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Happy New Year!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Welcome 2017! May your pages be filled with happiness, good health, and excellent books!

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My Sister’s Books Review #97

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

By: Susan Rivers

Release Date: January 10, 2017


Placidia is a young teenager, living on her father’s farm, when she meets Major Gryffth Hockaday. The Major has been in several Civil War battles, but he needs a wife, to raise his child and look after the farm. Flash forward to his return home after two years, as he learns that his bride had been pregnant and buried the child. He charges her with infidelity and murder. Is Placidia guilty or are there things that happen on the home front, during war?

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Website Issues, Christmas, and a Promise

Hi Everyone,

How are you? I hope you are having a lovely holiday season. A dear friend gave me a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I look forward to reading in the new year. What book(s) did you receive this year?

As you know, the website developed an issue on November 8th, and sadly things are still not 100% correct. I know the weekly newsletter did not get received by most of you, and I am still working with support on this matter, as well as a few other things. My sincerest apologies to you all.

Due to the newsletter not going out, I have held off on posting reviews, in hopes that things would be 100% fixed. Have no fear, I still plan on ending 2016. There will be 98 reviews posted in the next three days! Hopefully everything will be corrected in the new year.

So for tonight, tell me what you are looking forward to in 2017.


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My Sister’s Books Review #96

The Eyes Have It

By: Julie Allan

(A Lowcountry Home Novel #1)


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Long has recently been informed by her husband that he is moving on, and she also learned the news about her beloved Uncle’s passing. Lizzie packs up her dogs and moves back home to McClellanville, South Carolina, to soak up the healing vibes of the low country. With the help of her Aunt, and old friends, Lizzie realizes all that she has been missing in life and what she truly wants for her future. As Lizzie makes peace with her present, will she allow her past pain to control her chance at happiness?

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Deadly Attraction Blog Tour and Review

deadly-attractionTitle: Deadly Attraction

Series: SCVC Taskforce #6

Author: Misty Evans

Release Date: November 5, 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Buy Links: Amazon /  iBooks / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Book Summary:


***Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Fans who know me know I’m a huge dog lover and I love to support shelters. Please check out RDRNYC’s Facebook page and consider adopting a dog or sending in your own donation! https://www.facebook.com/RescueDogsRockNyc


A wildfire out of control…


His twin brother is dead and the only way National Intelligence officer, Mitch Holden, is going to make it through the holidays is by staying focused on his latest SCVC Taskforce investigation—catching a homegrown terrorist with a penchant for arson. The terrorist has started a wildfire eating up thousands of acres of forest and putting dozens of people in danger. When Mitch is pulled off that assignment to play bodyguard to a sexy forensic psychologist who sees past all his defenses, he ends up in the middle of a personal wildfire that’s as out of control as the one burning around the two of them.


A killer on the loose…


The trial that should have made her career cost Dr. Emma Collins everything—her home, her future, the baby that was growing inside her after she testified against famous actor Chris Goodsman, debunking his insanity defense and sending him to prison for murder. Rebuilding her life in the aftermath, Emma now rescues horses, dogs, and juvenile delinquents, and there’s no way she’s heading to a safe house because Chris Goodsman has escaped. She refuses to let anyone terrorize her or destroy her life again. But when a smart-talking, irresistible federal agent shows up insisting he has to protect her, she realizes her new bodyguard needs a bit of therapy. Good thing taking in lost causes happens to be her specialty.


Two people filled with grief may get burned…


Trapped at the ranch by the wildfire, Mitch and Emma explore a searing attraction, but soon discover they’re not alone. A killer has joined them—one who will do anything to get revenge and isn’t afraid to take out anyone who gets in his way.


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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

Today has been cold, dreary and rainy, aka the perfect winter day for reading. (A rarity in the South.) The boys and I stayed cuddled under the blanket for the majority of the day. I read Deadly Attraction by Misty Evans. Tomorrow morning, my review will be live and there will be a giveaway that you will want to see! Tonight, I am finishing The Eyes Have It by Julie Allan and The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth.

What are you reading?



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Hi Everyone,

The website is finally back in action! Whew, this has been one heck of a week! Thanks for all of your patience.

Take a look around at some of the new updates and pages. As I have mentioned before, there will be a few changes/surprises starting in 2017. Also, since it is now November, there is a new issue of Sasee Magazine out, so make sure to check out the Sasee page. (Book lovers will definitely want to read this month’s recommendation.)

In the meantime, hold on to your reading chair, book reviews are headed your way… FINALLY! 🙂



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Manic Monday

Hi Everyone,

How did you all do during the clock change? Did you enjoy the extra hour of sleep or are you still trying to get your bearings? Last week, I had two severe migraines in less than four days, which seriously cut back on my reading time. Saturday night, not only did I enjoy the chance to get a bit more rest, I also have enjoyed the major shift in the weather. The air has finally cooled enough to open the windows and air out the home. YAY! I will be online for most of the day tomorrow, updating the site with plenty of reviews. I hope you all will enjoy them.

In the meantime, tell me what is your favorite thing about Autumn?


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Behind Closed Doors

By: B. A. Paris


Grace grew up knowing her parents never wanted children and when her much younger sister, Millie, was born with Down Syndrome, she vowed to always care for her. She has never found the perfect guy, because they all tend to run as soon as they know about her commitment to her sister. When the charming Jack Angel steps up to dance with Millie at a concert in the park, Grace immediately falls in love. Just a few months later, they are married and living an outwardly perfect life. As the newlyweds experience their first year of marriage, secrets come through and all is not what it seems.

This is a bone-chilling psychological novel. Dark, twisty and very real, this book is one that readers will not be able to put down. There are repetitive phrases and the plot line is a bit predictable. However, readers will be absorbed into Grace’s world and they will not be able to escape. This is the kind of book that you read with a flashlight and with the blanket pulled up to your chin. It is scary, because it is totally plausible and relatable.


I voluntarily signed up to honestly review a hardback copy from St. Martin’s Press.

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Halloween Reading…

Hi Everyone,

How do you do Halloween? I prefer to keep mine light-hearted and fun. I don’t like scary movies or gore. Every few years, I get in the mood for a bone-chilling read. Let’s just say, I am still traumatized by Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Frogs…

These Halloween mood cycle has been happening for most of my life. There was a book that I checked out from the library, a murder mystery, when I was a child. I set it down one night, because I spooked myself. (I read everything with a flashlight under the covers.) I never finished it. This book still “haunts” me to this day, because I WANT to finish it. Every few years, I will get the urge to read it and I research to my wits end, trying to figure out what the book was, so I could finish it. I remember it was blueish/grey, had a haunted hotel on the cover and the synopsis had to do with a room being off limits, because of multiple deaths.

This year, I have been researching this childhood book, but I wanted something thrilling. Yesterday, while at work, a book came in the mail called Behind Closed Doors. Well, let’s just say the late night, bone-chilling, read-a-thon started! Whew, this has been an epic psychological thriller. I had to physically set the book down and I look forward to finishing it tonight. I hope the ending is as good as the beginning. I also have a military suspense book lined up and I will be finishing the spooky middle grade book, Seraphina and the Twisted Staff. I started it in the summer, but life intervened and I had to set it aside for a couple of months.

So how do you prefer your Halloween reads?

Either spooky or fun, I hope your Halloween is full of reading treats!!!


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