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:


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,

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


"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

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.”


“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.”

I am partnering with the author for this giveaway.
 November 28 - December 5
Enter here

Happy Thanksgiving

ENJOY your family and food.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


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


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 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.


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


TWITTER: @HuntAuthor
FACEBOOK: @AuthorMargotHunt


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Monday, November 25, 2019

Spine Poem #3

Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

@ eggs

Today’s Prompt:  SPINE POEM #3

What spine poem will you create?


It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 11/25/2019
I hope you had a great reading week.  
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.
Books Completed:

THE VANISHING by Jayne Ann Krentz - review will be on January 7, 2010 - finished on November 21.

HOUSE ON ENDLESS WATER by Emuna Elon - review will be on January 6, 2020 - finished on November 17.

GOOD GIRLS LIE by J. T. Ellison - review will be on December 30 - finished on November 12.

A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN by Francoise Frenkel - review will be on December 10 - finished on November 8.

THE SUNDOWN MOTEL by Simone St. James - review will be on February 18, 2020 - finished on November 3.

THE GERMAN HOUSE by Annette Hess - review will be on December 12 - finished on October 30.

This book is a MUST read.

REPUTATION by Sara Shepard - review will be on December 3 - finished on October 26.

Not a fan of this cover.

THE LAST AFFAIR by Margot Hunt - review will be on November 26 - finished on October 19.

RED LETTER DAYS by Sarah-Jane Stratford - blog review will be on February 25, 2020 - finished September 9.

Book Currently Reading:

ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White - review will be on January 9, 2010.

Books Up Next:

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain - review will be on January 10, 2020.

THE TENANT by Katrine Engberg - review will be on January 13, 2020.

HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS by Raymond Fleischmann - review will be on January 14, 2020.

THE BETTER LIAR by Tanen Jones - review will be on January 15.

RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE by Karma Brown - review will be on January 20, 2020.

THE VINEYARDS OF CHAMPAGNE by Juliet Blackwell - review will be on January 21, 2020.

THE LIGHT AFTER THE WAR by Anita Abril - review will be on February 4, 2020.

RUBY OF THE SEA by Peggy Lampman - review will be on February 5, 2020.

THE BORGIA CONFESSIONS by Alyssa Palumbo - review will be on February 11, 2020.
PLEASE SEE US by Caitlin Mullen - review will be on March 2, 2020.
LOST AT SEA by Erica Boyce - review will be on March 3, 2020.

THE SEA OF LOST GIRLS by Carol Goodman - review will be on March 4, 2020.

MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell - review will be on March 10, 2020.

SOMETHING SHE'S NOT TELLING US by Darcey Bell - review will be on April 6, 2010.

THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF AUGUST MARCH by Aaron Jackson - review will be on April 7, 2010.

THE NEW HUSBAND by D. J. Palmer - the review will be on April 13, 2020.

SIMON THE FIDDLER by Paulette Jiles - review will be on April 14, 2020. 

THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY by Lori Nelson Spielman - review will be on April 21, 2020.
STORIES WE NEVER TOLD by Sonja Yoerg - review will be on April 23, 2020.

A GOOD MARRIAGE by Kimberly McCreight - review will be on May 5, 2020.

THE WIFE STALKER by Liv Constantine - review will be on May 19, 2020.

SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST by D. R. Randsall - review will be on May 13, 2020.