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BOOK BEGINNINGS: BE MY GHOST BY CAROL J PERRY

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Every Friday Book Beginnings hosted by  Rose City Readers  asks you to grab the book you are reading and share the first sentence or paragraph and then give your feelings on it or anything else that it inspires. Be sure to include the title and the author I started reading Be My Ghost by Carol J. Perry just yesterday and so far I am absolutely loving it. It is a great little cozy mystery and just right for the start of fall, plus it has a dog...I love when a cozy mystery has animal sidekicks for the main character. This is the first book in a series from the author titled A Haunted Haven Mystery. Paperback ,   288 pages Published August 31st 2021 by Kensington Publishing Corporation -------------- Maureen Doherty stood at the window of her corner office on the top floor of Boston's William G Bartlett Building. " Rain " she muttered. " Pouring down rain. Just what I need " With a sigh, she turned away from the cold, gray outdoor vista and faced her almost empty d

Book Review: The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

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 SUMMARY: When single mother Liv is commissioned to paint a mural in a 100-year-old lighthouse on a remote Scottish island, it's an opportunity to start over with her three daughters--Luna, Sapphire, and Clover. When two of her daughters go missing, she's frantic. She learns that the cave beneath the lighthouse was once a prison for women accused of witchcraft. The locals warn her about wildlings, supernatural beings who mimic human children, created by witches for revenge. Liv is told wildlings are dangerous and must be killed. Twenty-two years later, Luna has been searching for her missing sisters and mother. When she receives a call about her youngest sister, Clover, she's initially ecstatic. Clover is the sister she remembers--except she's still seven years old, the age she was when she vanished. Luna is worried Clover is a wildling. Luna has few memories of her time on the island, but she'll have to return to find the truth of what happened to her family. But s

Book Review: Summer Island by Natalie Normann

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SUMMARY:  Blurb  He never meant to stay. He certainly never meant to fall in love… Summer Island off the coast of Norway was the place London chef Jack Greene should have been from. He’s an outsider in the community that should have been his family, and now he’s setting foot on the strange land he has inherited for the first time. Ninni Toft, his nearest neighbor, has come to the island to mend her broken heart. With her wild spirit and irrepressible enthusiasm, she shows city-boy Jack the simple pleasures of island life – and what it means to belong. To a place. To a people. To one person in particular… Home is where the heart is but is Jack’s heart with the career he left behind in London, or on the wind-swept shores of Summer Island, with Ninni? TEE'S THOUGHTS: City chef Jack inherits a farm on Summer Island, he has no desire to stay on the island, but then he meets Ninni who is there to mend her broken heart.... Summer Island was the perfect end of summer read, it was sweet and

Teaser Tuesday : Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie

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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme  hosted by Ambrosia of  The Purple Booker .  We make it very easy to play along, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1: Grab your current read 2: Open to a random page 3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday. Today I am sharing two teasers from Agatha Christie's Death On The Nile. I love Christie's Hercule Poirot and Death on the Nile is a great mystery! " Don't be sorry for me. Don't be kind. It's easier if you're not" she sighed- a long heartrending sigh. " I'm so tired...I'm so deadly, deadly tired. " " I know," said Poirot " People think I'm awful. Stuck up an
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  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! This meme by  Kathryn at   The Book Date It has been a few weeks since I have really been able to get on and blog, or even read for that matter, due to the high holidays...but they are winding down and I have worked in a few minutes each day to start reading again. Here is my progress...     WHAT I AM READING DEATH ON THE NILE AGATHA CHRISTIE I love a good Hercule Poirot mystery and have been reading them since I began reading adult books years ago, in fact, they were the first my parent really let me read on my own years ago. I subscribed to a book box called Down The Rabbit Hole that deals with darker books and this was one of the ones I received a few months ago I do not get paid to advertise this, but I love the range of books they offe

Two Girls Read The Mortal Instruments : The City Of Glass Book 3

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 Last month we made it through City Of Glass in our re-read of The Mortal Instruments..So let's get on with our thoughts about Book Three ( a whole bunch of things happened in this book )... Ro here. So it looks like I’m starting off this review. Well first book three took me soooooooo long to get into. I would read a chapter have to put it down. Make faces, pull hair, chug some wine, and tell myself you can’t DNF at chapter 2 in book three. I really had trouble with Clary. Can we say spoiled Brat.  Ok enough about my annoyance with Clary because I’m sure you’ll hear me gripe about her in all of these reviews. I don’t see her character growing but I really don’t remember a lot about these books so there are possibilities. Even though there was action happening throughout I really didn’t start caring until maybe chapter 16. I have no clue why I really couldn’t get into book three. I felt like I didn’t even know what was happening.  Clary's real brother appears to act nice then t

Book Beginnings : Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo

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Every Friday Book Beginnings hosted by  Rose City Readers  asks you to grab the book you are reading and share the first sentence or paragraph and then give your feelings on it or anything else that it inspires. Be sure to include the title and the author I just started reading ( and listening ) to this book this week. Not long ago I used it for a Waiting For Wednesday book, and BOOM the very next day I got a copy from the publisher!  Hardcover ,  384 pages Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Tordotcom SUMMER SONS BY LEE MANDELO Come home I'll be waiting Received 8/6 3:32 am The message sat unanswered. Andrew tapped from Eddie's handing text thread to the brief obituary that had run in the local paper: Edward Lee Fulton, recent graduate of Ohio State University, is survived by adoptive parents Lou and Jeanne Blur and siblings Andrew Blur as well as close friends and colleagues. Memorial services will be held at Streckler Funeral Parlor on Tuesday, August 10th at 11 am.