The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb

Title: The Unquiet Grave Author: Sharyn McCrumb Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Zona is a young woman in the late 1800’s. She’s a flirt and too trustworthy. At a young age she marries Erasmus “Trout” Shue, a man she barely knows and won’t share much of his past. Her mother cautions against it, but Zona won’tContinue reading “The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb”

Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens

Title: Where the Crawdad Sing Author: Delia Owens Genre: Mystery Plot: Kya has grown up in the swamps of North Carolina. The local townspeople of Barkley Cove call her the Marsh Girl, and trashy. Her mother left her family when she was young. Slowly her siblings left until it was only her and her fatherContinue reading “Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens”

The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah

Title: Book 1: The Stardust Thief Author: Chelsea Abdullah Genre: Fantasy Plot: Loulie al- Nazari is known as the Midnight Merchant and known for selling magical items. One of her buyers introduces her to the sultan of Medinne. One of the sultan’s sons, Omar, asks her to bring him a magic lamp. Omar says he’llContinue reading “The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah”

Behind the Lights – Helen Smallbone

Title: Behind the Lights: The Extraordinary Adventure of a Mum and Her Family Author: Helen Smallbone Genre: Memoir Plot: Helen Smallbone is the mom (or mum because she hails from Australia) of 90’s and early 2000’s Christian singer Rebecca St. James and now popular Christian duo for King and Country. In this book, she tellsContinue reading “Behind the Lights – Helen Smallbone”

Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Title: Spinning Silver Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Plot: Maryim’s father and grandfather are moneylenders. But her father’s inability to collect money in return has left them destitute and mother close to death. Maryim takes matters into her own hands and starts collecting money herself. She’s so successful that people claim she can turn silverContinue reading “Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik”

A Flicker in the Dark – Stacy Willinghan

This is an early release I picked from Book of the Month. It’s going to be released January 11. Title: A Flicker in the Dark Author: Stacy Willinghan Genre: Thriller Plot: Dr. Chole Briggs is a physiologist who’s finally starting to feel comfortable with her life. When Chole was 12, her family was turned upsideContinue reading “A Flicker in the Dark – Stacy Willinghan”

Ariadne – Jennifer Saint

Title: Ariadne Author: Jennifer Saint Genre: Fantasy, Greek Mythology Plot: Ariadne is a daughter of Minos, strict ruler of Crete. His legend is being the ‘father’ of the Minotaur, the half man, half bull. Minos demanded sacrifices in human form from Athens to satisfy the Minotaur’s need for meat. Then Theseus comes along. Ariadne isContinue reading “Ariadne – Jennifer Saint”

Dune – Frank Herbert

Title: Dune Author: Frank Herbert Genre: Science Fiction Plot: Paul Atreides has just arrived on the planet Arrakis with his father, the Duke Leto Atreides, and mother with the intent of taking it over from the Baron Harkonnen, by force if necessary. As the Duke prepares his men, their ambushed and separated. Now Paul andContinue reading “Dune – Frank Herbert”

Miss Peregrine’s Home Series- Ransom Rigs

Titles: Book 1 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Book 2 – Hollow City, Book 3 – Library of Souls, Book 4 – Map of Days, Book 5 – Conference of Birds, Book 6 – The Desolation of Devil’s Acre Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Plot: Book 1 – Jacob Portman isContinue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home Series- Ransom Rigs”

Quackers – Liz Wong

Title: Quackers Author: Liz Wong Illustrator: Liz Wong Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Quackers is a duck, not really, who enjoys the life of a duck. Until he wanders away from the pond and finds a barn. There he meets another cat. Quackers finds another animal he can understand. His new friend teaches himContinue reading “Quackers – Liz Wong”

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