Reviews Alphabetically by Author
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
An unflinching look at a photojournalist's life as she tries to navigate a career as a war photographer and a personal life.
Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
The personal journey of a black woman who grows up in small town Washington and ends up becoming an ordained Buddhist nun.
Hazel Wood (The)
In this dark fairytale, a teen's mom disappears and to find her, the girl has to venture into the Hazel Wood, peopled by characters from her grandmother's dark stories. (mini review)
Never-Open Desert Diner (The)
A quiet book about a long distance trucker delivering to remote people along a highway in Utah; he meets a mysterious woman and his life changes.
Who Is Maud Dixon?
A young woman becomes the assistant to a reclusive author and only one survives a car crash - which one? A slow start but very twisty and surprising.
Who is Maud Dixon?
A twisty thriller that starts a little slowly but is worth the wait as we follow an author and her assistant on a trip to Morocco for book research. (mini review)
Deepest of Secrets (The) #7
Tensions run high in Rockton as the secrets they all work so hard to keep start coming out as the town is forced to close. Set up for next series.
A Rip Through Time #1
A detective in present day is attacked and during the attack is transported to 1800s Scotland in the body of a housemaid to a doctor. Time travel and mystery combined to good effect.
Storyteller's Secret (The)
Evocative of India, the story has 2 storylines: present day where a woman tries to connect to her history, and the story of the grandmother's inspiring life. (mini review)
Find You First
A man who donated his sperm years ago discovers he has a terminal disease so makes an effort to find his 'heirs' in this psychological thriller. - a Buddy Read
Lessons From Lucy
As humorist Dave Barry turns 70, he turns to his dog Lucy for an example of how to live a happy life - he talks about his dog's influence on him and the changes he's made in his life as a result of her gentle guidance.
Scent Keeper (The)
Evocative writing about fragrances is the core of this story about a young girl raised on a remote island by her dad and how she survives his death and makes her way in the world. (mini review)
Beagle, Peter S.
Last Unicorn (The)
Told in a fairy tale style, this lyrical and haunting fantasy is about a unicorn leaving her magical world and searching the 'real' world for more of her kind.
Biddle, Cordlia Francis
They Believed They Were Safe
A graduate student boarding with an older couple struggles with her past, the man she's dating, and what her future holds in a town full of secrets. (ARC - mini review)