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Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Sheri Schrader

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know by Rowena Holloway is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series. This can be read as a standalone and be enjoyed. I was excited to read this book because I enjoyed the first one in the series a lot. The character of Charlotte continues to grow but this also means she finds herself falling into some strange rabbit holes in her investigations. Lies and coverups are all over the place and it makes her question everything she knows. I enjoyed the writing because it kept the story at a good pace and I didn’t want to put the book down. The characters are interesting and add to the overall suspense and mystery. I look forward to more from Rowena Holloway in the future.
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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Sheri Schrader

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1)Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby is the first book in The Possession Chronicles. This is a story set in the Edwardian Era and tells the story of Lucy Easton. She is wanting to be a writer and has some difficult choices to make. She also meets Alexander Melling who has an interesting past. Can the two of them look past the difficulties?
This is a well-written book that I was engrossed in from beginning to end. I really enjoy historical fiction and this was really enjoyable. I liked the characters and the storyline. I am looking forward to where this story goes in future books. There was a lot of attention to detail which added to the story.

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A Christmas Wish (A Manhattan Dream Series) by Engy Neville – Review by Sheri Schrader

A Christmas WishA Christmas Wish by Engy Neville
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Christmas Wish by Engy Neville is the second book in the Manhattan Dream series. The story is about Amy McKinsey and her life in New York. She has moved from LA to start a new job, has met a dreamy guy, and is enjoying life. The story reminded me of a Hallmark movie because everything was very upbeat and happy to the point of being a bit unrealistic. As I got further in things started to not be so perfect and happy. Amy is dealt with some problems and has to decide how to handle them. She grows as a woman and a character. I was glad to see her progress as a person and come into herself. Overall this was an enjoyable read and I will keep an eye out for more from this author in the future.

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An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga, #1) by Gaia B. Amman – Review by Sheri Schrader

An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga, #1)An Italian Adventure by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An Italian Adventure by Gaia Amman is the first book in the Italian Saga series. This is a great book and has something for everyone. Leda is a precocious twelve-year-old who is developing into her teens. Her inner dialogue is fantastic and endearing. I could relate to her and her thoughts. She is a great character. The 80’s were a fun time to grow up and it was nostalgic to read. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to where the story will go in the books to follow.

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Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Sheri Schrader

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway is the first book in the Ashes to Ashes series. Charlotte Ashe is a tv weather girl who is looking for her big break into serious stories. When footballer, Joey Baptiste, gives her the story of a lifetime it is signing his own death warrant. Can Charlotte figure out this story or will Joey’s death be in vain?
This is an intriguing book with good characters and story. It felt a bit disjointed at times because it jumps time periods but I get why the author was doing this in the end. Overall I enjoyed this read and look forward to more in the series. Charlotte is interesting and there seems to be much more to her story that wasn’t revealed in this book.

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Sheri Schrader

Shadow's Keep: A NovelShadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep by Meghan O’Flynn is another thrilling read by a great author. I have read other books and sort of knew what to expect but I did not know what to expect completely. The story is well done and had me drawn in quickly. I like reading this author because she delves into dark places and there are always twists and turns. The story is well done and kept me on the edge of my seat. I did not want to put the book down because I wanted to see where the story went. The characters are interesting and I like that they have decisions to make not that everything is always easy peasy. I will be on the lookout for more from this author.

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Chain Reaction (Nite Fire, Book 2) by C.L. Schneider – Review by Sheri Schrader

Chain Reaction (Nite Fire, Book 2)Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider is the second book in the series. I recommend reading this in order and not as a standalone. The story continues with Dahlia Nite and her partner Alex Creed investigating mysterious deaths that are not discerning of whom they affect. This book did not let me down. I was drawn in and did not want to put it down until I finished. The story and the characters are well done. I really like Dahlia and that she is strong and smart but also has a soft heart. She is a great character. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Sheri Schrader

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley is the third book in the Gray Ghost series. This can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the other books in the series. This story follows the characters Hannah Miller and Jack Davis. This story is action packed with mystery and suspense. I really enjoyed reading it and was disappointed when I got to the end. The characters are interesting and the women are strong. I liked the story with romance and suspense thrown in. I really look forward to reading more from Amy McKinley in the future.

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The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Memory of UsThe Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe is the story of Elena. She has come back home after her mother’s death and has to deal with the aftermath. The one person she does not want to see is Weston and back into her life he comes. Can she stand strong in all her grief and the past coming back to her?
This story is very emotional and powerful. Going back home to the life you left behind is hard but even harder with the death of a parent. Elena is a complex character. She is strong but can be weak at the same time. Weston is wonderfully written also. There are ups and downs and decisions that have to be made. The emotions are powerful and kept me reading to see where Elena would end up. This was a good read and overall I enjoyed it.

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The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler is about Natalie Conner. Natalie is a self-proclaimed liar and she is living a life where the lies are piling up on her. This was my first read by this author and the blurb drew me in. The story is interesting and brings up some current topics and thoughts. I overall enjoyed this read which I found intriguing. There are jumps back and forth in time to explain Natalie and her situation. These to me were good but choppy and at times confusing. I had to really pay attention to know where in Natalie’s life I was reading. If you like a book that is a fairly quick read with some interesting story this is a good read. I will be reading more from this author in the future.

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