Recommended Reads: Historical novel explores 1641 Irish Rebellion

When Starlings Fly As One, by Nancy Blanton Merel is serving as maid to Lady Carey in Ireland, as tensions erupt between the Irish and the English in 1642. Leaders on both sides do all they can to inspire and appeal to followers in this fight. Both countries have so much to gain, and potentially everything…

Recommended Reads: Enjoy this murder mystery set in historic Texas hotel

Murder At The Galvez: A Sydney Lockhart Mystery, by Kathleen Kaska. Reporter Sydney Lockhart travels back to Galvesto, Texas to cover a story about a conference on the Pelican Island development. It’s an emotional topic, but Sydney’s biggest concern is avoiding the family drama surrounding her parents who live nearby, as they plan their upcoming wedding. That’s…

Recommended Reads: Sister investigates death of Natalie Wood in ‘true crime’ mystery

Little Sister: My Investigation Into The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, by Lana Wood In 2011, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department reopened the case of Natalie Wood’s death that was ruled “suspicious” when she died in 1981. In 2018, the  Sheriff’s Department named her husband Robert Wagner “a person of interest” in the case. Now…

Recommended Reads: ‘If You Ask Me’ showcases Betty White’s outlook on life

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), by Betty White Delight yourself with an upbeat, humorous, energetic and touching read by picking up If You Ask Me. The author’s conversational tone is irresistible. The topics she reflects on are engaging. The stories she has to tell about events in her life are heartwarming. This delightful…

Recommended Reads: A tantalizing mystery with a paranormal twist

Scarlet At Crystal River: A Haunted Shores Mystery, by Randy Overbeck Darrell Henshaw and his new wife Erin are on their honeymoon in Florida. So romantic! Mystery and the paranormal never take a break though, and Darrell feels someone reaching out to him from beyond this world. This is not the first calling from the beyond…

Recommended reads: Extend the holiday season with these heartwarming novellas

Looking for a sweet treat with no calories? Here’s recommendations of just a few of the wonderful novella reads from the Christmas Cookies Series. Extend the holiday season with these heartwarming stories, including Snow Kiss Cookies To Die For (recipe included). A Maple Cookie Homecoming by Judy Ann Davis Can you ever go home again?…

Recommended reads: ‘Death by Sample Size’ a humorous, intriguing mystery

Death by Sample Size, by Susie Black How about a liberal dose of laugh-out-loud humor with your intriguing mystery? Here’s an amateur sleuth who is wise-cracking, irreverent and becomes determined to follow all clues and find a cunning killer. The victim was certainly no friend to Holly Schlivnik. In fact, Bunny Frank really had no…

Recommended Reads: ‘Murder in the Past Tense’ a mystery within a mystery

Murder In The Past Tense, by Lynn Bohart There’s a gruesome discovery lying in wait. Decades go by. People move on with their own lives in Southern California. Then one day, one very routine, regular work day, that body is discovered. At first no one knows who it is, but there are clues. Detective Giorgio…

Recommended Reads: Angels of light and darkness battle in new fantasy novel

Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven, by Danielle M. Orsin What’s it like to be abandoned, locked out from your home and left to find your own way? The angels on earth must reconcile their feelings as their beautiful wings decay, and they are locked outside the gates of Heaven. After the great war…

Recommended Reads: Dark secrets revealed in this small-town murder mystery

Secrets of the Ravine, by Brenda Whiteside Shopkeeper Magpie MacKenzie’s emotions are in turmoil. Questions surface once again about an unsolved murder, and the disappearance of her teenage love from the Ravine decades ago. Will the mystery behind this tragedy in the Ravine finally be solved? Is the answer of what happened to her first…

Recommended Reads: Ghosts and romance in ‘Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel’

Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel, by Stella Jayne Phillips Do spirits in a haunted hotel show glimpses into the future, or merely reenact the past? It’s a question posed in the first book, Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel, in the paranormal Creekside Dreams series by author Stella Jayne Phillips. With a mix of excitement,…

Kids Are Bookin’ It: Middle grades will enjoy this STEM-inspired adventure book

The Antidote, by Susan McCormick Recommended for Middle Grades and Older This adventure book is further proof of how fun STEM information can be, and how important to have that knowledge when you wage battle against an evil paranormal being. Alex discovers that he’s different than the other kids at school. He has powers that he…

Recommended Reads: Immerse yourself in this paranormal thriller

The Eidola Project, by Robert Herold Eidola is an ancient Greek word for ghosts. In this exciting, sometimes ominous novel, The Eidola Project team forms in the late 1800s to investigate ghosts, and that definition was just their starting point. They expanded their scope to include the presence of all things supernatural. Treat yourself to…