Books

BOOK REVIEW: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

Title: When Sparks FlyAuthor: Helena HuntingPublication: September 21, 2021Publisher: St. Martin’s GriffinGenre: RomancePages: 317 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Running the Spark House, a hotel/event space that has been in her family for years, has been Avery Spark’s lifelong dream. After years of working hard and making personal sacrifices, Avery and her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Necklace by Matt Witten

Title: The NecklaceAuthor: Matt WittenPublication: September 7, 2021Publisher: Oceanview PublishingGenre: ThrillerPages: 259 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The clock ticks down in a heart-pounding crusade for justice. Susan Lentigo’s daughter was murdered twenty years ago—and now, at long last, this small-town waitress sets out on a road trip all the way from …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Auschwitz Photographer by Luca Crippa and Maurizio Onnis

Title: The Auschwitz PhotographerAuthor: Luca Crippa and Maurizio OnnisPublication: September 7, 2021Publisher: SourcebooksGenre: Memoirs, WWIIPages: 372 SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) The Nazis asked him to swear allegiance to Hitler, betraying his country, his friends, and everything he believed in.He refused. Poland, 1939. Professional photographer Wilhelm Brasse is deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Title: The Two Lives of Lydia BirdAuthor: Josie SilverPublication: March 3, 2020Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 450 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Bookseller’s Secret by Michelle Gable

Title: The Bookseller’s SecretAuthor: Michelle GablePublication: August 17, 2021Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Biographical Fiction, Historical FictionPages: 309 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In 1942, London, Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. Still recovering from a devastating loss, the once sparkling Bright Young Thing is estranged from her …

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BOOK REVIEW: Where I Left Her by Amber Garza

Title: Where I Left HerAuthor: Amber GarzaPublication: August 24, 2021Publisher: MIRAGenre: ThrillerPages: 248 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Whitney had some misgivings when she dropped her increasingly moody teenage daughter, Amelia, off at Lauren’s house. She’d never met the parents, and usually she’d go in, but Amelia clearly wasn’t going to let …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Title: The Woman In Cabin 10Author: Ruth WarePublication: July 19, 2016Publisher: Gallery/Scout PressGenre: Mystery, ThrillerPages: 305 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. …

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