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Pretty Revenge

If you’re looking for a sassy, sexy, sophisticated, smart and suspense-filled book that will keep you guessing to the very end, Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert is just the fix you need. Kerrie is hell-bent on getting revenge on the woman who destroyed her life. When she suddenly recognizes her as the glamorous wedding planner […]

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The Trap

Linda Conrad is a bestselling author and a recluse. Since the violent murder of her sister, Linda has not left her house for eleven years. Consumed with guilt, frustration and fear, she leads a quiet and isolated life haunted by this unsolved mystery. Linda was the one who discovered her sister’s body and, at the […]

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The Nutcracker

In the words of Maurice Sendak, “Who in the world needs another Nutcracker?” And you certainly don’t need me to review this timeless story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. But in the spirit of the season, I want to honor the brilliant artist Maurice Sendak’s rendition of this classic tale. This isn’t a book review, but just […]

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Flight Girls

When a book is so riveting that you can’t put it down—you don’t. That’s my experience with Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar. It only took me a few hours to read. And trust me you will want to as well. Flight Girls begins in 1941 and tells the story of Audrey Coltrane who fell in […]

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Summer Rain

Corporate espionage, illegal arms dealing, government threats, Mayan magic, unsolved mysteries and unlikely romance are the themes throughout the Lightening Strikes series by Barbara Freethy. Just like a great romantic suspense trilogy should, this series takes you on a rollercoaster ride from Miami Beach to the Yucatan to Washington D.C. telling the tale of a […]

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Confessions of a Wild Child

So you’re traveling, charging your e-reader when a book in the airport store catches your eye. That’s how I met Jackie Collins’ Confessions of a Wild Child. Oh sure. Who hasn’t heard of Jackie Collins, the best-selling, Beverly Hills author who’s been writing scandalous novels often based on the rich and famous in the same […]

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Beneath A Scarlett Sky

Set in the year 1943, this book by author Mark Sullivan tells the tales of victims and survivors of the Nazi invasion of Italy during World War Two. While it is a work of fiction, the book is based on facts and is told from the perspective of a true war hero, Pino Lella. Seventeen-year-old […]

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A Desperate Hope

It’s 1908 in New York City and Eloise Drake is putting her math genius to work for the state water board as an accountant. When she is assigned to return to her hometown to assess properties that are to be demolished she soon finds herself at a crossroads. Her intent to maintain a strictly professional […]

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Raise Your Hand

It’s scary to speak up. And when you raise your hand in class and give the wrong answer, it makes you think twice about speaking up again. This is how eleven-year-old Alice Paul Tapper felt when she raised her hand in school. After ruminating on this embarrassing classroom situation she talked with her mom who […]

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