#BookReview- Mountain Laurel Christmas @JanSikes3, To Love and Be Loved @MrsAmandaProwse, The Bodyguard @katherinecenter

Photo by Stefan Stefancik on Pexels.com Winter is here (Though thankfully, no snow for us!) and with it the promise of long, cozy nights, fires to warm the toes, and BOOKS to read! I wasn't feeling too hale and hearty this week, but I did manage to get in three enjoyable stories from talented authors. … Continue reading #BookReview- Mountain Laurel Christmas @JanSikes3, To Love and Be Loved @MrsAmandaProwse, The Bodyguard @katherinecenter

November Book Reviews

Check out D. Wallace Peach’s November book reviews (including one for my book, Love, Me!) and add to your cozy winter reading pile 🙂

Myths of the Mirror

My reading is way off this month due to NaNoWriMo, but I finished the first draft of my WIP, and I’m happy about that.

I still have four wonderful books for you!

November book reviews include my4 and 5 star reads of 19th century romance, Christmas romance, a Christmas novellette about family love. And for a little variety… a book with werewolves!

Click on the covers for Amazon global links.


The Unraveling of Lady Fury by Shehanne Moore

This book was a hoot. Imagine a romance where the characters are blackmailing each other and yet contractually agree to produce an heir.

Lady Fury needs an heir if she hopes to keep the estate of her dead husband, who, by the way, is in a box in the cellar and starting to stink. Captain Flint Blackmoore is an old flame from years past, a privateer who dumped Fury on the…

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#BookReviews- End of November Highlights #amreading @UviPoznansky @SarahBrentyn @Sandra_Cox

The first week of Love, Me's release went well! I managed a pretty orange Amazon ribbon and some wonderful reviews, so thank you for your support! I'm now working on two very different stories. One is a thriller about a woman stalked by a serial killer, and the other is a YA women's fiction. Two … Continue reading #BookReviews- End of November Highlights #amreading @UviPoznansky @SarahBrentyn @Sandra_Cox

The Shades of Autumn- #SundayStills #Photography

Autumn is as rich and mellow as fine wine, so it's fitting this week's Sunday Stills Challenge is 'Ruby Wine'. I received a new iPhone 13 Pro this month and have been practicing with its many camera features. The photo above is one of our Japanese maples taken in portrait stage mode. “The leaves are … Continue reading The Shades of Autumn- #SundayStills #Photography

A New Family Favourite Pumpkin Muffins

Delicious pumpkin muffin #recipe from Carla Loves to Read!

Carla Loves To Read

Best Ever Pumpkin Muffin with its wrapper pulled down and more muffins on a metal cake stand in the background.

I have been making pumpkin loaf and pumpkin muffins for years and my family always enjoyed them. A few weeks ago I went to my soup supper with my bible study group and one of the ladies brought pumpkin muffins from a new recipe she tried. Well, they were so moist and delicious. I have made them twice and everyone, including my picky son, loved them. Here is the recipe:

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#NewRelease- Love, Me- A Christmas Wish #HolidayRomance

It's release day for Love, Me- A Christmas Wish romance! A brave little girl inspired this story. I met Luna via Instagram. She is battling Leukemia with humor and grace and leaves her mark on many hearts. You can follow Luna here. Love, Me: A Christmas Wish Novel Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B099PLKTM8 Universal: https://books2read.com/Love-Me-A-Christmas-Wish-Novel BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/love-me-a-christmas-wish-novel-by-jacquie-biggar GoodReads: … Continue reading #NewRelease- Love, Me- A Christmas Wish #HolidayRomance

Lest We Forget- #RemembranceDay #Canada

Photo by Nathan J Hilton on Pexels.com https://youtu.be/cKoJvHcMLfc In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset … Continue reading Lest We Forget- #RemembranceDay #Canada

#BookReview- Variety is the Spice of Life #ReadingCommunity @StaciTroilo @dlfinnauthor @Virgilante

Photo by Designecologist on Pexels.com This week I have a selection of books from a variety of genres- something for everyone! You can check out my podcast here: https://anchor.fm/jacquie-biggar/episodes/BookReview--Variety-is-the-Spice-of-Life-ReadingCommunity-e1a9lco To save space, I've added a brief description of each story. Click the covers to learn more. Piper Seidel has one thing going for her—a red … Continue reading #BookReview- Variety is the Spice of Life #ReadingCommunity @StaciTroilo @dlfinnauthor @Virgilante

We’re Having a Party! #Giveaway #Romance #mgtab @mimisgang1

The Authors’ Billboard Holiday Bash will take place on Wednesday, December 1st. Mark your calendar now. https://www.facebook.com/groups/414604506092518 The party will take place in the Authors’ Billboard Party Place group on Facebook. You must be a member of the group to participate. (About the ABB Party Place: “Hosted by the authors of AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD. A place to party, toast, … Continue reading We’re Having a Party! #Giveaway #Romance #mgtab @mimisgang1

#NewRelease- Tinsel & Tea Cakes by @JillPiscitello #HolidayRomance @Piscj18

I'm pleased to welcome Jill Piscitello back to celebrate her new release, Tinsel & Tea Cakes! Author name:  Jill Piscitello Book Title:  Tinsel and Tea Cakes Genre:  Sweet, holiday romance Book blurb:   Hair stylist Scarlett Kerrigan lost her job and her apartment. To alleviate a touch of self-pity, she succumbs to her stepmom’s pressure … Continue reading #NewRelease- Tinsel & Tea Cakes by @JillPiscitello #HolidayRomance @Piscj18

Roberta Writes – Remembrance Day and an extract from The Soldier and the Radium Girl

The Soldier and the Radium Girl, a war story coming soon from Roberta Eaton Cheadle!

This morning I read a post by Sally Cronin from Smorgasbord Blog Magazine about the War Poets. Sally shared this lovely post in anticipation of Remembrance Day which is on Thursday, 11 November. You can read it here: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/11/08/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-podcast-in-remembrance-the-war-poets-in-sawnlees-once-and-can-you-remember-edmund-blunden/

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day”to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

I am currently writing about the entrance of the USA into WW1 in April 1917. I thought today would be a good day to share a small extract of what I’ve been working on.

Enlisting in haste, repenting at leisure

The diary of Jake Tanner

16 October 1917

It’s raining. It’s always raining in this godforsaken place miles away from home.

I’m sitting propped…

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COMPROMISE Book Birthday #NewRelease #Suspense @Marsharwest

I’m thrilled to share my friend Marsha R. West’s new release, Compromise! Isn’t that cover perfect for a suspense novel?

Word by Word

Yesterday was the Book Birthday of COMPROMISE, my 9th published book. A very exciting day. It generally takes me a long time to complete a book. My 8th book released in September of 2020 and the 7th book (4th in The Second Chances Series) released in 2019. So it takes right at a year for me. Other authors are much faster than I, but everyone has to work out their on system.

At any rate, that’s why it’s such a joyous occasion when a book is released because of how long the process takes and all the people who make it happen over and above the author. I always say, “It takes a village to produce a book.” And yes, I have started working on the next one. 😊

I want to share some links I think you’ll enjoy. First is my trailer produced by Jody Vitek…

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#BookBoost- Operation Camp Navajo by James Moushon #Mystery #Reading @jimhbs

Free until November 5th- a Jonathon Stone mystery! My friend James Moushon, an author, a book industry blogger, and a best friend to authors, has a free mystery ebook for you! Operation Camp Navajo, a Jonathon Stone Mystery, is free until November 5, 2021.About Operation Camp Navajo Jonathan Stone is a CIA agent who works domestically. He's assigned to the … Continue reading #BookBoost- Operation Camp Navajo by James Moushon #Mystery #Reading @jimhbs