What I’m Reading: Topaz

This is the first book by Leon Uris I’ve ever read, and it won’t be the last. I read it because it was available with Kindle Unlimited, and as you know if you’ve read many of my blogs, I’m very fond of getting to read books for free. I pay a monthly subscription fee, but I definitely get my money’s worth, because I read a LOT of books.

This is a wonderful book. It’s well-written and meticulously researched. It’s more than just a book – it’s a saga, a thrilling look into the world of spies. The plot involves Cuba, France, the Soviets, NATO, and a young American president.

Topaz

Topaz

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What I’m Reading: Witches of Hemlock Cove

This is a cozy series about (you guessed it!) witches. The Witches of Hemlock Cove are sisters who have a family business in a disintegrating old mansion. One sister mends broken hearts, but can’t seem to mend her own. The middle sister puts magic into her cooking and baking. The youngest sister, Grace, makes pet treats and solves mysteries with her friend Dario, the handsome bookstore owner – who coincidentally also has magical powers. She has a couple of pets, a cat and a dog, in which her parents’ spirits reside, and help guide and warn her.

Hemlock Cove

A Mystic Murder

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What I’m Reading: Stake Night and Show Time

I forgot more than most people will ever know about… horses. For somebody who isn’t a pro, I’ve experienced and learned quite a bit. I started out riding Western style and finished up riding over [low] fences with English tack. I read every Black Stallion book as a kid, and as soon as I got the opportunity, I took horseback riding classes to fill my P.E. credits in college. I read any good horsie story I could get my hands on. I owned several horses and trained a few. I’d still be riding, but my horse allergy became too extreme to ignore any longer.

Imagine my delight when I found these two books by Susan Archer about the Saddlebred horse show industry – which I only knew a little bit about.

Stake Night

Stake Night

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What I’m Reading: Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy

One of the best thriller writers around today is Rick Mofina. And lucky us, three of his best books with Jason Wade as the hero are available in the Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy. The three books are The Dying Hour, Every Fear, and A Perfect Grave. In the first book, Jason is interning at The Seattle Mirror, competing with others for a single reporter’s job. His competitors are ivy leaguers with extensive experience, while Jason put himself through community college and lacks experience. That doesn’t stop him, though, as you’ll find out.

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Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy

Not only does Jason chase his story, he also confronts his own past and becomes a hero.

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What I’m Reading: Whales and Tails Mysteries

When I first saw these books listed on Amazon, I thought the titles (and the covers – I’m big on covers) were silly, but why not give them a try? I did, and now the series is one of my favorites. Just goes to show you never know about a book until you read it….

The first book in the series is “Romeow and Juliet.” See what I mean about the titles? The story, however, is compelling and kept my interest throughout. As I’ve said before, if it doesn’t hook me and keep me interested, any book is history. This book has everything: a dead body, romance, and a side story about cats in love.

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Romeow and Juliet

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