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FOUR FUNERALS AND MAYBE A WEDDING (ROYAL SPYNESS BOOK #12) BY RHYS BOWEN: BOOK REVIEW

  Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding Royal Spyness Book #12 By Rhys Bowen ISBN# 9780425283523 Author’s website: www.rhysbowen.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele   Synopsis: Georgie is finally able to plan for her wedding in the summer. It is going to be a summer of weddings: her … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE PLASTIC MAGICIAN (THE PAPER MAGICIAN, BOOK #4 [SPIN-OFF]) BY CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG: BOOK REVIEW

The Plastic Magician The Paper Magician, Book #4 [spin-off] By Charlie N. Holmberg ISBN13:  9781542047913 Author’s Website: charlienholmberg(.)com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar              Summary Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician. Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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TRIAL ON MOUNT KOYA (HIRO HITTORI SHINOBI MYSTERY, BOOK #6) BY SUSAN SPANN: BOOK REVIEW

  Trial on Mount Koya Hiro Hittori Shinobi Mystery Book #6 By Susan Spann ISBN#9781633884151 Author’s website: susanspann.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele   Synopsis: Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Jesuit Father Mateo head up to Mount Koya, only to find themselves embroiled in yet another mystery, this time … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE SILENT COMPANIONS BY LAURA PURCELL: BOOK REVIEW

The Silent Companions By Laura Purcell ISBN#9780143131632 http://laurapurcell.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis:   When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But with her husband dead just weeks after their marriage, her new servants resentful, and the … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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MURDER ON UNION SQUARE (GASLIGHT MYSTERY, BOOK #21) BY VICTORIA THOMPSON: BOOK REVIEW

Murder on Union Square Gaslight Mystery, Book #21 By Victoria Thompson ISBN#9780399586606 Author Website: Victoriathompson(.)com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Frank and Sarah Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child Sarah rescued and has been raising … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF BEAUTY BY CAMILLE DI MAIO: BOOK REVIEW

  The Way of Beauty By Camille Di Maio ISBN 9781503950122 Author’s website: camilledimaio.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie   Synopsis: Hearts and dreams evolve in the shadow of the once-magnificent Penn Station. Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life … Continue reading

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THE BROKEN GIRLS BY SIMONE ST. JAMES: BOOK REVIEW

The Broken Girls By Simone St. James ISBN# 9780451476203 Author Website: simonestjames(.)com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie Synopsis: Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the … Continue reading

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DEATH OF AN UNSUNG HERO (LADY MONTFORT, BOOK #4) BY TESSA ARLEN: BOOK REVIEW

Death of an Unsung Hero Lady Montfort, Book #4 By Tessa Arlen ISBN# 9781250101440 Author’s website: tessaarlen.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele   Synopsis: Lady Montfort and her pragmatic housekeeper Mrs. Jackson investigate a murder of a WWI officer with amnesia in the 20th-century English countryside. In 1916, … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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TURNING THE TIDE (QUAKER MIDWIFE MYSTERY, BOOK #3) BY EDITH MAXWELL: BOOK REVIEW

  Turning the Tide Quaker Midwife Mystery, Book #3 By Edith Maxwell ISBN 9780738750545 Author’s website: edithmaxwell.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie   Synopsis A suffragist is murdered in Quaker midwife Rose Carroll’s Massachusetts town Excitement runs high during Presidential election week in 1888. The Woman Suffrage Association … Continue reading

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A LACK OF TEMPERANCE (HATTIE DAVISH MYSTERY, BOOK #1) BY ANNA LOAN-WILSEY: BOOK REVIEW

  A Lack of Temperance Hattie Davish Mystery, Book #1 By Anna Loan-Wilsey ISBN 9780758276346 Author’s website: annaloanwilsey.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie   Synopsis: From Anna Loan-Wilsey comes the first installment of a new historical mystery series featuring Hattie Davish, a traveling secretary who arrives in a … Continue reading

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AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN BY SUSAN MEISSNER: BOOK REVIEW

As Bright as Heaven By Susan Meissner ISBN#9780399585968 http://susanlmeissner.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis:  In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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DEATH BELOW STAIRS (BELOW STAIRS MYSTERY, BOOK #1) BY JENNIFER ASHLEY: BOOK REVIEW

  Death Below Stairs Below Stairs Mystery, Book #1 By Jennifer Ashley ISBN# 9780399585517 Author’s website: www.katholloway.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele   Synopsis: Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne. Highly sought-after … Continue reading

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A TREACHEROUS CURSE (VERONICA SPEEDWELL, BOOK #3) BY DEANNA RAYBOURN: BOOK REVIEW

  A Treacherous Curse Veronica Speedwell, Book #3 By Deanna Raybourn ISBN# 9780451476173 Author’s website: www.deannaraybourn.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele   Synopsis: London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving … Continue reading

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THE ENGLISH WIFE BY LAUREN WILLIG: BOOK REVIEW

The English Wife By Lauren Willig ISBN# 9781250056276 www.laurenwillig.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Synopsis:  Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS EVE (MAIDEN LANE #10.7) BY ELIZABETH HOYT: BOOK REVIEW

Once Upon a Christmas Eve Maiden Lane #10.7 (Goodreads lists it as 12.6) By Elizabeth Hoyt ASIN B01DSTTRIK Elizabethhoyt.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Adam Rutledge, Viscount d’Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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CITY OF LIES (COUNTERFEIT LADY #1) BY VICTORIA THOMPSON: BOOK REVIEW

City of Lies Counterfeit Lady #1 By Victoria Thompson ISBN 9780399586576 victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer:  Jeanie Synopsis:   Elizabeth Miles scours 1920’s Washington, D.C. for a killer in the first Counterfeit Lady novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling Gaslight mysteries. Every woman plays a … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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DEATH IN ST. PETERSBURG (LADY EMILY MYSTERY, BOOK #12) BY TASHA ALEXANDER: BOOK REVIEW

  Death in St. Petersburg Lady Emily Mystery, Book #12 By Tasha Alexander ISBN# 9781250058287 Author’s website: http://www.tashaalexander.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele   Synopsis: When the body of a prima ballerina is discovered in the snow, Lady Emily races through Saint Petersburg to solve the murder, while a … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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A STRANGE SCOTTISH SHORE (EMMELINE TRUELOVE #2) BY JULIANA GRAY: BOOK REVIEW

A Strange Scottish Shore Emmeline Truelove #2 By Juliana Gray ISBN#9780425277089 http://www.julianagray.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis:   Scotland, 1906. A mysterious object discovered inside an ancient castle calls Maximilian Haywood, the new Duke of Olympia, and his fellow researcher Emmeline Truelove, north to the remote Orkney Islands. … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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WHISPERS OF WARNING (CHANGE OF FORTUNE MYSTERY, BOOK #2) BY JESSICA ESTEVAO: BOOK REVIEW

  Whispers of Warning Change of Fortune Mystery, Book #2 By Jessica Estevao ISBN#9780425281611 Author’s website: www.Jessicaestevao.com Brought to you OBS Reviewer Daniele   Synopsis: Partially reformed con artist Ruby Proulx is starting to feel at home in her aunt’s seaside hotel. She loves the feeling of being rooted in … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE BLOODY BLACK FLAG: A SPIDER JOHN MYSTERY BY STEVE GOBLE: BOOK REVIEW

The Bloody Black Flag A Spider John Mystery By Steve Goble ISBN#9781633883598 https://stevegoblefiction.wordpress.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis:  1722–aboard a pirate ship off the American Colonial Coast. Spider John Rush never wanted to be a pirate, but it had happened and he’d learned to survive in the … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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A CONSPIRACY IN BELGRAVIA (LADY SHERLOCK MYSTERY, BOOK #3) BY SHERRY THOMAS: BOOK REVIEW

A Conspiracy in Belgravia Lady Sherlock Mystery, Book #3 By Sherry Thomas ISBN# 9780425281413 Author Website: http://sherrythomas.com/   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Being shunned by Society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As “Sherlock Holmes, … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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LEAVING LUCY PEAR BY ANNA SOLOMON: BOOK REVIEW

Leaving Lucy Pear By Anna Solomon IBSN:  9781594632655 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una Description:  A big, heartrending novel about the entangled lives of two women in 1920s New England, both mothers to the same unforgettable girl. One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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ANNE BOLEYN: A KING’S OBSESSION (SIX TUDOR QUEENS, BOOK #2) BY ALISON WEIR: BOOK REVIEW

  Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession Six Tudor Queens, Book #2 By Alison Weir ISBN13: 9781472227621 Author website: http://www.alisonweir.org.uk/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt   Synopsis: In this second novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed author and historian weaves exciting new research into … Continue reading

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LILAC GIRLS BY MARTHA HALL KELLY: BOOK REVIEW

Lilac Girls Author: Martha Hall Kelly ISBN13: 9781101883075 Author Website: http://www.marthahallkelly.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis:   Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades. New York socialite … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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WINDY CITY BLUES BY RENEE ROSEN: BOOK REVIEW

Windy City Blues By Renée Rosen ISBN#9781101991121 www.reneerosen.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis:   In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music … Continue reading

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THE FIRE BY NIGHT BY TERESA MESSINEO: BOOK REVIEW

The Fire by Night By Theresa Messineo ISBN 9780062459107 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie Synopsis:   A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight—a riveting saga of friendship, … Continue reading

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THE DRESSMAKER’S DOWRY BY MEREDITH JAEGER: BOOK REVIEW

The Dressmaker’s Dowry By Meredith Jaeger ISBN 9780062469830 meredithjaegerauthor.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie Synopsis:   For readers of Lucinda Riley, Sarah Jio, or Susan Meissner, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco’s gritty streets … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN (LADY SHERLOCK #1) BY SHERRY THOMAS: BOOK REVIEW

A Study in Scarlet Women Lady Sherlock #1 By Sherry Thomas IBSN: 9780425281406 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una Description:   With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society.  But even she never thought that … Continue reading

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A MOST EXTRAORDINARY PURSUIT BY JULIANA GRAY: BOOK REVIEW

  A Most Extraordinary Pursuit By Juliana Gray ISBN#9780425277072 http://www.julianagray.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis:   As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia—and a woman of good character—Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected to be steaming through the Mediterranean on a luxuriously appointed … Continue reading

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BETWEEN TWO FIRES BY MARK NOCE: BOOK REVIEW

  Between Two Fires By Mark Noce ISBN13: 9781250072627 Author website: http://nocestories.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt   Synopsis: Saxon barbarians threaten to destroy medieval Wales. Lady Branwen becomes Wales’ last hope to unite their divided kingdoms when her father betroths her to a powerful Welsh warlord, the … Continue reading

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