Apple Turnover Murder: A Hannah Swenson Mystery with Recipes

When The Cookie Jar gets an order of eleven hundred cookies for a charity talent show, Hannah Swenson is overwhelmed, until her intrepid business partner, Lisa, recommends apple turnovers. Being a good sport, Hannah agrees. But then the host turns out to be a college professor both Hannah and Hannah’s youngest sister, Michelle, had a relationship with.

Having to deal with the professor is one thing,

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The Dark Side of Reality – The Real Real

Jesse is an unassuming high schooler, doing her best to keep up with school, her job and her friends. She needs to work on college acceptance and possible scholarships. She’s good at keeping under the radar from some of the big drama at school. However, a documentary crew lands in her high school with lofty promises and even loftier realities. Jesse is plucked from one of the hundreds in her school,

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Saving the World in an Hour: A Review of Room Escape (LIVE) LA

A short time ago, we were lucky enough to visit Escape Room (Live) Los Angeles with some friends. Forbes calls this the best escape room in LA. What is an escape room you may ask? It’s an interactive, group experience where you are put in a room for a finite amount of time and asked to solve clues to get you back out.

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The First Affair by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Jamie McAlister goes to DC as a graduate (and intern) with the hopes that she can get a job that will pay off her expensive education. She lives at the home of a prominent (and oppositional to the leading party currently) political person who happens to be the mother of her best friend from college. Jamie is at the White House during the freeze and comes smack dab into President Rutland.

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It’s Monday, What are you Reading?

Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading…  Please visit the site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome. Be sure to check it out.

I read two books last week–yuck! Hopefully I can pull off six again this week.

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Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno

The Republic and the Separatists have been battling each other in a galactic war. No one is spared as each side scrambles to gain the edge against their enemy. Working for the Empire, Orson Krennic is working on a top secret project–a planet killer. But while he throws every available resource at his command into the project he realizes there is one thing he is missing–his old friend Galen Erso.

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Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

As a huge Crichton fan, I was over the moon to hear that the late author had a new novel that was to be published posthumously. I’ve dogeared and ruined so many copies of Jurassic Park that I’ve lost count. I’ve read Crichton novels in multiple countries, states and nearly every year since my discovery when I was thirteen.

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Business, The Carrie Green Way: A Review of She Means Business

Carrie Green takes an honest and welcoming approach to the traditional business book. She lays out her successes, her failures and everything in between in She Means Business. It should be considered required reading for anyone interested in an entreprenurial life, though females may take the most away from the novel, as Carrie is an everywoman–she has all the struggles we all tend to have.

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A REAL Housewife–Kyle Richards’ Life is Not a Reality Show


Kyle Richards is best known for either her stint as an actress in Little House on the Prairie, or as one of the founding housewives from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. However you know her, she seems to be a straight-shooting woman who takes her jobs as Mom and Wife seriously. In Life is Not a Reality Show,
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Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading…  Please visit the Book Date site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome.

Last week, I read 9 books everyone. This is AMAZING for me, especially considering one of the books was that Star Wars Rogue One prequel that I’ve been trying to get into for MONTHS…

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