It’s been a while since I posted anything, and I don’t have any explanation. I’m not particularly busy, since we are still living through a pandemic. I just haven’t written in a while. So, I thought I would fill you in on several books I’ve read recently, sort of catch you up in case you are looking for something. But first, a word from our sponsors, as they say. Except, of course, it’s not really a sponsor; just a word encouraging you to get a vaccine as soon as one becomes available to you. My husband and I got ours some weeks back now, and it’s amazing how much freer I feel. We are still masking and practicing social distancing; but now we feel a little more confident about going out and about. We’ve managed to go to a couple of restaurants and actually eat there, although we still prefer outdoor dining if possible.
We’re also doing what we can to support local small businesses of all sorts as we continue to go around our community. I’m hoping you are all healthy and doing the same. Certainly our local economies need all the help they can get, and spending a little money locally has the double bonus of helping and providing a little retail therapy for us.
Now, on to the book reviews I wanted to share with you. Callie Hutton is an author who writes in the cozy mystery genre, and I’ve enjoyed several of her books. I wanted to share this review i’ve written for her book The Sign of Death. This is the second in a series of Victorian mysteries featuring Lady Amy Lovell and Lord William Weathington. For those of you who like a bit of romance with their mysteries, this may be a series for you. The mysteries are good ones, well plotted and moving at a good pace. Plus, the sparks between Lady Amy and Lord William are just often enough to pique interest without overwhelming the mystery itself. For a full review of the book, click here.
Another cozy series I’ve really been enjoying is the Lighthouse Mystery Series by Eva Gates. This series is set on the Outer Banks, an area I particularly like, and features a fictional library located in a lighthouse and a protagonist who lives in a small apartment at the top. The review I’m posting here is for Deadly Ever After, the most recent book in the series. Because of the way Gates weaves the individual’s stories into the mysteries within each book, this is a series you would do well to start with the beginning unless you just want to read a good, cozy mystery. The most recent one is excellent, and features Lucy, the librarian from the lighthouse and her now fiance, Connor. Like I said, if you want to follow how their relationship developed, start with the first book in the series. The review of this most recent book can be read by clicking here
That’s it for this blog. I’ll write again soon, because I’ve been reading some great books. In the meantime, Happy Reading!