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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: The Get Along Gang and the Missing Caboose by James Razzi

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The Get Along Gang and the Missing Caboose by James Razzi is a children's picture book originally published on May 1, 1984 by Scholastic, Inc.  It's about a group of friends who have a caboose as a clubhouse, and it's missing!  Who took it, and will they be able to find it? This was a popular book series and television series when I was growing up, and when someone mentioned online, I knew I had to read one of the books for nostalgic reasons.  The Get Along Gang and the Missing Caboose was well written, and the illustrations were phenomenal.  It certainly brought back fabulous childhood memories.  I love the fact that the lesson of the story is that you can accomplish anything, especially with teamwork.  I also loved that they stood up to the bully of the story. Five out of five stars is what I gave The Get Along Gang and the Missing Caboose by James Razzi.  This is the perfect book for children three years old up to six years old. Follow Us On Social Media

Book Review: This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

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This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham is about four friends going on a road trip to attend a music festival in the desert.  What no one else realizes is that they were infected during the pandemic and are now ghouls.  On the first night at the festival, Valeria goes feral and ends up killing someone and eating them.  Soon after, the girls discover that ghouls are being poisoned with a drug that will cause them all to feral.  The expected publication date is April 25, 2023. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the Advanced Readers Copy of This Delicious Death .  The synopsis was intriguing, so I was happy when I was approved to read this book.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Just as an FYI, there were several content warnings at the beginning of this book, including but limited to alcohol consumption by minors, cannibalism, drug use and drugging, gun violence, murder, parental neglect, suicidal ideation, and transphobia.  According to the

Book Review: Mother of the Bride Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #29) by Leslie Meier

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Mother of the Bride Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #29) by Leslie Meier opens with Lucy Stone, Phyllis, and a customer at the newspaper discussing children getting married.  Shortly thereafter, Lucy receives news from her eldest daughter, Elizabeth, that she is engaged and getting married in France.  Things go awry at the wedding and Lucy sticks her nose into the investigation making things much worse. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for approving my request to read an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Mother of the Bride Murder by Leslie Meier.  I was thrilled when I learned I was approved as this has become one of my favorite book series.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. This latest installment in the series started off a bit slow for me, but eventually, the pacing picked up, and I ended up enjoying how the story ended.  I enjoyed the tidbits of French conversation as I took some French in high school and college, and I was easily able to tran

Book Review: The Little Scottish Ghost by Franz Hohler

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The Little Scottish Ghost by Franz Hohler is a children's picture book that is being re-released in the United States by NorthSouth Books on July 18, 2023.  This humorous and not so scary book is about a little ghost that is learning to haunt the house she lives in with her parents, but her lessons don't go as planned as she ends up making the residents laugh instead tremble in fear.  Because of this, she is sent off to a castle to learn how to haunt properly. I'd like to thank NetGalley and NorthSouth Books for approving my request to read The Little Scottish Ghost .  Originally published in 1980, I had never heard of this book growing up, and it sounded intriguing.  I knew I had to read it and was happy that I received the ebook for free in exchange for my honest review. This is a book I would have loved as a child.  I've always liked stories about ghosts, witches, and the like, even as a little girl.  Not scary in the least, The Little Scottish Ghost teaches childr

Book Review: The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

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The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth opens with Pippa and Gabe living in their dream home on a beach.  The only drawback are the people who come to jump off the cliffs behind their house to commit suicide.  Every time someone comes to jump, Gabe rushes out and talks them out of it.  However, one night, Gabe is unsuccessful, and the woman jumps.  When Pippa finds out that Gabe knew her, their life starts to unravel.  With an expected publication date of April 4, 2023 in the United States, this is a novel you don't want to miss. I'd like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth.  Having read The Mother-in-Law by the same author, I knew that this newest book would be worth the time to read, and I was thrilled when my request to read this book for free in exchange for my honest review was approved.  I was not disappointed in the least. Words cannot describe how engrossing The Soulmate is . . . it h

Book Review: Don't Be A Bully, Little Tiger by Carol Roth

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Don't Be A Bully, Little Tiger by Carol Roth is a children's picture book published by NorthSouth Books due out on June 27, 2023.  Little Tiger is about to start his first day of school, but he doesn't know how to behave.  He's quite the bully . . . if there is something he wants, he just takes it.  When his teacher gently advises him to be kinder, he realizes he'll make more friends. I'd like to thank both NetGalley and NorthSouth Books for approving my request to read this book.  It seemed like it would be a great way for little ones to learn about sharing and being nice to one another, and I wasn't disappointed. The illustrations of this children's book were done exceptionally well, and if I were a child, I would have absolutely loved the pictures.  The author did a phenomenal job of teaching the importance of sharing and being nice to your classmates.  It gives parents and teachers the perfect way to open a dialogue with three, four, and even fiv

Book Review: What Happened On Floor 34? by Caroline Corcoran

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What Happened On Floor 34? by Caroline Corcoran was published on January 19, 2023 and is about Rose Rivers, who works at a newspaper as the day editor and will be getting married in a few weeks.  When the Will Forest, the night editor, goes missing in the middle of his shift, Rose starts obsessing with the case and can't help but look into the case. Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of What Happened On Floor 34? .  I was happy that my request to review this book was approved, and I received this e-book for free in exchange for my honest review. I was intrigued by this novel and couldn't read it fast enough . . . it was that engrossing.  There were twists and turns galore towards the last twenty-five percent of the book that had my heart pounding.  Once I got to the end, I was sorely upset at the ending.  I'm not going to go into detail as that would give the story away, but I'd be interested to know if anyone else hated the en

Book Review: Murder at the Bookstore (The Bookstore Mystery, #1) by Sue Minix

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Murder at the Bookstore (The Bookstore Mystery, #1) by Sue Minix was published by Avon Books UK on January 19, 2023. It opens with Jen Dawson struggling with writer's block at the local bookstore.  When the owner of the bookstore happens to die, Jen is a mission to avenge her friend's death. I'd like to thank NetGalley and Avon Books UK for the Advanced Readers Copy of Murder at the Bookstore (The Bookstore Mystery, #1) by Sue Minix.  I was happy that my request to read this book was approved because I found the cover and synopsis of the novel intriguing.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Fun . . . Entertaining . . . Engrossing.  These are just a few words that I'd use to describe this book.  I loved the fact that some of the story took place in Savannah, Georgia because I have visited there and could imagine all the different spots and roads that were mentioned and kept thinking, "Oh, I know where that is!"  Most of the charac