Showing posts from June, 2021

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

 Release Date - June 2, 2021 Elzbieta Rabinek has seen firsthand the atrocities that the Germans are willing to commit. She saw her father and brother murdered, but she hides that in order to stay safe. It's that knowledge that leads to her helping her uncle's tenant, a nurse named Sara. Sara is part of a group doing everything possible to help young children help escape the ghettos. When Elzbieta finds Sara hiding children in her apartment, Elzbieta demands to help out. That leads to the teen becoming Sara's apprentice. And, that's how Elzbieta meets a Jewish teen, Roman Gorka.  Roman's mom had a baby and is struggling to keep the infant fed. Sara and Elzbieta can save the infant, but Roman is furious with the war and treatment from the German's. He decides to join a group that is fighting back, even if it means separating from Elzbieta at a time when the teens are started to fall for each other. It also puts Sara's mission to save the children at risk. I

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

 Release Date - April 27, 2021 Meddelin Chan's mother has done it this time. Meddy learns that her mother has been on dating sites posing as Meddy, and she's landed Meddy a supposed dream beau. Only, he turns out to be a demanding handsy guy, so Meddy protects herself by tazing him. Suddenly, Meddy is a killer. It's time for Meddy to do the only thing she can think of. She calls her aunties and mom. They decide to help her get rid of the body and save the day. The problem is that they're in the middle of one of the biggest weddings they've planned, arranged, and catered, so the dead body is going to have to stay hidden until they can dispose of it.  Unfortunately, the cooler where they've hidden the body is accidentally packed up and sent to the island where the wedding is being held, which makes it even harder to keep hidden. Worse, the love of Meddy's life is back in town and very interested in reconnecting. Nothing more could go wrong, right? Dial A For

It Had to Be You by Georgia Clark

 Release Date - May 4, 2021 At what should be an amazing wedding, everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Liv Goldenhorn can't help but become more and more frustrated by her husband's absence from this event. They've worked together as wedding planners for two decades, and he's never failed to be on time before. Liv's world crashes down when she receives a call alerting her that Eliot is dead. Worse, it's his girlfriend, Savannah, who calls to tell her. That's not all, she later finds out that Eliot left his half of the wedding planning business to Savannah, and Savannah is determined to make this work. Liv cannot imagine a worse form of torture than to have to partner up with her late husband's mistress. Yet, starting over with Savannah's fresh, younger take on the business may be exactly what's needed to succeed. It Had to Be You is a delightful story. It mixes comedy and tearjerker moments. It takes an older character and a youthful one

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

 Release Date - June 22, 2021 It's 1969 and teen sensation artist Jesse Reid is making an appearance at the Bayleen Island Folk Fest. Jane Quinn, a local musician, doesn't get the hype. While Jane is the island's pride and joy, the fans at the music festival only want to see Jesse. When Jesse has an accident and can't perform, Jane and her band are asked to take his place. The fans are not at all pleased until she starts singing Jesse's hit song. Suddenly, she has their attention. In her downtime, Jane often helps her aunt, a local home care aide. Jesse was in an accident and soon Jane finds herself helping out. He and Jane find that music connects them, and their attraction to one another doesn't hurt. Before she can blink, Jane is joining Jesse on his tour and she and her band also have a recording contract and first album.  The problem is that the music industry has a way of stepping all over females, and no one wants to take Jane seriously. She also strugg

You Will Remember Me - Hannah Mary McKinnon

 Release Date - May 25, 2021 A man wakes up on a beach. He has no idea who he is, how he got there, or why he has a huge gash in his head. Thoughts of Maine are strong, so he hides in an RV for the trip north. Meanwhile, a man's girlfriend cannot find him. He was going out for a swim and never returned. Lily Reid learns that Jack wasn't his real name. Why he lied is beyond her. In Maine, Maya Scott is stunned when her brother randomly returns after disappearing. She's delighted that he's back, but he's clearly suffering from amnesia and doesn't seem to remember anything about his past - a past that involved two girlfriends vanishing. You Will Remember Me is one hell of a psychological suspense. It takes the reader on a wicked ride as you learn more about each character and the lies they tell. Here's the kicker, the ending, which I knew it was coming, still had me in shock. From start to finish, this book takes you on a journey that will stick in your head