Lies At Her Door by A.A. Abbott

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I absolutely love a murder mystery where the MC is suspected of the murder! I enjoy the sleuthing skills that are used to (hopefully) clear their name!

Lucy lives with her aging mother who is suffering from a terminal illness. While Lucy spends her days taking care of her mother, her brother spends his days as a rockstar. When a sinkhole reveals the skeleton of an old band member, Lucy becomes the prime suspect!

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Shadows in the Aftermath by Marianne Scott

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is a sequel to Finding Ruby Draker, and I would highly recommend you read that one before starting Shadows in the Aftermath. I think it could be read as a stand-alone, but a lot of exciting things happened in the first book, and you won’t want to miss it!

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The Nurse’s Secret by Amanda Skenandore

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was an absolutely fantastic book! It had historical fiction, murder-mystery, secret identity, and romance, and I was unable to put it down!

Una is the main character, and she’s a thief on the NYC streets. After losing her mom in a fire, and losing her dad to drugs, she ends up on her own on the streets. She’s an excellent thief. She has rules for herself, and she follows them to keep herself safe. Then, one night when she witnesses a murder, and is framed for it. On the run with a need to go into hiding, she gets admitted to a probationary class for a nursing school.

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Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

So, once again, I’ve read the second book in a series before reading the first. This is what happens when I don’t read a synopsis before I start a book…I’m a cover-lover. BUT…this was a lovely story, and I didn’t need to have read book 1, so that worked out well 😊!

London Spark and her two sisters own Spark House, a hotel that hosts fantastic events. After breaking up with her boyfriend, her sisters and her head out for some drinks. When a smooth-talking, sexy man hits on her, she hands back his number, but Jackson Holt is not to be deterred and tells her basically, if it’s meant to be, the universe will bring them back together…

And of course, it does.

London Spark

The Craigslist Incident by Jason Fisk

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This story was so emotional for me. I feel like it really highlights the struggles to get support for mental health. I felt so invested in these characters, and I couldn’t stop reading.

Edna’s father passed away, and she’s really been struggling. She decides to put a hit out on herself in a Craigslist ad. Joe responds to Edna’s ad, and we are taken on an emotional story that jumps between the two characters’ POVs.

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Finding Ruby Draker by Marianne Scott

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I thought this was such an interesting plot! It is filled with mystery, murder, and secrets! This story is told through Ruby’s perspective, and I really enjoyed the backstories that helped to shape the story. The story is centered in France, and I really enjoyed the location as well!

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Kingdomless by Michelle Garyfalakis

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was such an exciting start to a new series! I loved the characters, the setting, the atmosphere, and the world!

The story follows Raelle, a girl without an origin story. She washed up on the shores of the West with no memory, and King Wren found her, and brought her into the folds of his family. For 10 years, Raelle felt completely at home and loved, except for the queen. The queen had never accepted Raelle, and on her birthday, the queen secretly betroths Raelle to King Veras of the North.

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Dead Air by Michael Bradley

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Heart racing. Secrets. Murder. Stalker. Darkly suspenseful.

This was a great story filled with secrets and suspense! Kaitlyn is the main character, and she has a secret. She is getting settled in her life with her fiancée and her job as a DJ. She’s happy.

Until she begins getting messages that let her know someone knows her secret…

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A Measure of Serenity by Bryan K. Prosek

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Book Genre Block - "Young Adult" with 4 young adults

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wow, this book was so interesting, and also kind of terrifying LOL! Serenity is a genius and then some. Looking for her dad on the Harvard campus, she accidently falls into another version of reality, and there is danger everywhere…

This is a YA story, but Serenity is such a mature young lady, it didn’t even feel YA. She is such a different main character. With her incredible intelligence she observes things others miss, and it makes her narration fascinating.

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Sunny and the Cats by Victoria Otto

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is such a wonderful children’s book with a beautiful message about accepting each other’s differences and being kind.

The story introduces us to two villages, Meow Village and Woof Village, where cats and dogs live separately and don’t like each other. When Sunny decides that he wants to play with the cats, he heads over to Meow Village.

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The Deep Limitless Air by Mary Allen

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Book Genre "Memoir" with person writing with pen

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This was an interesting memoir that was broken up in a short-story format. I really liked the variety of things covered throughout this book. Mary Allen has found a way to bare her true self in a raw and fascinating way.

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Crazy To Leave You by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I thought this was such a cute, heartwarming novel! There’s lovable Lauren, our MC who’s just about to get married when the groom, well, he ghosts her. The story follows Lauren as she navigates life after being left at the altar.

I really enjoyed the characters in this one. Lauren is adorable, and I kind of want to be friends with her. She’s got some family members that drive her up the wall, and I thought they created an interesting side-story dynamic!

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