Crushed (The Heart of Napa Series #1) by Deborah Coonts | Review

In Napa Valley, he who has the best grapes wins. And in the pursuit of perfection, dreams and hearts can be crushed. Sophia Stone is a widow on the brink of an empty nest, stuck in an unsatisfying job managing the vineyard for a mediocre Napa vintner. Faced with an …

Mukhabarat, Baby! My Life as a Wartime Spy for the CIA by Eric Burkhart | Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

  This is the story of a young American who would eventually fulfill his dream of becoming a CIA Case Officer, only to have a promising career cut short after having been purposely poisoned by a contact. Eric Burkhart was raised in Europe in a bilingual household, and accepted a …

Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues by Len Richman | Review & Giveaway

Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues is Len Richman’s second exploration of a life measured out by a distinct rhythm of his own devising. Picking up where his first memoir, Raindrops Glimpses Moments: An Unconventional Memoir of an Unplanned Journey, left off, Richman shows in Shivers & Signposts that he …

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy | Review

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She …