Book Review | The Other Side of Paradise by Sally Koslow #sallykoslow #suzyapprovedblogtour

Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours and author Sally Koslow for including OrangeCountyReaders on this blog tour which coincides with the paperback release of this 2018 title. Genre: Historical Fiction Published: May 29, 2018 Pages: 352 My Thoughts What a sad story. Sheilah Graham and F. Scott Fitzgerald have a love affair ten years after…

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Book Review and Giveaway | The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke #TheMedallion #CathyGohlke #HFVBTBlogTours

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Published: June 4, 2019 Pages: 402 Author Cathy Gohlke has written a touching and inspirational story set during World War II in Poland. Thank you to Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for including us on the blog tour! The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke was one of the best…

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Book Review | Scenes From The Heartland by Donna Baer Stein #suzyapprovedbooktour

Genre: Short Stories Published: March 31, 2019 Pages: 154 My Thoughts Do you know who Thomas Hart Benton is? He was an American painter and muralist. The figures in his paintings showed everyday people in scenes of life in the United States, particularly Missouri where he was born in 1889. Author Donna Baier Stein has…

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Book Review and Interview | The Scribbled Victims by Robert Tomoguchi #authorsoftheOC #thescribbledvictims

Genre: Paranormal, Vampires Published: February 28, 2017 Pages: 340 There’s a saying about how books always seem to find their reader, and this is especially true of this book… I haven’t read a good vampire novel in years. It’s not my preferred genre even though I devoured everything Anne Rice wrote in the 90s, loved…

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Book Review and Giveaway | Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor By Rebecca Rosenberg #GoldDigger #RebeccaRosenberg #HFVBTBlogTours

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Published: May 28, 2019 🆕 Pages: 318 My Thoughts Epic love story. Fantastic depiction of late 1800s-early 1900s gold rush in Colorado. I was not familiar with Baby Doe Tabor but after reading this book I wanted to find out more about her life. I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a…

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Book Review | Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers #bookreview #waisted #womenunderscrutiny #getredpr

Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Published: May 21, 2019 🆕 Pages: 288 Thank you to the author and publisher and especially GetRedPr for the complimentary review copy! My Thoughts This title was timely, shocking and an eye-opening read for any woman of any size or color. It was thoughtful and honest and should be required…

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Book Review | The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda #newreleasetuesday #kairarouda #bookreview

Genre: thriller, mystery, Contemporary Published: May 26, 2019 Pages: 336 My Thoughts: Kaira Rouda is a local author who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several times. She’s lovely and friendly and approachable. And her characters are…. complex! Jane Harris is an compelling and complicated main character. She has been grieving the death of her…

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Book Review | Miracle Creek by Angie Kim #bookreview #newrelease

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Contemporary Published: April 16, 2019 Pages: 357 My Thoughts A complex and absolutely absorbing drama with a heartbreaking premise. It’s incredible to think this is a debut author. I had no idea what it was about other than it had Korean main characters. Having seen this book everywhere and learning the author…

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