Candy Apple Blessings is a favorite book in our house, so when I saw that illustrator Maddie Frost had come out with a new book, I jumped at the chance to review it. Just like Candy Apple Blessings explores the wonders of fall, Jelly Bean Blessings highlights the joys of springtime.
Dead Ringer is the first book in Susan Sleeman’s latest series, Truth Seekers, which centers around the scientists at the Portland-based Veritas Center. Dead Ringer tells the story of Emory Steele and how she must work with an out-of-town sheriff to track down a missing woman before kidnapping turns into murder.
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 why her behavior has changed.
Spring is all about new life. What better way to show that to little readers than an adorable touch-and-feel board book? An Easter Prayer, by Amy Parker and illustrated by Alison Edgson, wonderfully captures this spirit.
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.
Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin is a World War I spy romance. Lieutenant Colin Mabry decodes messages from the front after being sent home with a permanent war injury. Johanna works at a dovecote for French Intelligence. When she sends Colin a message to come to France, it begins a gripping quest full of intrigue and danger.
Cold Terror, by Susan Sleeman, is the first book in her Cold Harbor romantic suspense series. When forensic artist Hannah Perry is attacked at a remote cottage, she and her son David escape in a boat that capsizes before reaching shore. Ex-SEAL Gage Blackwell rescues the mother and child only to realize Hannah is the woman he walked out on a decade ago.