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Amy2I simply love a good book and a good cup of coffee. Through the pages of a book I get to travel to new places, old times and different cultures. I love historical fiction, a good thriller and there is nothing better than a good southern novel.

Reading Now:

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

This novel takes place during a time where storytelling was a part of everyday life. A story of three missing girls and three desperate families set along the Thames River. Part folklore, magic, mystery, and mayhem told by a master storyteller. I loved it!

Past Favorites:

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Cross her heart and hope to…

A page turning psychological thriller about a single over protective mother, a best friend, and a 16 year old daughter all with secrets. A broken promise from long ago surfaces, and promises aren’t meant to be broken.

Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

What a great eerie Victorian gothic novel! The intricate details of the estate, and the mysteries that lurk around each corner will keep you up at night!

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bract

Elegantly written historic fiction of Korea, following two sisters separated by WWII. It’s suspenseful, hopeful, and redemptive. I loved it!

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

A debut novel by 24 year old Danya Kukafka, a chilling story written about the fine line between love-obsession and stalking. A great read!

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

After seeing a car stopped down a back road in the middle of a thunderstorm, Cass does nothing. Should she have stopped? Cass feels as if she’s being watched, and begins getting silent phone calls. Her memory starts to escape her, and she can’t remember important details of her daily life. A great psychological thriller. If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The forerunner to Jurassic Park, this story takes place in 1876. With warring Indian tribes, gold rush fever and an expedition in search of dinosaur fossils, the action is non-stop! Great read!
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In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant
Historical fiction of Renaissance Italy during the last years of the House of Borgia. Sarah Dunant is a great storyteller bringing to life this historical family. Loved it!

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
A novel you won’t want to put down about friendship and courage during WWII. A circus of hidden Jews, the powerful bonds of friendship and the struggle to survive. A must read!
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
A magical debut novel of fairy tale and historical fiction set in medieval Russia. Loved it!
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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Suspenseful novel that takes place on a cruise ship. Great beach read!

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
An excellent thriller of a tale of sisters, secrets and something sinister. A real page turner!

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
A wonderful new novel that takes place at the end of the depression in the small town of Macedonia, WV. Layla is sent to write for the Federal Writers Project as punishment by her father. As in any small town, there are secrets, mysteries, and skeletons about to be revealed as the history unfolds. A wonderful book that I did not want to end.

The Idea of Love by Patti Callahan Henry

Doll Baby by Laura Lane McNeal