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Book Review and Blog Tour: The Innocent Wife (Detective Josie Quinn #16) by Lisa Regan

Description: Candles are lit and their rich vanilla scent twists its way through the cabin. The table is set for a romantic anniversary dinner with fresh roses dropping crimson petals on crisp white linen. But the woman seated at the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My 2022-23 To Be Read List

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out upcoming Top Ten themes on Jana’s blog and go here to see what others have on their Top Ten Tuesday lists! We … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: December 11, 2022

Happy Monday, y’all! My teenager has taken it upon himself to start reading the dictionary, and he suggested I start a weekly post with interesting words. So, without further ado, the inaugural edition of my Monday meme, Word of the … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Thunder Road by Colin Holmes | Lone Star Book Blog Tour

THUNDER ROAD by Noir / Suspense / Historical Fiction Publisher: CamCat Books Publication Date: February 15, 2022 Page count: 384 pages SCROLL DOWN FOR GIVEAWAY! In this gamble, more than a few poker chips are at stake. When an Army … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: The Rush’s Echo by Ginger Smith

I enjoyed The Rush’s Edge, Ginger Smith’s first book (y’all can read my review here). And I am ridiculously excited that now she’s returning to that universe in The Rush’s Echo. And today, I’m tickled to be taking part in … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – December 9, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link … Continue reading

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Book Blitz and Review: Stolen Obsession (Annalisse, Book 1) by Marlene M. Bell | Lone Star Book Blog Tours

STOLEN OBSESSION Annalisse Series, Book 1 Updated for 2022! by MARLENE M. BELL Genre: Romantic Mystery Publisher: Ewephoric Publishing Date of Publication: March 20, 2018, Revised 2022 Number of Pages: 284 Scroll down for the giveaway! PEOPLE DIE, BUT LEGENDS … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Sundown (Sky King Ranch #3) by Susan May Warren | Lone Star Book Blog Tours

Sunrise, Sunburst, & Sundown The Sky King Ranch Series by SUSAN MAY WARREN Christian Fiction / Romance Publisher: Revell SCROLL DOWN FOR GIVEAWAY! THE SKY KING RANCH SERIES Meet the boys of Sky King Ranch! The Kingston brothers are back … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Letters from My Sister by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: Murder in an Irish Castle (Lady Eleanor Swift #12) by Verity Bright

Book Description: Irish whiskey, rolling green hills, a traditional Christmas feast and… a murder? Lady Swift will need the luck of the Irish to survive this holiday season! Christmas, 1923. Lady Eleanor Swift has received a rather unexpected invitation to the village … Continue reading

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