Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Critical Threat

Can you imagine living with the reality that your father is a serial killer?  Sam not only knew but he was the one who turned him in to the police.  

An interesting story that has quite a lot of underlying emotional overtones.  FBI Special Agent Grace Billingsley has overwhelming guilt over her past. Prison psychiatrist Sam Monroe has his own demons to deal with.  

Can Sam and Grace work together to catch a serial killer?  Can they put their emotional issues aside to get the job done? 

I enjoyed the book not knowing what was going to happen next.  I have read a few of Lynette Eason's books and have enjoyed each one. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with this one.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Christmas at the Little Knitting Box

I'm a crocheter but it didn't stop me from reading this cute story. A chance for love at Christmas.

I so wanted Cleo to be happy.  Is Dylan the one for her?  

Helen Rolfe wrote this delightful book.  I haven't read much by this author but I'm anxious to read more.

There just might be a chance of a Happily ever after amongst the skeins of yarn.



Helen Rolfe writes romantic fiction and women's fiction. She enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community. Characters often face challenges and must fight to overcome them, but above all, Helen's stories always have a happy ending. Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen's books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries around the world. So far, locations have included Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Connecticut, Bath and the Cotswolds. She also loves creating village settings or places with a small-town feel and a big sense of community. Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia where she eventually turned her attentions back to the career she'd dreamt of when she was fourteen. She studied writing and journalism and wrote articles for women's health and fitness magazines. Helen began writing fiction in 2011 and hasn't missed the I.T. world one little bit... in fact she may just have found her dream job! You can find Helen at: www.helenjrolfe.com https://www.facebook.com/helenjrolfewriter https://twitter.com/hjrolfe https://www.instagram.com/helen_j_rolfe/


Friday, December 16, 2022

A Christmas Memory

There are only 182 pages in this book.  A small book.  But it contains some very important messages between the covers.  

I love reading each and every book by Richard Paul Evans.  This is no exception.  It touched my heart.  Mr. Evans shared a Christmas memory that resonates with me. 

I highly recommend this touching story.  It's not a typical Christmas story like you would expect by the title.   


Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. He has since written 41 consecutive New York Times bestsellers and is one of the few authors in history to have hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. There are more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than 22 languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, five Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, The Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award, and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. Evans lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children and two grandchildren.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Samantha Price - An Amish Christmas Caper

Would you ever imagine seeing an Amish woman working at a store's as Mrs. Claus?  Well, that is where Mary landed up after not doing to well in other departments.  She needed a job and this was her only option.  She didn't want anyone to know her secret.  But secrets do get out.

Her mother had the neighbor, Abraham picked out for Mary's husband.  How can Mom be so wrong?  Mary had her eye on someone else.  Mary discovers that her Mother knew best.  

A cute Christmas story that is bound to make you smile.  

I received this from the author to review.

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Samantha Price wrote stories from a young age, but it wasn't until later in life that she took up writing full time. Samantha is best known for the Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries series and the Expectant Amish Widows series.

To learn more about Samantha and her books, visit: SamanthaPriceAuthor.com


Samantha Price is a USA Today bestselling author of Amish romance books and cozy mysteries. She was raised Brethren and has a deep affinity for the Amish way of life, which she has explored extensively with over a decade of research.

She is mother to two pampered rescue cats, and a very spoiled staffy with separation issues.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

A Trail so Lonesome

A Trail So Lonesome Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book: A Trail So Lonesome

Author: Lacy Williams

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: January 12, 2023

Spending five months eating trail dust wasn’t Leo Spencer’s first choice. Or his second. He’s not one to run away, but some situations can’t be fixed and his family—two brothers and a sister—needs to start over. Which is how he finds himself on a westbound wagon train.

Evangeline has a secret, one that has sent her on a journey across the plains on the Oregon Trail. When her father is badly hurt and she needs help, Leo is there. A deal is struck and the two unlikely friends form an alliance… that leads to more.

But Evangeline’s secret looms over her… and Leo’s family troubles are far from over.


A Trail So Lonesome Excerpt 5

“You’re our captain. Isn't that reason enough?" She sounded stiff and uncomfortable. And maybe it was wrong of him to feel a bit of glee.

"It’d be more believable if we play-act that I am your beau.” 

She was silent.

“You know it’s not real. So do I. But to everyone else, we are courting. No one will question it.”

She still didn't say anything, and he wondered for a moment whether his pride and his suggestion had lost him the chance for that cash.

But then her voice came stiff and cold in the darkness. "Fine."

She'd agreed. Maybe he would regret it when he was fully awake or tomorrow morning, when she couldn't hide that little displeased frown. But for now, he could almost taste the freedom of knowing that his siblings were settled and well taken care of.

"You should get some rest," he said. "I've got to go on watch."

He sensed more than saw her nod in the darkness. "I'll walk you back to your tent."

She hesitated. Was she rethinking the whole thing?

“Good night,” she muttered.

And it was. A night offering him a whole new start.



Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see in Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published sixty books in a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at www.lacywilliams.net/vip 

A Mother's Christmas Wish

A wonderful book that shows that you are given a second (third or fourth) chance to make things right.  

Emma made some terrible decisions that resulted in her moving to her Aunt Bessie's pub in Ryhope.  Emma no sooner arrived when one more rash behavior changed her life forever.

The characters in this story were fantastic to read about.  It  just was what you would think who would reside in a small village.  Everyone knows your business.  No one can really keep a secret.  And Emma did have secrets.

I really enjoyed the book.  This was my first time reading anything by Glenda Young.  This won't be last.  I love historical stories based in England.  I had to laugh when they introduced Christmas crackers to Emma.  I  bought them for Christmas last year.  I have a picture of the whole family wearing their paper hats around the table.

I was given the opportunity to read this ebook by Boldwood Books to review.  Thank you for that as I loved it.


Glenda Young credits her local library in the village of Ryhope, where she grew up, for giving her her love of books. She still lives close by in Sunderland and often gets her ideas for her stories on long bike rides along the coast. A life-long fan of Coronation Street, she runs two fan websites for which she sometimes interviews the cast of the show.

A Conflicted Betrothal

  Temperance and Tabitha were sisters.  Temperance always felt second best.   She wasn't as beautiful and she wore glasses!   But she wa...