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New Thriller from Lis Wiehl and April Henry

A Matter of Trust is the first novel in the Mia Quinn series by Lis Wiehl and April Henry, the dynamic writing team that brought us the Triple Threat series. Mia Quinn works for the King County prosecutor’s office.  She … Continue reading

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A Light-Hearted Look at Facing Challenges and Changes

What would you do if you lost the main skill or ability that is essential to your job? Daphne Sweeten trained in Paris as a perfume creator.  She left Paris and took a job in Dayton, Ohio to be with … Continue reading

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Gripping WWII Spy Story

The Flames of Resistance, by Tracy Groot, is a gripping World War II spy novel set in Nazi-occupied France in the months before D-Day.   Brigitte Durand, a clerk at the US Embassy, fled Paris to return to her family home … Continue reading

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Humorous Mystery With Many Twists

The play on words in the title of “Too Good to Be Truman” is only the beginning of the clever prose used by Chris Well in his first Harry Truman mystery.  No, it’s not about the late president.  This Harry … Continue reading

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Illusions of a Grand Tour

In the early twentieth century, wealthy young Americans took a year off after high school or college to tour Europe.  The grand tour was modeled after a tradition of wealthy Europeans that dated back to the 1600’s.  This is the … Continue reading

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Contemporary Tale About Dealing with Past Issues

Bethany Quinn is a young, successful architect with a prestigious Chicago firm.  She has established herself in the Windy City where no one knows the small-town girl from the trailer park in rural Iowa who could only think of escape … Continue reading

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Fascinating Story of Love, Loss and Ghosts

Corrie Saunders is a young widow.  Having lost her husband Jarrod to the war in Iraq, she moves to his hometown of Saunders Creek to remodel the family homestead that his grandparents left to him. Poor Corrie faces problems on … Continue reading

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Quiet – the Power of Introverts

Quiet, by Susan Cain, is subtitled “The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”  Cain has written a well-researched tome on why some of us are introverted, the varying degrees of introversion, and why having introverts on … Continue reading

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Speculative Fiction Involving Nebuchadnezzar’s Madness

Garden of Madness, by Tracy L. Higley, takes place at the end of Nebuchadnezzar’s seven years of madness as described in the book of Daniel.  This is one of the books in Higley’s Seven Wonders of the Ancient World series, … Continue reading

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Well-Written Novel of an Immigrant in Wyoming

Can you imagine being in a foreign country where few people speak your language, and then losing your husband and home?  That’s what happens to Francesca Sittoni in Alethea Williams’ new novel, Willow Vale.  Not long after she and her … Continue reading

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