Betrayed by: Lisa Scottoline

Betrayed

This is the second book in the Rosato and DiNunzio series.  I haven’t read the first one but I wasn’t lost.  I do want to go back and read it though.

Judy is an attorney and she needs to make a name for herself within the firm.  However, she gets sidetracked by a sick aunt and a dead woman who happens to be her aunt’s best friend.  Iris is found dead in her car the evening after Judy meets her for the first time and her aunt finds it very suspicious.  Judy promises to look into what is going on and finds herself in the middle of a very dangerous situation.

There is a lot more to this story then a surface mystery.  The relationships alone are worth the read.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Book 3 for my 2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge!

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The Story of Arthur Truluv by: Elizabeth Berg

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December 2017 Indie Next selection
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My Review:
I am a big fan of Elizabeth Berg’s novels.  She has a way of telling such honest stories and really touching the reader.  This story was no exception.
Arthur was an incredible character who really cared about people in such a different and outstanding way.  He befriends Maddy when she needs it the most  and their relationship is beautiful.
This is a quick read but it is so heart- warming.  I highly recommend it.
I gave this book 5 crowns.
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I received this e-arc from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Park Bench by: Christophe Chabouté

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Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

My Review:
At first, I wasn’t sure that I was going to like this.  It is strictly images and roughly drawn ones without any words.  However, as you turn each page the stories that are told are magnificent.  You see the lives lived and only constant is this one park bench.   I absolutely love this graphic novel and the more I think about it, the sweeter the story is.
I gave this book 5 crowns.
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Rose Harbor in Bloom by: Debbie Macomber

Rose Harbor In Bloom

I realize that this is the second book in a series but I thought I had read the first one.  In all honesty, I’m not sure if I did and if I did, it was years and years ago.  I listened to this on audio but wasn’t lost with the story line.  The book did just enough retelling of the first book for me to piece together what I missed.

I don’t want to say much about the story line because I don’t know what would be a spoiler for the first book.

The characters in the story were very lovable and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I will definitely look for the rest of this series.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Sugar and Iced by: Jenn McKinlay

Sugar and Iced

This is my favorite cozy mystery series.  I was so excited to buy the series for my collection and I was in the mood to continue where I left off.  In this book, Mel and Angie are working with a beauty pageant to help promote their business and to support one of their close friends.  Of course, it isn’t as easy as that.  When one of the pageant’s own turns up murdered, all eyes turn to the outsiders as suspects.

I think these books are fun and I would recommend them to anyone.  This is a great series and even though this is the 6th book, the story lines do not get old.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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The Goddesses by: Swan Huntley

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My Review:
Wow!  I finished this book this morning and I am stunned.  I was emotionally invested in this story and these characters, it was as if they were people I knew.  Nancy was going through a difficult period in her life and she found a friendship with Ana that she desperately needed.  Ana was a free spirit who showed Nancy a different way to live.
Nancy struggled to decide if she wanted to be the woman that she was in the States or if she was going to reinvent herself.  Ana made that choice easy for Nancy.  As their relationship became stronger, Nancy’s home life started to fall apart.
This was a psychological thriller that read like contemporary fiction.  I was hooked.  I highly recommend this book.
I gave this book 5 crowns.
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I received an E-ARC of this book from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Woman No. 17 by: Edan Lepucki

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This was an interesting read.  I didn’t know much about it going into the story and what I did know was incorrect.  The main female characters Lady and S had a very intriguing dynamic.  There relationship didn’t seem to fall into one specific category and that led to some issues.
I enjoyed this book and would pick up the author’s other works.  This is not a typical fiction book and that made it more engrossing.
I gave this book 4 crowns.
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I recieed this book from http://www.bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review.