Historical fiction, Mystery

The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen

Normally, when I rate books like this one, a cozy historical mystery, I rely heavily on the lead protagonist's plotline to direct my rating. If I did that in case, I would have to deduct a star. The lead protagonist was extremely annoying, to begin with. Her entourage of cousins was better equipped to be… Continue reading The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen

Drama

Is He My Son: A trafficked Chinese child, discovered and lost again by Lin Chang Translated by Bruce Humes

I almost did not finish this book. I am glad I did, though, because the ending made the read worth the effort. Not all translated books work for me, this one was definitely impaired by the narrative style, and I cannot really say if it was the cause of the original writer or not.This is… Continue reading Is He My Son: A trafficked Chinese child, discovered and lost again by Lin Chang Translated by Bruce Humes

Mystery

Reading Between the Crimes (Jane Doe Book Club Mystery #2) by Kate Young

I read the first book of this series and was curious about a couple of aspects of story arcs that were hinted about in the book.In the first book, we were introduced to the lead protagonist, a woman trying to make a life for herself against all her mother's efforts to make her a more… Continue reading Reading Between the Crimes (Jane Doe Book Club Mystery #2) by Kate Young