Gate 76 by Andrew Diamond (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book

A mysterious woman fleeing an unknown terror, boards the wrong plan to San Francisco International and disappears into the heart of the country. Freddy Ferguson, a troubled detective with a violet past, believes she’s the only living witness to a crime that has captivated the nation.  Sifting through the wreckage of her past, he begins to understand who she’s running from, any why.  Now he must track her down before her pursuers can silence her for good.

About Author

Andrew Diamond, author of Impala.  His first novel, Warren Lane, was released in 2015 .  His second novel Impala, was named a best mystery thriller of the month by Amazon and a best of the year by Indie Reader.  Read his next novel Gate 76 is full of all the excitement and drama one would expect in a page turning thiller

Published:  (June 2018)

Publisher:  Stolen Time Press

My Review:

Thanks to Net alley and the Publisher, I was given this for free electronic arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

I have heard of this author but never read any of his books, until this one.  But after reading this I will definitely be looking for his other ones.  This book has so many twists and turns, when you think that its coming to a close, it has another twist that leaves you like what a new turn.  It starts with a mysterious woman fleeing an unknown terror board, and getting on a wrong plane to San, Francisco and she disappears, leaving Freddy Ferguson a trouble detective with a violent past, and he believes that she may be the only witness to a crime that has captivated the nation,  He and others are out to find out what really happened.  Freddy is told that he is just to investigate the plane crash, and he says he is, but it leads him to finding out that one of their own is a crooked FBI agent, and is working with the wrong people to cover up his crimes.  It all comes down to the missing girl and he is determined to get to the bottom of this.  He pushes through and finds the missing woman, who they all thought was killed in the crash.  This is a must read for anyone that loves this kind of mystery and suspense.  I loved this book and I hope that there will be more just like it.  I will be reading some of his other.  I highly recommend this book.

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Exposed by Lisa Scottoline (Reviewed by Rochelle)

In this New York Times Best selling novel, a battle for justice puts partner against partner.  Mary Dinunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the the parent company.  When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend and friend.

Publication:  August 15, 2017

Publisher:  St. Martins Press

About Author:

Lisa Scottoline is the New York best selling author and Edgar Award Winning author of 30 novels including her upcoming After Anna.

My Review

I have followed this series and the Rosato and Associate series from the beginning and once you read one of here books you will want to read them all.  This is the fifth book in the Rosato and Dinunzio series, and I have enjoyed the series.  Ms. Scottoline is one of my favorite authors, and I enjoy here style of writing.  In this book Philadelphia lawyers Bennie Rosato and Mary Dinunzio look to end up on opposite side of a case, possibly ending their new partnership.  Bennie represents a parent company, while Mary wants to sue one of its subsidiaries and the law is not clear on the issues.  It turns out that they team up to find the real murderer and are in grave danger.  It is a book you don’t want to put down until you finish it.  I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to all that love this type of reading.  Enjoy!

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Deja Dead By: Kathy Reichs (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book

Her live is devoted to justice, for those she never even knew.  In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work was often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec.  When a female corpses is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance detects an alarming pattern and she plunges into searching for the killer, but her investigation is about to place those closet to her, her best friend and her own daughter in mortal danger.

Publisher:  Pocket Books

Published:  June 1998 (First published in 1997)

About Author

Kathleen Joan Toelle Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. She is an adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; as of 2016 she is on indefinite leave.

My Review

This was my first exposure to Kathy Reichs and I wanted to like this book, but I found it hard to follow and I just could relate with the characters. I found the writing to flow very well and I felt there was just way to much information and made the chapters so long. I have to admit that there were times that I found myself asking questions and wondering if I could finish this and I must say there were times that I was about to give up reading this.  I did push my self to continue with it.  I did feel that the ending was wrapped up quite well.  I love to read this type of writing, but I found this authors writing style different from I have been reading.  I may look into reading another one of hers, just to see if they are all thing this.  I know that each of us may have different reviews of this author, and this just how I feel.

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Murder in Palm Beach By: Bob Brink (Reviewed by Rochelle)


About Book

In January 1976, the doorbell rings at the Palm Beach home of a man and his wife who have just returned from a dinner party. He answers and is mortally wounded by a shotgun blast.
Rodger Kriger was a prominent citizen, and pressure on law enforcement to solve the crime grows. Police settle on a charismatic karate instructor named Mitt Hecher, well-known to police for beating people up for money and sport, then question his guilt.
But Assistant State Attorney John Scraponia despises Hecher and charges him with murder. A jury finds him guilty, and a judge sentences him to a minimum 25 years in prison. During Hecher’s term at the brutal and anarchic state penitentiary at Raiford, an often-fatal disease strikes his loyal, loving wife. He is devastated.
Did Hecher kill Kriger? Some people, including a few criminal attorneys and private investigators, have their doubts. A number of scenarios cast suspicion on other possible perpetrators. Did the sons of a wealthy Cuban do it? Were the operators of a gambling enterprise out to get Kriger? Was a love triangle the basis for the shooting? Did a vicious underworld figure do the bidding of a criminal gang? Was a prominent politician behind the slaying?
Judges repeatedly frustrate Hecher and several attorneys working, without fees, to get a new trial for him. Will they ever succeed? If those who think he was innocent are correct, will the real killer ever be found? And what will happen to the politically ambitious prosecutor?
Murder in Palm Beach is the saga of a battle between a man whose swagger has sent him spiraling to the bottom and powerful, sinister forces determined to keep him there. It is a story of redemption wrapped in a mystery tale reeking with power, sex, violence, and romance.

Publication Date:  2014

Publisher:  BookGOSOCIAL

About Author

Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with the Palm Beach Post, The Associated Press in Chicago, Milwaukee Journal, Tampa Tribune, Joliet Herald-News, and Palm Beach Media Group (magazines). His byline has been on thousands of news stories, features, and entertainment reviews.
He has been a freelance writer for several years, and now is embarked on writing novels. To promote MURDER IN PALM BEACH, he has a website, with a blog on which he addresses three passions: grammar, alternative health care, and socio-political issues.

My Review

I was given this book free with a promise of a review.  This is my first time readying anything from this author, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  The author has given us a story with great characters and story line that will suck you in from the start to finish and left me wanting more.  The story is full of mystery, suspense and excitement that kept me on the edge of my seat, I just wanted to keep reading so that I could see what was going to happen next.  I have to say that I also had a hard time putting this book down. I feel that the author had great knowledge not only the legal system but also the prison system.  I love reading True Crime and Mysteries and this was not a disappointment.  I highly recommend this to all that love mysteries and those who don’t you wont be disappointed.  I will also be on the look out for more from this author.


Pollyanna by: Eleanor H. Porter (Reviewed by Rochelle)

Published: Published February 1st 2002 by Aladdin (first published 1912)

Publisher:   L. C. Page

About Author

Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist.She was born as Eleanor Emily Hodgman in Littleton, New Hampshire on December 19, 1868, the daughter of Llewella French (née Woolson) and Francis Fletcher Hodgman. She was trained as a singer, attending New England Conservatory for several years. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and relocated to Massachusetts, after which she began writing and publishing her short stories and later novels. She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 21, 1920 and was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

About The Book

When orphaned 11-year-old Pollyanna comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly, her philosophy of gladness brings happiness to her aunt and other members of the community, somewhat to their surprise.

My Review

Wow, this was a awesome read.  I must admit, but this is the first time I’ve ever read Pollyanna, and I found it to be enjoyable, funny and a great book.  I love Pollyanna’s attitude, her glad game and her outlook on all things.  I loved the way that Pollyanna touched everyone that she came in contact with. I am not sure if this was a reading requirement when I was in school, but if it was I missed it.  I feel that we need more of Pollyanna in today’s society.  If you are looking for a quick, easy and enjoyable book, I highly recommend this for all ages.

A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book:

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell”.

Publication Date:  July 15, 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

About Author:

Fredrik Backman, a blogger and columnist, is the New York Times bestselling author of A MAN CALLED OVE and MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S SORRY. Both were number one bestsellers in his native Sweden and around the world, and are being published in more than thirty five territories. His latest novel is BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE. He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.

My Review:

I honestly didn’t get into this book as much as I would have liked.  It definitely wasn’t my type of book, but I thought why not, give it a try and change it up a little in my readying habits.

This book deals with dark subject matter at times, when one can see only one way out of his loss and loneliness.  Depression among the elderly or people dealing with the loss of a partner is very real, a problem that often goes undetected.  About have way through the book.. it was good, and it had some funny parts, but it was not my type of read.  After looking at some reviews and they were giving (5 stars), I was not loving it, I did give it (4 stars, but it wasn’t nothing special.  I felt that this book dealt with a grumpy old man who only seemed to deal dwell on the childhood and past.  I also found that this book was a little long and seemed to drag on.  Although I found in some parts of this book that it was a powerful reminder that everyone we come in contact with is more that meets the eye.


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I can Only Imagine Bart Millard (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book


This true story follows the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, who loses his father to cancer and inspires him to write the mega-hit song, I Can Only Imagine.

The captivating story behind the best selling singer in the history of Christian music.

Publication Date:  February 13, 2018

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson; Gld. Edition

About Author

Bart Millard is a family founding member and the lead singer of the multi-platinum seeing contemporary Christian Band MercyMe.  He is married to his childhood sweet heart, Shannon.  They reside in Franklin, TN, along with their children Sam, Gracie, Charlie, Sophie and Miles.

My Review

I can Only Imagine an amazing Book.

Wow what a story of God’s Grace and Love, so inspiring! This book is such an inspirational book.  Once I started reading it I had a hard time to put it down.  I absolutely love this book and the story of this will stay with you.  This book will make you laugh, cry and even break your heart.  You will be carried through a time that no child should have to go through.  Bart shows us how to remain open and trust God through the painful and bad things that happens in our lives.  This book is a lesson of listen and let God nudge you in the right direction.  I high recommend this book to all.  I can’t wait to see the movies, which comes out to theaters in March 2018

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