Category Archives: Easy Read Novel

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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Cozy Read Wednesday: Sweet Magnolias — a series by Sherryl Woods

This week’s Cozy Read(s) are from the Sweet Magnolias series by Sherryl Woods, also a Netflix original series.  Season 1 covers the first three books in the Woods’ series:  Stealing Home, A Slice of Heaven, and Feels Like Family.  Whether … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: The Deadly Real Estate Affair by K.M. Morgan

Today’s Cozy Read is a mystery by K.M. Morgan called The Deadly Real Estate Affair.  All of Morgan’s Daisy McDare Cozy Creek Mystery books begin with “The Deadly” and end with “Affair” and there are at least 8 of them to … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: Oklahoma Christmas Blues by Maggie Shayne

Welcome to Cozy Read Wednesday.  Oklahoma Christmas Blues is the prequel to Maggie Shayne’s McIntyre Men series and is not only cozy but a very quick read.  Since it’s a prequel, you don’t need to be familiar with other books in … Continue reading

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Teen Read: The House on the Gulf by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In The House on the Gulf, 16-year-old Bran thinks he has the solution to all his family’s problems.  His mother wants to be a doctor and has struggled to obtain her high school diploma part time in order to enter … Continue reading

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Junior Read: Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz

Skeleton Key, just south of Cuba, is the scene of some nefarious goings-on.  The CIA is trying to find out what it’s all about but some of their agents have already disappeared, so they want to “borrow” Alex Rider, 14-year-old … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Murder, review

I’m a bit late with this delightful Rex Graves Mystery called Christmas is Murder, but I guess it’s never too late for a good murder mystery.  The first in a series by C. S. Challinor, I purchased this just before … Continue reading

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Teen Read: Red Midnight

Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen is based on many true stories of courage and hope that came out of Guatemala in the 1980s.  It tells of the bravery of a young boy who escapes his village as the soldiers come to … Continue reading

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Junior Easy-Read Novel

I’ve been a Sherlock Holmes fan for longer than I care to remember.  The original stories, the new novel House of Silk which I reviewed recently, the Basil Rathbone movies, the Jeremy Brett movies, and the new ones made for … Continue reading

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Junior Adventure: I Am A Taxi

Intriguing title!  “How can a person be a taxi?” you might ask.  I wondered also.  This is the title of a 2006 children’s book by Deborah Ellis.  It is dedicated “To those we keep in cages”. Diego lives in the … Continue reading

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