The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle – Review

The Dinner ListThe Dinner List by Rebecca Serle has an expected publication date of September 2018 by Flatiron Books. At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends within her utterly captivating novel, THE DINNER LIST, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You.
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Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel – Book Review

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel has an expected publication date of September 5th, 2017 by Entangled Publishing and is a young adult sci-fi fantasy novel. Synopsis: A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human. Continue reading

Law and Vengeance: A Legal Thriller by Mike Papantonio – Book Review

Law and VengeanceLaw and Vengeance: A Legal Thriller by Mike Papantonio has an expected publication date of September 26th 2017 by Select Books (NY) and is a legal thriller. Gina Romano is a highly successful trial lawyer with Bergman/Deketomis, a firm dedicated to protecting the public by exposing and penalizing corporate crooks and their allies in government. Well into her thirties, Gina hasn’t overcome the anger and defensiveness resulting from a bizarre and traumatic childhood. As she contemplates whether to marry solid, attractive and loyal veterinarian Bryan Penn or to send him packing, the murder of a friend and mentor, Angus Moore, turns her life into a quest for vengeance. In consort with partner Nick Deketomis, Gina runs headlong into a life and death struggle against weapons manufacturers, a gun rights lobbyist, psychopathic Chicago police, a hi-tech genius assassin, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Still, the most formidable and dangerous enemy she faces is herself.  Continue reading

The Bloodprint: The Khorasan Archives Book #1 by Ausma Zehanat Khan – Book Review

The Bloodprint (The Khorasan Archives #1)The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan has an expected publication date of October 3rd 2017 by Harper Voyager. The author of the acclaimed mystery The Unquiet Dead delivers her first fantasy novel—the opening installment in a thrilling quartet—a tale of religion, oppression, and political intrigue that radiates with heroism, wonder, and hope. A dark power called the Talisman has risen in the land, born of ignorance and persecution. Led by a man known only known as the One-eyed Preacher, it is a cruel and terrifying movement bent on world domination—a superstitious patriarchy that suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing. Continue reading

Chasing Secrets: Elite Guardians, Book #4 by Lynette Eason – Book Review

32496983Chasing Secrets: Elite Guardians, Book #4 by Lynette Eason with an expected publication date of August 2017 by Revell. Synopsis: Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she’s made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her–and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he’s not about to let Haley fight this battle alone. Continue reading

Fault Lines by Thomas Locke – Book Review

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Fault Lines by Thomas Locke has an expected publication date of August 1st 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a suspense novel. Synopsis: As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers. The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie’s mind are overtaken by real life attacks. He must grapple with the daunting realization that a conspiracy is taking hold on both internal and external levels. Can Gabriella be trusted, or is she just part of the scheme?  Continue reading

The Return: Amish Beginnings Book #3 by Suzanne Woods Fisher – Book Review

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Amish Beginnings, Book #3 by Suzanne Woods Fisher with an expected publication date of August 1st 2017 by Revell Publishing Company and is a historical romance novel. Synopsis: Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family’s rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she’s taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship, but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her.  Continue reading

Book Review of It Was Always You by Georgie Capron

cover114597-medium.pngIt Was Always You by Georgie Capron was published on August 1st, 2017 by Aria, an imprint of Head of Zeus Publishing. Synopsis: Libby has been drifting through life for too long and, now in her early 30’s, it’s time to grow up. She decides to have one last summer of fun before buckling down, so she heads off to beautiful Positano in Italy. There, despite all her good intentions, she can’t help but fall a little in love with the very handsome, but rather naughty, Luca and, as the summer draws to a close, Libby has some big decisions to make. Should she head back home and face up to her responsibilities? Is Luca really the right man to start a family with, or has the perfect man been right in front of her eyes all this time? Continue reading

Book Review of Any Dream Will Do: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

cover115878-medium.pngAny Dream Will Do: A Novel by Debbie Macomber is romance novel that is scheduled to be released on August 8th, 2017 by Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Books. Beloved bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a powerful standalone novel about a woman forced to start her life anew, embarking on the most courageous journey of all—to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean. Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold. Continue reading