November Book Reviews Part 3! @JacqBiggar @JanSikes3 @bakeandwrite #writingcommunity #readersoftwitter #whattoread #bookreviews

Letting Go- The Defiant Sisters Book 1

By Jacquie Biggar

Renee left home after her father committed suicide, leaving her boyfriend, mother, sister, and brother behind. She returns after her mother dies, knowing her sister, Izzie, would be angry and that her brother was not a little boy anymore. Renee immediately runs into her ex-boyfriend, Simon, who is engaged to be married. She considers leaving again more than once. The story unfolds in first person through three points of view: Izzie, Renee, and Simon. I rooted for each of them to find peace and happiness. The family dynamics made this a hard story to stop reading, along with finding out what made Renee leave after her dad passed. Each person has their grief to deal with, and I kept hoping Renee and Izzie would reconcile, at least for the younger brother who needed a guardian. I loved Simon’s grandma, who is not only tough but direct with both Simon and Renee. This story tugged on my heartstrings as there were no bad people, only people in bad situations. I can’t wait for the second book to come out so I can see what happens next. I can highly recommend “Letting Go.”

Saddled Heart (The White Rune Series Book 3)

By Jan Sikes

I read and loved the first two White Rune Series stories and was looking forward to this one. Colt runs a horse sanctuary ranch. I love his relationship with the horses and the beautiful setting of the ranch. He is their first suspect when a stranger dies after a run-in with Colt. Now he needs help from the beyond and finds that in a medium, Sage. The blend of a western romance with spirituality and the developing relationship between Colt and Sage makes this a hard story to put down. Seeing other characters from previous stories was heartwarming, and the music was woven in naturally. I went back and forth about who the killer might be, and none of my guesses were correct. This might be my favorite of the three because of the ranch, but this has been a fantastic series that I can highly recommend!

Haunted Halloween Holiday

Robbie Cheadle and Michael Cheadle

Another fun young children’s adventure from Robbie and Michael Cheadle with beautiful fondant creatures. Each character is introduced with a cute limerick. Count Sugular and Witch Honey travel to a Halloween party with Baby Howler. A charming Halloween read parents can share with their children or beginning readers can appreciate. I enjoyed this tale and will happily pass it on to my six- and seven-year-old granddaughters!


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I will be off next weekend for the Thanksgiving Holiday. For those in the US who celebrate it, I wish you a peaceful and magical day.  Book reviews will be back on December 5th.

I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews here! If I don’t like the book, I won’t finish it. It wouldn’t be fair to leave a review for an unfinished story, and life is too short not to enjoy my reading journey!

Embrace your inner child, and read a good book! D. L. Finn

79 thoughts on “November Book Reviews Part 3! @JacqBiggar @JanSikes3 @bakeandwrite #writingcommunity #readersoftwitter #whattoread #bookreviews”

  1. Huge congratulations to Robbie, Jan, and Jacquie on these great book reviews! Some wonderful reading here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Denise, and happy thanksgiving for Thursday 💕🙂

    1. It is a good group of books for sure, Harmony. A bit of something for everyone. Thank you Hugs xo

    1. It was a great group of books to read, Jacqui 🙂 I hope soon, I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  2. I haven’t read any of these books, but I have read other novels by each of these excellent writers. One of the lines from your review jumped out at me—”there were no bad people, only people in bad situations.” I appreciate that you recognize that distinction because they’re not the same thing.

    1. You can’t go wrong with these authors or books, Pete. That line really sums up Jacquie’s book. There really is a difference, I agree.

    1. Happy to share, Balroop. Perfect time of year to read, on cold nights. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too.

    1. I enjoyed and passed it right on to my granddaughters, Robbie! They love all things Halloween and your fun characters.

  3. Thanks for these mindful reviews, Denise. Robbie & Michael’s book is a delight for any time of year and a great holiday gift. I’m in the middle of Jacquie’s book and she is impressive as always. I hope to get to Jan’s soon. Happy Thanksgiving — and congratulations to all.

    1. Yes, my grandaughter love the story and pictures and I love sharing it with them. Jacquie’s stories never disappoint and I’m sure you will enjoy roaming the range in Jan’s great story. Happy reading, Teagan. Happy Thanksgiving and Hugs xo

  4. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Denise, for reading and reviewing Saddled Hearts!! This post made my day! I am honored! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  5. Congratulations to Jacquie, Jan, Robbie and Michael! It’s nice to see Robbie and Michael teaming up again! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and spreading the word, Denise!

  6. Many thanks to Denise for your great reviews, and congratulations to Jacquie, Robbie, Michael and Jan for writing the books! Just need more time…Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. Love and Peace.

    1. Thanks, Marje 🙂 I appreciate you taking the time to click over and for reading the Newsletter in this busy time of year! Getting there slowly. You yake care too and enjoy your holidays. Xo

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