The Beekeepers Ball is the second novel in the “Bella Vista Chronicles” by Susan Wiggs. (The first is The Apple Orchard.) In this novel, Isabel Johansen is planning the opening of her cooking school on her family estate in Sonoma County, CA. She plans to use locally grown produce as well as the honey and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
I must say this is not my ordinary type of read, but the plot kept me wondering. Why would anyone kidnap a woman, tattoo her whole back side with what looks like a map, and then set her free? The City Under the Skin is made up of shady characters, all with their own […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Harper Flynn is a bartender at an LA club when gunfire erupts and a fire breaks out–and she watches helplessly as her boyfriend is gunned down and the police detective trying to save her is buried under the rubble of the collapsing building, along with 2 of the gunmen. The gunmen are killed, but the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Philip McBride died 20 years ago. Three people are convinced it was their fault, but no one is talking about it. Jake and Kate Barnett have kept secret their shared involvement in Philip’s death. Each one is trying to earn forgiveness in the live they now lead. However, when a horrendous crime comes to the back […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Teenage social melodrama is a ripe topic for fiction writers, full of opera-worthy emotions and sky-high stakes. Author Meg Abbott has recognized this and has staked it out as the milieu of her books. Her newest title, The Fever, just came out and is getting amazing reviews. However, it’s been in demand and I haven’t been able to […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nantucket Island’s biggest cheerleader is Dabney Kimball Beech. She has been the director of the Chamber of Commerce for 22 years and a resident all her life, except for the brief years attending college in Boston. One of her claims to fame is being the island’s matchmaker with 42 successful matches over the years. Her […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Notice the small fireplace under the turned up page on the cover. Ring any bells? It’s from Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon. Goodnight June is Jio’s dream of how Goodnight Moon came to be written. When June Anderson inherits her Aunt Ruby’s bookstore for children, a place of which she has many fond memories, she […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Old photographs can haunt us with their intriguing, untold stories. Helene Gestern’s first novel, The People in the Photo, begins with a search for people in a 1971 photo. Helene, a Parisian museum archivist, posts the photo in Paris and Swiss newspapers hoping for information about three people in a 1971 photograph. Her mother, one […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
I personally love a good superhero story, but one of the big misconceptions about graphic novels is that they are, essentially, comic books for adults. And when people think of comic books, they think “superheroes.” They think of sci-fi, fantasy, and other genres that aren’t set in day-to-day life. However, the graphic novel is a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kristan Higgins is a master at creating romance novels that are sweet as well as laugh-out-loud funny and Too Good to be True is no exception. Grace Emerson has been dumped by her fiance just three weeks before her wedding, and to make matters worse, her fiance left her for her younger sister. To avoid the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.