Review: High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

51sRkaVS-iLKate Breslin’s latest novel, High as the Heavens, is a WWI masterpiece. Would you look at that cover? Gorgeous. Plus, there’s this perfect blend of romance, history, dynamic characters, and intrigue in her writing.

By day, Eve Marche is a widowed nurse in occupied Belgium. By night, she’s a member of an underground resistance network. When an Allied plane crashes nearby, Eve is shocked to realize that the injured airman and spy is Simon Forrester – her husband. Eve and Simon struggle toward reconciliation while Simon recovers and they both continue their spy work. Rather hard to trust a spy, no? Continue reading

Favorite Book Covers of 2017, Part 1

Everybody knows the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Well, that doesn’t mean we don’t get a thrill from an attractive cover now and then. I adore a lovely cover that perfectly echoes the theme or content of the story inside it. If the cover model matches my mental image of a character, so much the better!

Here are some of my favorite book covers from 2017 – so far. Continue reading

Recommended Read: Threads of Suspicion

51R232y6HEL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_It’s always a good month when a new Dee Henderson book hits the shelves!

Threads of Suspicion is the second book focused on Evie Blackwell and Illinois’s Missing Persons Task Force. Much to my delight, it continues Henderson’s habit of appearances by previous characters – Ann and Paul Falcon, Sharon Noble, John Lawson, and even a mention of Bryce Bishop. Now if only she’d bring Mark Bishop back for a cameo! Or Joe “Bear” Baker and his SEAL team….

Dee Henderson’s books often feature law enforcement or military characters and plots, and I love the mysterious atmosphere she’s created in this one. Threads of Suspicion splits its focus between two cases: Evie’s investigation into a missing college student, and her partner David Marshall’s into a PI’s disappearance. Neither cop anticipates the Continue reading

Review: The Noble Servant

51jEko9uZAL__SX321_BO1,204,203,200_If you like fairy tales, you’ll love this one. Melanie Dickerson’s new fairy tale retelling, The Noble Servant, is her version of the Goose Girl story. You might remember Lady Magdalen from The Beautiful Pretender, where she befriends heroine Avelina.

Magdalen travels to marry Steffan, Duke of Wolfberg, but she is betrayed en route to his castle and ends up forced to work as a servant tending the geese. Meanwhile, Steffan’s uncle schemes to steal his Continue reading

Review: Love Story by Karen Kingsbury

51x35iB1wDLLearning that Karen Kingsbury was returning to the Baxter family was exciting news. It’s been years since the very first Baxter book, and the characters are all older and in different places in their lives now. We’re also starting to see the grandkids’ stories, like those of Maddie and Cole.

Love Story shares the Baxters’ beginnings: John and Elizabeth. Their romance has been alluded to throughout the many Baxter series, but this is the first Continue reading