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Bookish News and Friday Read

Open Season, the first book in the popular Seasons Mystery Series is free today and tomorrow for Kindle users even those who don’t have Kindle Unlimited. This is done periodically to give all Kindle readers a chance to snag the book and meet Sarah & Angel, two homicide detectives who fight crime on the mean …

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Book Review: Shelterwood by Lisa Wingate

Before posting the book review, I want to share a couple of inspirational items that a friend sent me. First: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King Jr. Oh, how true that is. The unknown can be so scary, but we never get past where …

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Grief Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date

The other day I had a most delightful visit with my neighbor across the street. Before I talk about that, however, it might be good to give a little background on this particular neighbor. The neighborhood where I live is primarily populated with Spanish families, and many of the folks don’t speak very much English. …

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Pop-Up Blog Hop and Giveaway

AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS byKellye Abernathy YA / Magical Realism / Coming of AgePublisher: Atmosphere PressPage Count: 296 pagesPublication Date: February 6, 2024 **** Scroll down for a giveaway! **** “This is a night for being brave.” In the aftermath of a devastating sickness that shatters their close-knit beach town, six lonely kids are drawn together …

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Cursing and Praying

Mark Twain once said that “under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer,” and people have been swearing as long as they’ve been praying. That’s an interesting tidbit of trivia about Mark Twain, and it is a fact that folks have used colorful language for a lot more than describing pretty flowers or what’s on …

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Book Blog Tour: The Desk From Hoboken

THE DESK FROM HOBOKEN A Genealogy Mystery, #1byML Condike Mystery / Women Sleuths / Forensic GenealogyPublisher: Harbor Lane Books, LLCDate of Publication: March 5, 2024Number of Pages: 446 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! After a personal loss, forensic genealogist RaeJean Hunter accepts what she believes is a straightforward case to ease back into the game: …

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Blog Tour: To Rescue A Witch by Lisa A. Traugott

TO RESCUE A WITCHbyLisa A. Traugott Historical Fiction / Action & Adventure / Witch TrialsPage Count: 398 pagesPublication Date: March 1, 2024 It’s 1739. An abused girl accused of witchcraft must be defended by a man married to an actual witch. William MacLeod, a fierce Scottish lawyer with a kind heart, takes on a daunting …

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