Category Archives: 4.5 star reads

REVIEW – Peace and Disquiet

Peace and Disquiet is a collection of short stories which are certainly of the more creepy and disquieting side rather than peaceful. All the stories feature death and/or demise of a curious nature often with a little twist or a feeling of all is not what it first seems. The intriguing and deadly overtones remind…
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REVIEW – All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

This is quite an unusual story, much of it written in first person and mainly from the therapist's point of view. This is not a pleasant read, and from the opening chapter, we experience the most horrific and savage rape of sixteen year old Jenny in the woods edging on to a party attended by…
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REVIEW – Symbiosis by Guy Portman

Reviewed by Nicole 4.5/5 It’s been a while since I stepped away from the Chick Lit’s and Dram a’s to read something out of the box and I am so glad Guy Portman’s Symbiosis came across our review table.  I admit it took a few chapters for me to feel completely invested in the story…
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REVIEW – Borrow a Bridesmaid by Anne Wagener

Reviewed by Nicole 4.5/5 What a fun read! First of all, I found Anne Wagener’s writing to be catchy. There wasn’t a section of the book that I thought seemed out of place, whether it is a conversation between characters or a description of a scene. Secondly, though this may seem like a cliché storyline…
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Review – Secret of the Tombs; The Dragon Path by Helen Moss

Reviewed By Rory (10 year old child reviewer) 4.5/5 When Ryan and Cleo visit Cleo's Grandmother she hands something over to Cleo.  Cleo is told to return this item back to the 'Dragon Path' located in China.  However this isn't and easy task as Cleo and Ryan come face to face with teracotta warriors and…
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REVIEW – Afraid of her Shadow by Carol Maloney Scott

Reviewed by Nicole 4.5/5 This story had me smiling from the first page to the very last. We meet Rebecca, an innovative independent woman who loves her two cats entirely and whose dreams never revolved around the white-picket-fence-soccer-mom scenario. We learn quickly that she has her heart captured by an avid bug-collector Steve who deems…
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REVIEW – Wedding Haters by Melissa Baldwin

Reviewed by Nicole 4.5 / 5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B00UB46T2S" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aqVX8jXgL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="101"] This is the first time I’m reading anything Melissa Baldwin has written but I have heard great things about her first novel in this series, An Event to Remember or Forget. I must say, I was…
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REVIEW – Boned on Bluecreek – Moxie Darling

Reviewed by Nicole 4.5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B0132D4CZA" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514Fj4sJXoL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="114"] This is the sequel in the Backroads Trilogy and can be read as a stand-alone.  Having read the first novel in this series by Moxie Darling, I was expecting this one to be full of out of the…
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REVIEW – Something in the Heir by Jenny Gardiner

Reviewed by Nicole 4.5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B00RFY3KM4" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NvTJNd5XL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="107"] The synopsis for this novel intrigued me very much so. It also started off with a bang which I something I absolutely love in novels! Emma the main character is a fun loving girl who has a budding…
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