Second, in the series it is now AD 573 and Languoreth is in lockdown while her husband and his brother go off to raid and murder her brother, lover and even her child.
But what of the child she let her brother take with him to teach her the ways of a Wisdom Keeper. Angharad is just a child when she loses everything but her own life. Lost and unsure what to do, she follows the whispers in her head.
Not knowing whether her brother Lailoken is dead or alive and if her daughter is also dead, Languoreth waits and plans.
There was so much going on in this book. I had not read the first one but picked up what had gone on quickly. I was in love with this little girl with the huge heart and deadly powers.
The research and the history of this place and these people were very impressive and I enjoyed this book a lot!
It’s almost Christmas and the Hobson Glen Holiday Fair is upon us. Tish and crew are serving up delicious food and selling it like crazy. They are also catering the Williamsburg Theatre Group which is performing several shows a day.
Tish is at her finest creating memorable themed dishes. Very clever. To save time, Tish delivers the meals to the actors and ends up meeting a tight crew who have known and worked with each other forever. Well, not all of them have. And of course, that’s the one that Tish finds dead in her trailer.
Jenny Inkpen is not what she seems. Even her name is fake. But the look of fear and horror on her dead face is not fake. Someone hated her and wanted her dead. As Tish digs, politely, of course, she and her motley crew of friends find that everything isn’t as chummy as they claim to be. Secrets are behind every door and now they are seeing a ghost?
Severn House is one of my favorite publishers and their authors are some of my favorite authors. Ms. Meade is one of those and I absolutely love her characters! And this one has an ending that left me in tears and wanting to email her and ask what is up with that?
I’ll have to wait to find out.
NetGalley/ August 4th, 2020 by Severn House Publishers
Livia has been planning her 40th birthday party for 20 years! She wants it to be perfect and make up for the wedding she never had when her parents disowned her for getting pregnant and married so young.
But life has been good to Livia and Adam. Their two children Marnie,19 and Josh, 22 are both good kids. Until Livia finds out one of them is not making such good decisions and she knows if she tells Adam he will go ballistic. So she keeps her secret until after her party and hopes Marnie doesn’t show up and blow things up.
Adam is determined to have Marnie come home for the party and surprise her mother. And now Adam has a secret. One that will tear the family apart and he can’t say a word. Nothing happens until Livia has had her day. But suddenly something happens that puts Adam in an awful position and wishing he had never asked Marnie to come.
Suspenseful and twisty, I wasn’t sure until the last minute if any of it was true. This was a wicked good domestic suspense.
Astrid hasn’t had a drink in over 192 days. She is trying to be a different person. She’s dropped her first name and dropped alcohol. She’s moved in with her mother. She has a routine.
But guilt is eating her up inside. The memories of the things she did or at least thinks she did are fresh in her mind every minute of every day. Add to that the fact that she is sure someone is following her.
Even inside the AA group, she doesn’t know who to trust. She makes bad decisions and her next one could cost her her own life.
But there is another voice in this story. A voice we don’t know. And it wants her to pay for something. With her own life. Can Astrid stay sober and more importantly alive?
Lesley Kara always gives us a good thriller! I did not care for Astrid at all! But the story was suspenseful as heck!
From New York Times and the USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas, a romantic, heartwarming contemporary novel set in Honey Creek, Texas–a little town nestled in the rolling hills bordering the Brazos River, where family bonds and legends run deep, and friendship and love are always close to hand . . .
A Romance and a Mystery? Why yes, please! Jodi Thomas has us in Wayward Bend, Texas. A very small town founded after the fall of the Alamo. The bonds of friendship, family, and those pesky feuds are all here. These are good people.
Meet the Mayor, Piper McKenzie, carrying on the family tradition. While she is the main character we hear the voices of Colby, Sam, and Pecos Smith, who all tell their side of the story and are all hoping for a happy ending.
I think Mr. Winston was my favorite character. All of the characters were well done and fully developed. I laughed, I cried, and it was a book I needed to read in this time of uncertainty.
NetGalley/ May 26th 2020 by Zebra Books Kensington
Angie Turner is all prepped to face Boise’s culinary best when she enters her restaurant, The County Seat, into a big State Fair challenge. Instead, she gets dunked into a new murder investigation after a killer starts scrapping her competition . . .
The Idaho State Fair is a big deal and this year the competition ramps up to include the Boise’s Best Restaurant Contest. Angie Turner and her crew from her restaurant the County Seat are running all over the place trying to guess what the next challenge will entail. Everyone gets the same dish to put their own personal spin on.
Not all of the contestants are in it for fun. Someone is knocking off the winners. Angie and her team aren’t about to keep their noses out of the sleuthing fun and they intend to win the contest too!
Chefs are the most competitive people! While our beloved chefs at the County Seat are an exception, some of these folks are crazy!
This is the fourth book in the Farm to Fork Mysteries and I felt like everyone was on point and the characters are coming together nicely. I may have gained a few pounds with this one!
Shea O’Conner is a twenty-three-year-old cop in Buffalo, a regular patrol officer, who looks more like a teenager than an adult, and, who is still recovering emotionally and physically from the wounds inflicted by a sadistic killer in a case none of her co-workers even know about.
When she is asked to go undercover at a small college in a town where three freshmen mysteriously disappeared over Christmas. The three girls had last been seen at a party and had left together. Cell phones, purses, even coats are still in the living room. But the girls are gone and the trail is cold. With a new last name and an ‘uncle’ as the Chief of Police of Kelly’s Falls, Shea enrolls in school and starts embracing her new role as a college student.
There were a lot of secrets in this little town. And someone has no problem killing to keep them that way. While Shea is getting in with the students and families of the girls, she also is aware of someone watching her. And the closer she gets the more danger she is in.
Will she make it out of this one alive? I really enjoyed this one. Just goes to show, you don’t really know anyone.