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The Nutcracker Conspiracy Spotlight by Lauren Carr

"Steps up several levels into an exciting category all its own. It's thriller, cold case,
mystery suspense, and police procedural, all rolled into one exciting
novel. Set amidst the political drama that comes with Washington DC and
the Pentagon, a current multiple murder becomes a search years in the
past. With a young, hot lieutenant assigned to NCIS, and his beautiful
new wife, you have all the makings of a bestseller.  Nicely done, Ms.
Carr!" - Review by Merry Citarella, Mystery Suspense Reviews

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Nutcracker Conspiracy(A Thorny Rose Mystery #4) by Lauren Carr

Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  388 pages

Genre:  Mystery

Publisher:  Acorn Book Services

Release date:   January 30, 2020

Content Rating:  PG-13 (Lauren Carr's books are murder mysteries,
so there are murders involved. Occasionally, a murder will happe…

G1189 Book Review of Stefans Promise by Sam Rennick

Name of Book: Stefan's Promise

Author: Sam Rennick

ISBN: 978-1-948261-20-3

Publisher: Hugo House Publishers

Type of book: 1968-2000s? lawyers, Vietnam war protest, St Louis Missouri, Canada, working, friendship, men, wealth, high class, jail, family, problems

Year it was published: 2019


The Vietnam War Changed America. Two Best Friends Weren't Spared. Only One Was Drafted.

It’s 1968. America is rocked by assassinations, war protests and political upheaval. Alan Young, 21, is brooding over having been dumped by his girlfriend. This won’t last long. His draft notice is in the mail. Stefan Kopinski isn’t about to let the war get in his way. He spends his days at the mercy of his reckless ambition. When fate steps in, will he finally understand what has been right in front of him for 30 years? "Stefan’s Promise" is the story of Alan and Stefan. Circumstances part them and sharply diverging temperaments further erode their bond. Yet, Alan and Stefan are wrong in suppos…

It's Monday! What Are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them. (From thebookdate.)

Was it last week that I finished Stefan's Promise by Sam Rennick? Possibly. To be honest, I'm not sure I recall. Two nights ago I finished Forgotten Reflections and today finished The Wartime Sisters. So yes, I have began reading new books, and I hope they won't take me a l…

The Sunday Post #12 When February Begins

"The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme" (From Caffeinated Reviewer blog)

Finally finished Forgotten Reflections and have begun Imperial Passions by Eileen Stephenson. I also am almost done with The Wartime Sisters. So January passed, and I hadn't posted any reviews on my blog...oye, it's bad. I should be posting a few in February, and should try to keep up with my blogging dailies.

Last week on the blog:


This week on the blog:

Blood by Maggie Gee

Stefans Promise by Sam Rennick

David Lazar by Robert Kalich

Little Women Book I by Louisa May Alcott

New Arrivals:

Coming Attractions for February 2020

As impossible as it is to believe, but I hadn't reviewed a single book in January! I did read a lot of books, but I hadn't written a review about a single one! Better get on it as fast as I can!

Book Spotlights/Reviews:

Stefan's Promise by Sam Rennick (February 5th, 2020)

The Nutcracker Conspiracy by Lauren Carr (February 20th, 2020)

Thorny Rose Mysteries Spotlight by Lauren Carr (February 25th, 2020)

Possible Reviews:

Blood by Maggie Gee

Little Women Books I and II by Louisa May Alcott

Run Me To Earth by Paul Yoon

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

David Lazar by Robert Kalich

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Planned Reads:

These Ghosts are Family by Maisy Card

Imperial Passions by Eileen Stephenson

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Titans by Leila Meacham

Friendswood by Rene Steinke

The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson

The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda

Ghost of the Bamboo Road by Susan Spann

A Bottle of Rum by Steve Goble

For Fresh Fiction:

The New Smart: How N…

February 2020

A House Divided-Pearl S Buck
SR: March 11th, 2016
The sea of lost girls- Carol Goodman
SR: February 4th, 2020
FR: February 10th, 2020
A reason for living- Julian Jingles
SR: February 20th, 2020
FR: February 24th, 2020
A good man- Ani Katz
SR: February 3rd, 2020
FR: February 4th, 2020
Forgotten Reflectionsl-Young-Im Lee
SR: December 24th, 2019
FR: February 2nd, 2020
The Wartime sisters- Lynda Cohen LOIGMAN
SR: January 26th, 2020
FR: February 2nd, 2020
The ghost of the bamboo road-Susan SPANN
SR: February 17th, 2020
FR:  February 20th, 2020
Imperial Passions by Eileen Stephenson
SR: February 2nd, 2020
The road to urbino- Roma TEARNE
SR: January 27th, 2020
FR: February 14th, 2020
Darling Rose Gold- Stephanie WROBEL
SR: February 24th, 2020
Turn to stone- James W. Ziskin
SR: February 14th, 2020

Tree of Souls-Howard Schwartz
SR: February 10th, 2014
The new smart-Terry Roberts
SR: February 14th, 2020
FR: February 17th, 2020