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The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins

Susanna Calkins The Masque of a MurdererRight from the first pages, the author’s rich touches of setting and locale immediately had me engrossed in the story. I was drawn to the characters and their complex relationships, particularly between Sarah and her father. I...



Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

  Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery)Cozy Mystery22nd in SeriesPublisher: Berkley  Reviewby Julie S., staff reviewer I love these Tea Shop Mysteries. Settling in to read Haunted Hibiscus felt as if I were coming home. The Indigo Teahouse, a...

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Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman

Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman https://dl.bookfunnel.com/4p94d2ap0k Julie S., Staff Reviewer Reading the title, Gluten-Free Murder, I thought it was going to be another fluffy murder mystery. I was wrong. Erin Price moves to Bald River Falls...

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Across the Lake by Nancy LiPetri

Across the Lake Nancy LiPetri Contemporary Fiction Skye S., Staff Reviewer As a North Carolinian, the many North Carolina references scattered throughout the book warmed my heart. I especially loved when Matthew teased Kat for not knowing where the...

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Spilling the Tea

by Lucy Leaf, Advice Columnist

I love to share what’s been brewing in the back of my head. And I love giving advice. It’s as if once the tea is brewed and the cookies are on the table, the sage wisdom just pours forth. Should you have a question about books, writing, dogs, cats, tea, coffee, or cookies, drop me line. Those I can solve will be posted on my Words and  Fun page.




Pretty teacup on a wooden table.

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Writing a relatable memoir – by Linda Strader

Guest PostsAuthor Linda Strader is here to talk with us about writing memoirs and Summers of Fire. Check out her bio below. Oh, the stories Linda must have in her notebooks.   WRITING A RELATABLE MEMOIR When I initially wrote my memoir, it never occurred to me to...

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