Death in Provence by Serena Kent – Review

Death in ProvenceDeath in Provence by Serena Kent

Publication: February 19th, 2019 by Harper
Genre: Mystery
ISBN-10: 006286985X
ISBN-13: 978-0062869852

The first entry in a clever, lighthearted mystery series set in modern Provence—a delightful blend of Agatha Christie and Peter Mayle—featuring the irrepressible Penelope Kite, a young-at-heart divorcee with a knack for stumbling across dead bodies. Continue reading

My Favorite Cowboy: Heart of Texas #3 by Donna Grant – Review

My Favorite Cowboy (Heart of Texas #3)My Favorite Cowboy: Heart of Texas #3
by Donna Grant

Publication: February 26th, 2019 by St. Martin’s Pres
Genre: Contemporary Romance Western
ISBN-10: 125016902X
ISBN-13: 978-1250169020
ASIN: B07DZZPNDC

Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses―even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to fall deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . . Continue reading

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson – Review

40536236Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
by Christina Thompson 

Publication: March 12th, 2019 by Harper
Genre: Anthropology, History, Nonfiction

A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know. Continue reading

The Secretary by Renée Knight – Review

The SecretaryThe Secretary by Renée Knight 

Publication: February 12th, 2019 by Harper
ISBN-10: 0062362356
ISBN-13: 978-0062362353
Genre: Mystery-Suspense – Thriller

Renée Knight follows up her international sensation Disclaimer with this shivery tale of psychological suspense, featuring a character as disturbing and compelling as Mrs. Danvers in Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.

From her first day as Personal Assistant to the celebrated Mina Appleton, Christine Butcher understands what is expected of her. Absolute loyalty. Absolute discretion. For twenty years, Christine has been a most devoted servant, a silent witness to everything in Mina’s life. So quiet, you would hardly know she is there. Continue reading

Nick and June Were Here by Shalanda Stanley – Review

Nick and June Were HereNick and June Were Here
by Shalanda Stanley 

Publication date of February 12th, 2019
by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Romance
ISBN-10: 0399556583
ISBN-13: 978-0399556586

Nick and June were best friends for years until their relationship suddenly turned into something more. Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, a secret she asked Nick to keep for too long. Between managing her symptoms and her parents, June is just trying to keep it together. Nick is a reluctant car thief, supporting his aunt with the money and focusing on his art whenever he can. Continue reading

The American Agent: Maisie Dobbs #15 by Jacqueline Winspear – Review

The American Agent (Maisie Dobbs, #15)The American Agent: Maisie Dobbs #15
by Jacqueline Winspear

Publication: March 26th, 2019 by Harper
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. Continue reading