Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

This is another series I’m reading with a group on Goodreads. We’re a bit further along but I’m posting the earlier reviews. This book series was developed into the television series Rizzoli & Isles that aired on TNT starring Angie Harmon & Sasha Alexander. The books are much grittier than the television show, however.  … Continue reading The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

Historical Mystery

Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson

  This is another series I’m reading with a Goodreads group and we absolutely love it. It’s set in late 19th century New York City and we learn something of historical significance with each book.         Sarah Brandt receives a strange request from her mother, Elizabeth Brandt. She wants Sarah to accompany… Continue reading Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson

Historical Romance, Holiday

The Laird’s Christmas Kiss by Anna Campbell

For five years, 20-year old Elspeth Douglas has pined over Brody Girvan, the rakish Laird of Invermackie. He’s also friends with her brother, Hamish, and Fergus Mackinnon’s cousin. Now, she’s decided that it’s time to put childish feelings behind her and move on. Brody, however, has spent the past year taking stock of himself and… Continue reading The Laird’s Christmas Kiss by Anna Campbell

Contemporary Romance, Holiday

A Gentleman for Christmas by Prescott Lane

Jax is part of a group of friends that have been together since childhood. For as long as he can remember, it’s been Maci & Malcolm and Luke & Skylar and him. But before there was Luke & Skylar, it was Jax & Skylar as best friends. Now she’s back home in Florida for Christmas,… Continue reading A Gentleman for Christmas by Prescott Lane

Contemporary Romance, Holiday

A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor by Victoria James

Addie Mayberry left her job as a head librarian to open a children’s bookstore and she’s turned it into something magical. When 8-year old Bella Barrett wanders into the store, she and Addie develop an immediate bond. Her father, Drew Barrett, a highly successful surgeon, recently relocated to Shadow Creek, returning to his hometown to… Continue reading A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor by Victoria James

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Emma Davis is an artist who is beginning to make a name for herself in the New York City art world. But, 15 years ago, she suffered a traumatic event while at summer camp and it still haunts her, shown through her paintings. When the owner of the camp, socialite Francesca Harris-White, shows up at… Continue reading The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe by Abbie Williams

I began this series some time ago and recently finished. I was captivated by the first book, drawn to this family of extraordinary women.   It’s bad enough to find out your husband is cheating but to catch him in the act is pretty painful. Joelle Gordon stuck it out for a few months after… Continue reading Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe by Abbie Williams

Audiobook, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Consumed by J. R. Ward

This story is preceded by two novellas that are important to read prior to starting this one. The backstories matter.     It’s been ten months since the fire that injured Anne Ashburn and ended her career as a firefighter with the New Brunswick 499 Engine Company. She’s now an arson investigator and trying to… Continue reading Consumed by J. R. Ward