MINI BOOK REVIEW – November Road

By Lou Berney (Author), Johnathan McClain (Narrator) A Mini Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin November Road is an excellent read from a top author (Lou Berney) and perfect narrator (Johnathan McClain). It’s a crime novel, a road trip, and a romance featuring a hunted man who is a “fixer” for the mob and a woman with her daughters…

BOOK REVIEW – The Wild Robot

by Peter Brown (Author), Kate Atwater (Narrator), An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin This is a fun, adventurous, and imaginative story that Peter Brown has written for children. There are lessons of kindness and getting along, lessons on how not to judge people (animals) who are different than you, and how to work together in emergencies. The Wild…

BOOK REVIEW – Gavels, Tinsel and Murder: A British Cozy Mystery with a Female Amateur Sleuth (A Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery Book 4)

by Victoria Tait  (Author) A Book Review by Jackie Houchin Settle into the cozy atmosphere that Victoria Tait has created in her Dotty Sayers Antiques Mystery series. In Gavels, Tinsel, and Murder, readers will enjoy catching up with Dotty and Gilmore, Aunt Beanie and Norman, Keya the Policewoman, and the other nice people at Akeman’s Antiques Auction.…

BOOK REVIEW – The Existential Worries of Mags Munroe, Book 1

By Jean Grainger (Author), Siobhan Waring (Narrator) An Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin You will truly get to know Mags Munroe before this book is over, and not just her “worries” (which are many and varied), but all about her inner thoughts, her family, her coworkers, the townsfolk, and the large family of Travelers (gypsies) who live nearby.…

Shrines of Gaiety: Review

Originally posted on Momma Needs to Read:
Shines of Gaiety By Kate Atkinson Historical Fiction 391 pages Published September 27, 2022 by Doubleday Canada ⭐⭐⭐⭐ In 1926, while still recovering from the Great War, the London nightlife was thriving. In the clubs of SoHo, you’ll find everyone from dignitaries to gangsters spending their evenings together…

Short Story Review – Mistletoe and Murder

by Dianne Ascroft A Short Story Review by Jackie Houchin   (Dianne Ascroft’s Cozy Mystery Short Story is part of the Deadly Traditions: A Cozy Mystery Christmas Anthology,  by Justine Maxwell  (Author), Gayle Leeson  (Author), & 8 more  See the other stories and authors at the end of this review.) Mistletoe and Murder revisits the small Canadian town of Fenwater, where Ascroft’s…

BOOK REVIEW – The Mystery of Smugglers Cove, Book 1

Audible Audiobook – Unabridged – Paul Moxham (Author, Publisher), Anne-Lise Kadri(Narrator)   THE MYSTERY OF SMUGGLERS COVE is a fun kids’ adventure-mystery book. It’s the beginning of the 20-book Mystery Series by Paul Moxham. Dire situations to overcome on every page will keep readers holding their breaths and rapidly turning pages, to see what’s next, and how will…

Book Review – Big Game

by Dan Smith  (Author) An Book Review by Jackie Houchin Wow! What an adventure! Impossible to put down. A 12-year-old boy, on the even of his birthday, goes into the dense forest of Northern Finland to hunt with the tribal bow and arrows. He is to bring in some trophy to prove he is a man. A…