Thursday, December 31, 2020

Books Read in December

 

I read so many FAB books in December.

They will be reviewed in January and February.

How was your month?



Wednesday, December 30, 2020

My Favorite November and December 2020 Reads

FAVORITE NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER READS!!

Both were fantastic.

OUR DARKEST NIGHT - REVIEW WILL BE ON JANUARY 6

THE GIRL FROM THE CHANNEL ISLAND - REVIEW WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 2.


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Wrong Alibl by Christina Dodd

 


Petie had no luck.

She was put in a juvenile detention center for something she didn't do because she had been part of a group that was arrested.

We meet her as the story goes from present day back to her release from the detention center and to a new, promising job in Alaska.  She goes from sunny California to frigid Alaska for a job that sounded perfect.

But...is her job with Donald White really the perfect job?

I didn't trust Donald.  He has a house and a car in someone else's name and oodles of money, antiques, and investments.

Donald was a problem Petie didn't need. 

The writing style in WRONG ALIBI pulled me in, and the storyline was excellent and different.

This book is truly one you don’t want to miss because it touched so many emotions and will have you wondering how you would handle the situations Petie had to endure.

It will also have you asking yourself if you really can trust the people in your life no matter who they are.

I would call it a thriller with some tense moments that had me on edge, but I would also call it a thoughtful read.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd writes “edge-of-the-seat suspense” (Iris Johansen) with “brilliantly etched characters, polished writing, and unexpected flashes of sharp humor that are pure Dodd” (ALA Booklist).


Her fifty-eight books have been called "scary, sexy, and smartly written" by Booklist and, much to her mother's delight, Dodd was once a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle.


Enter Christina’s worlds and join her mailing list at www.christinadodd.com.


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Monday, December 28, 2020

Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

A teacher not showing up for the day?  

Mr. Payne never misses a day.


Where could he be?


Aaron's wife Lila said he was gone when she woke up, but that is normal.  

 

Lila said she had no idea where he could be, but Lila doesn't always tell the truth, and we know that Aaron was very controlling to the point of being abusive.


Lila had also found something on his phone that infuriated her, that he denied, and that caused a huge fight.


A nosey neighbor comes on the scene, and the school principal and a fellow teacher had called the police without Lila's knowledge.


Lila is a former attorney and knows how to stay cool, even though she isn't cool on the inside...she wonders where Aaron is when she knows he couldn't have gone anywhere.


When a note written on an index card is stuck in the sliding back door, its indication scares Lila because perhaps things didn't go as planned. 


Who is Lila besides Aaron's wife?  Will the police find out?  And more importantly who is Aaron?


PRETTY LITTLE WIFE takes us through the investigation as tension mounts and Lila gets more nervous because she keeps getting notes but doesn't know who they are from.  She is hoping they aren't from Aaron.


I kept thinking it had to be Lila who made Aaron disappear, but then someone else pops up.  


It is difficult to figure out what happened to him.  


Will you figure out where Aaron is and how he got there?  This book is a guessing game until the very end.


There are some nice surprises.


ENJOY!!  5/5


This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.




It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 12/28/2020

        
http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
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I hope you had a great reading week.
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed:

THE LAST TIARA by M. J. Rose - review will be on February 4 - finished on December 27.
 
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THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS by Susan Meissner - review will be on February 3 - finished on December 23.
 
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THE GIRL FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS by Jenny LeCoat - review will be on February 2 - finished on December 20.

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THE SEA GATE by Jane Johnson - review will be on January 15, 2021 - finished on December 18.
 
 
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THE LAST GARDEN IN ENGLAND by Julia Kelly - review will be on January 14, 2021 - finished on December 13.
 
 
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THE CHILDREN'S TRAIN by Viola Ardone - review will be on January 13 - finished on December 10.
 
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THE PERFECT GUESTS by Emma Rous - review will be on January 12, 2021 - finished December 6.
 
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LANA'S WAR by Anita Abriel - review will be on January 11, 2021 - finished on December 4.

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OUR DARKEST NIGHT by Jennifer Robson - review will be on January 6 - finished on December 2.
 
A beautifully written, well-researched book.
 
Do not miss reading it.

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THE CHILDREN'S BLIZZARD by Melanie Benjamin - review will be on January 8 - finished on November 29.

 
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ALL THAT WE CARRIED by Erin Bartels - review will be on January 7 - finished on November 24.
 
If you enjoy hiking and family drama, you will enjoy this book.  It was an ok read for me. 


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THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins - review will be on January 5, 2021 - finished on November 21.
 
Do NOT miss this one. 


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WRONG ALIBI by Christina Dodd - review will be on December 29 - finished on November 14.

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PRETTY LITTLE WIFE by Darby Kane - review will be on December 28 - finished on November 11.

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THE LAST TO SEE HER by Courtney Evan Tate - review is in the book's title.

Don't pass up this one.
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Book Currently Reading:

THE SURVIVORS by Jane Harper - review will be on February 5.
 
 
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Books Up Next:

THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles - review will be on February 9, 2021 .
 

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THE ECHO WIFE - Sarah Galley - review will be on February 16.
 

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THE FAMILY SHIP by Sonja Yoerg - review will be on February 23.
 
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TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Carola Lovering - review will be on March 1, 2021.
 
  
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BAND OF SISTERS by Lauren Willig - review will be on March 2.
 
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THE LOST APOTHECARY by Sarah Penner - review will be on March 3.
 
 
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EVERY LAST FEAR by Alex Finley - review will be on March 4.
 
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SURVIVING SAVANNAH by Patti Callahan - review will be on March 9.

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OFF THE WILD COAST OF BRITTANY by Juliet Blackwell - review will be on March 10, 2021.


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THE SWEET TASTE OF MUSCADINES by Pamela Terry - review will be on March 16, 2021.

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ARE WE THERE YET by Kathleen West - review will be on March 17, 2021.

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THE WHISPERING HOUSE by Elizabeth Brooks - review will be on March 18, 2021.
 
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THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE by Stephanie Dray - review will be on March 30, 2021.

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MOTHER MAY I by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on April 6, 2021.
 

THE GOOD SISTER by Sally Hepworth - review will be on April 13, 2021.

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BITTERROOT LAKE by Alicia Beckman - review will be on April 14.
 
 
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THE PERFECT DAUGHTER by D. J. Palmer - review will be on April 20, 2021.
 
 
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THE LAST NIGHT IN LONDON by Karen White - review will be on April 21, 202.
 
 
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THE SOCIAL GRACES by Renee Rosen - review will be on April 22, 2021.

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MIRRORLAND by Carole Johnstone - review will be on April 23, 2021.
 
  
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THE LAST BOOKSHOP IN LONDON by Madelein Martin - review will be on April 27, 2021.

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RUBY FALLS by Deborah Goodrich Falls - review will be on May 4, 2021.
 
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THE SOUND OF WINGS by  Suzanne Simonetti - review will be on May 5, 2021.
 
  
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THE WOMAN WITH THE BLUE STAR by Pam Jenoff - review will be on May 6, 2021.
 
  
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THE NEWCOMER by Mary Kay Andrews - review will be on May 7.

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THE HUNTING WIVES by May Cobb - review will be on May 18.

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LOCAL WOMAN MISSING by Mary Kubica - review will be on May 19.
 
 
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WHEN ROBINS APPEAR by Denise Webb - review will be on May 27, 2021.

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STRANGER IN THE MIRROR by Liv Constantine - review will be on July 6, 2021.
 
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THE IRISH STORM by J. Walter Ring - review will be on July 30.

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DARK ROADS by Chevy Stevens - review will be on August 3, 2021.

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