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In All Innocence by C.A Asbrey

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January 14, 2020
In All Innocence Book Cover In All Innocence
The Innocent Mystery Series part 4
C.A Asbrey
Mystery
Prairie Rose Publications
October 3, 2019
Kindle
224
Kindle Unlimited

Nat and Abigail have decided that Canada is their best bet for a clean start with their new baby. It’s the place where American and Scottish accents go relatively unnoticed, and newcomers can get lost in a crowd. The problem is that Canada doesn’t have a transcontinental train, so they have to sneak back into the USA to get to the West coast.

They catch a night train heading over the mountains, and are delighted to find it’s one of the new Palace cars, designed to allow people to sleep, and get the remote areas behind weary travelers. The train is packed full of English butlers heading west to join a new employment agency. They hope to make a fortune providing the New World nouveau riche with the Old World class, which they are desperate to buy for their children.

When the train is stuck in a rock fall, they find that a woman has been attacked in the night, and her moonstone stolen. Our heroes decide it’s best to solve the mystery rather than face too many questions.

They unravel a mystery which has evil tentacles reaching across oceans. Will they be caught up in them too?

I am so fortunate to be a reviewer who has been following a series almost as long as it has been in existence. Today I am doing a much…

Genre Reviews Thriller

Things by Francine Garson

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December 16, 2019
Things Book Cover Things
Francine Garson
Independently published
November 20, 2019

Jenny Gilbert is what you might call a hoarder, but she's a neat hoarder. She's a clean hoarder. And she's keeping it ALL a big secret.

To everyone who knows her, Jenny is a successful young college counselor. But secretly, she is also a collector, some may even say a hoarder. As a former military brat, she is on a mission to find and reacquire the many relics of her childhood that she was forced to leave behind with each of her family's moves, and she has rented a secret second apartment to accommodate her growing obsession.

When Jenny reconnects with Nick, a man from her past, a romance begins. But, as she tries to hide an increasingly complicated web of secrets from the man she's falling in love with, she becomes enmeshed in a messy tangle of omissions, half-truths, and lies. Then, when Hurricane Sandy adjusts its course, aiming itself directly at both of her apartments on the New Jersey shore, Jenny finds herself catapulted into a truly desperate situation.

At its heart, Things is the story of a young woman searching for a sense of rootedness, a sense of home. But, she needs to learn that amassing physical things is not the way to find it, and that what she seeks is not an external thing at all. Her quest is aided, as well as complicated, by Nick's arrival and the looming threat of the most destructive hurricane in New Jersey's history.

Francine Garson is a sweet person and a wonderful writer. Francine’s book is called “Things,” which she asked me to read for an honest review. I picked “Things”…

Genre Reviews Science and Technology Science Fiction

Crucible of Time by Jeffrey A. Carver

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December 9, 2019
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Jeffrey A. Carver
July 26, 2019

”> A galaxy in perilThe story begun in The Reefs of Time continues. The time-tides caused by Karellia's defenses have brought the malicious Mindaru AI out of the deep past into the present, threatening Bandicut and Li-Jared, who have arrived at the backwater planet--Li-Jared's homeworld--to find it on the brink of interplanetary war. Somehow they must forge a peace between Karellia and its neighboring world if the Mindaru threat is to be broken. Back on Shipworld, Ik and Julie Stone risk their lives a second time to stop the Mindaru at their source: a planet near the galactic core, a billion years in the past. Can Antares, the beautiful humanoid who also loves Bandicut, help them? What of Bria the gokat? And Amaduse, the most influential librarian in Shipworld?And in the deep time of the galaxy's early history, by the light of a million suns, the Mindaru do hideous things to an innocent species. The Mindaru plan for the altered creatures bears momentous possibilities even the deadly AI cannot predict. Time is critical. Time is elastic. And time is running out.Conclusion of the unmissable two-part "Out of Time" sequence begun in The Reefs of Time, from Jeffrey A. Carver, Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End.

I was given a copy of “Crucible of Time” for an honest review, and I want to thank everyone involved with this treat. “Crucible of Time” is the sixth…

Fantasy Genre Reviews

Smoke and Rain by V.S Holmes

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December 9, 2019
Smoke and Rain Book Cover Smoke and Rain
V. S. Holmes
September 19, 2015
456

I expected a hero to save us all. Turns out, I was thinking of the wrong part of the story.In the beginning, we aren't saved. The world is broken. There are only pieces and grief. Depending on the story, the fruit of grief is vengeance or justice or hardened resolve.The pieces must be gathered and flames kindled before I'm reforged. I don't know what shape I will take. Those pieces might become a hero...or a monster.A mad king's genocide destroyed Alea's home and left her sanity in tatters. The struggle between the gods and their creators fills the world with war. Caught in the crossfire of a conflict she knows little about, Alea only wants a quiet life. Trouble is, the darkness roiling in her mind may be the one thing that could end the bloodshed.A storm brews within her, and not even the gods will be safe when it breaks upon the world.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review, and I’d like to thank V.S Homes and their team for thinking of me! I appreciate an…

Fantasy Genre Literary Fiction Reviews Supernatural Young Adult

Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

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December 2, 2019
Esme's Wish Book Cover Esme's Wish
Esme Series #1
Elizabeth Foster
Young Adult Fiction
Odyssey Books
October 30, 2017
254

Esme Silver's mother has been mysteriously ''lost at sea'', but when her father remarries, Esme protests at the wedding. After Esme is accidentally swept to the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold...

Today I am reviewing a book filled with magic, mystery, and charm. The name of this lovely novel is “Esme’s Wish” by Elizabeth Foster, and I found this book…