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Tightropeby Amanda Quick

Tightrope by Amanda Quick🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Amanda Quick’s newest series called Burning Cove was added to this month with her newest book called Tightrope.  The book is set in the early 1900s in a small town in California named Burning Cove. Each book can be read as a stand alone, but is a series whose characters show up in the next books.  Amanda Quick is Jayne Castle is Jayne Ann Krentz. When she writes under the pseudonym of Amanda Quick the story is considered a historical romance.  

 

Amalie Vaughn was a  trapeze artist until someone tried to murder her.  She luckily was able to save herself and moved into a new career.  She now owns a bed and breakfast place in Burning Cobe and hoping to start her life again.  However, the place she bought seems to have problems with the guests dying. The latest guest was shot by his own robot.  This begins a whole new field of inquiry and Amalie is sure their new inn will have to shut down.

 

Matthias Jones is looking into a case with a missing cypher machine.  He finds Amalie’s dead guest is trying to sell the cypher machine, but parts are missing.  As Matthias investigates his case, he is brought into Amalie’s vicinity and together they work toward solving the mystery, but that is not the only problems they have.  Soon they are knee deep into the unknown.

 

I love reading Amanda Quick novels.  I enjoy the unusal lead female characters and how well they match the men. I did feel this book started off a little slow and felt too much like the prior book, but once the story began to move along, that feeling faded.  Tightrope was a highwire read that kept you guessing to the end.

The Duke Who Ravished Me by Diana Quincy

The Duke Who Ravished Me by Diana Quincy🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

The Duke Who Ravished Me by Diana Quincy was an historical romance novel.  It looked like it was following traditional line. Duke becomes a guardian to two young twins.  Governess is a bit of termingine. However, there were some twists to the story that I didn't see coming, but certainly added to the plot line!

Adam Fairfax is a reprobate.  He is the Duke of Sunderford and living a life of excess, when Isabel Finch and her two little girls came to his house to live.  Neither of them enjoy the other and seem to be constantly at odds. To make it more interesting, they seems to have chemistry between them.  The twin girls slowly worm their way into Sunderford’s life. He finds himself falling for them and changing his lifestyle slowly. The Isabel Finch, the governess was still a bit mysterious as some information begins to emerge, but there is still some surprises to come.  

The characters of Isabel and Sunny (the Duke’s nickname) were fun.  The story has some interesting twists that kept you reading! The Duke Who Ravished Me by Diana Quincy was a fun read.

The Most Eligible Lord in London by Ella Quinn

The Most Eligible Lord in London by Ella Quinn🙂🙂👍👍

The Most Eligible Lord in London is the first in a new series called The Lords of London.  Ella Quinn has once again given us a book that mixes the rich and fashionable ton to a romance story.   Another season in London begins with the marriageable young women looking for a husband of worth and avoiding the rakes.  

Fredrick, Lord Littleton is a rake of the first order.  At least that is according to Lady Adeline Wivenly’s newest friend.  He is a man to stay away from, avoid at all costs and not count on. Adeline is disappointed to hear that as she finds him attractive.  She is in London to find a husband, so she needs to avoid him.  

Lady Adeline Wivenly catches Fredrick, Lord Littleton’s attention right away.  She is quite frankly beautiful, but he needs to be careful. Last year he almost ended up marrying a woman who was all wrong for him and he didn’t handle breaking it off with her well.  This time his mother has decided to help him find the one.  

Too bad, Lady Adeline Wivenly and Fredrick, Lord Littleton hit it off.  They like the same things and it is a match made in heaven. Although not everyone is willing to speak about pigs and cows.  I enjoyed the two main characters and quite frankly Maximus was a big hit with me as well as Adeline. The Most Eligible Lord in London by Ella Quinn was a fun, flirty read.

 

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is a fabulous read.  It contains a story too real to be fiction, but too outrageous to be real.   Kate Quinn introduced to us a spy network of women during WWI, the amazing work they did, and the consequences they faced. WOW.

The story is told in two different times, during WWI before Verdun in 1916  and a couple of years after WWII.  Charlie St. Clair, an unmarried pregnant college girl is on a quest to find her cousin Rose.  Her road leads her to Eve Gardiner, a woman with severely crippled hands who survives between bouts of whiskey.  Finn is her driver and looks after Eve. The three of them leave to find answers. The story moves back and forth between Eve slowly giving up answers or sharing memories and Charlie’s search for Rose.  

I loved the different voices between the times.  I loved how the tension Kate Quinn wrote in between the characters made you feel like you were there.  I found both storylines fascinating and felt so strongly about the three women - the three flowers and their strength.   I hope this story wakes people up to the sacrifices many make during war. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is a fabulous read that will stay with me for a while.  

 

Against the Claw by Shari Randall

Against the Claw by Shari Randall 🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

The Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack in Mystic Bay is back in the second book named Against the Claw.  Shari Randall has written a fun cozy mystery. Ballerina Allie Larkin is still attempting to heal her broken ankle.  She has been helping her aunt out at her lobster shack. There have been lines of tourists and plenty of lobster rolls to go around.  Even her sister Lorel has been pitching in. Allie ends up helping empty lobster traps with a friend only to find a dead body. From here we are launched into an investigation of who this unknown person is between cracking lobsters and getting ready to cater a huge party for the nearby celebrity, where still another murder victim is found.

Allie has friends that help her out investigating and a town with different characters that could have something to do with what is going on.  The mysteries are interesting. The setting with the lobster shack is different and the situations are worthy of Jessica Fletcher. Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book.  Against the Claw by Shari Randall was a good read.

Starting the Riot by Karen Renee

Starting the Riot by Karen Renee is the prequel to the Riot MC series.  I ran across the book accidently and decided to read it.  Even though the book is listed as a .5, it is a full length novel. Riot is a MC located in Tallahassee, Florida.  

Jackie and her best friend Simone are going to school in Tallahassee.  One night Simone was attacked and Jackie did everything she could to get her help.  Only to have Simone move away and need so much help. Jackie continues working on her college courses wanting to help people.  However waitressing at a fun place helps pay the bills.  That is where she ran into Volt again.  

Volt is the president of Riot MC.  He is determined to make Jackie his and only his.  Too bad she is not totally on board with it.  To top it off someone seems to be showing up in Jackie’s life way too often.  Volt is determined to keep her safe and move toward her forever.  It is clear that Volt is a force to be reckoned with. Especially when changes are coming.   Starting the Riot by Karen Renee was an interesting start to a new MC series. 

 

 

Claws of Action by Linda Reilly

Claws of Action by Linda Reilly🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Cat Lady Mysteries #4 was called Claws of Action by Linda Reilly.  The book is considered a cosy mystery and is focused on Aunt Fran and Lara and their homey shelter for cats.  They have worked hard to set up a nice shelter for cats and to help them find their forever home. However, Lara seems to be a lightning rod for murder mysteries.  She just can’t seem to help herself by asking questions and trying to figure out what happened and who did it!  

This mystery introduced us to the new building inspector who was determined to shut down the shelter because it was not following the rules necessary to be a cat cafe. Too bad, she was the one murdered, since we already know we do not like her!  We also met the town sheriff (special friend of Aunt Fran) and a lawyer Gideon (special friend of Lara). The town is populated as any small town would be with lots of people who all know each other and the rumors run fast! The town is based on a small town in the northern half of New Hampshire based on the hints given.  

I really liked the two main characters of Lara and Aunt Fran.  I felt they would be someone to be friends with and that this town could be a home for me. (The fact I do live in a small town in central New Hampshire could be a deciding factor.) I liked the way the mystery was rolled out with the various twists and turns.  I did not have the mystery figured out so the ending was fun. Claws of Action by Linda Reilly, the fourth book in the Cat Lady Mysteries was a fun read.

 

My Valdez Valentine by Katy Regnery

My Valdez Valentine by Katy Regnery🙂🙂👍👍

Once again Katy Regnery has torn my heart out, held it in hand and then healed it with the most beautiful love story. My Valdez Valentine Katy Regnery is the fourth book in the Odds Are Good series.  This book is not a run of the mill romance, it is filled with life choices and difficult decisions. The love story is - just WOW.  

Addison is a high priced divorce lawyer who is focused on moving forward.  She recieves an unusual phone call from her adventure-seeking brother, Elliot and then is cut off.  Addison knows something is wrong and immediately leaves to go find him.  Flying into Valdez, she meets Gideon and immediately hires him to help her.  The situation is much more difficult than what Addison can understand. Everything is bigger and colder than anything Addison could ever understand.  Elliot’s adventure and the aftermath leads Addison to life changing experience.

Life is full of unusual twists and turns.  Katy Regnery is a writer who can write about those and have you so entranced that you can not stop reading.  My Valdez Valentine by Katy Regnery is a wonderful read.

 

A Fairbanks Affair by Katie Regnery

A Fairbanks Affair by Katie Regnery🙂🙂👍👍

The Odds Are Good magazine has caught another couple.  A Fairbanks Affair is the third book in the Odds Are Good series by Katie Regnery.  The magazine puts out unusual ads from Alaska in this case from Fairbanks. Obviously, someone from the lower 48 reads the ads and answers it and so each story begins.  

Mr. Fairbanks (Trevor or T), a businessman, puts an ad out for a New Year’s encounter of the intimate kind.  Faith (Faye) answers wanting to change her status. They agree with their aliases. Faye goes to Alaska early and runs into a man called Trevor.  They both have similar interests and find each other interesting. Both have elements from their past that have caused them to act in certain ways.  As T and Faye learn more about each other, things began to shift, but there is still that Odds Are Good ad meeting out there.  

Once again, Katie Regnery caught my attention from the beginning and kept it throughout the whole book!  I loved the characters and the story line. I found A Fairbanks Affair by Katie Regnery was a great read. 

Nome-o Seeks Juliet by Katy Regnery

Nome-o Seeks Juliet by Katy Regnery🙂🙂👍👍

Nome-0 Seeks Juliet by Katy Regnery is another great read.  This is the second book in the Odds-Are-Good series. The series is based on ads placed in a Odds-Are-Good publications.  Cody Garrison, has put an add in for a woman sled dog musher.  He is willing to help them train as long as they run The Qimmiq 200.  Cody needs to run that race with a woman in order to qualify for the Iditarod.

Juliet Sanderson is a veterinary student who has a project on sled dogs and their mushers.  Her first situation fell through, but then her roommate saw an add in Odds-Are-Good publication.  She immediately responds and heads for Nome.

Both Juliet and Cody have had hard times.  Juliet’s advisor was using her and leaving helps with the separation.  Cody, a retired U.S. Marine was permanently disabled and is unsure about how Juliet will deal with that knowledge.  Juliet did not tell Cody that she was using him for her research. Neither expected what would happen next.

Once again Katy Regnery has written a wonderful love story with characters who are flawed, but yet with time manage to find their way to each other.  However, once the research is done and Juliet leaves, what will happen next. Nome-o Seeks Juliet by Katy Regnery is a wonderful read.

 

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18.05 | 09:26

If you want a REAL macabre horror story do some research on how black flies actually "bite you." Just a hint it involves saws and tongues, stay inside and read!

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30.03 | 13:05

Nice thoughts, yes, hope and grace. I am appropriately reading Gentleman in Moscow who is confined at the Metropol Hotel. Eery coincidence!
Be safe and well.

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23.03 | 10:13

Kurt Vonnegut I think? In an insane world a sane person will appear insane....

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16.03 | 11:36

LOL, serious , but a run on toilet paper?
Guess we missed Bojhalian.
Be well! Happy reading!

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