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The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250304865
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 25th, 2019

Connie Goodwin is a Boston based professor of colonial history and a descendent of witches. She is about to receive tenure at Northwestern University in Massachusetts when an old curse is about to rear its head that will threaten the life of the man she loves. 

Connie must race to solve the mystery that generations of women before her have failed to resolve. Along the way, there are flash-backs through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women.

This is a book that is filled with American history, witchcraft, magic, mystery, romance, and a curse, all rolled into one beautiful, witchy story.

Jimmy Quinn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947309296
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Published: Deeds Publishing - May 29th, 2018

If you like to read local historical fiction novels, Jimmy Quinn is a great choice. This is book one of the Traverse City State Hospital Series.

This is an interesting story about a psychology intern, Henry Merchartt,  who comes to the State Hospital to study the relationships of the patients, staff, and local community.

When a mysterious string of vandalism begins to occur, Henry tries to solve the mystery of what is happening.

Through it all, Henry develops a bond with one of the patient’s, Jimmy Quinn.

This is a story of fraternal love and human compassion.

Stay Hidden: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries #9) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250102393
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 4th, 2019

Stay Hidden is part of a crime series featuring newly promoted Maine game warden investigator Mike Bowditch.

Mike has been a game warden for six years but a warden investigator for only four months when he is assigned his first hunting homicide. The woman killed, Ariel Evans, 37, was a famous journalist from Manhattan renting a house on the island of Maquoit off the coast of Maine. She was shot, allegedly mistaken for a deer.

When Ariel was found dead, no one confessed to the shooting, but despite the small population on the island, there were plenty of suspects. None of the townspeople wanted to talk to Mike, who is an outsider. The story’s first major twist rocks the close-knit island community when another woman suddenly shows up claiming to be the real Ariel Evans, raising the stakes considerably for Mike Bowditch as he searches desperately through the chaos around him for answers.  As Mike goes around questioning people, he uncovers more and more layers to the puzzle. Finally, as he gets too close to an answer, his own life is in danger.

Scam on the Cove Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684332847
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Published: Black Rose Writing - June 6th, 2019

It is always fun to read books by Michigan authors that are set in Northern Michigan.

This thriller has so much to love.

It is set in Traverse City, there are explosions, crazy happenings in a marina, and a Chicago mob family.

I hope you enjoy this action-packed mystery as much as I did.

The Disappearing: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524741945
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Published: Dutton - May 28th, 2019

The Disappearing is a tale about a small southern town that slowly builds to a breathtaking climax. This is a town where girls disappear, and boys run away.

Lane Fielding never wanted to return to her hometown of Waddell, Fla., but after her divorce, the unemployed single mother had no choice. Now she and her daughters, Annalee and Talley, live with Lane’s elderly parents, Neil and Erma, in the historic Fielding Mansion. Next door is the shuttered reform school where former headmaster Neil is rumored to have savagely beaten and possibly killed numerous students long ago, an allegation he denies. When a Florida State student who volunteers at the mansion goes missing, locals fear that a serial killer is stalking the region, but then Annalee disappears, too, causing Lane to worry that someone is exacting revenge for her father’s supposed sins.

The moral of the story is that horrors often begin at home and live forever after in our hearts.

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ISBN: 9780785222002
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Published: Thomas Nelson - May 14th, 2019

As a bookseller, it is fun to read a story about a bookstore and the people that are working to keep it in their community. For many, a local bookstore is a home where people can visit, talk, and enjoy gathering with friends and family.

Katherine Reay has captured all aspects of family, romance, friendship, and the trials of running a business. All of these are so important and play a large role in one’s life.

You will thoroughly enjoy this delightfully charming book.

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ISBN: 9781525834233
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Published: Graydon House - April 23rd, 2019

This is a summer read that you are sure to enjoy. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

Adie Lou Kruger’s marriage is falling apart, and she does not want to spend another second in her job. She decides to leave the city and move to the cottage owned by her family where she spent many of her summers as a child.  Her adventure will take her down the road of remodeling the cottage and turning it into a bed and breakfast. She runs into many problems, and along the way, finds unexpected friendships, and even love.

You will be charmed, entertained, and reminded of what really matters in life.

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Park Avenue Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101991145
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Published: Berkley - April 30th, 2019

Park Avenue Summer is a "girl-takes-Manhattan" fairy tale, and a crackling account of how editor in chief, Helen Gurley Brown, against her bosses' better judgment, reinvented iconic Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1965.

The Cosmopolitan is in a downward spiral and Helen was brought aboard to save it. She has big plans for the magazine and feels she knows best what “her girls” want to read. The only problem is that her bosses don’t share her confidence and continuously try to derail her vision.

This is a captivating look at an amazing woman and a turning point in history that would eventually revolutionize women’s magazines everywhere.

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ISBN: 9780778369783
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Published: Park Row - October 2nd, 2018

The loss of a loved one can knock our world off of it’s path, until we find a new way to live. For Poppy Lang, a young widow struggling a year after the unsolved murder of her husband Jack, sanity seems to be growing more elusive. Are her gruesome dreams just dreams, or are they her memories trying to surface? Is she being stalked by a stranger, or is she just imagining that every passerby in a hoodie is the same man? Can she trust the police, her friends, and herself?

Poppy’s mental state makes her a compelling, but unreliable narrator. She is empathetic, after all, she lost her husband in the most horrifically imaginable way. As the novel progresses, details are revealed about the state of Jack and Poppy’s marriage.

This is an addictive psychological thriller that will get under your skin.

Lost Roses: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524796372
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 9th, 2019

Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls has done it again. Lost Roses is the prequel to Lilac Girls and is set a generation earlier. This novel is also inspired by true events and features Caroline Ferriday’s mother, Eliza.

The lives of three distinct heroines are followed under the shadow of World War I. The three inhabit very different worlds. The New York upper crust, the court of the last tsar, and the devastating and powerless Russian peasant class. The three women converge and part over the years, and the novel follows the impact each woman has on one another.

This is a remarkable story and another testament to female strength. Lost roses will thrill and delight readers of historical fiction.