‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth Hogan is a gem

"The Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan is that rare book that will have readers thinking and marveling about the lovely characters, events, places, and myriad mysteries of the lost items -- each of which has its own story. Laura is divorced and adrift when she responds to the advertisement for a housekeeper/personal assistant … Continue reading ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth Hogan is a gem

4-Year-Old Dog with Old Injury Desperately Needs Rescue

Update: She was pulled by rescue!! This is a short plea for a rescue -- or wealthy benefactor -- to help Lady, a small, four-year-old Shih Tzu who is currently at Miami Dade Animal Services. Their vet examined her and her report¬†shared on her Facebook page says: "Pet presents for evaluation of an injury. She's … Continue reading 4-Year-Old Dog with Old Injury Desperately Needs Rescue

‘Fate of Flames’ is fabulous fantasy for young adults

"Fate of Flames" by Sarah Raughley is the first book in the series "The Effigies." It's a story about an alternate world much like ours, but one in which evil creatures, Phantoms, have appeared to plague humankind. At the same time, four girls have suddenly gained powers that help them fight the Phantoms. When one … Continue reading ‘Fate of Flames’ is fabulous fantasy for young adults

‘The Odds of You and Me’ by Cecilia Galante: Gritty story of impossible love

"The Odds of You and Me" by Cecilia Galante is not a typical love story. It's really a story about how the smallest moments, the smallest mistakes, can alter our lives in profound ways. And that's what happens to Bernadette, or Bird, Sincavage. Galante shares her story slowly, interspersing the past and the present to … Continue reading ‘The Odds of You and Me’ by Cecilia Galante: Gritty story of impossible love

‘Daisy in Chains’ by Sharon Bolton is a marvelous thriller

"Daisy in Chains" by Sharon Bolton is a psychological thriller, murder mystery and romance. Hamish Wolfe, a doctor convicted of killing three women, is helped by Maggie Rose, a well-respected author/attorney who has gotten several convicted killers out of jail on appeal. The reader is very aware that there is much that is off-kilter about … Continue reading ‘Daisy in Chains’ by Sharon Bolton is a marvelous thriller

‘Back on Track’ is Book Two in “The Wildwater Walking Club” series by Claire Cook

Bestselling author Claire Cook's newest adventure -- and it is an adventure -- is "Back on Track," Book Two in "The Wildwater Walking Club" series. The first book about the Wildwater Walking Club was first published in 2009, and Cook decided that it was time for these characters to take another walk together -- and … Continue reading ‘Back on Track’ is Book Two in “The Wildwater Walking Club” series by Claire Cook