Reviews Alphabetically by Title
A Curious Beginning #1
Veronica Speedwell #1 in series: London 1800s. A feisty, outspoken, liberated heroine. A strong, emotionally damaged, mercurial hero. A cozy mystery with murder, lies and deception galore, scientific minds being challenged to solve a winding trail of clues.
A Memory of Violets
Set in London in the late 1800s, this novel tells the story of a young woman who gets a housekeeping job at a home that attempts to help the orphaned girls that sell flowers on the street corners. Part light mystery, part light romance.
A Time of Miracles
Upper middle grade story of a boy and his mom trying to leave war-torn Russia for a safer life with all the trials and tribulations of a perilous journey.
All the Light We Cannot See
Set in WWII, it's two separate stories - one of a blind French girl and one of a German boy - their lives and how they cross during the war.
Preston, Amarillo Slim
A fascinating look at how Amarillo Slim became a renowned gambler, celebrities he knew, and the some of the history of gambling in Vegas. (mini review)
The controversial book about a Mexican woman and her young son's journey from Acapulco to the US as they try to stay ahead of the cartels chasing them and make their way to safety in the US.
Anatomy of a Scandal
A courtroom drama set in the UK that revolves around three women - the prosecutor, the defense, and the victim - and the crime is rape by a high-ranking cabinet member.
Part historical fiction, part magical realism, this book has an unusual premise....book binders exist to capture your worst memories into a book. And then you no longer have them. Is that a good thing?