Monthly Archives: March 2021

Cozy Read Wednesday: the Beach Trees by Karen White

This week’s cozy read is another by Karen White but is a standalone rather than part of a series.  The Beach Trees takes place in the New Orleans/Biloxi area and features a young woman named Julie Holt who has inherited … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday Meme: Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

This week’s Monday Mystery is the first in James Patterson‘s Alex Cross series, Along Came A Spider.  Alex Cross is not only a deputy chief of detectives in the Washington Police Department but is a qualified psychologist who is able … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf — March 26th, 2021

Lots of books still On My Bookshelf.  I don’t seem to be getting through as many books as I would like yet so I’m only sharing 8 for the coming month and am hoping to get caught up.  A Top … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux

This week’s Cozy Read is by an author I haven’t read before — Jude Deveraux.  She has about 50 books to her credit and more than 6M copies of her work published world wide.  I picked it for my cozy … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: One Good Deed by David Baldacci

Today’s Mystery Monday novel is the first in a new series by author David Baldacci, the Aloysius Archer series: One Good Deed.  The story is set in the late 40s, post WWII, and Aloysius has just been paroled from Carderock Prison … Continue reading

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People of the Raven by Kathleen O’Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear

I was attracted to this book by the fact that it was written by archaeologists as I have an interest in archaeology fostered by the grade 5 & 6 curriculum I taught for several years in Ontario schools and since … Continue reading

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Teen Read: Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Kate Cotugno

Rules for Being a Girl exposes all those contradictory rules that girls are expected to adhere to no matter how impossible it may seem.  This could be seen as a great read for teenage girls but it’s an interesting book … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: Christmas at Lavender Cottage

Today’s Cozy Read is Christmas at Lavender Cottage, a romantic novella by Susan A. Jennings, an Ottawa, Canada author.  Known for her historical fiction, Susan is a member of the Ladies Historical Writing Group and The Ottawa Story Spinners.  This … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: On Folly Beach by Karen White

Today’s title for Mystery Monday is by an author I’ve never read before, Karen White.  It’s called On Folly Beach.  It takes place in two different time periods centred around a small town on one of the barrier islands off … Continue reading

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Classic Movies: Death on the Nile

There are two brilliant film versions of Agatha Christie‘s classic detective novel, Death on the Nile, available now and a third to be released in September of this year.  The Peter Ustinov version from 1978, directed by John Guillerman, has … Continue reading

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