Category Archives: R Author

The Jackaby series – Fun and yet surprisingly serious

Jackaby by William Ritter

    Genre: Mystery; Fantasy Publication Date: 16 September 2014; 22 September 2015; 23 August 2016; 22 August 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including…

Year One is unlike any other previous Nora novel

Year One by Nora Roberts

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 December 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the…

Dangerous Crossing is quite charming

Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continues, the more confined it is starting to feel, deck upon deck, passenger upon passenger, all of them churning around…

Close to Me is better off far away from me

Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 5 December 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jo Harding can’t remember the last year of her life. And her husband wants to keep it that way. When Jo falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in the hospital with partial amnesia. In fact, she finds that she’s lost…

Awesomely wicked Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Genre: Suspense Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for…

Come Sundown

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Genre: Suspense & Thriller; Romance Publication Date: 30 May 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff,…

Enter the House of Furies

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Genre: Young Adult; Horror Publication Date: 30 May 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that…

If We Were Villains or not villains, that is the question

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he’s released, he’s greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he…

It’s (always) Up to the Women

It's Up to the Women by Eleanor Roosevelt

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 11 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: ” ‘Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world,’ Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It’s Up to the Women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. Written at…

The Second Mrs. Hockaday is not who you think she is

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 10 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely…