Don't Be Trashy

The world, especially its oceans, is becoming a trash heap. Food containers and other excess packaging are filling our landfills and are not composting. Don’t Be Trashy gives all kinds of advice to reduce your family’s carbon footprint, while also significantly decluttering your home. Does anyone else feel smothered byContinue Reading

A Thousand Steps

1968, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. The hippies and the cults come flocking to the sun and the sea in A Thousand Steps. Fourteen-year-old Matt’s home life is chaotic. His father has left the family for a new job and woman in a faraway state. His mother’s hours are reducedContinue Reading

A Flicker in the Dark

A woman faces her family’s serial killing history in A Flicker in the Dark. Chloe is a clinical psychologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Twenty years ago, at age twelve, she turned in evidence that the police used to convict her father of killing six girls in their small hometown. TheContinue Reading

A Flicker in the Dark

It’s A Three Book Problem when a houseful of guests are all suspects when their host is murdered by a poisoned blow dart! Gemma is the proprietor of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop. But this weekend, she is helping her bff, Jayne, cater a Sherlockian house party. Gemma’s police detective boyfriendContinue Reading

Taking Down Backpage

Taking Down Backpage is the story of how the author, a California criminal prosecutor, charged three billionaires with sex trafficking because of all the girls advertised for rent in their online advertising website. First, let’s be clear. This is a memoir of a prosecutor’s most famous case. It is notContinue Reading

The Maid

Molly is The Maid at a five-star boutique hotel. She loves her job. Others, find her a bit weird. She isn’t good at interpreting other people’s expressions, motives, or even words, at times. Her beloved Gran, who raised her used to help. But she recently died so Molly is allContinue Reading

Clean(ish)

Just in time for those with a New Year’s resolution to try to eat better or avoid toxic chemicals in makeup and cleaning products, Clean(ish) is here to help. I really wanted to like the book. Unfortunately, I just didn’t. Here’s why. The author loves to talk about her journeyContinue Reading

Reckless Girls

Lux’s mother has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Lux meets Nico as his server. They fall heavily for each other and sail off on Nico’s boat to Hawaii. The boat needs some repairs before they can continue on with their trip to anywhere but here. Enter the RecklessContinue Reading

Twenty Years Later

A TV reporter, with secrets of her own, investigates a murder Twenty Years Later when the about-to-be accused murderer’s bones are found in the 9/11 rubble. I was enjoying this convoluted murder mystery until the midpoint. At that point the mysteries just got a bit unbelievable. Does every character haveContinue Reading

Safecracker

Safecracker features a gentleman thief named Michael, who witnesses a murder by a female thief and assassin. He is then forced into breaking into the safe of a Miami drug cartel boss. Things just get worse for Michael after that. How will Michael extricate himself from this situation without beingContinue Reading

Happy Healthy Strong

Who doesn’t want to be Happy, Healthy, Strong? This book has short blurbs about habits and food groups, but it is essentially a cookbook with some exercises included in the last chapter. The recipes do include nutritional information. However, some feel ridiculously simple. Do you need a recipe for CottageContinue Reading