What I’m Reading: Rosewood Series

Gloria Larsen knows that her birth mother was over 40, that she lived in a small town called Rosewood in Nebraska, and that she was accused of murder in 1974. That’s it. When she’s offered a job as a newspaper editor in Rosewood, how can she say no? She has to take it, and she has to find out who her birth mother is.

Rosewood

Thorns of Rosewood

This series by G. M. Barlean consists of three books, and asks the question, “How much damage can one evil/crazy person do?” Gloria finds four old ladies at a assisted-living facility who might be able to tell her what she wants to know.

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What I’m Reading: Senoia Cove Mysteries

When I binge-read an entire series and find myself impatiently waiting for the next installment, that’s when I need to tell others about the books. Now, we may or may not have the same taste in reading material, but good writing is still something to talk about. This series is well-written and has characters I’ve come to care about. The main mystery-solver is Felicity, who wanted to be an investigative journalist but finds herself planning parties instead. Actually, she likes it so much and is so good at it that she’s a great success.

And yet… that investigator part of her can’t be denied, so when the police arrest her friend for a murder, she doesn’t buy it, and she feels compelled to solve the case herself.

Senoia

Dying for a Drive

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What I’m Reading: Topaz

This is the first book by Leon Uris I’ve ever read, and it won’t be the last. I read it because it was available with Kindle Unlimited, and as you know if you’ve read many of my blogs, I’m very fond of getting to read books for free. I pay a monthly subscription fee, but I definitely get my money’s worth, because I read a LOT of books.

This is a wonderful book. It’s well-written and meticulously researched. It’s more than just a book – it’s a saga, a thrilling look into the world of spies. The plot involves Cuba, France, the Soviets, NATO, and a young American president.

Topaz

Topaz

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What I’m Reading: Witches of Hemlock Cove

This is a cozy series about (you guessed it!) witches. The Witches of Hemlock Cove are sisters who have a family business in a disintegrating old mansion. One sister mends broken hearts, but can’t seem to mend her own. The middle sister puts magic into her cooking and baking. The youngest sister, Grace, makes pet treats and solves mysteries with her friend Dario, the handsome bookstore owner – who coincidentally also has magical powers. She has a couple of pets, a cat and a dog, in which her parents’ spirits reside, and help guide and warn her.

Hemlock Cove

A Mystic Murder

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What I’m Reading: Stake Night and Show Time

I forgot more than most people will ever know about… horses. For somebody who isn’t a pro, I’ve experienced and learned quite a bit. I started out riding Western style and finished up riding over [low] fences with English tack. I read every Black Stallion book as a kid, and as soon as I got the opportunity, I took horseback riding classes to fill my P.E. credits in college. I read any good horsie story I could get my hands on. I owned several horses and trained a few. I’d still be riding, but my horse allergy became too extreme to ignore any longer.

Imagine my delight when I found these two books by Susan Archer about the Saddlebred horse show industry – which I only knew a little bit about.

Stake Night

Stake Night

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