The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a beautiful historical fiction with a female lead having to pretend to be a man in a country she is unfamiliar with and a family she is meeting for the first time. I really enjoyed how she had to worked to turn herself into a man. It was interesting to read about the issues that she came across and the things that she enjoyed.

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Getaway With Murder by Diane Kelly

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a really great cozy mystery! I loved the main characters who run the lodge, and I look forward to reading more about them in future books in this series! The new owner of the lodge, Misty, is a strong MC, and she’s a great little sleuth!

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A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

What a fabulous book! This thriller was filled with exciting moments, great character building, and a plot that had me guessing until the very end!

This was a great serial killer mystery that had a historic mystery and a current-day mystery that blended together so well. I was engrossed in this story, and couldn’t wait to see how it ended! I did guess at one thing, but there were so many other questions that I couldn’t answer!

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The Dead Season by Tessa Wegert

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was an interesting crime thriller! I enjoyed that this had an active investigation about a murder, but there was also the ongoing mystery that carried over from book 1! It was fun to see both storylines play out!

The Dead Season is the second book in the Shana Merchant book series. I haven’t read the first book, but there was a great amount of backstory, so I didn’t feel like I missed anything! If you grab this one, you won’t feel lost at all!

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Gingersnap Snatcher by Vicky Weber

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well this children’s book was absolutely adorable! It’s a great holiday read, but really this one is fun all year round!

When three siblings come home, excited for Abuela’s yummy gingersnap cookies, they find the cookies missing! Following the clues, or crumbs, they work their way through the mystery to find who snatched their gingersnaps!

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The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was just a haunting, sad, and yet beautiful story. Chamberlain is such an outstanding storyteller, and I have loved each book I have read by her.

The characters are so compelling and impossible to walk away from. Once you start this story, you will need to see it through because there will be so many answers you need!

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Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well this was a delightful thriller! Lux and her boyfriend Nico end up chartering two girls to a deserted island for 2 weeks. When they get there, there meet a couple that is also visiting. The group becomes friends just enjoys partying and hanging out. Then things start to go sideways when another visitor comes to the island and people start dying.

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Beneath the Marigolds by Emily C. Whitson

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was such an exciting, mysterious, and crazy story! I loved the secluded setting and the surprising twists!

This thriller is told through two alternating view. We have Reese who is always on the hunt for her next Mr. Right, and then we have Ann. Ann and Reese are friends, but have quite different personalities. When Reese gets an invitation to an exclusive singles retreat on a private island, she jumps at the chance. Reese has soon mysteriously disappeared, and Ann heads to the retreat to figure out what has happened to her.

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Nanny Needed by Georgina Cross

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wow. This book was crazy! This is the kind of thriller that has you completely invested and yet so confused about what is going on! There are so many questions to answer, and you won’t believe it when you learn them!

Sarah finds a post in her apartment for a nanny. It seems like a great way to make some extra money, and even though she doesn’t have any nanny experience, she heads to the interview…and gets the job! It’s a beautiful New York apartment at a luxury address, and yet the family is…a bit off… As she starts to realize that maybe this family is just a bit too odd, it’s also a bit too late. She’s already become entrapped in their secrets.

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The Pickwick Murders by Heather Redmond

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Pickwick Murders is a retelling of the Charles Dickens story, The Pickwick Papers. I haven’t read the original, so this was a new story for me. Set in the early 1800’s, this was a fun historical cozy mystery. I enjoyed the fiancée, Kate in this story. She is a strong female character, and has to use a variety of tools in her belt to figure out what is happening!

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Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

In this psychological thriller, Lily, our MC, is a well-known TV reporter. While she seems so perfect to the outside world, she has a secret…and now someone else may know it.

I just love it when a book keeps me on my toes! This one grabs you from the beginning, and it doesn’t let you go until the final word. Lily’s story was captivating, and her personality was easily likable. I cared for her, and wanted to know how her story was going to end. The twists were fabulous, and kept me guessing. I couldn’t figure out where this one was going, so if you love to try to solve thrillers, I think you’ll enjoy this one!

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Premonition by Wendy Whitman

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This psychological thriller was filled with crazy heart racing moments and edge-of-your-seat suspense! When our main character, Cary, witnesses a car intentionally run over two deer, she grabs the attention of the man driving the car. He begins to stalk her, and when two young girls are killed, her instincts tell her she’s in some major danger.

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