The Lines We Leave Behind

The Lines We Leave Behind Eliza Graham Lake Union Publishing, Nov 2018 308 pages, Kindle, hardcover, paperback, audiobook, MP3 CD General Fiction, Women’s Lit ✮✮✮✮✮ The cover is appropriate and somber. Not so much an eye-catcher, but totally the woman with the beret going off on her mission. The title, I kept wanting to change... Continue Reading →

Desert Rose

Desert Rose Romance in Blake’s Folly J. Arlene Culiner Fire Star Press, Nov 2018 152 pages, Kindle Contemporary Romance ✭✭✭✭⭑ Provided by Author The cover is totally appropriate to the story, but I didn’t find it eye-catching or particularly attractive. The pieces didn’t seem to quite come together to form a whole. The story was... Continue Reading →

Becoming

Becoming Michelle Obama Random House, Nov 2018 429 pages, Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio book, Audio CD Memoirs/Bios, Women’s Lit, History, Ethnic/Cultural ✮✮✮✮✮ Purchased The cover is perfect with its large, captivating close-up of the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, who is the author and subject of this book. It shows her smiling, as I always... Continue Reading →

Sheer Mischief

  Sheer Mischief Jill Mansell Sourcebooks, Jul 2018 416 pages, kindle, paperback, audiobook, audio cd Contemporary romance, second-chance romance, women’s lit Provided, NetGalley ✭✭✭✭✭ The cover is that typical Jill Mansell cover with soft colors, flowers and no real person. Yes, there is a woman standing there, but you can’t see her feet or anything... Continue Reading →

Element 42

Element 42 Sabel Security Book 1 Seeley James Machined Media, Apr 2015 350 pages, kindle, paperback Thriller, action ✭✭✭✭✭ Purchased The cover is totally appropriate to the story and yet I really didn’t like it. It seemed sort of like a bunch of disjointed elements placed on there that weren’t related. Oh well, not all... Continue Reading →

The Phantom Tree

The Phantom Tree Nicola Cornick Graydon House, Aug 2018 384 pages, kindle, paperback, audiobook, audio cd Historical Novel, Time Travel ✭✭✭✭✭ Provided, NetGalley The cover is so appropriate for this story of partial history and partial time travel. I loved this historical novel, using what is known and adding a good ending is always fun,... Continue Reading →

Circleborn

Circleborn The Broken Circle, Book 1 Nicholas Stephenson Jul 2015, 121 pages YA fantasy, Magic Purchased ✭✭✭⭑ The cover is unassuming and yet perfect for this book. A young man who looks perfectly normal against a background of an abstractly shattered circle. That about sums up the whole story. Ryan Faraway looks perfectly normal but... Continue Reading →

Drawing Lessons

Drawing Lessons Patricia Sands Lake Union Publishing, Oct 2017 354 pages, Kindle, paperback, audiobook, MP3 CD Women’s Lit, Contemporary Romance Provided, Author ✮✮✮✮✮ The cover is typical Patricia Sands with flowers and flourishes on a white cover. Giving just a hint at the goodness inside. A straightforward love story, complicated by everyone’s two cents worth... Continue Reading →

Ghost Light

Ghost Light Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #2) E.J. Stevens Sacred Oaks Press, Jun 2013 206 pages, Kindle, paperback, audiobook Fantasy w/ghosts Provided, author ✭✭✭✭✭ The cover is not terribly exciting, but it is appropriate to the story with the graveyard full of stones and the wisps gathered around Ivy, the young female heroine of the... Continue Reading →

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