Still Life and the Chief Inspector Gamache novels by Louise Penny

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I’ll be brief because I know Still Life is not new news: I’m late to this party and I feel like I’ve only just started my journey with Louise Penny in to Three Pines and beyond, but I just had to share my delight with this book and my excitement to read the rest of this series!  This might be the first murder mystery that has prompted me to use the word “cozy” when describing it to my friends.  This was a great whodunnit without a lot of disturbing gore or horror added in to the mix which seems to have been just enough of a mystery for me mixed with homey vibes to keep me coming back for more – I’ve now committed to reading the entire series which is 13 books (so far!) so no small feat.  Join me, won’t you? Continue reading

Review: The Mountain Between Us

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My Rating: 4/5 – Where are all my Nicholas Sparks fans at? If that was you at one time but thought that a new Sparks-ish romance could no longer pull at your heart strings or keep you on your toes then this book is for you!  A great story of  the instinct to survive, but so much more than that.  This book will give you all the feels and maybe even leave you with some survival skills that will save your life one day – who knows!  I am very much looking forward to the movie adaption of this book, but I’m so glad I read the novel first. Continue reading

Review: Here and Gone

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My Rating: 4/5 – I was on the edge of my seat, and finished this book the day I started it.  I could not put it down! This book was full of suspense and pulled at my most vulnerable heartstrings as a mother. I’d recommend reading it, just consider yourself warned – once you start you may find yourself cancelling the rest of your plans until you’ve finished it! Continue reading

Review: Lincoln in the Bardo

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“whatever way one took in this world, one must try to remember that all were suffering (none content; all wronged, neglected, overlooked, misunderstood), and therefore one must do what one could to lighten the load of those with whom one came into contact” ~George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

My Rating: 5/5 – If you have an open mind you HAVE to read this book; life changing Continue reading