Literary Friday, ya’ll…

Happy Literary Friday Saturday!!!!! Between getting ready for Thanksgiving, working the election polls and actually having Thanksgiving- Friday slipped up and by me! Continue reading

Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Things You Save In A Fire

Summary: Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s excellent at dealing with other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it’s an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated.

The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the handsome rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that. Because she doesn’t fall in love. And because of the advice her old captain gave her: don’t date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…but will she jeopardize her place in a career where she’s worked so hard to be taken seriously?

Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt, affecting novel about life, love, and the true meaning of courage. Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll….

Well- Friday, we meet again πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Big plans for the weekend include: blogging. Cleaning up some things. Organizing some paperwork. And maybe seeing Frozen 2 :)Next week, I’ll be back at the election polls for one more round of poll worker duties and then Thanksgiving.

Last weekend, I went to see Charlie’s Angels (pretty good) and get my nails done πŸ™‚ Continue reading

Word to the Wise by Jenn McKinlay

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Word to the Wise

Summary: It’s no-holds-barred murder, in the latest page-turning Library Lover’s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Hitting the Books.

Lindsey Norris is finally getting married to the man of her dreams–but it’s not all roses for Briar Creek’s beloved library director, as gardening enthusiast and town newcomer Aaron Grady gives the term “book lover” a whole new meaning. Inappropriate looks and unwelcome late-night visits to Lindsey’s house have everyone from the crafternooners to Lindsey’s fiancΓ©, Sully, on edge.

When Grady’s dead body is found staged outside the library and all the clues point to Sully, Lindsey knows it’s up to her to dig through the hidden chapters of Grady’s previous life to find the real culprit and clear Sully’s name. But becoming a thorn in the killer’s side is not without its consequences, and the closer Lindsey gets to the truth, the more determined the murderer is to make her just a footnote. Continue reading

Giveaway: Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks


Thanks to St.Martin’s Press #partner, I have 1 copy for a giveaway (open to US only) of Matthew Dick’s latest book- Twenty-One Truths About Love.

With this kind of praise from Taylor Jenkins Reid, ““Radical, extraordinary, and profoundly human.”– the book should def be on your radar πŸ™‚ Continue reading

Bouchercon 2019: Dallas

Bouchercon has been on my bucket list for some time. It’s an event for mystery authors, writers and fans of mystery- so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect (except some good mysteries- and to probably pick up a tip or 2 on the perfect literary crime.)

I’d never been to Dallas, but when some blog friends approached me about going- and the timing of the event ( I was looking at like a belated birthday celebration) I decided to go.

And now… here is the account of Bouchercon from my beginnings in Jackson, MS to Dallas and back home…. Continue reading