The Magnolia Palace

I’m a big Fiona Davis fan. I really enjoy the historical topics she chooses. They’re generally about less known events or about historical places that she creates stories around. She always incorporates real characters into her books and includes great links for more information around the people and places she writes about. In The Magnolia…

Plain Bad Heroines

I was on a bit of a roller coaster with this book and after finishing this book my feelings for it are conflicted. On one hand I really enjoyed the creepy boarding school vibe, the trippy ‘magic’, and the originality of the story. On the other hand there were some parts of the story that…

The Keeper of Night

I’m a huge fan of YA fantasy, but I think I’ve decided I’m not a huge fan of fantasy duologies. I have started to notice, at least in the duologies I have read recently, is a big issue with pacing. Most fantasy stories need time to develop and establish world-building. I find that the first…

The Night She Disappeared

I am a huge Lisa Jewell fan and I was very excited to get an advanced copy of The Night She Disappeared. This is a typical Jewell mystery, with multiple timelines and narrators. In 2017, nineteen year old Tallulah and her boyfriend don’t come home after a night out. They left behind everything, including their…

We Ride Upon Sticks

Our January Let’s Read Rant Repeat Book Club discussion is tonight, March 21, 2021 at 7:00pm CST! If you want to join in on the discussion, head to our instagram stories at 7:00pm, where we’ll be live over on @letsreadrantrepeat! About Let’s Read Rant Repeat Bookstagram is such a wonderful community and I have met…

The Lost Apothecary

Historical Fiction and a mystery all rolled into one? Sign me up! The Lost Apothecary Told from three different women’s perspectives and between two different time periods, The Lost Apothecary was an excellent read! Caroline was suppose to be in London on her ten year anniversary trip but life had other plans for her. Instead…

The Fortunate Ones

The Fortunate Ones is not a book I would typically pick up, but Algonquin Books sent me a copy and I’m so glad they did. This is a fabulous book. This is the coming of age story of Charlie Boykin. Born to a teenage mom , he lives with his mom and aunt in poorer…

Arctic Fury

Lead by Virginia Reed, 12 women embark on a mission to find the lost Franklin Expedition Wow, I just loved this story. Based on the true story of Lady Franklin’s search for her husband John Franklin and his missing crew in the Arctic, this book both a historical fiction and a mystery. When Virigina Reed,…

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

Well this was a delightful read I was not expecting! Set in post WWII London, Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries is an underground, off the radar institution that solves crimes for the people of London. They’re highly effective and highly illegal. Trained detectives called Inquirers work to solve the crimes the Police can’t. Marion Lane,…