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New Mysteries For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my spring 2015 list. (I've already got a few titles for my summer list.) I have read the first one on the list (see my review) and am looking forward to reading rest on the list. Which character are looking forward to reconnecting with? Are there any new mysteries that you would recommend? ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 3, 2015 | 0 comments
A review of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

I was pleasantly surprised when I got the OK to download the galley of the new Flavia de Luce novel, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley. The precocious, chemistry-loving, twelve-year-old detective is back and I am happy to read to new adventure. This time she has been, in her words ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
February 10, 2015 | 0 comments
A review of The Duke of Dark Desires by Miranda Neville

The  Duke of Dark Desires by Miranda Neville is the last in her Wild Quartet series. If you like your historical romances with some intrigue and mystery, then check out this series. Each novel can be read on its own, but it's satisfying to find out how each of the friends find love in the face of adversity. The books are The ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 29, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

I have been waiting for the final book to come out. I was excited when my colleague Jane got me a galley, which I finished just before it expired on my Nook. Sarah MacLean is wrapping up her Rule of Scoundrels series with the final book, Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover. This series is about fallen angels. These four aristocrats who have been exiled from society due to scandal are now powerful owners of the ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 4, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Viscount Who Lives Down the Lane by Elizabeth Boyle

Elizabeth Boyle has written another charming historical romance in her "Rhymes With Love" series. The Viscount Who Lives Down the Lane is the delightful love story of the spinster and the wounded warrior, Miss Louisa Tempest and Pierson Stratton, Viscount Wakefield. It all starts with an invitation from the Louisa and Lavinia Tempest's godmother to spend the remainder of the season in London. The twins ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
November 25, 2014 | 0 comments
Top 10 Religion Books It's that time of year for top 10 lists and best of lists. Booklist puts out a number of top 10 lists. If religion and spirituality are your areas of interest, then check out the Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books of 2014. American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
November 19, 2014 | 0 comments
Top 10 Literary Travel Books Do you need to get away, but have neither the time or the funds? Then check out some of the titles on Booklist's new Top 10 Literary Travel Books: 2014. Hopefully there is a title that we satisfy your need to roam and take you to some place you've never been. The Broken Road: From the ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 16, 2014 | 0 comments
New Mysteries For the past couple of years I have been periodically sharing the mysteries that I have been looking forward to reading. In honor of Autumn I have put together another list of mysteries that I would like to curl up by the fire and read. Most are new stories with old friends, but I've found a few new ones to try out as well.  Which favorite character would you like to go on an adventure with? ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 7, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

I’m glad Cork O’Connor is back. He is one of my favorite mystery characters. He is a big city cop turned private investigator who is part Irish and part Ojibwe. Windigo Island is a story about good and evil, the choices we make, and how those choices make us who we are. Cork is asked to help find a missing young Native American girl who has run away. It leads him to the city of Duluth and the oil fields of North Dakota, where sex trafficking has taken a strong foothold. With the help ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
September 25, 2014 | 0 comments
Booklist's Top 10 Sports book Baseball is heading into the homestretch. Football has begun. How about checking out Booklist's annual Top 10 Sports Books? They include the fishing, football, poker, golf, baseball, ping-pong, and basketball. Are there any new sports books that also belong on this list? All Fishermen Are Liars By ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
August 28, 2014 | 0 comments