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Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyndon Perry

Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyndon Perry

Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyn Perry Series: Mack the Magical Cat Mystery #1 on July 1st, 2014 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 105 Format: eBook Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A Curious Cozy with a Magical Cat! Dolly Tutt has just opened her own bakery in the small mountain community of Sugar Pine Station. But the Creamy Pie franchise across the street is giving her fits. Her business is dying. She needs a miracle or she’ll be forced to close. Fortunately, Mack, a mysterious tabby that came with the doughnut shop, lends a paw by pointing Dolly to a magical ingredient that definitely puts the spice back in her life and rejuvenates the Donut Hut. Unfortunately, it also unleashes as series of catastrophes that may end up destroying her business once and for all. This short novel of about 100 pages is a complete adventure but contains four tales within the larger gentle mystery. Think of it in terms of a four episode mini-series with each story complete unto itself but all add up to a satisfying conclusion. I think it’s time to start describing books as famous idioms. Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut can easily be described as Sugar and Spice […]

Posted September 5, 2022
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The Secrets of Sainte Madeleine by Tilly Bagshawe

The Secrets of Sainte Madeleine by Tilly Bagshawe

The Secrets of Sainte Madeleine by Tilly Bagshawe Published by Harper Collins on February 17th, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 506 Format: eBook Source: The Pigeonhole Buy on Amazon Goodreads Sweeping through the 1920s to WWII and beyond, this is the story of the Salignac family – the loves that bind them, the secrets that threaten to divide them, and the chateau that will always call them home. Deep in the French countryside, inside the walls of a family chateau, a remarkable legacy awaits . . . From the international bestselling author comes an escapist, glamorous tale spanning generations & sweeping from Burgundy to Greece and beyond . . . ONE FAMILY – THREE GENERATIONS SOME SECRETS NEVER DIE . . . Elise would do anything to inherit Sainte Madeleine, the vineyard that’s been home to the Salignacs for generations. Only Laurent Senard, a distant cousin, is a rival for her heart – yet when a family rift sends her on a new and dangerous path, she risks losing them both . . . Alexandre, Elise’s brother, can’t bear to see their capricious father put the vineyard – and Alex’s birthright – in jeopardy. He leaves to carve out his […]

Posted August 24, 2022
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A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson

A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson

A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson Series: The Midlife Trilogy #1 Published by Hansson Publishing on May 17th 2022 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 265 Format: eBook Source: The Pigeonhole Buy on Amazon Goodreads She wanted a change. But will a girls’ trip to the Mediterranean recapture her joy? Helen Winters worries the walls are closing in. With her children grown and her selfish husband absent on her fiftieth birthday, she regrets not taking the exciting paths she dreamed about in her youth. So when a well-meaning gift reveals a depressing image of her future, she takes a leap of faith and jets off to Cyprus with two lifelong friends. Basking in the glorious sunshine and crystal-blue waters while enjoying the attention of handsome men, she. starts to feel truly alive. But her best friend isn’t in Cyprus for the sunshine, and when Helen learns the true reason, tensions threaten their lifelong bond and she fears nothing will ever be the same again. Can she shake off years of disappointment and claim well-deserved happiness? Who is your best friend? Since college? Ha, got you. Not so many people out there who can celebrate their 50th birthday with her two best friends […]

Posted July 13, 2022
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Blog Tour & Review: Hope Strong and Embaby Elio by Christina Oberon

Blog Tour & Review: Hope Strong and Embaby Elio by Christina Oberon

Hope Strong by Christina Oberon on August 10th, 2019 Genres: Memoir, Self-help Pages: 154 Format: eBook Source: Travelling Pages Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads For 10 percent of women worldwide, the road to motherhood is bumpy, painful, and heartbreaking. For some, it can cause a complete collapse of emotions. This is the reality for those plagued by infertility. In this book, Christina Oberon will help you discover that infertility does not define you! She helps guide you through the rollercoaster of emotions that infertility brings, so you can find inner joy, which rests on hope. The more confident you are in your expectation, desire, and anticipation of God’s promises, the stronger you are able to carry hope through your storms. Hope brings you closer to your dreams by altering your mindset to focus on the possible, rather than the impossible, and rests firmly in that belief. The words on these pages will open your heart and mind to view your infertility journey in a new light, one that offers strong hope instead of deep despair. Welcome to our stop during the blog tour for Hope Strong & Embaby Elio written by Christina Oberon. This tour runs in conjunction with infertility awareness week. Infertility […]

Posted April 27, 2022
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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie Series: Hercule Poirot #17 on November 1st, 1937 Genres: Mystery Pages: 333 Format: eBook, Paperback Source: My Bookshelf Buy on Amazon Goodreads Agatha Christie’s most daring travel mystery. The tranquility of a lovely cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Who’s also on board? Christie’s great detective Hercule Poirot. He recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Despite the exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems… Some of my fondest childhood memories, is visiting my Granny and my aunt over Summer Holidays and to this day can recall exactly where their vast Agatha Christie Collection was on the shelf. I remember how frightful some of those paperback covers were (why on earth did they ever do that? Did people honestly appealed to those?). Too scared to try to read them, Agatha Christie remained a name on a well-known bookshelf until I was practically an adult. Thankfully […]

Posted February 20, 2022
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Striped & Strangled (Knitty Kitty Mystery #4) by Tracey Drew

Striped & Strangled (Knitty Kitty Mystery #4) by Tracey Drew

Striped and Strangled by Tracey Drew Series: Knitty Kitty Mystery #4 on August 5th 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 214 Format: eBook Source: My Kindle Buy on Amazon Goodreads When our town’s resident fortune-teller fails to predict her own demise, courtesy of a dog leash wrapped around her throat, I once again find myself in a pickle. I mean, what’s a girl to do when her crush becomes the prime suspect? Don my sleuthing cap and rally my Knitty Kitties to solve the mystery, of course! However, more and more suspects keep popping up like poisonous toadstools. And, spoiler: one of them seems determined to keep me from asking questions…permanently. Tessa Wakefield has her hands full juggling a cozy craft store, her crazy family, and two men who’d rather poke out their eyes than describe themselves as cute. Which they totally are. Cute, charismatic, and occasionally on her mind when she’s not stumbling over dead bodies and using her newfound sleuthing skills to track down murderers. Lucky she’s an excellent multi-tasker because digging beneath Cape Discovery’s surface can unearth secrets that kill. Content:  Age appropriate: from young adult +. Language: as clean as a kitty that just washed itself. Graphic content: Kit is […]

Posted September 23, 2021
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11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King Published by Scribner on November 8th, 2011 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 866 Format: eBook Source: My Kindle Goodreads On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force. Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history. Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk. Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a […]

Posted June 26, 2016
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The Ice Queen – Alice Hoffman

The Ice Queen – Alice Hoffman

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman Published by Back Bay Books on January 3rd, 2006 Genres: Fiction Pages: 211 Format: eBook Source: My Bookshelf Goodreads From the bestselling author of Practical Magic, a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning. Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning. She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him, he is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches. As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both are forced to hide their most dangerous secrets—what turned one to ice and the other to fire. A magical story of passion, loss, and renewal, The Ice Queen is Alice Hoffman at […]

Posted June 8, 2016
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After Anna – Alex Lake

After Anna – Alex Lake

After Anna by Alex Lake Published by Killer Reads on July 30th 2015 Genres: Thriller Pages: 309 Format: eBook Source: My Kindle Buy on Amazon Goodreads The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned… A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Daughter by Jane Shemilt, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless. The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved. But the biggest mystery is yet to come: one week after she was abducted, their daughter is returned. She has no memory of where she has been. And this, for her mother, is just the beginning of the nightmare. A five year old girl is missing. Taken in broad daylight right outside her school gate.   These things happen. Way to often in this day and age. Thanks to the media, it doesn’t take too much imagination to sketch  a vivid picture in our minds of what can happen when a five year old girl disappears. You hope and pray that the child […]

Posted April 18, 2016
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