Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Dark TortDark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms Davidson has once again charmed my husband and me with another cosy mystery. While there are recipes in the printed version, they are not included in the audio version.

This time, the victim is Goldy Bear's neighbor at a local Law Firm. Barbara Rosenblat does her usual good job as a narrator.

Do I think you should read or listen to this book? YES!!! While each book has a good mystery to follow with characters who are believable. The mysteries always different with realist townies...even the murderer is "normal" but then that's how murders generally are.

AND you don't have to read these books in order! So if one is on sale and it is not the next one in the the one on sale and enjoy yourself!

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BOOK REVIEW: Thankless in Death

Thankless in DeathThankless in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grand as usual but still wish it was more X than XXX rated! The mysteries are good enough with less...I know because I have started skipping some of the more expletive ones.

Am I the only one who feels this way?

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Wife

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As the Brits would say "It's BRILLIANT!" Alyson Richman is one hell of a writer to be able to switch back and forth between two equally engaging people who fall in love, get married, get separated, and, 60 years later, come back together. She shows you Prague before and after the Nazis take over, what might happen to people who "got out in time", and those who stayed...and how they could come back together.

It's all so believable! Ms Richman has made all the characters believable. While some of the Germans only appear briefly, most of us have watched enough movies and TV drama to see them as full fleshed out. And the narrators! George Guidall and Suzanne Toren are as near perfect as one could wish. This is one book that I am glad I purchased in audible format rather than paper.

I don't know why I've always had an interest in WWII in Europe rather than the Pacific, but I have. Many of books have been biographic. This one sounds like it was...the clarification will be in the epilog. It seems well researched.

If you like a love insight into what one person might have experienced in the camps...or what a person who made it safely to America might have likes history, you should purchase this novel and more to share with your friends and relations!

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