Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: Starboard Secrets

Starboard Secrets Starboard Secrets by Hope Callaghan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really had fun with this book. I thought it was humorous. I really like Millie. No. I think I love her. She has so many good qualities including a fantastic sense of humor. I did wish she would stop saying her name is Mildred but call me Millie. Fair warning: this is another cozy where it may not be for you, if you aren't willing to suspend reality. I can easily do that and so I had fun. I'm looking forward to reading more!

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Review: Final Sentence

Final Sentence Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed it but there were things that bothered me. I would actually rate this a 3.5 because of them. I didn't really understand the how and why of some scenes. I don't want to give away anything but there were 2 things that happened that needed better explanations. One involved Jenna's husband and the other her dad. Little by little I did understand it more but I think it started too vague.
I enjoy cooking and love cookbooks. This book has a lot of references to them. That was fun for me. I enjoyed trying to match mine with those mentioned. I thought it was funny that Jenna really has no idea about cooking. It just goes to show that partners in a business may have different roles and experience to offer in making a business successful. If you are the type of reader who wants their story absolutely grounded in reality, this might not be the best fit. I suspended reality and just enjoyed the story. I can't say if I really like Jenna or not. I think she needs a bit more development. However I love Aunt Vera who I thought was fun. I am looking forward to seeing this series develop. I liked the concept of the cookbook shop and the culinary classes. I enjoyed the references to the entertainment industry. That was fun to see. I had an enjoyable night with it.
I won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Facebook. A review was not required or requested.

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Review: The House that Death Built

The House that Death Built The House that Death Built by John Llewellyn Probert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It wasn't what I was expecting but I did enjoy it a lot. I was expecting it to be a bit scarier, though I did find it scary. I wasn't expecting how funny it was. The dialogue was truly awesome. Perhaps that is what kept it from being too scary for me. If you are looking for a haunted house to spend a chilly, dreary day in, get this book. I read it on a windy night and the howling wind just made the atmosphere perfect!

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Review: Haunted Inside Passage: Ghosts, Legends, and Mysteries of Southeast Alaska

Haunted Inside Passage: Ghosts, Legends, and Mysteries of Southeast Alaska Haunted Inside Passage: Ghosts, Legends, and Mysteries of Southeast Alaska by Bjorn Dihle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Interesting book about hauntings in Alaska's Inside Passage which includes Juneau, where I live. I was very happy to read the stories told by Renee Hughes, a Juneau local. All the stories were fun to read. Some I had heard of but did not know the full story. I loved reading the history about the sightings and the areas. Definitely a book you want to read if you are interested in ghost sighting and folklore in Southeast Alaska. I would recommend it!

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Review: Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this book so much! I li...