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2016 Reading Challenges | Book Reviews | Reading

The Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner Shines

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard is an intense and beautiful story about friendship, love and those dreams we long for. I highly recommend this book for fans of classic movies and want to get behind the scenes in 1930’s Hollywood. Synopsis:   “When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up…

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!
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The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!

Blurb: “3* – I Liked It! – The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom explores the Italian immigrant experience living in England and the forbidden love stories between Italians and English during WWII.   Synopsis from Goodreads: “The first meeting between Antonio and Olivia at the Paradise Ballroom is brief, but electric. Years later, on the…

In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson Book Review & Author Interview
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In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson Book Review & Author Interview

Do you believe in heaven? the afterlife? reincarnation? soulmates? Can love survive and overcome death? In the historical fiction novel In Another Life, author Julie Christine Johnson transports us between the present day and early 13th century France to find the answers.      Eighteen months after historian Lia Carrer tragically loses her husband Gabriel, she decides to begin her life again….

The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!
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The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!

Blurb: 5* – I LOVED IT! The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance was a fast paced, beautifully written, eerily good ghost story that exceeded my expectations. Synopsis: “After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the…

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A Clean & Enjoyable Historical Mystery: Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd Review & GIVEAWAY!

Synopsis: “Bess Crawford must keep a deadly pattern of lies from destroying an innocent family in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Question of Honor and An Unwilling Accomplice In 1916, at the height of the war, an explosion and fire at an armament factory in Kent…