Book Review: “The Conductors” by Nicole Glover

I was pleasantly surprised by The Conductors, because the synopsis made it sound like it could go either very good or very bad. I was also expecting this to be a one-off, but after I finished the book I got an ad for The Undertakers on Kindle, so I guess this is going to be … Continue reading Book Review: “The Conductors” by Nicole Glover

Book Review: “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

I normally love books that have a present-day story and a historical story, and I love seeing how the author weaves the two timelines together. I think that with any other book, or indeed with any other main character other than Caroline, this would have worked really well for the author. Unfortunately, Caroline is such … Continue reading Book Review: “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

First Impression Friday: “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

It's literally been twenty days since I read any books (I blame cross stitching and candle making, two new hobbies that I've taken up in order to deal with the crushing loneliness I've been feeling in quarantine), and I ignored this book on my Overdrive Loans until literally two days before it was due to … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

Book Review: “After Alice Fell” by Kim Taylor Blakemore

After Alice Fell is one of the better books I've read recently in the "suspense" category. I suppose the last one I attempted was Bloodline, and we all know how that turned out: it was so terrible I DNF'd it only 33% of the way through and couldn't believe how such an awful mess got … Continue reading Book Review: “After Alice Fell” by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Book Review: “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge

After a bunch of depressing books in a row, this is the first book that I would like to shout to the rooftops and tell everyone to read it, because it is absolutely beautiful. The beginning is a little disjointed - and the few "current era" interruptions of Woody by his nursing home orderlies are … Continue reading Book Review: “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge

First Impression Friday: “After Alice Fell” by Kim Taylor Blakemore

I believe this was February's First Kindle Read, and I'll go ahead and let you know that I am actually reading it in February. I've just read so many books so far this year (37 as of this writing!) that it seems I've got a backlog of posts to write! From GoodReads: New Hampshire, 1865. … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “After Alice Fell” by Kim Taylor Blakemore

First Impression Friday: “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge

I'm currently on a kick to try and read through some of the Kindle books I've got stacking up in my library, and I'm pretty sure this was either one of December's Kindle First Reads or one of January's, but I can't remember for certain. From GoodReads: An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge

Book Review: “The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton

Samuel Pipps is Sherlock Holmes before Sherlock Holmes was invented. His escapades are written down by his loyal bodyguard ("I'd be lost without my blogger"!) and they're distributed all over the East India Trading Company's lands for people to read. How, then, did he find himself locked up in the filthy windowless room in the … Continue reading Book Review: “The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton

Book Review: “Crossings” by Alex Landragin (Chronological Sequence)

So I finished my first read-through of Crossings in just under a single day. Y'all, this book has everything you could ever want - adventure, intrigue, and a very small amount of romance (without it getting into the "ugh, more of this?" territory, which is a huge plus for me). I feel like I've finally hit my … Continue reading Book Review: “Crossings” by Alex Landragin (Chronological Sequence)

First Impression Friday: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I blame all of this one Shanah, and she's probably perfectly happy with that. Lately, I've been taking a lot of surveys online and getting some decent Amazon gift cards out of the deal, so I've been buying a ton of books on Amazon. (In the past few weeks, I've bought this book and three … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows