BOOK REVIEW – A Daily Rate

by Grace Livingston Hill (Author), Susan O’Malley (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin   Originally published in 1900 by Grace Livingston Hill and recorded in this century, A DAILY RATE has a timeless message of love for God and others shown in selfless service. It Is a story of a young girl who depends on…

BOOK REVIEW – Christmas at Harrington’s

by Melody Carlson (Author), Caitlin Kelly (Narrator), Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin  CHRISTMAS AT HARRINGTON’S is a sweet, honest, feel-good book about an unfairly convicted woman, just released from her time in prison for a crime she didn’t do, facing a sometimes unforgiving world. Beaten down and nearly broke Lena Markham arrives into a town…

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 – 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.…

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…