Jacqueline Winspear’s ‘In This Grave Hour’ Examines the Effects of War on the Human Psyche [REVIEW]

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The day Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces that Britain is once again at war, Maisie Dobbs is given a cold case to solve in Jacqueline Winspear’s IN THIS GRAVE HOUR. (Photo courtesy Wayne State University)

The last thing anyone wanted after the Great War was to be thrust into another melee. Families had already sacrificed so much, and nations were still recovering from the “last war.” In fact, psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs’ latest case has her investigating killings that occurred during that previous conflict. Will she be able to find the murderer? And what will she do when someone new arrives on her doorstep in need of assistance? Find out in Jacqueline Winspear’s In This Grave Hour. 
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Rhys Bowen Breaks Down Social Barriers ‘In Farleigh Field’ [REVIEW]

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With the onset of WWII, everything is quickly changing for Lord Westerham and his family in Rhys Bowen’s In Farleigh Field. (Photo by Marc Pether-Longman, Flickr)

Spies. British aristocracy. A dead body. A love triangle. Rhys Bowen’s new World War II thriller, In Farleigh Field, has it all in spades, making for a truly delicious stand-alone novel that will delight fans of Masterpiece Theater’s Home Fires and Downton Abbey.  Read more of this post

Ina Garten’s ‘Cooking for Jeffrey’ Proves Food Is Love [REVIEW]

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Ina Garten’s Cooking for Jeffrey is her most personal collection of recipes yet. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Food is love. It’s something Heather and I have said for years, because we both love to spoil the people we care about with phenomenal meals. Obviously, we’re not alone when it comes to that sentiment. That’s why Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey, features all the recipes her doting hubby loves most, and now she’s sharing them with the rest of us.  Read more of this post

James Rollins Creates A Chillingly Plausible Thriller With ‘The Seventh Plague’ [REVIEW]

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An unknown disease quickly starts spreading throughout Cairo. Have the ten plagues of Moses started again? Find out in James Rollins’ new novel, The Seventh Plague. (Photo by Bill Dickinson, Flickr)

In the latest Sigma Force novel, The Seventh Plague, a threat born out of the ancient past threatens to destroy all of the world’s children and ultimately all of mankind forever. Blending biblical philosophies with modern day science, this promises to be one of the most riveting stories of James Rollins’ career.  Read more of this post

Harry Hunsicker Makes His Mark with ‘The Devil’s Country’ [REVIEW]

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Trouble finds a rambling drifter in a tiny West Texas town in Harry Hunsicker’s The Devil’s Country.
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When a lone drifter steps off the bus in a tiny West Texas town, all he wants is to mind his own business and be left alone. But trouble has a way of sneaking up and finding a man when he least expects it. Suddenly caught in a dangerous web of malice and corruption, will he be able to uncover the town’s terrible secrets and clear his name? Find out in Harry Hunsicker’s new thriller, The Devil’s Country.   Read more of this post