Category Archives: ARC Reads

Book Review: A Spoonful of Gunpowder by Katherine H. Brown

Synopsis: Think steampunk meets Mary Poppins reimagined in a most delightful way! Anna-Marie Pauper prides herself on being perfectly practical in every way. Until one day, she isn’t. An orphan with an interest in tinkering finds herself grown into a … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: Local Girl Missing (Detective Josie Quinn #15) by Lisa Regan

About the book: Through swirling dawn fog, they follow the trail of discarded items at their feet: a tube of glittery lip gloss; a cell phone; a cracked make-up compact, broken chunks of ivory powder spilling into the grass. Then … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: The Water Witch by Jessica Thorne

Book: The Water WitchAuthor: Jessica ThornePub Day: August 5, 2022 Buy Link: https://geni.us/B0B51V9MXCsocial Book Description: Sitting side by side on the clifftop, he turns to her solemnly and says, ‘The water witch is real.’ She rolls her eyes and grins, teasing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold

Synopsis: Aidyn Kelley is talented, ambitious, and ready for a more serious assignment than the fluff pieces she’s been getting as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. In her eagerness, she pushes too hard, earning herself the menial … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lives of Diamond Bessie by Jody Hadlock

Synopsis: The Lovely Bones meets the Wild, Wild West in this haunting tale inspired by a true story. Pregnant out of wedlock, sixteen-year-old Annie Moore is sent to live at a convent for fallen women. When the nuns take her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forest of Dreams and Whispers by Katherine Macdonald

Synopsis: A mortal raised in the land of Faerie, Juliana Ardencourt doesn’t remember the curse being cast. But the rest of Faerie does. On Prince Hawthorn’s eighteenth birthday, at the first drop of his blood spilled, the kingdom will be … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Middle of Hickory Lane by Heather Webber

Synopsis: From the USA Today bestselling author of Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe comes Heather Webber’s next charming novel, In the Middle of Hickory Lane! Emme Wynn has wanted nothing more her whole life than to feel like part of a family. Having grown up … Continue reading

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Blog Tour and Book Review: The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

Book Summary:  From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London comes a moving new novel inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War II. Ava thought her job as a librarian … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under Lock & Skeleton Key by Gigi Pandian

Synopsis: Under Lock & Skeleton Key layers architecture with mouthwatering food in an ode to classic locked-room mysteries. An impossible crime. A family legacy. The intrigue of hidden rooms and secret staircases. After a disastrous accident derails Tempest Raj’s career, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Northfall by Brian Lutterman

Synopsis: A Homeless Man.A Billionaire.A Paraplegic Attorney. And the murder that will entangle their fates forever. A billionaire who lives on the streets is the unlikely potential witness to the vicious murder of a wheelchair-bound homeless man, and attorney Pen … Continue reading

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