Book cover: Ghosted
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Book Review: Ghosted: Disappearing Acts

Ghosted: Disappearing Acts is the latest novel by Paula Light of Light Motifs II. It's part mystery, part suspense, and part James Bond, with a twist of romance. The book opens with main character Lily finding out that her brother Jack has died under unusual circumstances in Aruba. The first chapter is delightfully titled "Dead… Continue reading Book Review: Ghosted: Disappearing Acts

Book cover: The Vintage Bookshop of Memories by Elizabeth Holland
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Book Review: The Vintage Bookshop of Memories

The Vintage Bookshop of Memories is a novel by Elizabeth Holland, who you may know from her blog Anxiety & Liz. The main character is 24-year-old Prue Clemonte. The book opens at her grandmother's funeral. With her death, Prue becomes Lady of the Manor and owner of the village. Class tensions between Prue and the… Continue reading Book Review: The Vintage Bookshop of Memories

Book cover: The Balance Between Life and Death by Elizabeth Holland
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Book Review: The Balance Between Life and Death

The Balance Between Life and Death is a novella by Elizabeth Holland, who you may know from her blog Anxiety and Liz. The intro says "This novella focuses on the importance of putting your mental health first. A reminder that you never know what someone is hiding beneath their smile." The protagonist is a young… Continue reading Book Review: The Balance Between Life and Death

Book cover: Switching Positions by Paula Light
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Book Review: Switching Positions

Switching Positions: Love in the Time of Politics is a novel by Paula Light, who you may know from her blog Light Motifs II.  The book takes a firmly tongue-in-cheek look at the American political landscape. Mia and Chad pursue love across party lines after meeting at a Pete Buttigieg fundraiser in a wine cave. … Continue reading Book Review: Switching Positions

Book cover: We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves by Melody Finch
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Book Review: We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves

We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves is written by Melody Finch, who blogs as Caramel (Learner at Love).  This is the first book of her Learner at Love series, which she initially published in serial form on her blog. The novel features protagonist Annabelle Riley as well as several significant men in her life. … Continue reading Book Review: We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves

Book cover: Finding Jericho by Dave Jeffery
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Book Review: Finding Jericho

Finding Jericho is a novel by Dave Jeffery that revolves around mental illness as a core theme.  The author is a mental health professional.  I read the third edition, which has just recently been released. The protagonist is 15-year-old Jon Dupree.  He and his mother move in with his Uncle Ronald, who's been released from… Continue reading Book Review: Finding Jericho

book cover: Behold Her Majestic Fog by Meg Kimball
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Book review: Behold Her Majestic Fog

Behold Her Majestic Fog is written by my dear blogging friend Meg Kimball.  I knew going in that this was a young adult novel in the "campy horror" genre, but I wasn't sure what that actually meant. Well, now I know.  The novel takes place during a church lock-in, which involves some teenagers having an overnighter… Continue reading Book review: Behold Her Majestic Fog