Review: A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery #2) by Dianne Freeman

You all know how much I love a fun historical mystery and Kensington Publishing has a bevy  of fabulous authors to choose from. And I have read a number of them and consistently enjoy many of their authors.

So when this one came up for review, I was counting on Kensington Publishing to not let me down! This author is new to me and even though it’s the second in a series, it is only the second book so I hoped that I hadn’t missed too much by starting on book 2 rather than book 1.

The cover of this book is so bright, cheerful, and eye-catching…..I almost forgot that it was meant to be a murder mystery! Continue reading “Review: A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery #2) by Dianne Freeman”


Review: The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets

I wanted to read this book for entirely superficial reasons.

I loved the dog on the cover.

I know, I know, you can barely see the dog but I know it’s a husky and I have a husky so as a husky lover, I couldn’t pass this book up based on that alone. That and in the summary it sounded like said dog was going to be part of the book, as the main character worked with rescue dogs.

So that’s what roped me in initially, but then I read the description and I liked the sound of the thriller/suspense genre mixed with a romance aspect of the book, so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading “Review: The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets”

Review: The Right Sort of Man (Sparks and Bainbridge Mystery #1) by Allison Montclair

I am always on the look out for new historical mysteries that I might like, especially ones with sassy heroines. I have my usual go to authors but often I find myself waiting on books from numerous favorite authors and I am itching to fill the gaps and find the next ‘it mystery series’.

That’s what happened with this one. I already read the latest historic mysteries from my usual go to authors and found myself wondering—what now? This book appeared on my desk for review literally at just the right moment.

It is a new mystery series set in the 1940s, just after the end of the war and these two women are opening a marriage match making business which I thought sounded odd but yet intriguing! Continue reading “Review: The Right Sort of Man (Sparks and Bainbridge Mystery #1) by Allison Montclair”

Review: The Night Before by Wendy Walker

This one arrived on my desk a couple of weeks ago and I loved the classic thriller cover. Thrillers have such a distinct style of cover and I opened this one and I was like ‘yep thriller’ before I even got it out of the package.

Author, Wendy Walker, has written a few other thrillers and her latest one, The Night Before, has had a ton of advanced praise and is popping up all over my social media! I was intrigued mostly by the cover because I thought it was eye catching, but the summary sounded promising and interesting.

While there is a summary for the book—it’s short. It doesn’t really give you a whole lot to go on, and for the most part it sounds pretty basic—-girl goes missing. Blah. Except that it leaves you feeling like wait, that’s it?! So basic but yet I want to know more, because thrillers are anything but basic right? That’s exactly how this one hooked me in. Even the press package gave me only the slightest hint of what this book was about. The summary was brief and tantalizing and left me wanting to know more. Continue reading “Review: The Night Before by Wendy Walker”

Review: The Vanishing Man (Charles Lenox Mysteries 0.2) by Charles Finch

I have been a long time fan of the Charles Lenox mystery series. I believe I binge read the first three books and then had to wait for the next one to come out and when it did, it was in my Kindle on release day since I had it on pre-order months in advance!

Charles Lenox has been a wonderfully entertaining detective and I adore so many of the mysteries in this series! Sadly I got sidetracked by other books and missed a couple in the middle, but I always came back to the series and found something to love in many of the books!

When I saw that a prequel was in the works I was ecstatic and eager to read about a young Charles Lenox! I haven’t read The Woman in the Water yet, which is the first prequel, but I was thrilled when The Vanishing Man came up. I have had a lot of luck jumping around in this series and I figured the prequels would be no different. Continue reading “Review: The Vanishing Man (Charles Lenox Mysteries 0.2) by Charles Finch”