Catching Christmas {Review}

I accidentally read a Christian Christmas Romance novel, guys. I found this book while wandering the aisles of my local library and the book jacket only talked about the fact that there’s a taxi driver who has to ferry an old lady with dementia around town. It was pretty cute though. The last half was… Continue reading Catching Christmas {Review}

The Christmas Tree Farm Mysteries {Review}

Thanks to NetGalley.com for giving me a copy of Twas the Knife Before Christmas in return for an honest review. I got a copy of the second book in this series (‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas) from NetGalley and decided to read the first book as well. It wasn’t super needed, since the second book… Continue reading The Christmas Tree Farm Mysteries {Review}

Home for Christmas by Holly Chamberlin {Review}

Solid 2 stars.  This is my least favorite 2018 read.  I really really hate giving less than 3 stars since the author wrote a book! That’s more than I’ve ever done. I only gave 2 stars to one other book this year – the third in a far-too-macho end of the world series. At the… Continue reading Home for Christmas by Holly Chamberlin {Review}

Christmas with You: Gabriel’s Angel / Home for Christmas {Review}

3 Stars because half the book wasn’t even about Christmas. It was wintery, but not Christmas. Gabriel’s Angel is a really cute story and predictable in the best way. I love a good ‘rescue from a snowbank’ and this one delivered. It was a little bit ‘insta-love’, but I feel like that’s really due to… Continue reading Christmas with You: Gabriel’s Angel / Home for Christmas {Review}

House of Ashes {Review}

3 out of 5 stars (remember: 3 stars is a positive review) Goodreads has this to say (I edited it heavily, though): Painter Cassandra Mitchell is the fourth-generation to live in the majestic Battersea Bluffs, originally built by her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, and still standing despite tragedies. Local lore has it that there… Continue reading House of Ashes {Review}

The Right Hand of Evil {Review}

7 out of 10? I really liked it but didn’t love it. This is probably the first (only?) actual horror novel I’ve read for Blogoween. I used to love John Saul books, and this one has just sitting on my shelf, begging to be read. I finally gave in because I needed a not-just-Gothic-or-semi-creepy-but-actually-horror book in my… Continue reading The Right Hand of Evil {Review}

I Remember You: A Ghost Story {Review}

  My favorite thing about reading a novel in translation is that not all words are translatable and you have to stumble through them the best you can. I don’t speak Icelandic so it was fun to look up pronunciations for names of towns and people. Don’t ask me to say them out loud, though,… Continue reading I Remember You: A Ghost Story {Review}

The Darkling Bride {Review}

A solid 4 stars. This book refuses you to miss the connections with Jane Eyre. It’s a quality book, though. Eerie vibes throughout the novel help set the stage and unexplained references to a main character’s shady past help to set the mood for most of the novel. There’s a lot going on in here,… Continue reading The Darkling Bride {Review}

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate {Review}

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s… Continue reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate {Review}

(The First) Kingfountain Trilogy

The Queen’s Poisoner synopsis from Goodreads: King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter… Continue reading (The First) Kingfountain Trilogy