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Review: Order to Kill by Kyle Mills/Vince Flynn

Review: Order to Kill by Kyle Mills/Vince Flynn

In the next thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, the anti-terrorism operative heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared for. In fact, this time he might have met his match.

Mitch Rapp is used to winning.

But in this follow-up to #1 New York Times bestselling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

Review: The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen

Review: The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen

In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom’s boyfriend—father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks, that can only mean one thing: a death sentence.

Posted May 26, 2016 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading / 0 Comments
Book Expo 2016: Editor’s Buzz Books

Book Expo 2016: Editor’s Buzz Books

This week is Book Expo America and it’s being held right here in Chicago! Yesterday was the Bloggers Conference where I heard many new good ideas and tools to use to make blogging a great experience. I got excited all over again about what I can do in this space and felt a renewed energy to focus on the blog.

Posted May 12, 2016 by Kimberly in Reading / 1 Comment
Review: Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne

Review: Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne

Some things aren’t meant to be remembered . . .

They’re calling it the worst pileup in London history. Margaret Holloway is driving home, but her mind is elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter’s acting class, the next day’s meeting—when she’s rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car seconds before it’s engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears.

Book Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Book Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Sometimes, reading a particular book at just the right moment in your life can make it that much more powerful of a read. At the beginning of January, as I was thinking about being the best version of me this year, I read The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.

At its heart, The Sea of Tranquility is a story not only of survival, but of learning to be whole again and recognizing the opportunities life gives you. It’s about choosing to surround yourself with the right people even when that choice is hard to make. It’s about second chances.

Posted February 4, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a young girl, Victoria, growing up in a foster care system. A system designed to protect and provide her with a home, tragically neglects her emotional development and ability to trust. The only thing she truly takes comfort in is flowers, their beauty and their hidden meanings.

Posted November 5, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Popular Fiction / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Book Review: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton was a great read. I became totally engrossed in the lives of the characters. The story is set in Europe and stretches over decades, from pre-WWII through modern day Europe. It begins with Laurel, the teenaged daughter of one of the main characters, witnessing a crime that turns her view of both her world and her parents upside down.

Flash to current day Laurel, a successful actress, who returns home for her mother Dorothy’s birthday.

Posted October 29, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments