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The Mill River Recluse


Genre: Fiction

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar(out of 5)


I really enjoyed this book. The description of the book says it’s about Mary, a reclusive woman who lives in a marble mansion that overlooks the town of Mill River. That she’s been disfigured by an abusive husband, and has a terrible case of social anxiety – essentially making her a prisoner in her own home. But the book is about so much more. I loved the interaction with the horses, and Mary’s interaction with the few people she’s allowed close to her. (Maybe because I’m a horse person with social anxiety as well?)I also loved all of the interaction with the townsfolk of Mill River. I think it’s a richly written, well thought out storyline that pulls together a beautiful book. Highly recommend.


Winter Sea


Genre: Romance/ Historical Fiction

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar(out of 5)


LOVED this book. I picked it up as an affordable Kindle read one month and am just now getting around to it. I adore historical fiction, and this book uniquely combined chapters about both historical fiction and present-day life. The premise is that a writer – Carrie McClelland – travels to Scotland to visit her book editor, only to find that Scotland is the perfect place for her to stay and work on her current novel. As she starts spending time in Cruden Bay, she discovers she’s experiencing what the book describes as ‘genetic memory’ and that the book she’s writing is actually the true story of her ancestor, Sophia, who lived in the area nearly 300 years prior. Carrie also has her own adventures with the village folks, and the combination of historical story and present day story make for a very, very enjoyable read. Will definitely seek out other Kearsley books now.


eye of the god


Genre: Fiction/ Mystery/ Suspense

Rating: StarStarStarStar(out of 5)


I picked this up as an affordable Kindle read and it turned out to be a very good story. I didn’t know much about the Hope Diamond going into it, and the story provides both a history lesson as well as a thrilling modern-day plot to follow. It was a quick read, but I’d recommend it!


Tabloid Reporter to the Stars


Genre: Short Story / Fiction / Sci-Fi

Rating: StarStarStar(out of 5)


Cute short story that was recommended by Larry Correia – a writer both my husband and I enjoy. This story is kind of like a Twilight Zone episode in that it deals with a group of people traveling to a distant planet and making contact with the life forms there.


Darkfever (Fever Series #1)


Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Romance (?)

Rating: StarStarStar(out of 5)


I picked this up because it was on sale and the author had been recommended to me previously. I was warned that this series is a little slow to start, and you need to give it a few books in before you make a decision on whether you want to continue with it or not. Now I know why. This book had a lot of action, but very little of it WENT anywhere. The story is about a young girl who’s older sister is murdered while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. The younger girl then travels to the city where her sister was murdered to find the killer. But instead she finds a world full of fairy folk – Fae – that definitely aren’t like the fairies in children’s books! The narrator (the young girl) can be a little annoying at times…she relays the ignorant confidence of a 22 year old really well – so well that it made me feel a little old and irritated with her at the ripe old age of 29. 🙂 The series is supposed to be kind of "racy" but I didn’t think this book was particularly so. I’ll continue reading these to see if the series improves as I’ve been told it does.


Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy #1)


Genre: Fiction / Fantasy

Rating: StarStarStar(out of 5)


Short book (~190 pages on my Kindle), and a little obvious in it’s plot turns, but a cute story nonetheless. Reychel is a slave girl who will soon be branded and thereby sealed to her master forever – but the night before her ceremony, her best friend is kidnapped, and that opens the door for Reychel to learn that there’s a whole world outside her master’s palace waiting for her. Would be very appropriate for younger girls.

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