#BookReview- End of October #Reads Douglas Preston and Lee Child @MaeClair1 @Loreth


Photo by Toni Cuenca on Pexels.com Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem abounds in this week's reading recommendations! I have three five star reads to share this week. One is a new-to-me author and the other two are go-to writers- all are amazing. Click the covers to learn more about each title. From the #1 New York Times bestselling …

#NewRelease- Silent Protector by @KatieReus #Suspense #Reading


SILENT PROTECTOR, a brand-new romantic suspense novel in the Verona Bay Series by Katie Reus, is available now! About SILENT PROTECTOR: Some secrets keep you safe… Adeline Rodriguez left her violent past behind, buried her secrets and started over in Verona Bay. Now a successful co-owner in a local pet grooming business, she’s made a …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Pre-Order – #Romance -Love, Me: A Christmas Wish Novel by Jacquie Biggar


The wonderful Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord blog surprised me by highlighting my upcoming release, Love, Me.
Thank you, Sally!

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Delighted to share the news of the upcoming release on pre-order for November 15thLove, Me: A Christmas Wish Novel by Jacquie Biggar

About the book

Will a Christmas wish bring two lonely hearts together and give a little girl the family she’s always wanted?

Single parent, Grace Donovan arrives in the small town of Emerson with the hope a trial program at the local cancer clinic will be the answer to prolonging her young daughter’s life. She doesn’t expect to fall for her handsome boss.

As principal of Emerson Elementary, Kyle Roberts is aware of the students’ medical issues and his heart goes out to little Cassie Donovan and her mother. When he learns Grace needs a job, he fabricates a childcare program, and is pleasantly surprised by its success. Now, if only he could help Cassie’s recovery and get Grace to give him a chance before…

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#BookReview- Entertaining #Reads from Mysteries to #WritingTips @authorkkhavari @SarahMallery1 @shirleyjump


Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com My reading list is like climbing Mt. Everest, but I'm making some progress- IF I quit buying books, that is! lol This week I have a murder mystery involving poisonous plants, a western filled with outlaws and Annie Oakley, and a wonderful book on writing. Let's get started: Click on …

#SundayStills- In the Pink #Photography #Gardenlife


This week's Sunday Stills photography challenge is focused on PINK. You can find out more on Terri Webster Schrandt's blog here. I always called the plant above my Rose of Sharon, and only just recently learned it's actually a variety of Azalea. Pink is one of my favorite shades in the garden, beginning with this …

#BooKReview- Infinity + One and A Different Blue by @AHarmon_Author #Romance


My writing is going well, other than all the new fall programing on tv! I'm hooked on The Voice (of course :)), Survivor, and Tough as Nails. Do you have any favorites? After last week's Making Faces by Amy Harmon, I dove straight into two more great reads from her backlist. Each of her books …

Counting my Blessings #Inspirational #Life


This holiday season I'm counting my blessings With so much craziness in the world, I'm finding it more important than ever to be grateful for what I have such as a relatively healthy family, food for our tummies, and a warm roof over our heads. There are many who lack these basic necessities, and there …

#BookReview- Two Memorable #Reads From @AHarmon_Author and @NinadeGramont #WomensFic


Photo by rikka ameboshi on Pexels.com I've had a productive week writing and reading. That's right, I said WRITING, lol. After what feels like forever, I finally warmed up my middle finger (not for that!) and started pecking away at my keyboard. If you look up procrastination in the dictionary, I'm pretty sure you'll find …

Enjoying the Outdoors- #SundayStills #Lifestyle


The Sunday Stills Challenge hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt is sports and hobbies this week. You can join the challenge here. Being Canadian, hockey stands out as one of our favorite sport activities. From Wikipedia The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor game was played on March …

#NewRelease- Love, Comment, Subscribe by @CathyYardley #Romance


Today, Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley is out! Check out the gorgeous new romcom and grab your copy today! Title: Love, Comment, Subscribe Author: Cathay Yardley Genre: Romantic Comedy About Love, Comment, Subscribe: Back in high school, Lily Wang wanted to be popular, but she considered herself lucky to be part of a tight …

Smorgasbord Podcast – Poetry and Flash Fiction – A celebration of Autumn – by Sally Cronin


The amazing Sally Cronin is highlighted on Showboat TV!

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I recently recorded a piece of flash fiction and a poem that was aired on Saturday 25th September by Showboat TV.. I recorded on Anchor and the two pieces are also on

But they are short so if you would like to hear them…here they are.

And here is the Double Etheree…

I hope you have enjoyed and as always would love to receive your feedback

You can find all my books and buy links:Sally’s Books and Reviews 2021

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#BookReview- The Good and the Not So Good #Romance #Reading


Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This week I read a book I had a hard time setting aside, and one I had a hard time picking up. There's nothing better than a book that can make you forget where you are. Karen Robards has that talent. Her stories are fast-paced, action-adventure over-the-top suspense with a …

#Autumn colors #SundayStills in the #PacificNorthwest


Autumn has arrived in the Pacific Northwest- my favorite time of the year! This week's Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is Signs of Autumn. You can see her wonderful photos and join in here. The photo above is one of our maple trees. The leaves are picking up a leathery, worn look. I …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #PsychologicalThriller Emiliya Ahmadova, #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Family Lisette Brodey


Sally Cronin shares a wonderful review written by Sandra Cox for Secrets, Lies & Alibis, along with reviews for Emiliya Ahmadova and LIsette Brodey.
Thank you, Sally!

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Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first author today is Emiliya Ahmadova with a review for Caribbean Tears – a psychological thriller.

About the book

Sheila is kidnapped and shipped to Venezuela, where she is sold to a brothel owned by a woman by the name of Bernadette. There her nightmare begins, as she is forced into prostitution. She is tormented nightly by the brutal Victor, who is Bernadette’s lover and the brothel’s supervisor. Despite her daily tortures, Sheila keeps hoping for escape. She befriends the other women at the brothel, including a teenage girl, who benefit from her positive outlook.

Will Sheila be able to escape her nightmare and get her life back?

​Back in Trinidad, a badly burned body of another woman is mistaken for Sheila. Believing she is dead, her husband eventually begins a…

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#BookReview- Heartwarming #Reads for Autumn @mkayandrews @Sandra_Cox @KatieMettner


Thanksgiving is just around the corner in Canada, October 11th, and for the first time in four years my daughter and grandson will be home! This turned my mind to recently read heartwarming stories I'd love to share with you, so let's get started. I'm adding a short description below, click the covers to learn …

#NewRelease- Serve ‘N’ Protect by @TeeOFallon #RomSuspense


SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT by Tee O’Fallon is out now! Check it out and grab your copy today! Title: Serve ‘N’ Protect Author: Tee O’Fallon Genre: Romantic Suspense About Serve ‘N’ Protect: Ambushed and left for dead, U.S. Secret Service K-9 Officer Markus York is on the mend and laying low in a safe house while …

Wonderful #Reviews by @DLFynnAuthor for #books from the #WoundedHearts series @jacqbiggar and @Marjorie_Mallon


I was thrilled to come across these amazing reviews for The Rebel's Redemption and Twilight's Encore on D. L. Finn's wonderful blog. There's also one for new release, Bloodstone by M. J. Mallon that I can't wait to read! Bloodstone (The Curse of Time, #1) by M.J. Mallon “Bloodstone” is a paranormal YA story that centers …

#NewRelease- Romance by The Book by Sarah Ready #RomCom


Welcome to Romeo, NY where it's not a matter of if you find your soul mate, only when. Romance by the Book, an all new hilarious and romantic standalone from author Sarah Ready is available now! Book-loving librarian Jessie has loved Gavin Williams for practically her whole life. So when a psychic predicts that Gavin …

#BookReview- Two fantastic #mystery #Reads from Stephanie Meyer and @JamesCudney4


Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I've been working on my holiday romance but it's slow going, so I've picked up on my reading in an effort to find some inspiration. This week I have two very different mystery novels to share. One is about finding a new family, and the other is saving the …