Book Review: To Provence, With Love

by T. A. Williams A Book Review by Jackie Houchin TO PROVENCE, WITH LOVE by T. A. Williams, is a novel set in the glorious Southern France countryside, with a solid plot and realistic characters. It has a bit of early Hollywood nostalgia, delectable French food and wines, friendly dog companions, and a reluctant romance.…

June #WordPrompt – OPEN

An Essay by Jackie Houchin For June the WordPress monthly #WordPrompt is OPEN.  Bloggers are to use the prompts as starting points for whatever they want to create to publish a new post. Here’s mine. “Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” says the LORD to Israel in Psalm 81:10b A few months ago,…

Book Review: Clueless in Croatia

by Joy Skye, nararrated by Guy Barnes An Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin CLUELESS IN CROATIA  is typical of light romances. The first looks and look aways, the tingle at the touch of hands. The quickening of breath. The first kiss. But throw in a film star (Leonard) who can’t seem to get rid of…

Book Review: A Cruise to Die For

by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins A Audio-Book Review by Jackie Houchin In A CRUISE TO DIE FOR, Charlotte and Aaron Elkins (husband & wife team) have created a wonderful art world mystery with characters you’ll love (except the bad guys, of course) and a gorgeous super posh setting aboard a mega yacht in the beautiful…

Book Review: Death by Didgerido, a Jamie Quinn Mystery

by Barbara Venkataraman A Book Review  by Jackie Houchin Okay, have you ever seen the word, Didgeridoo, before (did’ jer ee doo’ – just like it’s spelled, well almost)? If you haven’t, it’s a musical instrument. A very long, horn-like tube, slightly bent and flaring at the end, and sounding like a deep base kazoo. (You…

Book Review: Uneasy Relations

by Aaron Elkins, narrated by Joel Richards an Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin I’ve read most of Aaron Elkins’ Gideon Oliver “the bone detective” mysteries and find them all intriguing. Oh, the things you can discover from a pile of old bones. The reason I picked up UNEASY RELATIONS again is because it is set…