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You’re the Cream in My Coffee – by Jennifer Lamont Leo

In 1928, Marjorie Corrigan is set to marry Dr. Richard Brownlee, pillar of the community of Kerryville, Illinois. Even if he doesn’t make her heart pound like her former boyfriend, Jack Lund, who had been killed ten years earlier in the Great War. Marjorie is supposed to be happy. So why is she procrastinating on… Read more »

Book Beat – Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett

In 1908, when Elizabeth King hears about Donaldina Cameron’s mission work rescuing Chinese girls from slavery in San Francisco, she seizes the chance to flee her past and get a new start. Lawyer Charles McKinley is eager to make a name from himself in his uncle’s firm, but the first case, dealing with the King… Read more »

Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering

When Drew and Madeleine Farthering attend a Regency-themed party at the estate of Drew’s former school chum, Talbot Cummins, they hope for a vacation from amateur sleuthing. Instead, they find murder. Once again, Drew puts his skills to work to find the culprit, but this case hits too close to home and causes him to… Read more »

Drawn from the Heart by Lisa Bogart – and Giveaway!

Adult coloring books are all the rage – and for a good reason. In our hectic, high-tech times, there’s something comforting and calming in doing something creative. And for those of us who are artistically challenged (yes, me), coloring gives us an outlet. My talented writer friend Lisa Bogart also happens to be an artist,… Read more »

Book Beat – The Tiger’s Cage by Linda J. White

The Tiger's Cage by Linda J. White

In 1995, FBI Special Agent Tom Donovan has drug kingpin Angel Ramos in his crosshairs. But Tom’s total dedication to his job leaves his wife, Cathy, feeling isolated. Their 18-year-old son, Kenny, is finishing his senior year in high school, determined to compete in the state wrestling championships. When Ramos’s gang kidnaps Kenny, the Donovan… Read more »

Book Beat – Love, Lexi by Sherry Kyle

Lexi Cooper is an ordinary twelve-year-old girl, which she hates! She’s a middle child in middle school. She hates her hair, squabbles with her moody older sister and annoying little brother, and has a long-time crush – and a snooty rival. Lexi wants to stand out for once, but her efforts land her in hot… Read more »

Book Beat – The Fragment by Davis Bunn

In 1923, young Smithsonian researcher Muriel Ross travels to Paris with her mentor, Sen. Thomas Bryant, who is on a quest to find an ancient reliquary containing a reputed fragment of the true cross. Swept into the grandeur of diplomatic circles, Muriel is especially touched by the French people, who are reeling from ravages of… Read more »

Book Beat – Girl’s Guide to Life

Being a tween girl isn’t easy. Family! Friends! School! Food and exercise! Wouldn’t it be great to have a guide? The Girl’s Guide to Life is a delight. Sherry Kyle comes alongside tween girls with a warm, upbeat voice, like your fun aunt or your friend’s mom, who is way cooler than your mom. Girls… Read more »

Book Beat – At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings

Miranda Wimplegate takes great pride in helping in her family’s prestigious auction house in Boston, where her knowledge of art and antiques makes her invaluable. However, she and her grandfather make a mistake and sell the wrong painting, enraging the influential LeBlanc family. Desperate to recover the heirloom, they trace it to an auction house… Read more »

Book Beat – Friends and Enemies

Friends and Enemies by Terri Wangard. Brimming with excellent research, Friends and Enemies gives an interesting look into life in Nazi Germany and the experiences of B-17 bomber crewmen. World War II fiction buffs will truly enjoy this story!

In Nazi Germany, recent war widow Heidi Wetzel heads to the countryside to avoid Allied bombings and to help her friends with refugee children. However, a fervent Gestapo agent keeps his eye on Heidi due to her years spent in America. Lt. Paul Braedel serves as a navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress based in… Read more »