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BOOK REVIEW: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Title: Shattered MidnightAuthor: Dhonielle ClaytonPublication: January 18, 2022Publisher: Disney-HyperionGenre: Fantasy, YA FictionPages: 304 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Zora Broussard has arrived in New Orleans with not much more than a bag of clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanted red shoes. Running from a tragic accident caused by her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Guest by Tess Little

Title: The Last GuestAuthor: Tess LittlePublication: October 5, 2021Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Psychological ThrillerPages: 324 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When actress Elspeth Bell attends the fiftieth birthday party of her ex-husband Richard Bryant, the Hollywood director who launched her career, all she wants is to pass unnoticed through the glamorous crowd in …

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BOOK REVIEW: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Title: Cloud Cuckoo LandAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: Scribner (Simon & Schuster)Genre: Historical Fiction & FantasyPages: 637 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna …

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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: Two x Four x Murder by Lorraine J. Anderson

Title: Two x Four x MurderAuthor: Lorraine J. AndersonPublication: April 10, 2021Publisher: Self-publishedGenre: MysteryPages: 163 SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) Carrie Burton, reeling from her father’s untimely death, is hesitant to take over her father’s retail lumber business — even more so when a dead body is found in one of the …

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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: One Day in December by Josie Silver

Title: One Day in DecemberAuthor: Josie SilverPublication: October 16, 2018Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: RomancePages: 394 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Night We Burned by S.F. Kosa

Title: The Night We BurnedAuthor: S.F. KosaPublication: August 10, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks LandmarkGenre: ThrillerPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) A new psychological thriller from suspense powerhouse S.F. Kosa featuring a decades-old secret, a mysterious cult fire, and a woman looking to outrun the ashes of her past…until they come roaring back once …

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