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Romance. Mysteries. Supernatural. And sometimes I toss in a little Chaucer to break things up.

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Savannah Kade: Dreamwalker (EBook, Griffyn Ink) 3 stars

A witch. A cop. A spell. Did her magic net her the wrong man? Or …

Touch of Magick Series

3 stars

I liked the premise of Dreamwalker (book 2) and the one before it (Wishcraft), however I found myself skimming during both. There were frequent stretches of inner dialogue that were simply rehashing points interspersed with mundane activity like 'went home, showered, played with the cat before falling asleep'. It seemed like the author was trying to drive home the importance of those points but I found myself thinking GOT IT and flipping ahead. I was eager to see the plot advance.

Lynn Painter: Better Than the Movies (Paperback, 2022, Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers) 5 stars

Liz Buxbaum has always known that Wes Bennett was not boyfriend material. You would think …

How had I ever thought Wes was anything other than amazing? I didn't even try to stop the lovesick smile from taking over my face as I set my hands on his chest and said, "What I really wanted was to go with you." "Well, you could've told me that, Buxbaum." His voice was just a breath between us as he said, "Because seeing you in that dress made me want to punch our very good friend Michael." "It did?" He yanked on the drawstring. "That's not supposed to make you happy." "I know." I was giving away my every emotion as I beamed up at him, but I couldn't help it. I couldn't hold back and be cool even if I tried. Because the thought of Wes being pissed at Michael- and jealous- over me, was just too wonderful.

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Maddie Dawson: The Magic of Found Objects (2021, Lake Union Publishing) 4 stars

From the bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners comes a feel-good story about becoming who …

Find Your Own Magic

4 stars

The author took a long and winding road in weaving this tale. Phronsie is a love child, born out of Woodstock and her origin story plays a large part in her identity. Was she born of love and cosmic clashing, a work of magic? Or was she a mistake, an accident, something that caused heartache to her young and unwitting sperm and egg donors. Phronsie's birth mother is a believer in magic and her father is as no-nonsense and practical as they come. These two sides are present in Phronsie herself, and as she grows from child to teen to adult, she regularly wars with herself over this issue. Does she believe in love? Does she believe in magic? I found myself (repeatedly) frustrated with her choice in love interests. I enjoyed her witchy mama's words of wisdom the most. I struggled with the somewhat underdeveloped relationship she had with …

Thomas Phelan: The Manager Mom Epidemic: How Moms Got Stuck Doing Everything for Their Families and What They Can Do About It (2019, Sourcebooks) 1 star

Are you a mom who does it all? This is the book for you.

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Horrible

1 star

The kids aren't listening? It's because you talk too much. Quit nagging. Your husband is tired of listening to your voice. You insist on doing everything a certain way and so everyone steps back and lets you do it all. It's all your fault. Go out with your friends and don't be upset when Dad fees the kids PB&J for dinner. It's FINE.

I wish I was kidding, but that's all in there. Do yourself a favor and don't read this. His advice in nearly every scenario is to stop talking and do nothing.

Ann Garvin: There's No Coming Back from This (2023, Amazon Publishing, Lake Union Publishing) 3 stars

β€œThe show must go on” takes on a whole new meaning for one single mom …

In fact, he would at times find me irritating to be around. Said I was too agreeable when I didn’t care what restaurant we went to and talked about a vacation destination. I never understood how that could be an annoying thing.

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