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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: Witch Upon A Star (Witch Way Librarian Mysteries, #4) by Angela M. Sanders

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Witch Upon A Star (Witch Way Librarian Mysteries, #4) by Angela M. Sanders was published May 23, 2023 by Kensington Books.  Josie is excited to have her sister Jean come visit her in Wilfred, Oregon.  However, Josie isn't quite as happy for the reason . . . Jean is attending a workshop to become a certified life coach.  When two people associated with the workshop are found murdered, and Jean is threatened, Josie sticks her nose into the investigation. A big thank you goes out to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Witch Upon A Star (Witch Way Librarian Mysteries, #4) by Angela M. Sanders.  I was happy to be approved to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review.  After reading this book, I'm now a fan of the author and can't wait to read the first three books in the series or for the next installment to come out. I was pleasantly surprised that the story was so well written and engaging.  At times, it played like a movie

Book Review: Poppy Harmon and the Shooting Star (A Desert Flowers Mystery, #5) by Lee Hollis

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Poppy Harmon and the Shooting Star (A Desert Flowers Mystery, #5) by Lee Hollis is published by Kensington Books and has an expected publication date of May 23, 2023.  When actress Serena Saunders hires the Desert Flowers Detective Agency, Poppy Harmon is shocked that her nemesis is being so friendly.  Does Serena have an ulterior motive? Thank you, NetGalley and Kensington Books, for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Poppy Harmon and the Shooting Star (A Desert Flowers Mystery, #5) by Lee Hollis.  I was thrilled to be approved to receive a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review. I've read a few books by Lee Hollis that are in his other series and enjoyed them immensely, and this newest book in his A Desert Flowers Mystery was just as entertaining as the other books I've read by this author.  Unlike his other series, Poppy Harmon and the Shooting Star had several plots throughout the story.  As soon as one scenario was wrapped up, another one was intro

Book Review: The Museum of Lost and Found by Leila Sales

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The Museum of Lost and Found by Leila Sales is a novel for middle grade children about friendships and how they change.  When Vanessa loses her friendship with Bailey, she's understandably upset and seeks understanding on what she did wrong.  In the process, Vanessa discovers an abandoned museum and ends up making new friends. A big thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of The Museum of Lost and Found by Leila Sales.  I was excited to be approved to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Leila Sales does an amazing job of telling a story about friendships and how they can fall apart, especially in the transition between elementary school and middle school.  At that age, it can feel like the end of the world, and it can be difficult to figure out what went wrong.  The author explores this situation in a gentle way that can encourage children to take the initiative to have a conversation with their former friend and teaching them that they

Book Review: The Perfect Staging for Murder (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery, #7) by Kathleen Bridge

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The Perfect Staging for Murder (Hamptons Home & Garden, #7) by Kathleen Bridge opens with the final scene television show called Mr. & Mrs. Winslow being filmed when an argument ensues between the screenwriter and the director.  A few days later, the director is murdered at the wrap party.  Did the screenwriter kill the director, or was it someone else? Thank you to NetGalley and Beyond The Page Publishing for the Advanced Readers Copy of The Perfect Staging for Murder (Hamptons Home &Garden, #7) by Kathleen Bridge.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review, and I was excited to read it. Since I hadn't read any of the other books in the series, I wasn't sure if I would be able to keep up with all the characters and get to really know them.  However, the author did a fabulous job of summing up the backstories of all the different characters so I didn't feel like I missed anything from prior books in the series.  I ended up liking several o