Edenfrost

In Edenfrost, the Russian Civil War between the socialists and royalists is being brutally carried out. After their house is invaded and burned to the ground, two children run from the soldiers who killed their parents. The children are unarmed and the November night in Ukraine is cold. Groups ofContinue Reading

Quick and Easy 400-Calorie Recipes

Quick and Easy 400-Calorie Recipes is filled with comfort food recipes reduced in both sodium and calories. Each recipe comes with full nutritional information. Unfortunately, there are no photos included. I also question some of the directions. In More Like Your Mama’s Tuna Casserole, for example, putting cooked egg noodlesContinue Reading

Behind A Closed Door

First off, I love all the author’s previous thrillers. I also love a good genre mashup. Behind a Closed Door is marketed as a romantic thriller. But is it really? I would say it’s closer to a male erotica thriller. It reminds me of the uncomfortable sexism of a MickeyContinue Reading

The Imposter Puzzle Book

The Imposter Puzzle Book contains twelve varied puzzles to solve. Some are easy and some are more difficult. One I had solved without knowing it. The evidence presented includes handwritten notes, police statements, phone records, diary entries, and much more. It was fun to play amateur detective for several days.Continue Reading

Worry Lines

Worry Lines is a graphic novel/self-help book about conquering accepting your own mental health issues. It is best to read this book as a daily reader rather than straight through. That was how the illustrations were originally released on Instagram. Most people will find something relatable within these pages. However,Continue Reading

Kawaii Birdies

Kawaii Birdies are a Japanese artform that is easy to learn, at least with the help of this book. The author begins with two simple circles. Soon, the reader will find pages of details to add from noses to wing shapes. A full-color pictorial of different types of birds isContinue Reading

Darling Girls

Jessica, Norah, and Alicia are as close as biological sisters. Twenty-five years ago, they shared a foster home with the seemingly perfect Miss Fairchild. From the outside, their life as Miss Fairchild’s Darling Girlslooked happy. However, behind her public facade, Miss Fairchild was a narcissist with a mean streak. TheContinue Reading

Torn Asunder

Julia runs a seasonal professional clambake for mostly tourists on her family’s island off the coast of Maine. The island is remote and only reachable by boat. In Torn Asunder, Julia is beginning a new service. She is using her recently renovated mansion on the island to host weddings. HerContinue Reading

Four-Alarm Homicide

Vandalism, arson, and death are found in the latest cozy House-Flipper mystery, Four-Alarm Homicide. Cousins Whitney and Buck are flipping a historic firehouse and a nearby townhouse. Many local residents show an interest in purchasing the townhouse. However, Whitney has already given the right of first refusal to the townhouse’sContinue Reading

Extinction

What if Jurassic Park was real? But instead of dinosaurs, extremely large extinct animals like woolly mammoths, are recreated. Would you visit? Would you agree with the morality of man becoming godlike? All that is part of Extinction, the latest book by one of the authors of the Lincoln PendergastContinue Reading

Mastery

Mastery is a deep dive into the science of how people learn. It is not a pop science book. It is full of scientific discoveries rather than a straightforward explanation. Unfortunately, there is a reason that most books are not this comprehensive. Most science, or at least reading about science,Continue Reading

Life Wants You Dead

There is an unmistakable but often overlooked fact of life, Life Wants You Dead. It may be sooner or later but eventually life will get its “death” wish. In this book, the author offers the many ways death is around every corner just waiting to come for you. The resultContinue Reading