The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny | Review

  No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become … More The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny | Review

Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart | Review

  An epic novel exposing the ugliness of war and the beauty of hope. The city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler’s blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union, but the constant siege was only the beginning for her citizens. In this sweeping historical saga, Kelli Stuart takes the reader on a captivating journey into the little-known history … More Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart | Review

Think Twice (Rosato and Associates #11) by Lisa Scottoline | Review

    From the blockbuster New York Times bestselling author of Look Again comes a novel that makes you question the nature of evil: is it born in us or is it bred? Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connolly, but the darkness in Alice’s soul makes them two very different women. … More Think Twice (Rosato and Associates #11) by Lisa Scottoline | Review

First Frost: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen | Review

  From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves. It’s October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are … More First Frost: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen | Review

The Effects of Light: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore | Review

  Blending themes of lost innocence, sexual awakening, and triumph over loss, The Effects Of Light follows in the tradition of such bestselling first novels as Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutton/Plume, 1999), and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Lovely Bones (Little, Brown, 2002), with over 2.8 million hardcover copies in print. – … More The Effects of Light: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore | Review