A Little Birdie Told Me by Sharley Scott

Publication Date: January 25, 2021

It’s 1988 and Belinda is working in a nursing home after having had quite the career driven fall.  Her new job is boring and a bit frustrating but the light at the end of that tunnel is her co-worker, Joe for whom she harbors a secret attraction though her insecurity stands in the way of hope. When thefts and worse start to happen at the nursing home, she turns to Joe. When she discovers something disturbing, she has to decide if she’ll go along to get along or if she’ll stand up for what is right and protect her residents.

I received this book for review from the Book Club Reviewer Facebook group.

 

A Little Birdie Told Me is a snapshot of the 80s. Scott puts great care into the narrative place in time. I graduated high school and started college in 1988. Scott winks at her readers through topical jokes that, given the popularity with young folk of the 80s, will unlikely become dated but could evade a certain audience but then the genre of women’s fiction itself can sometimes be a bit specific. Scott’s humor will have broad appeal. Despite the attention to background detail, A Little Birdie Told Me is a quick read that flows really well. Continue reading A Little Birdie Told Me by Sharley Scott

The Car Bomb (The detroit im dying Trilogy, Book 1) by T.V. LoCicero

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

 

tl_the_car_bombFrank DeFauw is a Detroit television anchor at the top of his game. On the west side of Detroit, a family blowing up in a car isn’t a cause for alarm. Throw in a corrupt judge, a good friend who shares Frank’s vices, and the anchor must decide if exposing the judge and destroying his own ever-distant family is worth the risk.

 

 

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Growing up Beautiful by Lori Jones

Publication Date: November 23, 2011

 

lj_growing_up_beautifulIt’s 1986 and Joanne, Casey and Star are new models heading to Milan to start their careers. Joanne is looking to escape her life of wealth and duty, Casey is looking for some fun, and Star wants to better her position in life and to provide for a mother who is over the edge. Will these new models find what they’re looking for or will they find that modeling is not anything they thought it would be?

 

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