Book Chat with Best-selling Author, Charles Frazier

On April 28, 2019, in an austere gallery in Davidson College's most central building, international best-selling author Charles Frazier joined a group of Davidson, NC citizens for a chat about his latest book, Varina – a poignant fictional account of the life of Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis. It was an honor to get… Continue reading Book Chat with Best-selling Author, Charles Frazier

Mystery May | Book Review | Riding Shotgun by Andy Rausch

Crime Wave Press · July 2017 · 102 pgsDear Reader, Hard-boiled crime novels are a bit of a departure from the books I have been reviewing lately, but I have read the genre in the past, and overall, I believe that Andy Rausch's collection of novellas, Riding Shotgun, does a much better job of making… Continue reading Mystery May | Book Review | Riding Shotgun by Andy Rausch

Mystery May | Book Review | The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich

March 26th 2019 ∙ G.P. Putnam's Sons ∙ 320 pages Dear Reader, The Big Kahuna is full of Evanovich's iconic situational comedy and is one more laugh-out-loud story by the master of the comedy-mystery genre.  This novel offers a much-needed break from real life for readers - beginning with a flash mob organized by former… Continue reading Mystery May | Book Review | The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich

Mystery May |Book Review| Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

 Kensington Press · February 2019 · 304 pgs   Dear Reader, 19 years and 26 books show that Joanne Fluke offers a great deal to readers with her Hannah Swensen series. I reviewed her first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder a few months ago and was glad to visit The Cookie Jar once again. What… Continue reading Mystery May |Book Review| Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Mystery May | Book Review|The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt · March 2019 · 338 pgs   Dear Reader, I have mentioned before that one thing I look at in mystery books is how hard or easy is it to figure out who did it.  If it is too hard, that typically means there just wasn't enough clues, and if it is… Continue reading Mystery May | Book Review|The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Top 5 Anticipated Novels Released in May

These are some of the books I’m looking forward to next month. Happy reading! 1. The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich May 7, 2019 * 320 pages * G.P. Putnam's Sons First Impressions: Full of Evanovich's iconic situational comedy, this new novel featuring Fox & O'Hare is going to be one more laugh-out-loud story by… Continue reading Top 5 Anticipated Novels Released in May

Fantasy Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

  Dear Reader, I reviewed Cho's very first novel a few weeks ago - Sorcerer to the Crown and I was very impressed by it.  This second book in the series lacks some of the qualities that I loved about the first book but is well worth reading. What I Like About The BookCho is a… Continue reading Fantasy Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

Book Review| The Scribbly Man by Terry Goodkind

Dear reader, Terry Goodkind’s latest work of fiction, the first of five novellas to be published every three months , is like reconnecting with old friends. I didn’t realize how much I had missed Richard and Kahlan - the perfect magical couple in a world full of mostly magical troubles - but I found catching… Continue reading Book Review| The Scribbly Man by Terry Goodkind

Book Review | Is Lake Silence the Vacation Spot of your Dreams?

  Dear Reader, Lake Silence would not be my choice of fictional vacation spots, but Anne Bishop creates a world so full of detail that it is easy to determine if it would be your choice to rest, relax, and explore. If you haven't read Anne Bishop's last 5-book series, You The Others, (which I… Continue reading Book Review | Is Lake Silence the Vacation Spot of your Dreams?

The Top 5 Anticipated Novels coming out in April

Always on the lookout for new reads, the following five novels are my most anticipated new releases this month (April 2019): The Scribbly Man (Book 1 of 4 in the A Children of D'Hara Novella Series) - April 4 2019  A Spy is Born by Emily Kimelman - April 4, 2019 Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline -… Continue reading The Top 5 Anticipated Novels coming out in April

Book Review | Endearingly Frustrating Characters are Kinsella’s Specialty

Dear Reader, If you have ever read a Sophie Kinsella novel then you know how character driven they are. From her use of first person limited voice to her theme of personal growth, the novels are the main character. I usually limit my book reviews to mystery and fantasy genre but I have enjoyed Kinsella… Continue reading Book Review | Endearingly Frustrating Characters are Kinsella’s Specialty

Book Review | A Classic Fantasy Series by a New, Up-and-coming Author

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Dear reader, I’ve discovered a talented new author for my bookshelves! Zen Cho’s first novel, Sorcerer to the Crown is a magical trip back in time to a Victorian England that is full of magic and mystery. On the novel's darker side, Cho explorers racism and sexism in… Continue reading Book Review | A Classic Fantasy Series by a New, Up-and-coming Author