With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Month: October 2020

October 31, 2020

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Published June 1, 2005by Little, Brown and Company Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction, Gothic To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history…. Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to “My dear […]

October 30, 2020

Two Witchy Books

Fall is perfect for curling up with a witchy book for the spooky season. I have two fantastic suggestions. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow Published October 13, 2020 by Orbit Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Fantasy From the publisher: In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the […]

October 28, 2020

Black Witch Magic

Black Witch Magic: A BWWM Paranormal Romance by Mila Nicks Published October 30, 2020 Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Librarian by day, cursed witch by night: Selene Blackstone spends her days camped out in library corners with her nose glued to books. In a town like Brimrock, where she’s an outcast, she prefers her […]

October 27, 2020

Stranded / Malorie

Stranded / Malorie Stranded – Stuart James Published October 19, 2020 Malorie – Josh Malerman Published July 21, 2020 Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Thriller, Mystery Stranded – What could be more innocent than going on holiday?As a family drive along a quiet country lane on their way to the airport, they meet a stranger standing alone […]

October 26, 2020

A Waffle Lot of Murder

A Waffle Lot of Murder – All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery #4 by Lena Gregory Published October 6, 2020 by Kensington/Lyrical Press Rating: 3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Cozy Mystery While the first hints of autumn grace Boggy Creek, Florida, Gia misses the colorful harvest traditions she left behind in New York. On a scramble to make new fall […]

October 25, 2020

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Published June 30, 2020 by Del Rey Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Horror Noemi is a young socialite living in Mexico City and finding her path in life. When her cousin, Catalina, writes an odd and concerning letter to Noemi’s father, he feels that Noemi should travel to Catalina and ensure she […]

October 24, 2020

The Paris Affair

The Paris Affair by Susanne Dunlap Published September 30, 2020 by Books Go Social Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Marie Antoinette is facing hostility from the populace, inflamed by rumors circulated in pamphlets throughout Paris. The rumors claim that she has dozens of lovers, drinks the blood of poor people, holds satanic masses […]

October 23, 2020

Always a Guest

Always a Guest by Barbara Taylor Brown Published October 20, 2020 by Westminster John Knox Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Religion From beloved writer and renowned preacher Barbara Brown Taylor comes a new collection of stories and sermons of faith, grace, and hope. Taylor, author of the best-selling books Holy Envy and An Altar in the World, among others, finds […]

October 22, 2020

The Nesting

The Nesting by C. J. Cooke Published September 29, 2020 by Berkley Publishing Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Supernatural Thriller The woods are creeping in on a nanny and two young girls in this chilling modern Gothic thriller. Architect Tom Faraday is determined to finish the high-concept, environmentally friendly home he’s building in Norway—in the same place […]

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