Even before the events that have changed our lives over the last few months, 2020 was going to be an eventful year. It is a presidential election year and a census year. The U.S. Constitution mandates that every 10 years the population be counted. The count is very important as it determines electoral districts and […]
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Eighty-eight-year old Duffy Sinclair is a little bit of a crank, a flirt, a prankster, and scared of losing his home. He and Carl share a room at the Centennial Assisted Living Facility in Brooke Fossey’s novel, The Big Finish. Sharon, the new owner of Centennial, has plans to remodel and double the fees but […]
On March 9th I was headed east around 9:00pm and saw a spectacular sight – a supermoon. It appeared huge on the horizon with an orange hue and wisps of clouds. Beautiful. 2020 will have three supermoons occurring in 3 consecutive months, March, April and May. I did catch the April event but it was […]
March is Women’s History Month and I’d like to be able to tell you my review choice reflects that but it doesn’t. Both of these titles have strong female leads but they are entirely fictional and contemporary. The premise of Chris Hauty’s debut novel, Deep State, seems to have been pulled from current headlines, a […]
Helen Tursten is a Swedish mystery writer with two very successful series featuring detectives. However, when asked to write a story for a Christmas anthology she decided to explore the other side of the law and Maud was born. An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good is a collection of five short stories featuring […]
My book choices lately include a police procedural, Christian romantic suspense, cozy mysteries, and a book on women’s lives and relationships. Instead of choosing just one I thought I’d give you a sampling of what I’ve been reading. Irene Hannon writes, among other things, Christian romantic suspense. Her Men of Valor series is a trilogy […]
Tj O’Connor is a former government anti-terrorism agent. He has investigated terrorist activity around the world and draws on that wealth of knowledge and experience in his latest novel, The Consultant. It is billed as the first in the Jonathan Hunter series and is the Military Writers Society of America 2018 Gold Medal Winner. Hunter […]
In our reviews the library staff often mention the variety of formats we have for some titles. For example Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock can be borrowed as a regular print book, a large print book, an ebook, and an eaudiobook. If you choose ebook or eaudio you can get it using the Hoopla app […]
If you’ve ever taken a writing course you’ve heard ‘write what you know’. Jane Stanton Hitchcock must have been following that advice when she penned her latest book. The author is a poker player whose mother was swindled by her financial advisor much like Maud Warner in Bluff. Maud is known as Mad Maud Warner […]
Although not by conscious choice, most of my reading lately has involved lawyers. Susan Wittig Albert’s character, China Bayles, was an attorney for a big firm in Houston. She now owns the herb shop in the small town of Pecan Springs, Texas where she sells all things herbal and sparingly dispenses legal advice. As in […]
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