Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir

Trip, Jonathan, Jack...which one was he? He had a different name for each woman he was seducing.

How did he keep his names and his stories straight about who he was?

Hopefully he will slip up one day. 

One slip came out when Johnathan's wife, Holly, had a friend tell her that her husband saw Jonathan on a flight to Los Angeles. Really? He said he was going to San Francisco. 

We follow Trip, Jonathan, and Jack as he sets up three women and uses them for his advantage and for helping him increase his wealth.

None of the three even has a clue about what he’s been doing for the past 20 some years.  

What a liar and a con man he was.  He had an answer for every question and situation that came up when  the women asked him where he was and why something happened.

I did enjoy the basic premise and was hoping they would find out about Trip, Jonathan, and Jack, but all the background and details about each of his business adventures made the book drag for me. 

The first quarter of the book was not interesting at all. I about gave up until something happened that peaked my interest, but the book still wasn’t pull you in until the last quarter.  The last quarter was excellent.

I had to keep going to see what happened so I guess it did pull me in at some point.  :) 3/5

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



Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Becky Farwell was brilliant in math and made money during high school tutoring friends either for money, clothes, or shoes.

Her life wasn't easy, though. Her mother had died, and she was left taking care of her ill father so she felt she couldn't go to college.

What she did do was help her father with his failing business and work as the town's treasurer.  

She does some shady things with the town's money because she had developed a love and obsession for art, and you know art is expensive.

We follow Becky from her high school days to her days as an art connoisseur which got her into terrible debt to the town as she skimmed money from the treasurer’s office accounts into a personal account.

I actually liked her even though she was doing things not on the up and up. Becky was a determined woman when it came to her art and what she wanted.

THE TALENTED MISS FARWELL is an enjoyable read simply because you can't believe what she is doing.

The writing is fresh and pulls you in. A wonderful book for a debut.

Art aficionados and any reader who just needs something different will find this book enjoyable. 5/5

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

Monday, September 28, 2020

Books by Todd Borg

 

Have you read any of Todd Borg books?

His mysteries are always good.

I hope you give them a try.

All are reviewed on this blog.


Mailbox Monday - 9/28/2020


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!!
Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Here’s a shout out to the administrators:
Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha @ Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf 
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THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.
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On Tuesday, September 22, I received:

1.  THE CHILDREN'S TRAIN by Viola Ardone, courtesy of HarperVia and Netgalley.
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On Wednesday, September 23, I received:
1.  THE LAST TIARA by M. J. Rose, courtesy of Blue Box Press and NetGalley.
It sounds VERY good.
 
2.  OUR LITTLE CRUELTIES by Liz Nugent, courtesy of the author, Gallery Books, and NetGalley.
 
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On Thursday, September 24, I received:
1.  THE EXILES by Christina Baker Kline, courtesy of BookBrowse and Harper Collins.
 


It's Monday!! What are YOU Reading? - 9/28/2020

  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 GIRL IN THE MIRROR by Rose Carlyle- review will be on October 20 - finished on September 25.

************TAHOE HIT by Todd Borg - review will be on October 14 - finished on September 22.

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THREE SINGLE WIVES by Gina LaManna - review is in the book's title.

This book is very good...add it to your TBR.
 
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CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 by Lisa Unger - review will be on October 7 - finished on September 13.
 
This books needs to be in your TBR this fall.

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND BRAVE by Hazel Gaynor - review will be on October 6 - finished on September 10.

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I KNOW WHAT I SAW by S.K. Sharp - review will be on October 2 - finished on September 6.

Good story line, but took too long to get to the end.

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MILLICENT GLENN'S LAST WISH by Tori Whitaker - review will be on October 1 - finished on September 4.

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THE THREE MRS. WRIGHTS by Linda Kerr - review will be on September 30 - finished on August 30.

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THE TALENTED MISS FARWELL by Emily Gray Tedrowe - review will be on September 29 - finished on August 27.

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TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH by Gilly MacMillan - review is in the book's title

To Tell You the Truth: A Novel by [Gilly Macmillan]
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ELI'S PROMISE by Ronald H. Balson - review is in the book's title.
THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY by Lori Nelson Spielman - review will be on November 17 - finished on February 16, 2020.

LOVED this book.

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Crossed-Sisters-Tuscany-Nelson-Spielman/dp/1984803166/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=the+starcrossed+sisters+of+tuscany&qid=1571428146&sr=8-3
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Book Currently Reading:

THE EXILES by Christina Baker Kline - review will be on October 16.

This book is FANTASTIC!!
 
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Books Up Next:

TELL ME MY NAME by Erin Ruddy - REVIEW WILL BE ON OCTOBER 27.
 
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THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO PRAGUE by Carol Windly - review will be on November 3. 

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OUR LITTLE CRUELTIES by Liz Nugent - review will be on November 9.
 
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THE TRANSATLANTIC BOOK CLUB by Felcity Hayes-McCoy - review will be on November 10.

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THE NIGHT PORTRAIT by Laura Morelli - review will be on November 19.

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COVER YOUR TRACKS by Daco S. Auffenorde - review will be on November 20.

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IN SEARCH OF A NAME by Marjolijn Van Heemstra - review will be on November 23.

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 TRACE OF DECEIT by Karen Odden - review will be on November 24.

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I'M STAYING HERE by Marco Balzano - review will be on December 1.
 
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 TAKE IT BACK by Kia Abdullah - review will be on December 8.
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HE LAST TO SEE HER by Courtney Evan Tate - review will be on December 15.

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

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THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins - review will be on January 5, 2021.


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MARION LANE AND THE INQUIRERS by T. A. Willberg - review will be on January 6, 2021.

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LANA'S WAR by Anita Abriel - review will be on January 11, 2021.

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THE PERFECT GUESTS by Emma Rous - review will be on January 12, 2021.
 
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THE CHILDREN'S TRAIN by Viola Ardone - review will be on January 13.
 
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THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles - review will be on February 2, 2021 .
 

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THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS by Susan Meissner - review will be on February 3.
  
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THE LAST TIARA by M. J. Rose - review will be on February 4.
 
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THE ECHO WIFE - Sarah Galley - review will be on February 16, 2021.
 

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SURVIVING SAVANNAH by Patti Callahan - review will be on March 9.

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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 WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE by Stephanie Dray - review will be on March 30, 2021.
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THE GOOD SISTER by Sally Hepworth - review will be on April 13, 2021.

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