My 2019 #reading Journey #Goodreads


Jacquie 2019 TOTALS: I read 19,476 pages across 68 books SHORTEST BOOK: 32 pages The Scout: Dark Crossingsby D.L. Cross LONGEST BOOK: 480 pages Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins AVERAGE LENGTH: 286 pages MOST POPULAR: 123,082 people also read Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine MY AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019: 4.5 HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS: The Scout: Dark Crossingsby D.L. Cross it was amazing! 5.00 average …

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic NEW #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense​ would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! We’re sharing lines with the theme- NEW -on this, the final Sunday of the decade-whew!

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about  the topic NEW

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


He lifted my chin. “Since the cookies you devoured were meant for me, we need a new batch, milk, a plate, and another movie. I’m partial to ‘Stalag 17.’ Okay, sweetie?”

Vicki Batman


The town sat nestled in the bosom of two mountainous ridges. Not quite the Caribbean getaway she should have been enjoying with her new husband—the rat fink.

Jacquie Biggar


The open house for my new career counseling office needed a proper launch, one that could only be achieved with pastries from a Sicilian bakery.

Joanne Guidoccio


The gentle sound of horses shuffling about in the pens began to permeate her consciousness, and she opened her eyes to see the wonderful, misty light of morning that happens just before the sun…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – My recommended books for 2019.


Sally Cronin​ shares a list of her recommended reads from 2019 and I made the list- twice! Thank you, Sally!

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It has been an amazing year for books and I only wish I had read more. However, one of my projects for 2020 is to set aside more time to appreciate the work of other authors.

These are the books that I have enjoyed and reviewed over the last twelve months and I hope that you will head over and check out the reviews and add them to your own reading list for 2020.

I have many more on my TBR that I am going to be working on over the holidays and I aim to write a weekly review in 2020.

If you click on the links they will take you to my review and buy links for the books.. thanks Sally

Post Apocalyptic – Blackthorn by Terry Tyler

Doggerel: Life with a Small Dog by Sue Vincent

Romance by Jacquie Biggar Skating on Thin Ice

Vikings: Taken (The…

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Can’t Buy Me Love by Janet Elizabeth Henderson #Romance #amreading @XpressoReads


Can’t Buy Me Love Janet Elizabeth Henderson (Sinclair Sisters Trilogy, #3) Publication date: December 25th 2019 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance Three awesome series meet in one explosive book! It turned out hell was a small town in the Scottish Highlands. Oh, sure, the locals called it Invertary, but Agnes Sinclair knew better—the town even …

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about HEART #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense​ share lines with the theme HEART on this week’s Sneak off and Read.

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about  HEART

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Nate’s pulse ratcheted up into heart attack territory. Sarah was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen.

Sharon Wray


Tears pooled in my eyes. My heart ached, and my soul plummeted to my feet. My prized things were destroyed.

Vicki Batman


Aaron swore and grabbed the dash, his foot punching the floor in a search for the phantom brake on his side of the vehicle. “Holy shit, you trying to kill us, bro?” Once he got his heart out of his mouth and released his death-grip, he leaned back and laughed.

Jacquie Biggar


“She will always have a special place in my heart and the hearts of all who knew her.”

Joanne Guidoccio


“Ouch.” Now he was actually laughing at her while he pretended to…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Recent #Reviews – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Stories Mary Smith, #Thriller Stevie Turner


Sally Cronin​ shares a lovely review by Robbie Cheadle​ for Mistletoe Inn, as well as reviews for Mary Smith​ and Stevie Turner on Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore- a wonderful place to find your next great read!

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Since the middle of November I have featured all the authors in the Cafe and Bookstore with a recent review and since we have a few days left, I will now share more up to date reviews that have been posted.

USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie Biggar provides an abundance of romance in her Christmas themed Mistletoe Inn 

About Mistletoe Inn

Fall in love this holiday season!

A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love in this heartwarming holiday romance.

Molly McCarty is in need of a new beginning after a disastrous divorce. When the opportunity to invest in a bed and breakfast appears online in Christmas, Michigan she’s intrigued.
A snow storm derails her travels and leaves her at the mercy of a grim stranger- who turns out to be her new partner!
Noah Kincaid loses his parents in a tragic fire that leaves him scarred inside and…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Christmas Party – Just One Wish – Guests, Food, Music and laughter


Christmas thoughts and wishes from Sally Cronin and friends ❤

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The theme for this year’s party is ‘Just One Wish’. We are all familiar with the story of Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother, who was pretty liberal with that magic wand of hers and managed to turn a pumpkin into a golden carriage.

Unfortunately, she has long since retired and hung up her wand, but because I asked nicely (and she would like me to promote her memoir –The Prince Charmings I have Known!) she has agreed to allow my guests, just one wish…

My thanks to everyone who sent in their special wish and with a great deal of positive thought from us all, and of course a little assistance from the magic wand of the Fairy Godmother, they might just come true…

Please help yourself to food and drink and if you would like to dance on the tables… that is great. You will…

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#Bookreview – Mistletoe Inn by Jacquie Biggar


A lovely review by Robbie Cheadle for MIstletoe Inn- thank you, Robbie!

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What Amazon says

Fall in love this holiday season!

A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love in this heartwarming holiday romance.

Molly McCarty is in need of a new beginning after a disastrous divorce. When the opportunity to invest in a bed and breakfast appears online in Christmas, Michigan she’s intrigued.

A snow storm derails her travels and leaves her at the mercy of a grim stranger- who turns out to be her new partner!

Noah Kincaid loses his parents in a tragic fire that leaves him scarred inside and out. He’s raised by a great-aunt and is devastated when cancer takes her life. But vowing never to care about anyone again is hampered by his troublesome new partner and her son.

Will a Christmas miracle bring three lonely hearts the gift of love?

My review

Mistletoe Inn is a quick and enjoyable romance with a Christmas theme…

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In Mistletoe by @TammyLBailey #HolidayRomance #amreading @SDSXXTours


In Mistletoe by Tammy L. Bailey Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc Publication Date: December 2, 2016 At twenty-five, Grace Evans is steadily picking up the pieces of everyone else’s life. So, when her younger sister decides to turn into a runaway bride just four weeks before the wedding, Grace, drops everything …

Thistledown- Midsummer Bedlam by @TeaganGeneviene #Fantasy #NewRelease


December, 2019 Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is ready to fly to your shelves! Thistledown -- Midsummer Bedlam by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene is now available in book form (Kindle and paperback). If you think you're too old for a tale about faeries, it also has a dark side. For those who read the serial version at …

Book Review Tuesday: Haunted House Ghost @jamescudney4, My Girl @JacqBiggar, Through the Nethergate by Roberta Eaton Cheadle, Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark


Stunned, excited, thrilled- just some of the many emotions I’m feeling at this review by Mae Clair for My Girl. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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I’m back with my second and final Book Review Tuesday post for the month of December. As mentioned in last week’s post, I won’t be sharing reviews on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, as I fear many readers won’t be online and I’d like to give the authors of the books I’ve read as much exposure as possible. Today’s variety includes a cozy mystery, a second-chance romance, and young-adult horror.


Book cover for cozy mystery Haunted House Ghost by James J. Cudney shows cartoon sketch of old house on hillside in front of full moon with cartoon ghost aboveHaunted House Ghost
A Kellan Ayrwick Cozy Mystery (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 5)

by James J. Cudney

This is my first Braxton Campus mystery. It was a delight discovering these characters—and there are many. When you join a series in progress, it’s easy to get lost, but not with the Braxton series. The author did an excellent job of establishing who was who, as well as explaining the relationships that connected all the people in this fabulous fictional setting.

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#BookReview- Do I Know You by Edwin Dasso #Suspense @DassoEdwin


Jack Bass, MD: Lee Child's Jack Reacher meets Marcus Welby Sound confusing? Wait till you see inside Jack's head! Jack was shot while rescuing homeless veterans from from an isolated slave camp. He was left clinically dead but was revived by a team of trauma surgeons. When he awakens he has significant, but spotty, amnesia. …

Mischievous Christmas Angel by @MimiBarbour #NewRelease #Romance @SDSXXTours


Mischievous Christmas Angel Angels With Attitudes Series Book 5 by Mimi Barbour Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Sarna Publishing Publication Date: October 28, 2019 After one night of blistering lovemaking that would bring any sane man to his knees clutching a ring, Jack’s forced to accept Mia’s unexpected rejection. Then when she seems to be warming …

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic VISION #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense​ share lines with the theme VISION on today’s Sneak off and Read.

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about the topic VISION

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


She stomped across the front of her room, looked outside, but rage clouded her vision, and she saw nothing.

Marsha West


A black willow tree stood between the courtyard’s gas lamp and the window, casting eerie silhouettes around the walls. Where was Nate?

Sharon Wray


Whatever? Blinking, I stared at my cell phone, not believing this. Thanks to his crappy attitude, my blood boiled, and red flames danced in my vision. I embodied a fiery wrath.

Vicki Batman


Her breathing faltered. Little spots floated in and out of her vision. She was going to pass out right there in her daddy’s kitchen and he wouldn’t be able to save her because he’d never taken the time to learn CPR.

Jacquie Biggar


All those…

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