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The Valentine Quest (Love at the Chocolate Shop #5)

The Valentine Quest (Love at the Chocolate Shop #5)by Melissa McClone

ebook, First edition, 193 pages
Published February 2nd 2017 by Tule Publishing
4 Stars

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Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack

Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Packby Jill Grunenwald

Hardcover, 252 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Skyhorse Publishing
4 Stars

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The Tell-Tale Tarte (A Five-Ingredient Mystery #4)

The Tell-Tale Tarteby Maya Corrigan

Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
4 Stars

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Blog Tour for The Chesapeake Bride (Chesapeake Diaries #11) by Mariah Stewart and Giveaway

The Chesapeake Bride (Chesapeake Diaries #11)THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE
11th in The Chesapeake Diaries series
Mariah Stewart
Pocket Books
August 29, 2017
ISBN 9781501154355
$7.99

My Review: 5 Stars

After reading “The Chesapeake Bride” I have added 10 more books to my TBR list. This is book eleven in the “Chesapeake Diaries” series, and even though it can be read as a standalone, after meeting the characters in this story, I want to read their stories. There was enough of the history of the characters in the story that you were able to get the idea of what this little island and its history means to the characters in the story.

I have never been to this area, but I definitely want to go now. Mariah Stewart does an amazing job weaving the descriptions of the area, the architecture and the history of Cannonball Island into the story with the quirky and interesting characters that live there and on St. Dennis. I absolutely loved the character of Ruby, the irascible 100 year old matriarch of the Parker family. She has “the sight” but does not interfere and share her knowledge. When the romance of Cass (Cassidy Logan) and Owen begins to grow, you can feel the emotions, and their wonder. I wanted to be there and watch it unfold. As they move through all the other stuff that gets in the way and pops up unexpectedly, you cheer them on, you want them to get together. With plenty of unique and fun characters to get to know, the exploration of the town, and the upcoming nuptials of Owen’s sister Lis, this story is a sweet romance, community drama and family story that will leave you wanting more. There is definitely another visit to Chesapeake in my future

GIVEAWAY: Post a comment on this post and on September 20th, I will draw a name to receive one copy of Driftwood Point, 10th in the Chesapeake Diaries. The publisher will mail the book to you. (US mailing address only).

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Hair Brained (Bad Hair Day Mystery #14)

Hair Brained (Bad Hair Day Mystery, #14)by Nancy J. Cohen

Kindle or Paperback Edition, 342 pages
Publication: September 12th 2017 by Orange Grove Press
4 Stars

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The Wacky Winter Wonderland (Hubble Bubble)

Hubble Bubble: The Wacky Winter Wonderland (Hubble Bubble Series)by Tracey CorderoyJoe Berger (Illustrator)

Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Nosy Crow
4 Stars

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Mary Lindeen Non-Fiction, Life Science Books

Animal DefensesAnimal Defenses

Published July 1st 2017 by Norwood House Press
4 Stars

My review: This is a great beginning to read, non-fiction book. The pictures are large and visually appealing. The text is full of high frequency words and makes it easy to read for young readers as well as easy to understand if it is being read to them. The content words are listed at the back of the book, so could be introduced prior to reading. A great book for use in a primary classroom studying animals and how they protect themselves. I liked that the animals species in the book were varied and showed many different kinds of defenses from camouflage to use of skin and hide as well as animals that use teeth and claws. The information was presented in a very succinct way so children could remember things easily. I recommend this book to schools and primary classrooms as well as family libraries, especially if your children like animals and non-fiction books. As with other Mary Lindeen books, there are questions, facts, websites and books for further information and notes to parents. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

Reduce, Reuse, RecycleReduce, Reuse, Recycle

Published July 1st 2017 by Norwood House Press
3 Stars

My Review: This is a great beginning to read, non-fiction book. The pictures are large and visually appealing. The text is full of high frequency words and makes it easy to read for young readers as well as easy to understand if it is being read to them. The content words are listed at the back of the book, so could be introduced prior to reading. A great book for use in a primary classroom studying the environment and the 3Rs of how to help the planet by producing less garbage. I liked the reduce and reuse sections, but the recycle missed a great opportunity. It showed things made from recycled materials, but really didn’t discuss how and what to recycle. Recycling boxes were not even shown. The information was presented in a very succinct way so children could remember things easily. I recommend this book to schools and primary classrooms as well as family libraries, especially when learning about the environment and the problems with garbage. As with other Mary Lindeen books, there are questions, facts, websites and books for further information and notes to parents. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

Silence of the Lamps (Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery #5)

Silence of the Lamps (Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery #5)by Karen Rose Smith

Mass Market Paperback, 322 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Kensington
4 Stars

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Caprice De Luca Mystery Series by Karen Rose Smith

Meet Caprice De Luca on Karen Rose Smith’s Webpage.

– Staged to death  Deadly Decor  gilt by association  Drape Expectations (Caprice De Luca Mystery, #4)  26025663

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