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REVIEW! - Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

This week’s book reviews is a smattering of different genres, everything from a historical mystery to a musical memoir and a women’s fiction satire!

Click here to read my reviews - and their wine pairings - of:
📚 Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River
📚 Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking; Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
📚 Sylvia Mulholland’s A Nanny for Harry

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SPOTLIGHT!

Reprobation 

By Catherine Fearns

Are You One Of The Elect?

Dr. Helen Hope is a lecturer in eschatology – the study of death, judgement, and the destiny of humankind. She is also a Calvinist nun, her life devoted to atoning for a secret crime…

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NEW RELEASE!

By Any Means 

By James Morris

How Far Would You Go To Save Your Son?

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NEW RELEASE!

Winter’s Heist 

By Emily Duvall

Beautiful. Haunting. Rare. The Fabergé Eggs are on display at the Carter Museum of History and Science. Jason Hood, the museum’s pretentious owner, knows their value is bound to attract attention, but the coordinated attack on the exhibit is not something he saw coming…

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NEW RELEASE!

I Blackmailed Her Brother
(Love at First Crime #5)
 

By Jessica Frances

I blackmailed her brother, so she took my heart and held it ransom.
I made a mistake.
I did something unforgivable.
I broke her trust.
I shattered the life we were building together.
And I hate myself for the pain I caused her.

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COMING SOON!

Clearcut 

By Jack Mahoney

Adrian Cervantes’s Ranger squad was betrayed and ambushed in Iraq, sent to deliver an embezzled payoff to a man who didn’t exist. The lone survivor, Cervantes went AWOL, returning to the States to distribute his purloined cash to the families of his squad…

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REVIEW!

Up All Night’s
Forbidden Fruit: The Soul Seeker

By Sean Allen Poe

This is a murder mystery that is set in the hills of California. A detective named Andrew is investigating the murder of a fortune 500 mogul named Thomas Rover. The case takes a twist when a young and beautiful woman named Dominance comes into play, she is the main suspect in the murder. She turns out to be more than a suspect, she is a Soul Seeker. Follow Andrew as he tries not to fall into a web of lies, deceit and death.

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NEW RELEASE!

Death & Damages:

A Mystery and Thriller Collection

Danger lurks around every corner!

Fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and John Grisham will devour these puzzling mysteries and gripping thrillers.

Pre-order today to secure this thrilling limited edition collection!

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REVIEW!

Born Scared

By Kevin Brooks

Elliot is terrified of almost everything.

From the moment he was born, his life has been governed by acute fear. The only thing that keeps his terrors in check are the pills that he takes every day…

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After the Fire 

By Will Hill

The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.

But there are lies behind Father John's words. Outside, there are different truths.

Then came the fire.

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COMING SOON!

Powder
(The Legotti Family #3)

By Leopold Borstinski

Owning a huge amount of money is useless if you can’t spend it. With the mob and the Feds on your tail, the last thing you need is family trouble. And there’s plenty of that in this gripping new installment in the life of the Lagotti clan.

Set three years after the First Bank of Baltimore robbery, this fresh tale is a perfect stand-alone story, which will be enjoyed by new and existing readers.

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