Autumn #BookReviews include #Timetravel and #historical @Sandra_Cox @TeaganGeneviene, @KrisMcMorris


It’s only two days until my book release day and I’m nervous about how it will be received. It’s deeper and more emotional than anything I’ve previously written. While there is a romantic storyline the main focus is between two sisters who have gone through a traumatic event, damaging their relationship.

Whether it’s because of Covid or my kids moving to New Zealand, I’ve been in an introspective mood for a long time and think the story comes from those feelings. I hope you can connect to the book and maybe, hopefully, understand the message I tried to impart within its pages.

Anyway, on with this week’s reading recommendations.

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Ever since I was introduced to Sandra Cox’s westerns I’ve been hooked. She creates scenes right out of my favorite John Wayne or Clint Eastwood flicks, with characters who are tough as rawhide and just as compelling.

It’s summer break and Dr. Luke Geller, history prof and part-time archeologist is in Nevada looking for potsherds. What he discovers is an antique rifle and a portal in time.

Archaeology professor Luke Geller is looking forward to a summer of discovering ancient potsherds in Nevada. Instead, he finds a mysterious rifle and a portal in time. Deposited into 1882, Luke is still trying to get his bearings when a beautiful woman appears, gun in hand, demanding her rifle. Bemused, Luke talks her down, then gratefully accepts the offer of a night’s lodging until he can figure out his next move.

Lilly Winter Tremaine doesn’t trust the handsome stranger she’s invited to her ranch, but they need help, and he seems to have nowhere to go… Her household companions, Saffron and Taffy, take to Luke after a bit of contention, but Lilly isn’t as willing to let him into her life. He wears strange clothes, talks weird, and has a secret that could cost Lilly her heart.

No-Gold Ranch, Lilly’s home, is under threat of a hostile takeover from a nefarious saloon owner whose game plan seems to be either marrying Lilly or killing her. Luke isn’t about to stand by and let him succeed. The Lost Gold women mean too much to him. Lilly means everything to him.

The characters are engaging. There is even a horse appropriately named Ornery and a cat with attitude- what more could you ask from a wonderful read?


“The Armadillo Files” is a time-travel fantasy adventure. It’s also freewheeling, whimsical, campy, zany fun. 

When intern Dilly Faraday sneaks onto the NASA rocket to find her beloved armadillo, Fang, she doesn’t expect to be knocked unconscious, only to awaken deep in outer space.

Persuaded by a strange-looking man wearing pink fishnets and waving a ray gun in her direction, Dilly finds herself onboard a time-traveling machine operated by a cat. The adventure is about to begin, so hold on to your hat!

The author takes us through some of history’s big events where Dilly and her newfound cohorts are on a mission to save the world.

This is a fun sci-fi mystery romp done by the queen of extreme, Teagan Geneviene!


From the New York Times bestselling author of Sold On A Monday—over a million copies sold!—comes a sweeping World War II tale of an illusionist whose recruitment by British intelligence sets her on a perilous, heartrending path.

Fenna Vos learned the art of escapism from necessity as a child. Now she incorporates her talent into an equitable illusionist act with her brooding partner. And though she wishes for more from life, she could never have dreamed she would be called upon by British intelligence to help with the war effort by teaching her trade to soldiers caught behind enemy lines.

Fenna’s designs are put to the test when she becomes an operative in the Netherlands. Spying is dangerous, but if it means protecting those she loves, Fenna will take the risk.

Her bravery throughout the book is inspiring. Learning about the amazing tools used to defeat the enemy was interesting. I love books showcasing strong women changing the world and this is a great example. Excellent storyline!


In honor of Halloween- Mom’s big bozo, Bagheera.

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    1. Thanks for sharing this post, my friend {{hugs}}

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  1. What a mysterious looking cat at the end of your well choosen collection, Jacquie! It reminds me on this English dog from Baskerville. Lol Thanks for sharing the news, and we are counting the days to your book release! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Lol, he does have that look to him, Michael, especially the teeth! lol
      Thanks for your awesome support!

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  2. Great reviews! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Jacquie, and congrats to the authors. Wishing you well on your book launch. I have this on my TBR. No matter how many books I’ve published, I always get so nervous in the run up to release day. Hugs 💕🙂

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    1. It’s tough to let your inner thoughts out into the world. Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone, Harmony {{hugs}}

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  3. Kymber Hawke says:

    Your reviews are so good, Jacquie! And I can’t wait to read your new book! I’ve been looking forward to it.

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    1. Thanks for your support, Kymber, and for friending me on Goodreads!

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  4. Thanks for the lovely surprise, Jacquie, and in such stellar company too.
    I get the nerves before release, but I know it’s going to be as amazing as all your books and eagerly received.
    Loved the kitty baby.
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I’m glad the doubt bug is spreading his love, lol. Loved Geller’s Find, as I love all your books!

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  5. I have no doubt your upcoming release will be fantastic, Jacquie! Thanks for sharing your lovely reviews.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I have my fingers crossed 🙂

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  6. Staci Troilo says:

    Excellent reviews, Jacquie. I loved Geller’s Find, and Teagan always entertains. The Ways We Hide sounds really good, too.

    Don’t be nervous about your release. It sounds wonderful.

    I’m sorry about the New Zealand move. I hate being far from my family, so I can empathize. Sending hugs.

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    1. Thanks, Staci. After our grandson lived with us for the last eight months, it’s especially hard that he’s so far away. I’m glad you were able to move closer to your kiddos. How’s the baby?

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      1. Staci Troilo says:

        Oh, that would make it hurt more. I’m sorry.

        Eva’s eight months old and starting to walk! The kid is amazing. Thanks for asking. Hugs. 🥰

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        1. They’re so cute once they get their legs under them! Mom and Dad are going to be busy though, lol

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    2. Thanks so much, Staci. Hugs on the wing.

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  7. Mae Clair says:

    Only two days until your release, Jacquie? Wow time really flies. I have it on pre-order and near the top of my TBR.
    The reviews were great (I loved Sandra’s latest), and who can resist a Halloween cat? 🙂

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    1. Bagheera says hi to Raven 🙂 Thank you, Mae, I appreciate your support. Sandra’s books are excellent. After she hooked me on westerns I tried a couple from some other, well-known, authors but they didn’t hold a candle to her work.

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  8. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Great reviews, Jacquie 🙂 I loved Gellar’s Find too and want to read Armadillo soon. Your mom’s cat looks like my Coco who tips the scales at 20 pounds and brings us stuffed animals. Congrats on your upcoming release, I can’t wait to read it. Xo

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    1. At least they’re stuffed, lol. I had a Siamese mix named Bandit who loved to bring us moles!

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    2. Denise, thanks for having been on the TROLLEY for the Armadillo Files serial. I made all new illustrations for the book version. Hugs on the wing.

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  9. Super reviews, Jacquie.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 There are so many great reads from the blogging community, I wish I had more time!

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  10. Wonderful reviews, Jacquie. I also find Sandra’s books super fun. “The queen of extreme, Teagan Geneviene!” I agree, but can you get any funnier? And thanks for the introduction to Kris and her book. Finally, I can’t wait for your release. I love it when you “write deep” and I’m so looking forward to diving in. Congrats, my friend. ❤

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    1. Lol, I hope Teagan doesn’t mind the moniker 🙂 Sandra is my go-to for western romances. Her heroes are swoon-worthy!
      I’m beyond grateful you feel that way about my books, Diana. I’m never sure if people want to read angsty storylines, but it’s the way I’ve been feeling so I have to go with it.

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      1. I really enjoyed Sister Pact and My Baby Wrote me a Letter. I think you do family relationships super well.

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        1. I wish I could hug you right now!

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          1. Hey. We want to head to BC and Vancouver Island sometime next summer. We’ll do lunch!

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          2. That would be AWESOME!

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      2. LOL, mind? I’m thrilled.

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  11. olganm says:

    Great reviews, Jacquie. It’s always good to see some of my favourites here. ♥

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Olga. I wish there were more hours in a day for reading, lol

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  12. Three intriguing books, Jacquie. I’ve read (devoured) Sandra’s–The Ways we Hide looks pretty good!

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    1. I’m well and truly hooked on Sandra’s books, lol.
      Happy release day to you, by the way!

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  13. OMG! My ghast is officially flabbered, Jacquie. I’m in love with Bagheera. Plus, I’m giddy and surprised to see your review of The Armadillo Files. I was not expecting that at all. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed that zany ride on TROLLEY. And you gave me a new title! LOL. I love being the Queen of Extreme now.
    You’ve done a superb job of building excitement for “Letting Go.” I pre-ordered it, and can’t wait for Amazon to send it to my Kindle. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Lol, you’re cute- your ghast is flabbered- love it!
      Thanks for giving my book a try, Teagan. I know it’s not your normal genre, it means a lot {{hugs}}

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  14. The reviews are great, Jacquie. I don’t know how you had the time to read. Your book birthday will be great. Don’t worry.

    I sympathize with you. My daughter live 18 hours away with the grandkiddos. We miss them a lot. Thank goodness for FaceTime.

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    1. Yes, I’d be lost without the iPhone’s ability to text and Facetime for free anywhere in the world!

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  15. Jan Sikes says:

    Fantastic reviews, Jacquie! I’m hearing a lot about Geller’s Find, and it’s on my radar! I read and enjoyed The Armadillo Files. Teagan’s imagination is boundless! I’m off to check out “The Ways We Hide,” as if I need another book to read, but oh well. It sounds compelling! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Happy to help your towering reading list, lol

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      1. Jan Sikes says:

        Ha! Ha! Towering is right and I love it!

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    2. Thank you kindly, Jan. Hugs on the wing.

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  16. Tannie Lowe says:

    Congrats on #13!! It sounds very sad, but I just know it’ll get better because they need each other.

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  17. Hi Jacquie, three super reviews. I really enjoyed The Armadillo Files and I do plan to read the book too. I am nearly finished her latest Halloween novel and it is great. You new book has me very curious so I will definitely read it.

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    1. Our blogger friends have been busy, plenty of great reads for fall!

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