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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Book Review: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten


I read seventy percent of this book in the first two days. This brought me out of a reading slump.  The back and forth through time was well done and easy to follow.  The storyline was interesting and fast paced.  The atmosphere was creeptastic!

Unfortunately, I didn't feel the ending lived up to the rest of the book. With a few tweaks this would have been a five star read.

*Thank you to Netgalley, Camilla Sten, and Minotaur Books for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book. 

Book Review: The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron


I did have a hard time getting into this book. I am glad I stuck with it. I honestly had no idea this was about true people.  It was a touching story. It is Amazing to think that a young girl would put her life on the line who people she didn't even know. There is also a movie about this girl.

Book Review: The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation by Matthew McGough


True Crime is one of my favorite genres. Sadly, I struggled with this book. I was finally able to finish it. 

I feel so badly for Sherri's family. There was some issues with this book, too much repetition, unnecessary information, and editing needed. There was a second murder thrown in at the end of the book, but barely touched on. The connection is unknown until the afterword of the book. Since that murder is unsolved it's hard to really know if there is a connection between the two murders. 

I felt disconnected from the victim. I feel her story deserves to be heard.

*Thank you to Netgalley, Matthew McGough, and the publisher for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book.

Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor by Eddie Jaku


This was an excellent read. Mr Jaku had a horrible experience but somehow mangages to remain positive. It is wonderful that he is using his life to teach others about love, kindness, and acceptance. A very inspiring read!

Book Review: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian


Seven students get to go to college for free! The only setback is, they all agree to be studied, because they are all psychopaths. What could possibly go wrong? Well, just about everything!

I love this concept. The story moved quickly and there was a nice mix of characters. I was not expecting a lot of the twists! Psychopaths, who knew they could be so fascinating?! This book would make an excellent movie! My favorite read so far this year!