Echoes of Time (The Guernsey Novels Book 5) by Anne Allen

Publication Date: August 13, 2016

 

Echoes of Time by Anne Allen, mystery-romance book reviewOlive wasn’t sure that she and Bill were a match but with all of the other young men leaving Guernsey to take part in World War II, she accepted his proposal as a matter of practicality and regrets her decision immediately. During German occupation, Olive falls for the gentle Major Wolfgang Brecht.

When Natalie flees an abusive relationship in London for the quiet peace of Guernsey she settles in a cottage on the burned remains of Olive’s and Bill’s farm. Strange things start to happen and she calls on Olive’s and Bill’s grandson, Stuart, for help in unraveling the mystery. Will Natalie find out if its one of the lovers or something much darker haunting her?

 

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Girl Jacked (Jack Stratton Book 1) by Christopher Greyson

Publication Date: August 1, 2013

 

Girl Jacked by Christopher GreysonOfficer Jack Stratton’s foster sister, Michelle, is missing. The police believe she just decided to leave but their foster mother, Aunt Haddie, knows that she wouldn’t take off without letting her know. Haddie knows that Jack is that one person that will find Michelle at all costs.

Girl Jacked is the first novel in the Jack Stratton series.

 

 

 

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A Light in the Desert by Anne Montgomery

Publication Date: May 27, 2015

 

A Light in the Desert by Anne Montgomery, mystery book reviewThe Amtrak Sunset Limited crashes in the desert under mysterious circumstances. In the area of the crash is a pregnant teen, a soldier suffering from PTSD, a group of Pentecostal zealots waiting for the events foretold in Revelations surely soon to happen. A Light in the Desert is the story of the people surrounding the event.

 

 

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Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Book 7) by Leslie Langtry

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

 

Nani Johnson is settling into her life in Hawaii playing the ukulele for events. When she goes to pick up food for a last-minute dinner, a man dies behind her car. Turns out, the man is from the same super-small Kansas town that Nani and her ultra-nutty mom left a few years before. As the body count climbs and Nani and her mom hit the suspect list, can she solve the mystery of the murders before she finds herself playing ukulele behind bars for the rest of her life?

Ukulele Deadly is the 7th book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery Series.

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The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery Novella by J.B. Lynn

Publication Date: May 15, 2014

 

The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery Novella by J.B. Lynn, book reviewTom Hanlon is a private investigator. As a favor to his elderly neighbor, he takes her dog out for some exercise and meets Armani Vazquez, an eccentric matchmaker who wants to set him up with his prime suspect in a serious crime, Jane Bly and her aptly named foster dog, Calamity. While Tom is looking for his thief will Jane steal his heart?

The Mutt and the Matchmaker is the first book in the Matchmaker Mystery series.

 

 

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Murder on the Page (Harley Hill Mysteries Book 2) by Kennedy Chase

Publication Date: October 2, 2016

 

Book Review: Murder on the Page, A Harley Hill Mystery by Kennedy ChaseHarley Hill and her finder agency partner, Cordelia, are hired to find a diary written by John Dee, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. When their search leads them to a dead body, they find themselves thrust into the English underworld and into a plot that could end the monarchy.

Murder on the Page is the second book in the Harley Hill series.

 

 

 

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Who Killed Vivien Morse (DCI Hatherall Book 4) by Diana J. Febry

Publication Date: August 1, 2016

 

Who Killed Vivien Morse by Diane J. Febry, mystery book reviewWhen Vivian Morse, a social worker, is found beaten to death in the woods, it seems an open and shut case. Obviously, Vivian’s estranged husband is her killer. What seems to be isn’t always the case when one of Vivian’s co-workers goes missing. Can D.C.I. Hatherall solve the case of Who Killed Vivien Morse?

 

 

 

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Rising Tide by Susan Roebuck

Publication Date: May 19, 2015

 

Rising Tide by Susan Roebuck, romance, mystery book reviewLuminosa, Portugal is a small sea-side community with deep secrets. Leo Shines and Piper Pines arrive from vastly different areas of the world each with the goal of discovering more about their mothers. Can they break the ice of the furtive town and find the information they seek?

 

 

 

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Rabid Reader’s Valentine’s Day book recommendations

Over the past years, we reviewed tons of romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery books and we would like to take the opportunity to present and share some book reviews for Valentine’s day 2017. This is just a short list of books that readers may enjoy. Don’t forget to check out our other book reviews. Check out our romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery reviews.

 

 

Veronica Scott, science fiction, romance and a U.S. Today best-selling author, released Trapped on Talonque last year. Be sure to check out the latest review of the Sector series.

 

 

 

A classic everyone that enjoys adventure mixed with romance will like A Kiss at Kilhali by the New York Times best-selling author, Ruth Harris.

 

 

 

If you are into romantic suspense, try out The Rigid Rules by Christina Thompson. Readers with a passion for mysteries that contain elements of romance novels will enjoy Thompson’s Chemical Attraction series.

 

 

 

If you’re a fan of romance, particularly Regency, try out Sense and Sensuality by Alicia Quigley. This is a well-polished novel Quigley’s characters are witty, fast and wonderfully framed.

 

 

 

Andrea Weir’s A Foolish Consistency is a high-octane drama piece that gives readers the impression they are reading a real-life story. If you love reading romance novels with lots of ups and downs, this is the book for you.

 

 

 

Readers that have a knack for typical cozy mystery books should check out Hide nor Hair by Jo-Anne Lamon Reccoppa. The story takes place in New Jersey and contains everything that makes up a great cozy mystery. Also, check out the review of the first book, New Math is Murder.

 

 

Another cozy mystery series worth reading is Chef Maurice Series by J.A. Lang. If you are seeking a culinarian cozy mystery series with a dash of humor, be sure to check out Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle. You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by the New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn, is a fun and interesting historical story. This book is the fourth one in a series. If you love Regency novels, be sure not to miss out on this series.

 

 

 

Playing Charlie Cool is a charming romance novel and the third book in the Trager Family Secrets series by the best-selling author, Laurie Boris. A smooth flow, great writing, clever plotting and wonderfully, fleshed-out characters make this book endearing to read.

 

 

 

What would a romantic recommendation reading list be without the author Ellie Campbell? In Meddling With Murder Cathy O’Farrell and her band of Crouch End crazies from Looking for La La are finally back. Cozy mystery readers that are looking for a book with beautifully ridiculous plot elements and a touch of humor will not want to pass up on this series.

Clownfish Blues (Serge Storms Book 21) by Tim Dorsey

Publication Date: January 24, 2017

 

Clownfish Blues: A Novel (Serge Storms) by Tim DorseySerge and Coleman are on the road in a Route 66 homage-type expedition. Their plan is to go town, taking temporary jobs at leisure, making sure they hit all of the high points including the bedding of a local that everyone knows happens during the commercial breaks. They soon notice a lottery manipulating scheme with everyone involved from small town convenience store owners to the big guys. In keeping with their quest, it’s time to get in on the action.

 

 

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