2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.

Guest Post: On the Edge of the World—The Gifts of On Location Research by Linda Joy Myers, Author of The Forger of Marseille

On the Joys of On Location Research

I was standing on the edge of the world, the deep blue Mediterranean Sea on one side and the great shoulders of the Pyrenees rising up on the other. Perched at the apex of the road that leads upward from Barcelona, one foot was planted in France and […]

Book Review: How Can I Help You by Laura Sims

About the Book

No one knows Margo’s real name. Her colleagues and patrons at a small town public library only know her middle-aged normalcy, congeniality, and charm. They have no reason to suspect that she is, in fact, a former nurse with a trail of countless premature deaths in her wake. She has turned a […]

Excerpt: The Housekeepers by Alex Hay

About the Book

Mrs. King is no ordinary housekeeper. Born into a world of con artists and thieves, she’s made herself respectable, running the grandest home in Mayfair. The place is packed with treasures, a glittering symbol of wealth and power, but dark secrets lurk in the shadows.


Spotlight: Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace by Tracey D. Buchanan

About the Book

It’s 1952 in the small western Kentucky town of Paducah and Mrs. Minerva Place would prefer everyone mind his own business, follow the rules, and if dead, stay dead. Nosy neighbors and irritating church members are bad enough but when residents of the local cemetery start showing up, the quirky widow […]

Excerpt: The Night it Ended by Katie Garner

About the Book

From the outside, criminal psychiatrist Dr. Madeline Pine’s life appears picture-perfect–she has a beautiful family, a successful mental health practice and a growing reputation as an expert in female violence. But when she’s called to help investigate a mysterious death at a boarding school for troubled girls, Madeline hesitates. She’s been through […]