Spotlight On @BookSparks #SpringReading #NoShelfControl Part One

THE SUMMER OF NEW BEGINNINGS, BY BETTE LEE CROSBY- One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all. Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his...

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Book Review Of”Our Little Secret” By Roz Nay @Booksparks @StMartinsPress

They say you never forget your first love. What they don’t say though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you… A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It’s been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and...

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Book Review Of “The Hunger” By Alma Katsu @PutnamBooks

Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. Tamsen Donner must be a witch. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the...

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Book Review Of The Good Liar, By Catherine McKenzie @amazonpub

Photo Credit to Goodreads   Can you hide a secret with the whole world watching? When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of three women are forever altered. A year later, Cecily is in mourning. She was supposed to be in the building that day. Instead, she...

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Spotlight On “Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights” By Leonard Durso @SmithPublicity

Leonard Durso’s Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights is a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Romeo & Juliet, that takes place in Istanbul. With a cast of characters from across the globe, they struggle to find a way through the trials and tribulations of romantic involvement, hindered by their own unique...

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Book Review Of “The Wild Robot Escapes” By Peter Brown @LittleBrownYR

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown. Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings–but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the...

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Book Review Of “The Other Mother” By Carol Goodman @WmMorrowBooks

When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne’s new employer, it feels like they’ve entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view...

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Book Review Of “If I Die Tonight” By Alison Gaylin @WmMorrowBooks @alisongaylin

Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station—and lives are changed forever. Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who’d rushed...

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Book Review Of “Sometimes I Lie” By Alice Feeney @Flatironbooks @alicewriterland

    My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:  1. I’m in a coma.  2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.  3. Sometimes I lie.  Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She...

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Book Review Of “Other People’s Houses” By Abbi Waxman @Berkleypub

At any given moment in other people’s houses, you can find…repressed hopes and dreams…moments of unexpected joy…someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband… *record scratch* As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors’...

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Excerpt Of “Other People’s Houses” By Abbi Waxman @BerkleyPub @Penguinrandom

A Little About OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES: It all started with a forgotten roll of toilet paper… For Frances Bloom, driver-in-residence of her local carpool crew, school dropoff is a chaotic yet predictable affair. Until one of Frances’s steely-eyed kindergarten charges sends her to retrieve forgotten school supplies in the form...

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Book Review Of “Girls Burn Brighter” By Shoba Rao @Flatironbooks

A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls who are driven apart but never stop trying to find one another again. When Poornima first meets Savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. Poornima’s...

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Spotlight On “S.T.A.G.S.” By M.A. Bennet @DelacortePress

Donna Tartt’s The Secret History meets Pretty Little Liars in this propulsive, edge-of-your-seat novel that explores just how far the elite at an English boarding school will go to maintain the social order. There’s no point hunting if there’s no kill. At St. Aidan the Great School, or S.T.A.G.S., new things–and new people–are to...

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Book Review Of “I Was Anastasia” By Ariel Lawhon @doubledaybooks @ArielLawhon

  Ariel Lawhon, a rising star in historical suspense, unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson’s fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the beloved daughter, revered icon, and Russian grand duchess or is she an imposter, liar, and the thief of another woman’s legacy?...

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Book Review Of “The Broken Girls” By Simone St. James @BerkleyPub @simone_stjames

A breakout suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare. Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that...

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Book Review Of “To Kill A Kingdom” By Alexandra Christo @MacKidsBooks @alliechristo

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into...

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Book Review Of “The Silent Companions” By Laura Purcell @Penguinrandom

When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting . . . When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was...

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Blog Tour And Book Review Of “The Sandman” By Lars Kepler @AAKnopf @crimebythebook

  Late one night, outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. Now...

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***GIVEAWAY**** “The Child” By Fiona Barton

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question:...

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Book Review Of “Look For Me” By Lisa Gardner @DuttonBooks @LisaGardnerBks

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types...

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