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Recent Posts

Missing in the Desert by Dana Mentink – Book Review

Missing in the Desert by Dana Mentink – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
July 29, 2021
Book Reviews

Missing in the Desert (Desert Justice Book 2)by Dana Mentink Synopsis: Five years ago, her sister disappeared… Now someone is coming for her. Who would believe that Mara Castillo’s sister—missing and presumed dead—suddenly sent a one-word text? Now Mara wants answers, even if it means stepping into a killer’s sights with […]

A Man with a Past by Mary Connealy – Book Review

A Man with a Past by Mary Connealy – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
July 27, 2021
Book Reviews

Mary Connealy has a gift for drawing readers into her stories quickly with surprising circumstances and a compelling writing style. Some of the situations in her stories are far-fetched, and yet she makes them work… Falcon is fascinating! I could almost hear his drawl as he narrated his portions of […]

Wraithwood Alyssa Roat – Book Review

Wraithwood Alyssa Roat – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
July 15, 2021
Book Reviews

I’m hooked! Now I’m waiting anxiously for the two remaining books in the Wraithwood Trilogy! I have to confess to some trepidation about reading Wraithwood. I don’t read spooky stories – can’t stand witches, ghosts, goblins, and such. And don’t do gory. So when I received my advance reader copy […]

Shadow by Kara Swanson – Book Review

Shadow by Kara Swanson – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
July 13, 2021
Book Reviews

After reading Dust, I wondered what would happen in Neverland. So I was quite excited to read Shadow and find out. There were so many surprises! Each chapter seemed to reveal something unexpected. I won’t go into much detail because you will want to experience these for yourself. I can, […]

Ignite by Jenna Terese – Book Review

Ignite by Jenna Terese – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
July 1, 2021
Book Reviews

Scarlet, nicknamed Lettie by her family, was not superhero material. And certainly not a leader. At least that was what she thought. Discovering a super had infected her and that she now had powers of her own, all she could think about was finding a cure and becoming normal again. […]