Review: The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley (Audible Edition)

One night I was browsing for a new audiobook on Audible and the book The Light Behind the Window by Lucinda Riley popped up as a recommended read. I was so excited because I thought it was a new Lucinda Riley book so I downloaded it immediately.

Then I realized that it wasn’t a new Lucinda Riley book but rather the UK title for The Lavender Garden. Which was actually ok because I have had The Lavender Garden on my TBR since 2013 so I thought it must have been a sign that it was time to read it.

I started listening to it in my car while driving my son to school one morning and for the rest of the week I found myself leaving the house earlier and earlier to drop him off so that I could listen to this one just a little longer. Continue reading “Review: The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley (Audible Edition)”

Special Feature: The Tory by T.J. London

The Tory
by T.J. London

Audiobook Publication Date: August 31, 2020

Narrated by: Shane East, Tara Langella, Patrick Zeller, Marnye YoungLength: 15 hrs and 15 mins

Series: The Rebels and Redcoats Saga, Book #1
Genre: Historical Fiction



His king or his conscience…which will he choose?

It is the winter of 1776, and Captain John Carlisle, one of His Majesty’s not-so-finest, has gone back to the scene of the crime to right a wrong so dark it left a permanent stain on what was once an illustrious career and left a man broken, defeated, in search of justice…

In an effort to win back his commission, he must discover the true nature of the relationship between the Six Nations of the Iroquois and the Colonial Army. Undercover as a war profiteer, John travels to the treacherous Mohawk River Valley and infiltrates local society, making friends with those he’s come to betray.

But a chance meeting with a beautiful half Oneida innkeeper, whose tragic history is integrally linked to his own, will provide him with the intelligence he needs to complete his mission—and devastate her people.

Now, as the flames of war threaten to consume the Mohawk Valley, John has the chance to not only serve King and country, but to clear his name. When the truth he uncovers ties his own secrets to those in the highest positions of the British military and threatens the very life of the woman he’s come to love, he will be forced to make a choice…

“The pages fly as you immerse yourself in this fantastic adventure.” – RT Book Reviews

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Review: The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (Audible Edition)

I did a special feature on this book when it first came out. While it sounded good I wasn’t sure that it was one that I wanted to move up on my TBR list.

Then I started seeing a lot of other people on my Instagram talking about this one and was intrigued by some of their reviews. So I decided to take it to my book club and see what they thought.

We had fully planned on reading a different book for our September read, but this one sounded different and it also sounded like it that would generate a lot of great discussion for the book club. Continue reading “Review: The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (Audible Edition)”

Review: The Whisper Man by Alex North (Audible Edition)

My book club pick for August was The Whisper Man and I was so excited for it because I have had the book from my Book of the Month box for over a year.

I often find myself looking at it on my shelves and think, ‘this is the month I am going to read it’ and then something else catches my eye and I forget until the next time my eye wanders that way.

This month though I was determined to read it and was thrilled that my book club selected it for August! Continue reading “Review: The Whisper Man by Alex North (Audible Edition)”

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)”