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Love You Gone

Love You Gone


Love  You Gone by Rona Halsall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Twists and turns and just when you thought you knew what was happening….it changes again. I got this book through NetGalley for an honest review. The book is coming out on Nov 15, so put it on your list.

Mel comes home to find her husband and two children gone. They left a note “gone for a walk” but then they never return. The police are called and what seems like an innocent scene gone wrong, the more you read the more you find out what you thought was happening isnt so.

You start feeling sorry for the wife until you’re presented with a whole different scenario. Who is the victim here? This is a book you cant put down because you are not really sure how it is going to end.


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Book Review: The Good Liar

The Good LiarThe Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie
My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis is a book about three women….when an explosion occurs in a Chicago building, their lives are changed completely. A year later there is a memorial, a documentary and a surprise about the lives of the people on that day. The lies and secrets dominate this book and while it was good, I found it a bit confusing trying to keep track of everyone.

I stayed with the book because I knew there was something about it not being told….some secret that would explain what started it all. Kaitlyn who runs away letting her family believe she died in the blast; Cecily who lost the husband she was thinking of divorcing and Franny, the long lost child who surprises us at the end….

Review: Hello Again

Hello Again by Brenda Novak

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Welcome to Hanover House.

And the Chronicles continue. Another great, great book by Novak only seems to keep you hungry for more…..we find ourselves again in Alaska where Evelyn Talbot is running Hanover House, trying to find out what goes on in the mind of serial killers.

Not only hasnt Jasper Moore (her torturer when she was 16) been found yet, but now there is another serial killer, Lymon Bishop, about to be released because of a technicality – and Talbot believes he is guilty.

Things get hairy when there are more girls killed; and the mystery continues as to who is responsible, when they will strike again….this book has romance, thrills, mystery and is now making me wait impatiently for the next in the series…..

Bravo Novak – you did it again!

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Book Review – Lift and Separate


Lift and Separate: A Novel by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Didnt think I would love this book. Just isnt my genre – BUT I loved it. How many things can go wrong in ones life? Just ask Marcy Hammer. She thought she had a great marriage only to find out her husband is cheating on her….he’s sorry, she takes him back – then his mistress is pregnant. That isnt enough but her mom falls, breaks her ankles – finds out she has cancer! And dont get me into what her daughter is doing.

This book is so refreshing and delightful to read that I finished it in 3 days…(that’s a record for me). I would have given it 5 stars but the ending left me hanging – I wanted more and more! Cant wait for October – when her next book comes out – Pass the Brownies. Sometimes it pays to read new authors.

Review – The Widow and the Orphan

The Widow and the Orphan by J. Thomas-Like


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So, so, so, so sad. I had tears in my eyes reading about Pepper who found the man of her dreams only to find out that he was dying. Throughout the book we find out how Pepper and Gabe manage to pull themselves through this tragedy.

Insisting that they get married, Gabe treats her to a beautiful wedding only to be surprised himself when an unexpected child shows up! Having to plan a wedding, then a funeral and cope with motherhood….you wonder what will happen next…..yes, there is another surprise.

But you will have to read to book to find out the situation Pepper finds herself in next. Lovely story.

No time for…..

Reading?  As an avid reader I am always carrying my Kindle around with me.  That is one of the reasons I carry a tote bag….besides my Avon books and samples, I find my Kindle stuck in the corner of my bag because you never know…..you may be sitting somewhere waiting (arent we always waiting for something) and it becomes an opportunity to read.


We recently took in a Broadway show – drove all the way into the city in snail traffic but managed to arrive 1/2 hour before they opened the doors…..and waited – and read…..

I have been searching blogs that write about reading, not only their reviews but also what they think of reading – how they get reading done within their day.  And I started to think about how much people read.  One blog said she wanted to read 5 books for the month of  June and ended up reading 9.  It used to take me 2 weeks to read a book, therefore I could only claim about 2 books per month.

In addition to reading I am also posting reviews…..on Goodreads.com, this blog and my other blog…So please feel free to follow me and check out my reviews.

But now that I am retired, I find there is more reading time – or am I just making more time because I know I can do other things tomorrow….Ahh, that word “tomorrow”….while I have used it in regard to laundry, cleaning and cooking……I have never said I would read tomorrow…and on that note I will end and ——go back to reading!

I am addicted

OK I admit it – one of my favorite addictions is reading.

But while I love mysteries and thrillers, I have come across an author who

Write romance and suspense

And she has completely caused my addiction to her novels

I dont know where she gets her ideas, but each and every one of her books are thrilling and page turners

I started with The Last Stand series TRUST ME, STOP ME, WATCH ME


My next series will be the Fairham Island series – THE SECRET SISTER & THE SECRETS SHE KEPT

What author are you totally hooked on?