Christmas Tomes To Ring In The Season

With the holiday season here, readers can find novels that blend a good mystery within the Christmas atmosphere. A word of warning, these are not “sugar and spice and everything nice” holiday books. Yet, they are very realistic, believable, and leave readers with a good feeling at the end, a feeling of faith and redemption. THE CHRISTMAS ROOM by Catherine Anderson is one of these special stories. Two holiday generational romances touch on grief, healing and redemption. Readers will go through a range of emotions with the characters from joy, to laughter, and sadness. Anderson leaves the reader wishing the story would never end, hoping she...

What Penny The Mistress of Mayhem Has Been Reading Jun28

What Penny The Mistress of Mayhem Has Been Reading

“Have you read any good books, lately?” My first impulse is always, “No. I only read real corkers and I want to tell you all about them.” But then good sense takes over and I try to tailor my answer to the occasion. Imagine my surprise when Jon recently asked if I read any books I really enjoyed and would I share them? I started thinking of my recent reading list. I enjoy all my selections for one reason or another, but enjoy enjoy? I pondered this and finally came away with my answer. It’s those books that you decide you can work tomorrow on four hours of sleep, you’ve done it before. Three hours is doable, wait. . . do I have any sick...

Review DECEMBER BOYS

DECEMBER BOYS Joe Clifford June 2016 Ocean View In the Jay Porter series, DECEMBER BOYS is the second book and LAMENTATION is the first. Jay now has a family, Jenny and Aiden, and a new job at NEI, investigating insurance claims. There is no wasting time in DECEMBER BOYS. First chapter leads Jay to an insurance claim that has turned out to be a false claim. While Jay is questioning one young boy, he notices pictures of the boy’s brother. This causes Jay to have flashbacks of his own brother, Chris, and of all the times they had together. Jay is having issues letting the Lombardi case to rest. It haunts him. Now he has this new case...

City Of Rose by Rob Hart Reviewed Some More

CITY OF ROSE Rob Hart February 2016 Polis Books Fans of Rob Hart’s NEW YORKED won’t be disappointed by the return of Ashley “Ash” McKenna, the good hearted but admittedly damaged, sometimes dangerous, clever but not always smart private investigator (sort of) who always controls his anger, except when it controls him. CITY OF ROSE is set in Portland, Oregon, where Ash has relocated after leaving New York in search of new beginnings, and away from those who may feel New York City isn’t big enough for their peaceful coexistence. In Portland, Ash is a bouncer and janitor at a fledgling strip club, Naturals. He is keeping to himself, trying to...

Need by Joelle Charbonneau Reveiwed

NEED Joelle Charbonneau Nov 2015 Houghton Miffin Harcourt What do you need? What would you do to get it? The students of Nottawa High School are about to find out. Kaylee has created a lot of problems for herself by actively, even obsessively, campaigning for what she needs the most: her brother to live. Nobody, not even her mother, trusts her or believes her any more. Nobody except her best friend Nate. When Nate first tells her about this cool new social media site called NEED where you get what you need, no questions asked, Kaylee is skeptical. Something for nothing doesn’t sound realistic. But she posts her need just like all of her...