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Book Review: Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss

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Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss opens with Caroline Kline couch surfing in New York City due to her no longer having a job and her fiance breaking up with her. The cherry on top is when Caroline finds out her father is not doing well and has to go home to New Jersey to help out. She finds one thing she didn't expect . . . true love. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review.  The synopsis of this book was intriguing, and I absolutely love baseball, so I couldn't wait to dig in to this story. Unfortunately, the story started off a bit slow and continued to be slow at points throughout the book. The slowness of the plot made it difficult to stay interested in the characters and their fate.  At one point, I didn't really care if I finished the story or not. With that being said, I'm glad I stuck with the book because the last 15% of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline started to

Book Review: Deceit in High Heels (High Heels, #13) by Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey

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Maddie Springer is attending friend Ricky's reading for the Hollywood Psychic television show. Right after the medium drops a bombshell about the death of Ricky's mother, she dies herself before anything else can be revealed. With two mysteries needing to be solved in Deceit in High Heels (High Heels, #13) , who can blame Maddie for wanting help solve them for her friends? Deceit in High Heels (High Heels, #13) by Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey is the latest book in the famed High Heel Mysteries series, and this book was even better than the last. I don't know how the author keeps churning out such engrossing and entertaining books in this series. Even though this book kept the same formula that the others do in the series, it doesn't seem formulaic or stale. It's extremely entertaining, and I didn't want to put the book down. I love the dynamic between Maddie and her husband, and I wish he had been in the book even more than he was because he is one of my favori

2022 Book Reading Challenge by The Running Bibliophile

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Looking to challenge yourself in 2022 or get out of your comfort zone when it comes to books? We all look forward to planning what we'll read in the new year. Let us know what you're planning on reading.   Here are twelve ways to challenge yourself this year when it comes to reading.   January 2022 Listen to an audiobook. February 2022 Read a book written by an African American author. March 2022 Read a book about a notable woman in history. April 2022 Read a collection of poetry. May 2022 Read a book about mental health. June 2022 Read a book written by a LGBTQ author. July 2022 Read a book with food in the title. August 2022 Read a romance book. September 2022 Read a book recommended by your librarian. October 2022 Read a book about Halloween or a book in the mystery, thriller, or horror genre. November 2022 Read a book as a family and discuss. December 2022 Read a book about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other holiday celebrated during the month of December.        

Book Review: Christmas Cookie Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #6) by Leslie Meier

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It's the Christmas season in Tinker's Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is looking forward to hosting the annual cookie exchange that Sue normally hosts. When  Tucker, one of the guests, is found murdered the next day, the entire town is in shock, and the local dentist is arrested for it. Lucy decides to investigate on her own in Christmas Cookie Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #6) by Leslie Meier. This is the perfect book to put me in the mood for Christmas, and it's in one of my favorite genres . . . a mystery. Who would ever think a murder mystery would put a person in a holiday mood? But, with the cookie exchange, the holiday shopping, and Santa Claus visiting the elementary school during the Christmas play, it's easy to get excited about the holidays. As far as the suspects go, the obvious one is the dentist because he's the boyfriend of Tucker, but I dismissed him right away. I did consider Lee, the wife of the dentist for most of the book because I thought she had m