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Review: The Force of Wind

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The Force of Wind
The Force of Wind by Elizabeth Hunter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Not as great as the first two but still a good installment in this series. I did find Giovanni's tendency to lose all rational sense where Beatrice was concerned to be a bit tedious. He wasn't very much like that in the first two books & this time around it all centered on Beatrice taking steps to become more independent in her...

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Review: This Same Earth

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This Same Earth
This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



A great second entry into this series & no typos here. The story picks up and we find that Giovanni as exiled himself from Beatrice's life by pretty much freezing her out. He sends her occasional plane tickets to visit the house in Chile but he never responds to her messages or anything. This goes on for five, almost six years. It's hard...

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Review: A Hidden Fire

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A Hidden Fire
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This has to be one of the most impressive indie books I've read. On story alone, I'd give this 5 stars. The only reason I'm holding to 4 (or 4.5) is because there are about 30 typos sprinkled throughout and I have to keep myself honest on my criteria. This is damned close to perfect though.

I am absolutely enamoured of the entire vampire...

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Book Review: Death of a Cozy Writer (A St. Just Mystery #1) by G.M. Malliet

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Death of a Cozy Writer
Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Summary:   From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together...

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Just Finished Reading: What the Heart Knows (Milford-Haven #1)

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What the Heart Knows (A Milford-Haven Novel)What the Heart Knows by Mara Purl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is an introductory book to the Milford-Haven series & while I found it enjoyable enough, I don't have a burning desire to get right to the next in the series. The murder mystery (which was the draw in reading this for me) was tied up well enough but I mostly felt that this was all just to set the stage for the next in the series. I did...

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