Hemlock by N. J. Layouni, My Book Review

Hemlock (Tales of a Traveler #1)Hemlock by N.J. Layouni
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This time travel book was divine. I loved Martha and I especially loved Vadim, Lord Hemlock. He was amazingly kind to Martha. He found her after she slipped from modern day back to the medieval period. She is of course confused and is attempting to adjust to this time change. Martha appreciates Vadim’s offer of protection. Which at the time can only be provided by marriage.

I also loved Martha’s personality. She retains her grit and her modern (often foul) language even in the most trying situations. She is attracted to a man that is known to be an outlaw, yet he treats her with kindness and compassion. She is drawn to Vadim, she also feels free to speak her mind to him. That is something that he is not accustomed to. The comedy of the situation is wonderfully told by N.J.Layouni. The detail of this book are really great. You feel the strain Martha is under as she sets about to adapt to this very different time.

There is so much to like about this book. The characters pulled me in and the writing is so realistic, I truly felt like I was there with Martha and Vadim. The descriptions of the scenery was so vivid, I could picture the area.

So many twists and turns happen in this book, it is an exciting story of love, hate, and danger. Well worth the read.

There is a sequel and I can not wait to read it. I definitely want to know what happened next to Martha and Vadim. I will not tell the end, but there is a twist that leaves me desperate for more. This author really had me enchanted with this book. I did not want the story to end where it did. I have huge expectations for Wolfsbane, the next book.

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Book Review: Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs

Killer Cupcakes (A Lexy Baker Bakery Mystery, #1)Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this fun little cozy mystery! This is book 1 of the new Lexy Baker Culinary Cozy Mystery Series with Recipes.   Nothing like murder and cupcakes to whet my appetite for a good book. Lexy was a fun character and it was easy to see that she and Jack could have something going for them. Jack was the local policeman and Lexy was a potential suspect.   Nans was another fun character with her mystery solving friends. Yes that is Nans as in a grandmother’s nickname. Really a nice cheerful read!

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Maids of Misfortune Review

Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #1)Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved getting to know Annie Fuller. She was a widow in 1879 San Francisco that owned a boarding house. She also moonlighted as a clairvoyant to pay her bills. Annie had a clear mmd concerning finances and while playing clairvoyant advisor she became friends and financial advisor to Matthew Voss.

After the murder of Voss Annie felt she had to try to prove that his death was not a suicide. She meets young attorney Nathaniel Dawson and working together they try to figure out what exactly happened to her friend.

It is a very interesting and detailed story showing life in the 1870’s. The author M. Louisa Locke brings the feelings of the times to life and you experienced what it was like to be a woman in that time. A wonderful series.

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Free KindleUnlimited E book Now Available

 The Path of the Child is a free E book that is now available through Amazon Prime and KindleUnlimited.  The story is about seventeen year old Melanie Easton.  Melanie has been raised by her mother, kept away from all other family.  After a Robert, young man from school approaches and befriends her she sets out on a journey to discover the family she has never known.  Join her in the journey that could possibly change her life.  I hope you enjoy the characters as much as I did.

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Thank you!

Sojourner Mcconnell