Secrets, Danger, and More Than ‘A Trace of Deceit’ Abound in Victorian England [REVIEW]

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When a talented art restorer is found dead, his sister will stop at nothing to discover who did it in Karen Odden’s new Victorian mystery, A Trace of Deceit. (Photo courtesy Canva).

A murdered artist. A missing painting. An auction house in crisis. Scotland Yard may be on the case, but so is the victim’s sister! Together, will they be able to hunt down a killer and solve the mystery or will the truth prove as elusive as the absent portrait? Find out in Karen Odden’s new Victorian mystery, A Trace of Deceit. Read more of this post

‘The Clergyman’s Wife’ Takes A Fresh Look at a Classic Story [REVIEW]

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Life looks different after a rose garden is planted in Molly Greeley’s The Clergyman’s Wife. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In Jane Austen’s day, women had well-defined roles in society. Never one to live life by other people’s rules, she frequently challenged the status quo, in print and in life. Now author Molly Greeley takes us back to the beloved world of Pride and Prejudice, where we meet a lonely woman destined for a normal life. But will a new acquaintance give her a chance for something more? Find out in The Clergyman’s Wife.
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‘The Art of Escapism Cooking’ is a Guidebook for Adventurous Souls Everywhere [REVIEW]

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Mandy Lee says her Freezer Dumpling Ravioli is “an upgrade from my public school offering.” (Photo by Mandy Lee, Lady and Pups)

When life takes you to another part of the globe against your will, you’ve got to do something to preserve your sanity! For Mandy Lee, that dilemma got her cooking, churning out one recipe after another and sharing them on her blog, Lady and Pups. Now she’s collected the best of her culinary creations into one beautiful volume, The Art of Escapism Cooking.  Read more of this post

Old Friends Reunite for ‘A Bitter Feast’ in Deborah Crombie’s Latest [REVIEW]

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Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are ready for a relaxing weekend in Deborah Crombie’s A Bitter Feast. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Wealthy friends, a charming village, and tasty eats come together in Deborah Crombie’s addictive new cozy mystery, A Bitter Feast. Here a fluke accident and possible murder mar what should be a thoroughly enchanting getaway for two of England’s best crime solvers and their family.  Read more of this post

Journey Back to Avonlea with ‘Marilla of Green Gables’ [REVIEW]

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Life at Green Gables can be snowy and cold during the long winter months. (Photo courtesy Canva)

For everyone who fell in love with Anne, journey back to Prince Edward Island’s beloved Avonlea, a place of myth and legend, and discover what transpired there long before we ever encountered L.M. Montgomery’s enigmatic orphan. Meet the woman who ultimately adopted Anne, Marilla of Green Gables, in Sarah McCoy’s enchanting new prequel to the classic series.  Read more of this post