Saturday, November 30, 2019

Books Read in November

I had a wonderful November of reading.

What about YOU?   What did YOU read?

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black In The Title


Thanks to these Litsy folks for today’s prompt:

#GRATEFULREADS
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today’s Prompt:  BLACK IN THE TITLE

All of these books are terrific reads.

What title are you sharing?

Book Blogger Hop - 11/29 - 12/5


Question of the Week:

Did you go shopping on Thanksgiving Night, Black Friday, or on Cyber Monday? If so, did you buy any books? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My Answer:

I did not, and I usually do not.  :)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

International Giveaway of Beyond The Moon by Catherine Taylor Burden



Catherine Taylor Burden is celebrating her book,
BEYOND THE MOON:


With an INTERNATIONAL Giveaway!!
Two E-books
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Information in this post is courtesy of the author, Catherine Taylor Burden.
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Shortlisted for the Eharmony/Orion Write Your Own Love Story Prize 2018/19

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PRAISE FOR BEYOND THE MOON:

"The characterization is spot-on, as is the historical time-line. Beyond the Moon is not only a page-turner but an intelligent appraisal of medicine, psychology and mental illness over the years. Historical fantasy at its very best." — Historical Novel Society 

"A poignant and stirring love story... Taylor’s accomplished, genre-bending book succeeds as a WW1 historical novel and a beguiling, time travel romance... The sharply written narrative deftly moves back and forth between the past and present." — Kirkus Reviews

 “A time travel romance, yet so much more than that. It is also an unflinching portrait of the horrors of war, and a look at the torturous extremes a human soul can endure. It is a sonnet to the transformative power of love, even as it is also a criticism of the futility and pointless destructiveness of war." — Shaylin Gandhi, author of By The Light of Embers
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ABOUT BEYOND THE MOON:

Outlander meets Birdsong in this haunting debut timeslip novel, where a strange twist of fate connects a British soldier fighting in the First World War and a young woman living in modern-day England a century later.”

MORE INFORMATION HERE
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


“Catherine Taylor was born and grew up on the island of Guernsey in the British Channel Islands.

She is a former journalist, most recently for Dow Jones News and The Wall Street Journal in London. 

Beyond The Moon is her first novel. 

She lives in Ealing, London, with her husband and two children.”
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GIVEAWAY: 

I am partnering with the author for this giveaway.
INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!!
TWO E-BOOKS
 November 28 - December 5
Enter here
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Happy Thanksgiving

ENJOY your family and food.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

FEATURING: THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD

Another summer, another tragic drowning, and a lot of awful memories.

After the tragedy of the drowning years ago, the beach community never expected another one.

THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD is a murder/mystery with a bit of romance.  5/5

REVIEW HERE 
 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Last Affair by Margot Hunt


The book opens with a dead woman in her back yard face down and bloody.

Who could the attacker have been? 

It could have been a number of people...the flirty neighbor, the wife having an affair with Gwen's husband, the husband, or even the daughter.  Who is the most likely one?

And....this isn't the only crisis in this book...it is only the beginning.

We have two families, two unhappy marriages, unhappy children, unhappy adults, an affair between one of the husbands and one of the wives, and a lot of drama with both the children and the adults.

The characters all seemed to be distant with each other and focused on themselves with little regard for the other family members.


I originally thought THE LAST AFFAIR would be about solving the murder even though the title should have been a clue, but the book is more focused on families. 

Most of the book was about family relationships more than the murder, but once the affair was revealed to the non-participating spouses and the murder scene described, the book’s tension ramped up and concluded with a chilling ending.

This is my first book my Ms. Hunt.  Her writing draws you in and creates situations that have you wanting to continue to see how everything turns out.

I did enjoy this book and would recommend it to mystery readers who need a change of pace for a lighter take on a mystery. 

The ending definitely turned the entire book around for me.

I hope you enjoy THE LAST AFFAIR if you read it.  4/5


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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Margot Hunt is a critically acclaimed author of psychological suspense. Her work has been praised by Publisher's Weekly, Booklist and Kirkus Reviews.

SOCIAL

TWITTER: @HuntAuthor
FACEBOOK: @AuthorMargotHunt
INSTAGRAM:@margot_hunt
GOODREADS: https://tinyurl.com/upg2du2

BUY LINKS


Harlequin
Indiebound
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-A-Million
Target
Google
iBooks
Kobo

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Spine Poem #3

Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

#NAMASTENOVEMBER
@ eggs

Today’s Prompt:  SPINE POEM #3

What spine poem will you create?

THE MISSING YEARS
SHE LIES IN WAIT
THE FIRST MISTAKE
I INVITED HER IN


Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Week on Silver's Reviews

Happy Thanksgiving Week!!

Hope you can stop by.
 

PROMPT: MEMOIR


Thanks to these Litsy folks for today’s prompt:

#GRATEFULREADS
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today’s Prompt:  MEMOIR

Fran├žoise Frenkel always loved books, libraries, and especially bookstores.

A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN is a treasure for historical fiction fans as well as book lovers.

I normally do not read memoirs, but A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN is very well done and educational. 

FULL REVIEW ON DECEMBER 10.

Friday, November 22, 2019

A Twisty Thriller

Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

#NAMASTENOVEMBER
@ eggs

Today’s Prompt:  TWISTY THRILLER

These definitely will have you on edge.

What “TWISTY THRILLER” can you add?

Book Blogger Hop - 11/22 - 11/28


Question of the Week:


Excluding the Bible, name one book that makes you feel thankful and happy. (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My Answer:

Any book that is positive about life. I can't think of a specific book.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Books I Have Read by Joshilyn Jackson

These are the only two books I have read by the fabulous Joshilyn Jackson.
I need to remedy that.

I have shared both books with many friends, and they thoroughly enjoyed the books too.

What books have you read?

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Featuring: The Shellseekers by Rosamind Pilcher



I think everyone has heard of this FABULOUS read. 

I read it with a different cover. 

What about you - have you read it, and did yours have a different cover?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

International Giveaway of Arrows of Fire Marlen Suyapa Bodden



Marlen Suyapa Bodden is celebrating her book,
Arrows of Fire:


With an INTERNATIONAL and USA Giveaway!!
E-book and Print
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Information in this post is courtesy of the author, Marlen Suyapa Bodden.
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Bestselling author Marlen Bodden was selected to be part of the prestigious 15th Annual John Cooper School Signature Author Series on December 6, 2019 to showcase her newest release, Arrows of Fire. 

A deftly crafted and inherently absorbing novel by a writer who has a genuine flair for reader engaging narrative storytelling, "Arrows of Fire" by Marlen Suyapa Bodden is an exceptionally entertaining and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Historical Fiction collections.
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PRAISE FOR ARROWS OF FIRE: 

“Bodden writes with delicacy, allowing layers of meaning to unfold slowly[.]" 
– Booklist 

"A deftly crafted and inherently absorbing novel by a writer who has a genuine flair for reader engaging narrative storytelling, Arrows of Fire by Marlen Suyapa Bodden is exceptionally entertaining." 
–  Midwest Book Review
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ABOUT ARROWS OF FIRE:

It is October 1519 and the Aztec empire of Mexico is on the edge of a disastrous collapse as Hernan Cortes leads his army of Spaniards and their native allies to attack and conquer Moctezoma's capital.

The Aztec emperor Moctezoma believes the only way to save his empire is to heed the traditional demands of the God of War and sacrifice a beautiful woman warrior named Flower in exchange for protection from the invaders.

But a different faction (known as the resistance) seek to overthrow Moctezoma and go to war against the invaders. The resistance has other plans for Flower -- if they can only help her escape before Moctezoma offers her as a sacrifice.

Will Flower make it out in time to join the resistance? Or will Moctezoma carry out a centuries-old practice of human sacrifice?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Photo Credit:  Donna Callighan

MARLEN SUYAPA BODDEN is a lawyer at The Legal Aid Society in New York City – the nation’s oldest law firm for the poor – and an anti-war, anti-slavery, and anti-death penalty activist. 
She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical human rights abuses to write Arrows of Fire, her second novel, and The Wedding Gift, an international and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
 
Marlen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University. She enjoys hiking and climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
 
Marlen was born in Honduras and immigrated with her family to the U.S.A. She was raised in the Bronx and resides in Connecticut with her husband, Timothy Rogers.
 
Learn more about Marlen and Arrows of Fire at www.marlenbodden.com, Facebook and Twitter.
 
Arrows of Fire is available everywhere books are sold.

It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Arrows of Fire" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $11.49).
Arrows of Fire is available in audiobook, too. 
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GIVEAWAY: 

I am partnering with the author for this giveaway.

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!!
E-BOOK 
USA GIVEAWAY
PRINT
November 19 - 26
Enter here
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Monday, November 18, 2019

Haunting Reads

Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

#NAMASTENOVEMBER
@ eggs

Today’s Prompt:  HAUNTING

I chose these titles from books I reviewed on my blog.

What “HAUNTING” book can you name?


Sunday, November 17, 2019

This Week on Silver's Reviews

Hope you can stop by this week to see what's happening at Silver's Reviews.

Share a PURPLE Cover

Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

#NAMASTENOVEMBER
@ eggs

Today’s Prompt: Purple Cover

TIFFANY BLUES is a beautifully written, lyrical history lesson with an engaging, memorable story line and wonderful, authentic characters.

Ms. Rose has done impeccable research into all aspects of this era and in marvelously portraying her characters’ emotions.  

Artists, mystery lovers, and historical fiction fans will adore this book.  5/5

FULL REVIEW HERE

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019