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Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane, #5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




Elizabeth Hoyt dazzles me yet again with her newest addition to one of the most amazing series I’ve read to date. Lord of Darkness deals with the recuperations we were left last in Thief of Shadows.

Picking up two years later, we catch up with Godric St.John who is trying to help out, disguised as the Ghost of St.Giles, a carriage being held up by footpads who by the way happens to be carrying his wife who wants the Ghost dead. Having his wife aiming a gun at his head wasn’t the reunion he had in mind.

After a hasty marriage to Godric, Lady Margaret, Megs has lived away from everything and some of her family members in order to heal after the murder of her fiancée Roger and her miscarriage. She comes back to London to do two things: find the murderer of Roger and try to convince her wayward husband to give her a child. Of course things never go as plan when hearts are involved.

Megs has cling to the thread that was he…

A Killer Read by Erika Chase

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A Killer Read by Erika Chase

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The word refreshing came to mind after finishing 'A Killer Read' by Erika Chase.
The pace was on the slow side, but fit the small town feel as our sleuth Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist and her friends from Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society sort out clues on why a stranger unknown to everyone is murder out in one of the club members front lawn.

I really love when our sleuth doesn't go all Jane Bond with guns blazing into trouble, but uses her smarts to pick up clues from people and places. With all the clues given, I still was a little leery on the killer but it all came together very nicely and still a surprise.

The problem I had overall with the book was the author's use of so many unneeded details. Like who wore what, every time the cats were sleeping on Lizzie's bed, food everyone was eating etc. Details not needed and the overabundance dragged the pace of the story down.

Hearse and Buggy (An Amish Mystery, #1) by Laura Bradford

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Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Huge fan of Laura Bradford's other alias ,Elizabeth Lynn Casey,
A Southern Sewing Circle. I quickly grabbed a copy of her newest cozy mystery series. Bardford has a gift of creating characters and places that are heart warming and not flashy.

Claire Weatherly has left the fast lane for the quiet life Heavenly, Pennsylvania in Amish country along with her aunt who runs a bed and breakfast. Clarie runs a small shop 'Heavenly Treasures' that showcases the art of Amish and help her make friends with the local Amish families.

When the ex-owner of Heavenly Treasures shows up dead, all clues point to a young Amish man. Claire is the go between the Amish and the returned Detective Jakob Fisher who left his Amish upbringing to become a cop as his former community will not speak to him at all. Between the duo, clues start to add up along with old scars starting to heal.

Bradford won me over with her portrayal of t…

A Devil's Touch by Victoria Vane

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A Devil's Touch by Victoria Vane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Victoria Vane delivers yet another delicious tale with The "Devil" Devere and his very pregnant wife Diana. Giving us a glimpse at the married life of these two lovable characters and their hard sought after HEA.

Not only did Vane pen down one of her most sensual novels to date with A Devil's Touch, but adds her trademark humor in this novella that bridges the gap to the next in the series Jewel of the East.

I have yet to be disappointed in this series and just this story just steals this DeVere fangirl's heart away again!


Provided by author- Victoria Vane for a honest review!







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