A Few More June Book Reviews

Was I looking for a YA mythological tale set in an alternate version of Portland, Oregon? No, but I found one I read this on my couch in June 2020 when every day brought new protests and revelations in the Black Lives Matter movement. I didn't choose this book specifically for these times, but as … Continue reading A Few More June Book Reviews

The Queen’s Secret: A Novel of England’s World War II Queen

This story is just what I needed after my last few reads. I think it got buried in the chaos that is Spring 2020, as I didn't see much buzz at all before stumbling across it on my Kindle this week. Although I've read dozens of books about the Royal Family, this is the first … Continue reading The Queen’s Secret: A Novel of England’s World War II Queen

The Heirloom Garden

In her inimitable style, Viola Shipman explores the unlikely relationship between two very different women brought together by the pain of war, but bonded by hope, purpose…and flowers.Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the … Continue reading The Heirloom Garden

The K Team

Note: Despite the cute dogs this isn't a kids book. In David Rosenfelt's newest series - a spinoff of the much beloved Andy Carpenter mysteries - Andy's wife forms an investigative team with a former detective and his German shepherd partner. Andy Carpenter's wife, Laurie, was a cop, a good one. Now she helps out … Continue reading The K Team

Book Review: The Glass Hotel

https://www.amazon.com/Glass-Hotel-Emily-John-Mandel-ebook/dp/B07RL58ZDG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=the+glass+hotel&qid=1585343520&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=9425913e8dd5806903235d062c5b1d16&language=en_US From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a … Continue reading Book Review: The Glass Hotel

Book Review:A Forgotten Murder (Medlar Mystery #3)

An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count… It’s the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar.After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of … Continue reading Book Review:A Forgotten Murder (Medlar Mystery #3)

Book Review: Followers

This novel shows us a world where our follower count and social standing is more important to us than our real friendships. Equal parts horrifying and entertaining the story is half Orla, a journalist in 2015, and Marlow, a 2051 "influencer" celebrity. Sometime between Orla's and Marlow's lives, an event was known only as "the … Continue reading Book Review: Followers

Book Review: Such a Fun Age

Shop your local indie bookstore This fantastic debut novel blew me away. If, as an adult reader, you wished for a book akin to something like what Jason Reynolds or Angie Thomas writes for teens- this is it. This is the book you suggest for your book club in 2020 or hand to your neighbor. … Continue reading Book Review: Such a Fun Age

Book Review: Deep State

https://www.amazon.com/Deep-State-Thriller-Chris-Hauty-ebook/dp/B07RPP4NN9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1575304999&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=b3d411b4e71a4159139355cfaa242e4d&language=en_US Shop your local indie bookstore Hayley Chill is the female action hero I didn't know I needed. What a fast read. I mean the political intrigue kept me up way past my bedtime and then just when things were wrapping up at the end there is another big unforeseen twist. So fun to read … Continue reading Book Review: Deep State