Reading Wednesday | City of Secrets

What is justice and can it only be accomplished through the rule of law? City of Secrets, the second book of Victoria Thompson's newest historical fiction series, A Counterfeit Lady, explores this concept when a widow discovers she's unexpectedly penniless. Elizabeth Miles, an ex-grifter, is attempting to live a reformed life in anticipation of becoming … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | City of Secrets

Reading Wednesday | The Number of Love

The Number of Love is the first book in Roseanna M. White's newest series, The Codebreakers. It follows Margot De Wilde, a young mathematician who works for England's secretive Room 40 during World War I, and Drake Elton, a British spy who falls in love with her. With an enemy closing in, they must work … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Number of Love

Reading Wednesday | Italian Iced

Italian Iced is the gripping conclusion to Kylie Logan's Ethnic Eats cozy mystery series. Laurel Inwood must face her past when her ex-boss is found dead in her restaurant's freezer and make a decision on her future when her boyfriend asks her to marry him. Laurel is not the only one who harbors ill-will toward … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Italian Iced

Reading Wednesday | Bad Housekeeping

I enjoy discovering authors I have not yet read. Each writer has a different style, different tone, different sense of humor. My introduction to Maia Chance was Bad Housekeeping, first in her new series, Agnes and Effie Mysteries. It is an entertaining story of a great-aunt and her niece. Agnes Blythe was just dumped by her fiance … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Bad Housekeeping

Reading Wednesday | French Fried

French Fried is the second installment of the Ethnic Eats series by Kylie Logan. The Terminal at the Tracks is celebrating French cuisine with help from the best friend of Laural Inwood's Aunt Sophie. But Raquel "Rocky" Arnaud is acting strange. Sophie notices. Laural notices. And the handsome Declan Fury notices. But no one knows … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | French Fried

Reading Wednesday | Dying in the Wool

Do you like traditional mysteries? Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody is very much written in traditional mystery style. A historical mystery, it follows young widow Kate Shakelton as she attempts to discover the whereabouts of her friend's long-lost father. Since her husband went MIA and was presumed dead during World War II, Kate … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Dying in the Wool

Reading Wednesday | Mayhem on the Orient Express

Mayhem on the Orient Express, by Kylie Logan, is one of the best cozy mysteries I have read in a while. The story begins with Bea Cartwright having recently moved to South Bass Island in Lake Erie to begin a Bed and Breakfast. However, her neighbor's cat keeps using her flowers as a litter box. … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Mayhem on the Orient Express

Reading Wednesday |Cloche and Dagger

Whenever a get a new book in a series I enjoy, I like to reread all the previous books before starting the new one. That means I end up reading the first book in a series multiple times. Cloche and Dagger, first book in Jenn McKinlay's Hat Shop Mystery series, is one of my favorites. Scarlett Parker escapes … Continue reading Reading Wednesday |Cloche and Dagger

Reading Wednesday |The Curse of Misty Wayfair

The Curse of Misty Wayfair, by Jaime Jo Wright, is a gripping split-timeline, romantic suspense novel about identity and family heritage. It follows two young women as they both grapple with the Legend, and ghost, of Misty Wayfair. Thea Reed is an orphan who lives in the early 1900s. Her quest to find her mother … Continue reading Reading Wednesday |The Curse of Misty Wayfair

Reading Wednesday | Strawberry Shortcake Murder

Strawberry Shortcake Murder, the second installment of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen Mystery series centers around the Lake Eden Bake-Off. When one of her fellow judges is murdered and her friend is suspected of killing him, Hannah determines to find the real killer in order to clear her friend's name. Hannah is head judge of the Bake-Off. … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Strawberry Shortcake Murder