The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner delivered an engaging historical fantasy with magic, suspense, and romance. Waggoner pulled me in and held me captive.
I easily slipped into this hard-boiled noir fiction set in glamorous postwar Sydney. Come meet Billie Walker, a private investigator who takes over her late father’s agency. An intense case and spunky heroine made The War Widow by Tara Moss, a page-turner.
A seafaring fantasy with a female captain? Yes, please. The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill is the first in the Captain Kit Brightling series. Batten down the hatches and prepare for adventure, danger, magic and a budding romance.
I was drawn to Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell, with its promise of Bone Witch meets Sherlock Holmes. Powell delivered an engaging mystery in this atmospheric young adult fantasy.
Narrated by Kate Reading, Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas delivered a locked room murder, scandalous kisses and cakes.
So a favorite author of mine messaged me and said, “You need to read The Spoon Stealer.” and so I did. I cannot thank her enough for recommending it to me. Lesley Crewe delivered a historical, timeless, heartwarming tale of friendship, family, loss and being the odd duck.
Sophia Rose is back with another anthology. This time it’s The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley, Anna Lee Huber, Christina Trent, and CS Harris. Grab a pumpkin spice latte and check out her review….