City of Bones by C...

City of Bones is the first book of the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary, who has lived a very mundane life discovers that there is more to her existence than she ever expected. She falls for the wrong guy and drags her best friend, Simon, into a terrific mess. With the...

The Art of Romance...

The second book in her Matchmaker series, The Art of Romance by Kaye Dacus focuses on Caylor Evans, who was a supporting character in the first book. It is not necessary to read the first book (I didn’t) to enjoy the story. Caylor, an English professor with too much on her plate, and...

A Discovery of Wit...

Diana Bishop is a hardworking and super intelligent scholar of historical documents. Diana, a Ph.D. at Oxford University, is not just a super-brain, but also a witch. She’s also just so happens to be from a family that dates as far back as history’s first account of magic. Regardless,...

The Sanctuary by T...

Danny Hansen, a priest with a dark secret, has taken the blame for murders he did not commit. After being transferred to an experimental facility that has a motto of “an eye for an eye,” Danny is learning that his vow of nonviolence is being tested by the warden, who declares...

The Golem and the ...

The Golem and the Jinni, the debut novel of author Helene Wecker, is masterfully researched and engagingly fantastic. A golem (a being made of clay created to fulfill its master’s every wish) and a jinni (a spirit of the desert) that has been trapped in a vase for over 1000 years meet in...

All Summer Long by...

Charlie has been single for a while and her job as a firefighter isn’t helping matters. She’s been hurt before and she’s afraid to open herself to that kind of pain again. She would like to heal her scars, but she has to find the right man to do it. Clay a former model,...

Some Kind of Fairy...

Set in England, this book is about a teenage girl named Tara who disappears and returns to her home 20 years later. She claims to have only been gone for 6 months, returning with her appearance suggesting that she hadn’t aged a day. Her parents, overjoyed at the return of their daughter,...

The Bridge by Kare...

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury was an exceptional read. Two college students find love under the roof of a quaint bookstore called the Bridge. Years later after moving in separate ways they are brought back together when the bookstore and its owner face dire circumstances. Will they put...

Shiver by Karen Ro...

I started to put the book down because of the language, but I had to know how the main characters were going to get out of the horrible mess they found themselves thrown into. Samantha Jones is a single mother who works hard to provide for her child. She has given up on love and doesn’t...

Kill Me Softly by ...

Kill Me Softly is a “fairy tale”/Brothers Grimm style story about almost-sixteen-year-old Mirabelle, who runs away from her way too strict God Mothers’ home. She wants to find her parents, although dead, and learn about the life that she had been so shielded from. She immediately...


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