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G1128 E-Reading Book Review of Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg

Name of Book: Gold Digger

Author: Rebecca Rosenberg


Publisher:  Lion Heart Publishing

Part of a Series: Silver Dollar will be sequel

Type of book: 1880s, Colorado, silver mining, wealth, love, money, reputation, moving, gold, greed, community, building

Year it was published: 2019


One look at Baby Doe and you know she was meant to be a legend! She was just twenty years old when she came to Colorado to work a gold mine with her new husband. Little did she expect that she’d be abandoned and pregnant and left to manage the gold mine alone. But that didn’t stop her!

She moved to Leadville and fell in love with a married prospector, twice her age. Horace Tabor struck the biggest silver vein in history, divorced his wife and married Baby Doe. Though his new wife was known for her beauty, her fashion, and even her philanthropy, she was never welcomed in polite society.

Discover how the Tabors navigated the worlds of wealth, power, politics, and scandal in the wild days of w…

G1127 E-Reading Book Review of Winter Frost by Lauren Carr

Name of Book: Winter Frost

Author: Lauren Carr


Publisher: Acorn Books

Part of a Series: Chris Matheson Series

Type of book: Crime, cold case, Washington, crossover to other series, mystery, thriller, government, CIA, FBI, secrets, secret files

Year it was published: 2019


It all started with a chance encounter in the city with Blair, his late wife.

Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad, working under the guise of a book club, dig into the events surrounding his late wife’s supposed death halfway around the globe. A state department employee shoots himself in the back three times. A CIA operative goes missing. A woman is targeted by an international assassin three years after being declared dead in a terrorist attack overseas.

Nothing is as it seems.

In his most personal cold case, Chris fights to uncover why the state department told him that Blair, the mother of his children, had been killed when she was alive. What had she uncovered that has made her a target? Who te…

G1099 Book Review of The southern side of paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Name of Book: The Southern Side of Paradise

Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey

ISBN: 978-1-9821-1662-0

Publisher: Gallery

Part of a Series: Peachtree Bluffs Trilogy

Type of book: Georgia, Peachtree Bluffs, sisterhood, motherhood, secrets, family, friends, unexpected changes, love, dreams vs desire, marriage, happiness

Year it was published: 2019


From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, someth…

G684 Book Review of The Girls by Emma Cline

Name of Book: The Girls

Author: Emma Cline

ISBN: 978-0-8129-9860-3

Publisher: Random House Book

Type of book: California, 1960s, teenage angst, looking for love in the wrong places, cult, crime, murder, life, control

Year it was published: 2016


Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming c…

G1115 Book Review for What we do for love by Anne Pfeffer

Name of Book: What We Do For Love

Author: Anne Pfeffer

ISBN: 978-1-7338220-0-8

Publisher: Self published

Type of book: California, teenage pregnancy, reliance, art, money, day by day, modern day

Year it was published: 2019


"If Lorelai Gilmore of Gilmore Girls was dropped into a thriller, it might resemble this appealing novel." --Kirkus Reviews

Winner of Chick Lit category -- 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Thirty-eight-year-old Nicole has given up on finding love. The single mother prefers to focus on a few things that she cherishes--her sixteen-year-old son Justin, her friends, and her art.

When she convinces a major museum to show a piece of her work, and she thinks her career has finally turned a corner, her son brings home a girl, Daniela, to spend the night. Daniela's parents have thrown her out of the house: she is pregnant with Justin's child.

Shattered, Nicole feels she has no choice but to take the girl in. She finds herself falling in love with D…

G48 Book Review of The Carrion Birds by Urban Waite

Name of Book: The Carrion BIrds

Author:Urban Waite

ISBN: 978-0-06-221688-5

Publisher: William Morrow

Type of book: 1990s, New Mexico, pointless, violent, bloodbath, mystery, cartel, drugs, family, chase, action

Year it was published: 2013


Set in a small town in the Southwest, a soulful work of literary noir rife with violence, vengeance, and contrition from a fresh voice in fiction-the author of the highly acclaimed The Terror of Living

Life hasn't worked out the way Ray Lamar planned. A widower and father who has made some tragic mistakes, he's got one good thing going for him: he's calm, cool, and efficient under pressure, usually with a gun in his hand. A useful skill to have when you're paid to hurt people who stand in your boss's way.

But Ray isn't sure he wants to be that man anymore. He wants to go home to Coronado, New Mexico, to see the twelve-year-old son he hopes will recognize him. He wants to make a new life far from the violence of the last ten…

G1087 Book Review of Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain

Name of Book: Vintage 1954

Author: Antoine Laurain

ISBN: 9781910477670

Publisher: Gallic

Type of book: 2017, 1954, relatives, France, 1954 France versus 2017 France, nostalgia, finances, humor, time travel, aliens, wines, mixology, romance

Year it was published: 2019


'The very quintessence of French romance...' The Times

When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties.

The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as do antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob from Milwaukee, who's on his first trip to Europe. After their initial shock, the city of Edith Piaf and An American in Paris begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, whilst also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows.

But, ultimately, they need t…

Coming Attractions for June 2019

To be honest, I feel as if I am still coping with a few things that went wrong in my life. I also am beginning to think that it might be time to become a bit more involved in my dream projects: travel through 50 states and time travel, which might happen. Wish me luck.

Book Tours/Spotlights: 

What we do for love by Anne Pfeffer (June 6th, 2019)

The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker (June 10th, 2019)

Winter Frost by Lauren Carr (June 11th, 2019)

Burton Blake by Robert Tucker (June 20th, 2019)

Eternally Artemsia by Melissa Muldoon (June 25th, 2019)

Possible Reviews:

Alice and Gerald; A Homicidal Love Story by Ron Franscell

The Carrion Birds by Urban Waite

The Girls by Emma Cline

Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein

The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Promised Land by Martin Fletcher

The Exile by Gregory Erich Phillips

Planned Reads:

The Shame Factor; Heal Your Deepest Fears and Set Yourself Free by Stephan B. Poulter, PhD

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez …

June 2019

The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani
SR: June 5th, 2019
A House Divided-Pearl S Buck
SR: March 11th, 2016
The Summer of Ellen- Agnete Friis
SR: May 21st, 2019
FR: June 21st, 2019
All the Winding World-Kate Innes
SR: May 29th, 2019
FR: June 21st, 2019
Eternally Artemisia-Melissa Muldoon
SR: May 30th, 2019
What we do for love-Anne Pfeffer
SR: May 21st, 2019
FR: June 5th, 2019
Milady-Laura L Sullivan
SR: July 1st, 2019
The Revolutionist- Robert Tucker
SR: May 21st, 2019
FR: June 28th, 2019
Burton Blake-Robert Tucker
SR: July 1st, 2019

Tree of Souls-Howard Schwartz
SR: February 10th, 2014
The Shame Factor; Heal your deepest fears and set yourself free-Stephan B. Poulter, PhD
SR: July 1st, 2019