Book Review: Henna House

Henna House by Nomi Eve My rating: 4 of 5 stars Henna House, by Nomi Eve, is a captivating coming of age story, centering on the life of a young Jewish girl named Adela, born and raised in Yemen. The reader joins Adela’s life in 1920, a time when the Jewish children are under threat... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Brew To A Kill

A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle My rating: 5 of 5 stars Once again I am sharing my thoughts on a Coffeehouse Mystery book; this time it is book number 11: A Brew To A Kill. Did you know that I rarely read book series? You can count on one hand the different... Continue Reading →

What I Read In 2017

I realize that it is already late January, however, I have been wanting to do a quick post covering the books I read in 2017, and I just now have the time to sit and write it. The year of 2017, wasn’t my best year as far as quantity of books goes, but quality is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Murder by Mocha

Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Murder by Mocha is the 10th book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series written by Cleo Coyle, the pseudonym for the husband and wife writing team of Alice and Marc Cerasini. The series first caught my eye at my local library, when I spotted... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Keeper Of Lost Things

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Everyone has lost something or someone at some point in their life. Sometimes the loss is small, like misplacing your keys. Other times the loss is great, like losing your great grandma’s locket. While some items may be found again, others... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Have you heard the saying: "never judge a book by its cover"? As a self proclaimed bibliophile, I take this saying seriously, both in its literal meaning and in the philosophical sense. However, in the case of The Curious Charms... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Below the Belt

Below the Belt by Stuart Woods My rating: 4 of 5 stars Below the belt was chosen by my Mystery Book Club for our October selection. While this is the 40th book in the Stone Barrington series, it was my first time meeting him and my first experience with the author, Stuart Woods. Truth be... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Black Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is 18 years after the event, Tessa Cartwright is watching the months go by leading up to the execution of Terrell Goodwin, the man tried and convicted of killing three women and the kidnapping and attempted murder of herself when she was sixteen.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Roast Mortem

Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Claire Cossi, barista by day, sleuth by night. In the ninth installment of the Coffeehouse Mystery series, Roast Mortem, we find barista Claire Cossi, manager of the popular Village Blend coffee shop in New York City, hot on the trail of a serial arsonist.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Behind Her Eyes

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was chosen by my mystery book club for our read this month. The first 150 pages, I started off thinking it was an interesting and intriguing story of deceit, betrayal, and mystery. Shortly after that I was certain I knew exactly... Continue Reading →

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