Recommended reads: ‘Suddenly Snow’ a sweet novel for the holidays

Suddenly Snow, by Susanne Bacon Stranded by a sudden snowstorm, in the small and isolated Victorian town of Wycliff, all the holiday day-tripping tourists enjoying the sights are stuck. Fortunately for the stragglers desperate for a warm place to stay, The Gull’s Nest Bed and Breakfast has some room left. When the last of the…

Recommended reads: ‘The Everlasting Gift’ an uplifting story of love and hope

The Everlasting Gift, by David-Matthew Barnes Do whatever it takes to bring some sunshine into this world. A noble thought but easier said than done. Oh! How the effort creates the potential for unexpected, and even life-changing results, with ripples in so many directions. In the poignant book The Everlasting Gift, Sharleen has an incredible…

Recommended reads: Exciting adventures await in paranormal romance ‘The Nighthawkers’

The Nighthawkers, by Amy L. Bernstein Archaeologist Pauline Marsh may be haunted by the past. She’s hearing paranormal voices in her head that other people don’t. These voices want something. They’re looking to reconnect with love, and they are reaching out to Pauline for help. Why Pauline? With the difficult, lonely childhood Pauline emerged from,…

Recommended reads: Cozy up to a romantic tale this holiday season

The Far Side of Heaven, by D. L. Gardner What a memorable Christmas novella. It’s a tale you’ll treasure long after relishing your read of the last page. These touching characters exhibit tremendous courage against trying times. It’s so easy to get embroiled in your own troubles and miss seeing the lives of others. These…

Recommended reads: Three fun books for the end of summer

As fall draws near, here are three books that are part of a summer series, a great way to end the season A Butter Brickle Debacle, by Sonja N. Griffing Eris McMillan is the embodiment of walking chaos, rushing from instantaneous disorder to unexpected mayhem, sometimes in the flash of her honey-brown eyes. She’s a marketing…

Recommended reads: Mystery set in North Carolina mountains will keep you guessing

Mountain Blaze, by Debby Grahl Diana Thompson is engaged, but not happily. Doubts about the imminent big day lead Diana to accept a Thanksgiving invitation from her friend Jenn, who promised a relaxing time away from the city and her fiance. They travel into the mountains of North Carolina to join Jenn’s family at their…

Recommended Reads: Historical novel explores 1641 Irish Rebellion

When Starlings Fly As One, by Nancy Blanton Merel is serving as maid to Lady Carey in Ireland, as tensions erupt between the Irish and the English in 1642. Leaders on both sides do all they can to inspire and appeal to followers in this fight. Both countries have so much to gain, and potentially everything…

Recommended Reads: Enjoy this murder mystery set in historic Texas hotel

Murder At The Galvez: A Sydney Lockhart Mystery, by Kathleen Kaska. Reporter Sydney Lockhart travels back to Galvesto, Texas to cover a story about a conference on the Pelican Island development. It’s an emotional topic, but Sydney’s biggest concern is avoiding the family drama surrounding her parents who live nearby, as they plan their upcoming wedding. That’s…

Recommended Reads: Sister investigates death of Natalie Wood in ‘true crime’ mystery

Little Sister: My Investigation Into The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, by Lana Wood In 2011, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department reopened the case of Natalie Wood’s death that was ruled “suspicious” when she died in 1981. In 2018, the  Sheriff’s Department named her husband Robert Wagner “a person of interest” in the case. Now…

Recommended Reads: ‘If You Ask Me’ showcases Betty White’s outlook on life

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), by Betty White Delight yourself with an upbeat, humorous, energetic and touching read by picking up If You Ask Me. The author’s conversational tone is irresistible. The topics she reflects on are engaging. The stories she has to tell about events in her life are heartwarming. This delightful…

Recommended Reads: A tantalizing mystery with a paranormal twist

Scarlet At Crystal River: A Haunted Shores Mystery, by Randy Overbeck Darrell Henshaw and his new wife Erin are on their honeymoon in Florida. So romantic! Mystery and the paranormal never take a break though, and Darrell feels someone reaching out to him from beyond this world. This is not the first calling from the beyond…

Recommended reads: Extend the holiday season with these heartwarming novellas

Looking for a sweet treat with no calories? Here’s recommendations of just a few of the wonderful novella reads from the Christmas Cookies Series. Extend the holiday season with these heartwarming stories, including Snow Kiss Cookies To Die For (recipe included). A Maple Cookie Homecoming by Judy Ann Davis Can you ever go home again?…

Recommended reads: ‘Death by Sample Size’ a humorous, intriguing mystery

Death by Sample Size, by Susie Black How about a liberal dose of laugh-out-loud humor with your intriguing mystery? Here’s an amateur sleuth who is wise-cracking, irreverent and becomes determined to follow all clues and find a cunning killer. The victim was certainly no friend to Holly Schlivnik. In fact, Bunny Frank really had no…