Book Review: When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks

Book Description: Gwen Marcey takes death in stride. Until she’s faced with her own mortality. Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before Gwen can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others. Gwen suspects a connection between the rapist and the…

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Book Review: Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Book Description Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.” Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart…

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Book Review: Misstep by Deborah Dee Harper

Road’s End is comprised entirely of senior citizens whose kids have grown and left for greener pastures. Hugh, Melanie, and Bristol (one of the few sane people in town) are faced with a crumbling church in desperate need of repair and renovation, a dwindling congregation of opinionated, ornery senior citizens, and a camel—yes, a camel. And if that’s not enough, the trio and the rest of the Road’s End residents,…

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COTT: Five Fab Feb Book Releases

Look at these great book choices. Which one has your attention? We have contestants in all five corners of the ring!  Welcome to another thrilling contest brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Clash of the Titles. This showdown features books released in February 2013. Each is prepared to duke it out for the top spot in this all-out, no-holds-barred, literary sparring match. (Okay, okay, there are a FEW rules.…

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Book Review: Susan May Warren’s The Shadow of Your Smile

Could it be? I believe so—it’s the first book review/blog tour stop for 2012. What makes this even more exciting is the author is my favorite—Susan May Warren. Susan May Warren returns to Deep Haven with the book, The Shadow of Your Smile. This time she combines the small community feel with characters transitioning through grief and heartbreak. Eli and Noelle Hueston are married, yet isolated as they grieve the…

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