Archive for July, 2018

The Fallen

July 18, 2018

111 bookDavid Baldacci’s latest novel concerns the exploits of Amos Decker and his FBI colleague, Alex Jamison. There is “something rotten” in the town of Baronville, PA, where Alex’s sister has just moved with her family. Six strange murders have occurred recently, 2 during Amos’s & Alex’s so-called vacation to the town. The pair are soon enmeshed in trying to help DEA agents and the local police solve these deadly crimes. Baldacci writes a well-paced mystery, which holds the reader’s interest right from the outset. Highly recommended for mystery lovers who don’t mind some dead bodies…


July 16, 2018

I want to highly recommend a YA (or Children’s!) Graphic novel series called Hildafolk by Luke Pearson.


The show is currently being developed as a Netflix series that will premiere this fall. I’ve read all of the volumes of the series so far and they are AMAZING. They are funny, witty, and good for any age.

The series centers around Hilda who lives with her mother and her pet Twig. She often goes on adventures and has hilarious encounters with odd mystical creatures. The folk-story world that Pearson has created is so brilliant and touching and clever!

Homemade Cleaners

July 14, 2018

111 bookFor those of you who would like some simple cleaning solutions that don’t damage the planet, this book contains many different ideas, including cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, flooring and walls, furniture and maintaining a healthy yard. The authors, Mandy O’Brien and Dionna Ford list many toxic free recipes, using soap and water and just a few basic ingredients. It is a handy book to have around…

The Undertakers Daughter

July 7, 2018

Most famous for her Louise Rick series, Blaedel has a new mystery series focusing on Ilke Jensen. Danish author Blaedel begins the story in Copenhagen and quickly moves to the U.S. and a Wisconsin setting. Ilke doesn’t know much about her father. He walked out on her and her mother when she was young and moved to the U.S..  The recent news that he has died prompts Ilke to visit the States and see if she can learn about the mysterious man and why he left.  Once in Wisconsin, Ilke temporarily takes over her father’s business- a funeral home.  She is trying to save the failing business and wondering if she could perhaps create a life for herself in the U.S..  ‘The Undertaker’s Daughter’ begins the development of the main character and involves the workings of the funeral business and dead bodies- both from natural causes and not.

The Undertaker's Daughter (The Family Secrets series)

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