4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie (review)

First published in 1957, 4:50 from Paddington is a delightful post-war era English country house mystery that left me guessing until the surprise reveal, making this a perfect first experience reading a Miss Marple Mystery and my first book by Agatha Christie as well. Witnessing a murder on a passing train, Elspeth Miggilicuddy diligently reports … Continue reading 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie (review)

Spotlight+Review: Hearts of Steel by Elizabeth Camden

Hearts of Steel by Elizabeth Camden Publication Date: January 17, 2023 Bethany House Publishers Genre: Historical Romance/Christian Series: The Blackstone Legacy, Book #3 His steel empire has catapulted him to the top of the world, but loving her could cost him everything. Maggie Molinaro survived a hardscrabble childhood in the downtrodden streets of Manhattan to … Continue reading Spotlight+Review: Hearts of Steel by Elizabeth Camden

A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus, read by Polly Lee (audiobook review)

Kate Albus knocks it out of the park with her debut, A Place to Hang the Moon. Set on the homefront in England during World War II, when children were being evacuated to the country, this story of three orphans in search of their forever home is delightful and heartwarming middle grade fiction that adults … Continue reading A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus, read by Polly Lee (audiobook review)

Spotlight+Excerpt: Midnight Blue by Susie Waltner

Welcome to my stop on the Blog + Review Tour for Midnight Blue by Suzie Waltner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! After you read the excerpt and description then rush to purchase your copy of Midnight Blue, be sure to enter the fabulous tour-wide giveaway below. Excerpt Unaware of the storm brewing around her, Harmony closed her … Continue reading Spotlight+Excerpt: Midnight Blue by Susie Waltner

The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz (launch team review)

Set during the time of Jacobite Risings that saw Catholic subjects rebelling against a protestant ruler, the daughter of an English Duke finds herself secreted in a Scottish Laird’s tower in Laura Frantz’s The Rose and The Thistle. As Lady Blythe anxiously awaits word from her father, as he evades capture for his Jacobite leanings, … Continue reading The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz (launch team review)

Book Blast: Ascent by Cathie Dunn

Ascent by Cathie Dunn Publication Date: April 8, 2022 Ocelot Press Series: House of Normandy, Book One Genre: Historical Fiction A brutal Viking raid heralds the dawn of a new, powerful dynasty – the House of Normandy Neustria, Kingdom of the West Franks AD 890 Fourteen-year-old Poppa’s life changes when Northmen land near Bayeux. Count … Continue reading Book Blast: Ascent by Cathie Dunn

A Winter at the White Queen by Denise Weimer (quick review)

What a lovely way to start off my reading year for 2023! As Ellie Hastings interferes and investigates prospective suitors for her pretty cousin - at the behest of her aunt - she is skeptical when it comes to the secretive but eligible Lewis Thornton. What ensues is a delightful little romp of a novella, … Continue reading A Winter at the White Queen by Denise Weimer (quick review)

Fair Mountain Christmas by Heidi Eljarbo (novella review)

“How could a few days at Fair Mountain change a life?” Fair Mountain Christmas, page 76 Lacking inspiration for the Christmas article she has been assigned, Juni takes her dog Leo to the family cabin and begins to immerse herself in memories. Still struggling, the invitation to visit Moose Lodge may provide just what she … Continue reading Fair Mountain Christmas by Heidi Eljarbo (novella review)