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Book Review: Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

Book Review: Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

Another fast-paced psychological suspense novel I completed recently is Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake. It is the intriguing story of friendship and lies, and how far those friends are willing to to cover something up in the name of friendship loyalty. This post contains […]

Book Review: The Woman in the Window, a Psychological Suspense Novel by A.J. Finn

Book Review: The Woman in the Window, a Psychological Suspense Novel by A.J. Finn

Next up on my psychological suspense list is this debut novel by A.J. Finn (Actual name Dan Mallory, former editor at William Morrow–check out a great interview in BookPage Magazine ) I was captivated from the first page, and although I was able to work out some […]

Book Review: Pretty, Nasty, Lovely, a Psychological Suspense Novel by Rosalind Noonan

Book Review: Pretty, Nasty, Lovely, a Psychological Suspense Novel by Rosalind Noonan

I was in a sorority in college, and I was even in one in Oregon (like the book depicts, but the college and sorority in the book are completely fictional), but mine never had such drama (or death, eep!). This was the next book in […]

Book Review: Psychological Suspense Novel Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah

Book Review: Psychological Suspense Novel Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah

I’ve been on a psychological suspense/thriller kick lately. I’ve read quite a few and they’ve all been fairly engaging. I’ve read many books by Sophie Hannah in the past, she’s written a large number of books and they generally entertain me with their twists and […]

Top 10 Favorite Books from 2017

Top 10 Favorite Books from 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I looked back at the books I read this year (nearly 200 of them!) in order to choose my favorites. I sorted out the books I had given 5 stars to on GoodReads, and there weren’t very many. I’m […]

Book Review: You’re Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

Book Review: You’re Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher is well-known for her sweet, insightful and touching Christian romance and women’s fiction books. The first book of Robin’s that I read was The Forgiving Hour , a powerful tale about the difficulty and ultimate power of forgiveness. From that moment forward, I became […]

How to Read More Books–Tips to Fit More Reading Into Your Life

How to Read More Books–Tips to Fit More Reading Into Your Life

One question I get asked fairly frequently is–“How do you read so much? I want to read more, but I can’t seem to fit it into my schedule!” Here are some tips that help me to read (and enjoy!) over 200 books each year, and […]

Cozy Up with these Christmas-Themed Books

Cozy Up with these Christmas-Themed Books

With November comes rain and wind in the Pacific Northwest. The leaves turn colors and thoughts turn to planning for the holidays. One of the most fun things I do in order to get myself and my attitude ready for the Christmas season is to […]

The Wife Between Us Psychological Suspense Book Review and Blog Tour+ Giveaway!

The Wife Between Us Psychological Suspense Book Review and Blog Tour+ Giveaway!

The Wife Between Us is a psychological suspense novel written by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendrickson. It’s full of some delicious twists that will keep you intrigued and turning pages quickly to find out what is really going on. This novel has everything I love […]

Fort Vancouver Library Foundation Authors and Illustrators Fundraiser featuring Rebecca Skloot

Fort Vancouver Library Foundation Authors and Illustrators Fundraiser featuring Rebecca Skloot

Every year, the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation has an Authors and Illustrators Dinner and Auction fundraiser in order to raise money to support the library system. This is the second time I have been fortunate enough to attend the dinner, sitting at the table […]