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BOOK REVIEW: Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

Title: Truths I Never Told YouAuthor: Kelly RimmerPublication: April 14, 2020Publisher: Graydon House; HarlequinGenre: MysteryPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) REVIEW: **A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.** Usually when I read a mystery novel I am expecting suspense and …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Elizabeth

Still riffing on the historical fiction film podcast by Megan and Kristin, Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth (1998) was specifically mentioned in the podcast as one of their favorites. And once again, based on anecdotal evidence from conversations with others, Elizabeth seems to be well-appreciated as a film, especially as a performance by Cate Blanchett. In …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Summer Set by Aimee Agresti

Title: The Summer SetAuthor: Aimee AgrestiPublication: May 12, 2020Publisher: Graydon House; HarlequinGenre: RomancePages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The real drama happens backstage in this juicy novel about an idyllic summer theater where hot stars, has-beens and hopefuls chase roles—and each other. Charlie Savoy was once Hollywood’s hottest A-lister. Now, ten …

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Love Is Not Enough by Mark Manson

Title: Love Is Not EnoughAuthor: Mark MansonPublication: March 26, 2020Publisher: Audible OriginalGenre: Self-helpLength: 7 hours 33 minutes SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) Best-selling author Mark Manson brings his signature no-nonsense wisdom back to the subject he started his career covering: relationships. Being with your partner may feel like rainbows and unicorns, but …

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BOOK REVIEW: The One Who Got Away by L.A. Detwiler

Title: The One Who Got AwayAuthor: L.A. DetwilerPublication: February 19, 2020Publisher: HarperCollinsGenre: Mystery/ThrillerPages: 313 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Adeline Evans has recently moved into a home for the elderly. A safe space, where she can be cared for. When she begins to receive cryptic and threatening notes, she is certain that …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Title: The Bride TestAuthor: Helen HoangPublication: May 7, 2019Publisher: Berkley (Penguin)Genre: RomancePages: 315 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The 13th Warrior Review

Megan and Kristin’s recent podcast about historical fiction films reminded me of a flick that is often admired by those who have seen it, if they have at all. On a not so scientific Facebook poll, about half of respondents (my friends) said that they had seen it. Nearly everyone …

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BOOK REVIEW: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Title: Next Year in HavanaAuthor: Chanel CleetonPublication: February 6, 2018Publisher: BerkleyGenre: Historical FictionPages: 394 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution… Havana, 1958. The daughter …

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