUND-UP by ERICA RUTH NEUBAUER

Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. I love everything about it—the turning leaves, the cozy sweaters and the pumpkins everywhere. But I also love the increase in rain we’ve had—it’s a perfect excuse for me to curl up on the couch with a good book. Here’s a quick round-up of the books that have knocked my socks off lately.  THE ART OF THEFT – Sherry Thomas October 2019 This series fast became one of my favorites. I’m not a purist when it comes to how I take my Sherlock Holmes, which is a good thing, as I might have missed out on one of the best pastiches I’ve come across. Sherlock in this case is Charlotte Holmes, an absolutely...

BOOK REVIEW ALWAYS LOOK TWICE

Always Look Twice (Uncommon Justice Book 2) Elizabeth Goddard Revell Pub. October 1st, 2019 Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard is the second in the series about the McKade brothers. This action packed romantic suspense delves into family, friendships, second chances, and personal growth, with many twists and turns. The plot begins with Harper Reynolds who is attempting to heal her mind and soul by photographing nature scenes instead of crime scenes. Unfortunately for her as she is taking telephoto pictures of a Grizzly Bear, she inadvertently captures a murder being committed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “I wrote the Grizzly Bear scene...

REVIEW OF THE GRYPHON HEIST

The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal delves into the life of a rookie CIA operative. This first in a two-book series explores the different possibilities of where the next danger will come from.  No stranger to secrets and innovations Hannibal is able to use his vast experience as a former stealth pilot to bring realism to this story. “What I want readers to get out of this is to create a moralistic story about espionage.  I started to realize there is not a separation from G-d and the questions of morality.  Where is the line between right and wrong? In the end, I wanted it as a story of forgiveness, to let go of anger. ...

BOOK REVIEW RELUCTANT BELLE

Reluctant Belle (Daughtry House Book 2) Beth White Revell Pub. June 4th, 2019 Reluctant Belle by Beth White has a love triangle, assassinations, and the upheaval that occurred during the Reconstruction Era in the US. Readers are transported to the time period.  Through the character’s banter and dialogue White is able to lighten the somber and disturbing events. Showing the injustice, the story delves into how freed slaves struggled to negotiate their new lives. Those that supported them in the white community had to face bitterness, resentment, and even violence as the KKK came into prominence. These acts of aggression included...

BOOK REVIEW AND THEN THEY WERE DOOMED

And Then They Were Doomed (Library Mysteries Book 2) Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli Crooked Lane Books August 13th, 2019 And Then They Were Doomed by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli reflects on the Agatha Christie murder mystery books.  This is the second in the “Little Library Mystery series.”  Agatha Christie expert Zoe Zola receives an invitation in the form of a letter edged in black to attend an Agatha Christie symposium with nine other scholars. Though she had some reservations about participating, Zoe also knew this had something to do with her family. The same family that cut her mother off when she had Zoe out of wedlock all those years...

REVIEW OF The Warehouse by Rob Hart

A funny thing happened while I was reading this book. I had just bought a new pair of my favorite shoes – Adidas shell toes, just like Run DMC wear – and on a whim, I thought to check the price on Amazon. I have the app on my phone, but I use it more as a reference tool than anything. But holy moly, those sweet kicks were $30.00 less on Amazon than they were in the store I had just bought them from. So, I bought them right from my phone, while standing in my living room. I didn’t have to go outside and drive to another store and talk to another person, didn’t have to do anything. Except click another app on the phone that was already in my...