April Book Reviews Part 1! @JacqBiggar @Sandra_Cox @teagangeneviene @pat_garcia#IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #bookreviews #mustread #indieauthors

Turn The Light On

by Pat Garcia

“Turn the Light On” is an unusual short story with a lot of twists. Della is a successful career woman who has been meeting a man for dinner. Yet, they don’t sit at the same dinner table or speak except through book passages. None of that matters because she is drawn to him. A well-written romantic story full of mystery and intrigue. This is a story where I could never have guessed the outcome, and I thoroughly enjoyed that!

Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field

by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

This is the third installment of Dead of Winter, and so far, my favorite. I loved getting to know the youngest of the Deae Matres, Zasha. She has a passionate personality that drew me into her part of the story. The Deae Matres were searching for answers, which lead them to the Fever Field or a graveyard. Then the story returned to Emlyn, and I couldn’t read fast enough to find out what happened to her. I’m loving this story and can’t wait to see where the next journey goes.

Queen of Diamonds

by Sandra Cox

“Queen of Diamonds” was a lot of fun and kept me on the edge of my seat. A best-selling author, Logan, and his assistant, Kendall, spent three years working together, yet Logan didn’t really know her. Kendall had a secret life that no one knew about. She went beyond what most would do for their family. That path led her to a secret life that was completely opposite of what people thought of her. It made the book a page-turner to see what would happen next. The interaction between Kendall and Logan was entertaining, but I really loved the relationship that developed between Logan and Kendall’s family. A quick but satisfying read that kept me guessing how it would resolve itself until the very end. If you love suspenseful romance with a strong female character, this book is for you.

The Lady Said No: An Augustus Grant Mystery- Book 1 (An Augustus Grant Mystery-Prequel)

by Jacquie Biggar

“The Lady Said No” is a murder mystery, with some romance, set in Kentucky in the 1950s. Detective Augustus Grant, Gus, is sent to investigate what appeared to be a suicide of a prominent horse breeder. Rebecca, the woman Gus had left behind to become a detective, works for this family. When Gus realizes the death wasn’t self-inflicted, Rebecca is on the list of suspects. This sets up a nice inner battle between his heart and head. I loved the setting, horses, and era, although the time frame made the role of a single mother more of a struggle. I admired Rebecca’s independence and her ability to support her child alone. Then there was something charming about the Detective, and it was beneficial that most underestimated him. This is a quick read that kept me guessing until the exciting end. I really enjoyed this and hope there will be more Detective Grant books coming. I can easily recommend this book, especially if you like a cozy mystery.

I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!

Had a wonderful vacation, and I’m happy to be back! I shared a couple of pictures on Instagram and Facebook:)

Embrace your inner child by reading a good book! 🙂 D. L. Finn

38 thoughts on “April Book Reviews Part 1! @JacqBiggar @Sandra_Cox @teagangeneviene @pat_garcia#IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #bookreviews #mustread #indieauthors”

    1. Thanks, Eden 🙂 Another good reading month! I’m always happy to share the good ones here. Xo

  1. Nice reviews. The cover and premise of Queen of Diamonds look particularly interesting. She seems like a character who would hold your attention for a whole book. : )

    1. Thanks, Cathleen:) The character definitely held my interest, and the cover does pull you in.

  2. A nice round up of reviews, Denise. I’ve read Queen of Diamonds and enjoyed it. Nice to see it included here with other great reads.
    Glad you had a great vacation. Welcome back!

    1. Thank you, Mae:) It was a wonderful vacation, and I’m glad to be back.
      Queen of Diamonds was a fun read, I’m never disappointed in Sandra’s books. Yes, all worthy reads.

  3. Yay! You’re back! Thanks for the inclusion with these wonderful authors. Appreciate ya, always. Can’t wait to hear about your vacay.
    xoxoxo

    1. Happy to be back, Sandra. It was a quiet vacation with a Harley ride (that isn’t quiet though lol) an amazing river hike and some home repairs. Xo

    1. Thanks, Jan. Each of Teagan’s installments gets better. I cant wait for the next one.

  4. Denise, you gem! I wish I had seen this in time to add it to my weekend post, but when I announce Journey 4 (hopefully very soon) I’ll add the link. #4 has taken all my time, so I’m sorry to be so scarce around the blogosphere.
    What a wonderful collection of books you read! I’m very intrigued by all your mindful reviews, and thrilled to be in such brilliant company. Take good care of you. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thank you, Teagan. All good reads. My review posts are always behind my actual reading. I really eager to read installment four to see what happens next. I’m all in with your series! Xo hugs on the wing back.

    1. Thanks, Robbie:) It was such a unque read. I this this installment is the best yet of Journey. Happy reading!

    1. Thank you, Natalie:) All good reads.
      I had a great time and everything is so beautiful now, it was great to get out and enjoy it. xo

    1. Thanks, Jacquie 🙂 It was the perfect week to be off, it was beautiful outside! Xo

  5. Denise, I came upon your blog late, but thoroughly enjoyed your reviews. I love a good mystery, so The Lady Said No has my name on it, but all the books sound like good choices. I totally agree about not finishing books that don’t resonate or warrant a good review. Life truly is too short!! Great point!

    1. Hi Maura 🙂 It was a fun mystery and I’ve never read a book by Jacquie I didn’t like. Yes, why waste precious reading time on something we aren’t enjoying, especially since my TBR list is overflowing with great reads like this! Thanks for dropping by!

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