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Knight In The Museum (Jorja Knight Private Investigator Mystery Series Book 5) by Alice Bienia – Review by Sheri Schrader

Knight In The Museum ( Jorja Knight Mystery -Book 5)Knight In The Museum by Alice Bienia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Knight in The Museum is the fifth book in the Jorja Knight Private Investigator Mystery Series. The cover and title pulled me in without realizing this was the fifth book in the series. Don’t let this stop you from grabbing this book. It was easy to read as a standalone without feeling lost or out of touch with the characters and the story. Jorja (not Georgia) Knight is a fantastic PI who gets herself into some interesting situations. I always liked stories with art or antiquities built into the story, and this one kept me intrigued. I will not give any plot points because I do not want to wreck the story for anyone else. After reading this book, I can’t wait to dig into the other books in the series. It is always great to discover a new series and author.

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Murder on Oak Street ( A South Shore Mystery Book 1) by I.M. Foster – Review by Sheri Schrader

Murder on oak streetMurder on oak street by I. M. Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder on Oak Street is the first book in A South Shore Mystery Book series. I was intrigued by the blurb about the book and that I had not read this author before. I am excited to have read this book and look forward to more from this series. Daniel O’Halleran is frustrated by the politics and red tape he faces in his job as the coroner’s physician. When he changes to a new city, an old case is brought to his attention. Will he finally get closure on the case? Also, is it related to a recent murder?
The characters are great and leave me wanting to learn more about them. I also enjoyed the twists of not only the old case but the new one as well. If you enjoy historical fiction with mystery and suspense, this is a great book to get your hands on.

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Borrowed Time by Lane Cohen – Review by Sheri Schrader

Borrowed TimeBorrowed Time by Lane Cohen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Borrowed Time is the first book I have read by this author. I was taken in by the blurb about time travel and historical fiction, and I was not disappointed. I have always enjoyed The Time Machine and the movies based on the book. It was great to think of the time travel machine differently. The story combines the Wild West, science fiction, historical fiction, suspense, and more. I want to keep the plot a secret because I think this is best enjoyed going in with less information. The characters are exciting and helped to draw me into this adventure more. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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The Kidnapping by Linda Burson – Review by Sheri Schrader

The KidnappingThe Kidnapping by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Kidnapping is a suspenseful book by Linda Burson. What happens when you are so wealthy that you do not know whom you can trust? Jenna meets Andy under unusual circumstances and quickly learns whom she can trust or can’t. The story is a romantic suspense that has a few unexpected twists and turns. I enjoyed watching how Jenna and Andy learn to trust one another. Their tension gets a bit intense but then turns into something entirely different. The story is well thought out and focuses on several characters. I will not give clues about the plot because I don’t want to wreck the story for anyone. If you like romance and suspense pick up this book. I look forward to reading more from this author soon.

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Sheri Schrader

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Better Gnomes & Gardens is the first book in the Mysty Haven Mystery Book series. This is the first book I have read from this author, and I was not disappointed. The story is fun and entertaining. Bob is new to town and finds out that not everything is as it seems. Will he find out what has happened to the disappearing gnomes?
The story is well thought out and kept me reading to discover what would happen. I liked that the story was not the typically cozy mystery because of the dash of paranormal. I look forward to reading the next books in this series and more from this author in the future.

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Road to the Mansfield (Express Investigations Book 1) by CB Laurence – Review by Sheri Schrader

Road to the Mansfield (Express Investigations, #1)Road to the Mansfield by C.B. Laurence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Road to the Mansfield is the first book in the Express Investigations series. The blurb for this book drew me in, and I was not disappointed. The book focuses on three stories that converge on one evening in 1927. I will not give more about the plot because I do not want to wreck someone’s experience. I enjoyed getting the different character POV while reading. Each kept me reading to find out what would happen to them. The story has twists and turns in the plot that are excellently woven together. I stayed up late into the night reading this book and look forward to more in this series. This was a new author for me and I’m glad I stumbled upon this book.

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Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls Book 1) by KG Fletcher – Review by Sheri Schrader

Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls, #1)Faultless Love by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Faultless Love: A Small Town Second Chance Romance is the first book in The Bennetts of Langston Falls series. Ted has spent five years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Once he is released, can he pick up with life as he once knew it? The story quickly drew me in, and I wanted to discover where Ted’s new life would lead. I enjoyed all of the characters in the story and the story that the author weaved. I wanted the best to come for Ted as he started over. His family’s acceptance and love for him pulled at my heart. Will a second chance at love be in his future? You’ll need to read this story to find out the answer. This was a sweet romance, and I look forward to reading the next book about The Bennetts of Langston Falls.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Sheri Schrader

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas is the fifth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series. This book can be read as a standalone and understood completely and enjoyed. This book is set in 12th century Ireland. Maelan is the head of his family and must look after them and assure that they make the best decisions. His granddaughter Orlagh is determined to not follow him and makes his life chaos. Can he keep everything together and protect his granddaughter?
This is my second read in this series and I am hooked. I enjoy both genres of historical and fantasy and this incorporates both well. The characters are well written and challenged in their lives. I can not help but get emotional at some of the things the author puts them through. I like the story and how it intertwines with the other books but is not essential to have the other stories to enjoy the individual book. I look forward to reading more in this series.

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The Rom Com Movie Club (The Rom Com Movie Club Book 1) by Bernadette Marie – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Rom Com Movie Club - Book OneThe Rom Com Movie Club – Book One by Bernadette Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rom Com Movie Club is the first book in The Rom Com Movie Club series. Lisa and her friends have had their Rom Com Movie nights since their younger days, and now in their 30s, they want to meet their romantic matches. Lisa had a rough childhood and finds it hard to trust anyone. Ryan has moved back home and has been burned in the romance department.
I really enjoyed this fun read. The story is lighthearted and filled with romantic tension. I enjoyed the characters, and the friendship Lisa and her friends shared. I also enjoyed the relationship that grew between Lisa and Ryan. The story was true to the rom com title.
I look forward to seeing who is featured in the next book in the series.

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Operation Blackbird (Brass Compass Series Book 2) by Ellen Butler – Review by Sheri Schrader

Operation BlackbirdOperation Blackbird by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Operation Blackbird is the second book in the Brass Compass series by Ellen Butler. Set in 1952, a CIA officer has to confront her past while saving a scientist trying to defect to East Berlin without alerting the KGB. You must grab this book if you enjoy historical thrillers with a strong female lead. I had already read the first book in this series, but this could be enjoyed as a standalone. Miriam Becker is a fantastic character who has seen the best and worst of people. I enjoy reading about her adventures because she is intelligent and very human. I enjoyed how the story differed from other spy thrillers dealing with the Cold War. There are sections I felt like I was holding my breath, waiting to find out what would happen.
I always enjoy this author’s books and look forward to reading more from her.

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