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Book reviews and book lists to inspire your next read

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    The Unmaking of June Farrow

    A woman risks everything to end her family’s centuries-old curse, solve her mother’s disappearance, and find love in this mesmerizing novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Spells for Forgetting. With The Unmaking of June Farrow, Adrienne Young delivers a brilliant novel of romance, mystery, and a touch of the impossible—a story you will never forget.

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    Best Reads of 2023

    For whatever reason, I completely smashed my book goal this year, reading well over 100 books! That means I have even more books to share on my Best Reads of 2023! These are all the books I absolutely loved and ones that have stuck out in my head long after the last page was turned. Because there are so many, I'm focusing only on my 5 star reads with some high-quality 4 star books thrown in as honorable mention.

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    Lovelight Farms

    In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm she’s loved since she was a kid, Stella Bloom enters a contest with an instafamous influencer. With the added publicity and the $100,000 cash prize, she might just be able to save the farm from its financial woes. There’s just one problem. To make the farm seem like a romantic destination for the holidays, she lied on the application and said she owns Lovelight Farms with her boyfriend. Only … there is no boyfriend. Enter best friend Luka Peters.

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    A Little Magic

    Ellie Klein fled Vermont after graduating high school, and she hasn’t been back since. Theo Fox has been winning collegiate hockey and NHL championships since Ellie disappeared, but all he really wants is a second chance with the woman he can’t stop loving. When Ellie’s travel site lands her back where it all began, her goal is to get in and out without seeing anyone from before. But life has other plans when she’s caught in a blizzard that leaves her seeking refuge in a cabin owned by none other than Theo. When she shows up unannounced in Vermont, he’s determined to find out why she left and never returned.…

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    Ill-Fated Fortune

    Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging onto Mom’s apron strings in their magical bakery in the quaint town of Pixie, California. After many failed attempts, a takeout meal gone wrong inspires her to craft some handmade fortune cookies. But when one customer’s ill-fated fortune results in his murder, Felicity’s suspiciously specific fortune has the police focusing on her as the main culprit.

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    Till There Was You

    When culinary student Lexi Berman meets Jake Taylor, a dive bar musician who charms her with show tunes and they have a steamy weekend together before Jake heads off to LA to record his demo, she never expects to see him again. She definitely doesn’t expect him to become an overnight celebrity, with a breakout single that’s almost certainly about her famous blueberry pancake recipe. But when a distraught Jake turns up on her doorstep late one night, her carefully-laid plans are thrown for a loop.

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    The Wishing Game

    In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now she is able to share her love of these stories with seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents. Lucy would give anything to adopt Christopher, but without proper funds and stability, it feels hopeless until Jack Masterson announces he’s finally written a new book. Even better, he’s holding a contest at his home on the real Clock Island, and Lucy is one of the four lucky contestants chosen to compete to win the one and only copy.

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    Iron Flame

    In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now she is able to share her love of these stories with seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents. Lucy would give anything to adopt Christopher, but without proper funds and stability, it feels hopeless until Jack Masterson announces he’s finally written a new book. Even better, he’s holding a contest at his home on the real Clock Island, and Lucy is one of the four lucky contestants chosen to compete to win the one and only copy.

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    Inheritance

    Graphic designer Sonya MacTavish is stunned to learn that her late father had a twin he never knew about?and that her newly discovered uncle, Collin Poole, has left her almost everything he owned, including a majestic Victorian house on the Maine coast. Her engagement recently broken, she sets off to find out why the boys were separated at birth. Trey, the young lawyer who greets her at the sprawling clifftop manor, notes Sonya’s unease?and acknowledges that yes, the place is haunted…but just a little. Sure enough, Sonya finds objects moved and music playing out of nowhere. She sees a painting by her father inexplicably hanging in her deceased uncle’s office,…

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    After That Night

    Fifteen years ago, Sara Linton's life changed forever when a celebratory night out ended in a violent attack that tore her world apart. Since then, Sara has remade her life. A successful doctor, engaged to a man she loves, she has finally managed to leave the past behind her. Until one evening, on call in the ER, everything changes. Sara battles to save a broken young woman who's been brutally attacked. But as the investigation progresses, led by GBI Special Agent Will Trent, it becomes clear that Dani Cooper's assault is uncannily linked to Sara's.