Review: Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon (Audible Edition)

I’ve seen this book off and on my social media the last couple of months but I wasn’t entirely sure about it. I mean I grew up playing The Oregon Trail game on the computer (best game ever!) and since I live in Oregon I have studies the Oregon Trail extensively and frontier culture especially for my masters.

But for whatever reason this book just didn’t grab me right away when it came out. But after a few dud books I really wanted to read some thing that I was sure would catch my interest and feel different.

I decided to bite the bullet and download the Audible edition as something to listen to while I ran errands. Continue reading “Review: Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon (Audible Edition)”

Review: The Last Mrs. Summers (Her Royal Spyness #14) by Rhys Bowen

I have been a long time Rhys Bowen fan and I have been trying to get caught up on the Royal Spyness series for the last year.

I have been reading the later mysteries out of order but going back and trying to read the earlier ones so I can have a better appreciation for the characters and their back stories.

I love Georgie and all the quirky characters in this series and when I saw another book was coming out I couldn’t wait to check it out even though I wasn’t entirely caught up with the series over all. Continue reading “Review: The Last Mrs. Summers (Her Royal Spyness #14) by Rhys Bowen”

Special Feature: A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman

A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder
by Dianne Freeman

Publication Date: July 28, 2020
Kensington Books

Genre: Historical Mystery
Series: A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, Book 3



In Dianne Freeman’s charming Victorian-era mystery series, Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, finds her sister’s wedding threatened by a vow of vengeance.

London is known for its bustle and intrigues, but the sedate English countryside can host—or hide—any number of secrets. Frances, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, needs a venue for her sister Lily’s imminent wedding, away from prying eyes. Risings, George Hazleton’s family estate in Hampshire, is a perfect choice, and soon Frances, her beloved George, and other guests have gathered to enjoy the usual country pursuits—shooting, horse riding, and romantic interludes in secluded gardens.

But the bucolic setting harbors a menace, and it’s not simply the arrival of Frances’s socially ambitious mother. Above and below stairs, mysterious accidents befall guests and staff alike. Before long, Frances suspects these “accidents” are deliberate, and fears that the intended victim is Lily’s fiancé, Leo. Frances’s mother is unimpressed by Lily’s groom-to-be and would much prefer that Lily find an aristocratic husband, just as Frances did. But now that Frances has found happiness with George—a man who loves her for much more than her dowry—she heartily approves of Lily’s choice. If she can just keep the couple safe from villains and meddling mamas.

As Frances and George search for the culprit among the assembled family, friends, and servants, more victims fall prey to the mayhem. Mishaps become full-blooded murder, and it seems that no one is safe. And unless Frances can quickly flush out the culprit, the peal of wedding bells may give way to another funeral toll…

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Review: Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

It’s so hard for me to turn down a story set in Paris. There’s a reason that Paris is called the city of romance and I simply love it and can hardly pass it up when a book comes around set in Paris, especially war time Paris.

This one sounded so incredibly promising that saying yes to it was easy. I love duel timeline narratives and this one sounded like it would be such a fun escape read.

This is a new to me author but she has written a few other books that I had heard of and I was eager to pick this one up and start reading. Continue reading “Review: Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman”

Review: The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

I only just discovered Hank P Ryan last year when I read, The Murder List. I absolutely loved The Murder List and couldn’t wait to read more by this incredible author!

Not only is she a wonderful writer but she is also a sweet, thoughtful, and kind person! I have loved getting to know her over this year and I was even more excited to read this book when it came up for review.

I had to restrain myself when this book arrived. I was so tempted to toss aside whatever I was reading at that time and start this one instead but I held off until it was closer to the time to post my review. Continue reading “Review: The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan”