The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele

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Utterly charming!

This book is about co-workers turning into friends, difficult professional and personal situations, comic mishaps and funny situations, heartache, joy, laughter and of course shoes. Let’s not forget about the shoes. From the dowdy ones, all the way to the sparkling IT shoe of the moment, the overaching plot is all about shoes.

I loved this book. Such a poignant and also joyful story, great characters. Overall: utterly charming

Melody Bittersweet and The Girls’ Ghostbusting Agency (Girls Ghostbusting Agency #1) by Kitty French

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This is a new series, and it’s wonderfully funny, oringinaly, whacky and quirky. Great read.

I loved the main character, Melody, but her friends/co-workers. Melody sees dead people, and I love that concept. It makes for great funny moments. Her best friend works with her at the agency, even though she does not see dead people, she has plenty of quirks of her own, which make her such an amazingly whacky sidekick. The trio is rounded out by a somewhat socially awkward son of one of the dead people Melody saw, and she employs him as part of his dad’s last wishes.

Plenty of characters, plenty of funny action, plenty good story. The writing style reminds me of Janet Evanovich, but the plot is completely unique and unlike anything I’ve ever read. Perfect for times when you want to relax into a fun, light and unusual read.

Night and Day (Eve Duncan #21) by Iris Johansen

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Eve Duncan #21. I’ve read most of them, and by now feel like I’m repeating myself with every review. This book is just as amazing as the other 20. Each story is unique, never becomes boring or repetitive. I have no idea how Iris Johanson manages that, but I am a huge fan and will continue to devour the books as they come out.

Fantastic series, amazing characters, great writing. The suspense grabs me in chapter one, and from there it’s a wild up and down rollercoaster ride, with the adrenaline never letting up. Love, love, love

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

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Loved reading this. I loved The Devil Wears Prada, so I was hoping this book would be equally engaging and riveting, and it was.

Lauren Weisberger made the world of tennis so realistic, and I respect how she was able to dive into it and describe it in such a vivid way.

This book has it all, romance gone wrong, romance gone right, heartache, victory, defeat, villains and heroes. Really great read.

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1) by Paula Berinstein

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*** Free on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca right now***

I liked that the story was fresh. Amanda reminds me of Nancy Drew or even Harriet The Spy, but with her very own twist. She is bound and determined to be a film maker, even though she comes from a family of detectives and is sent to a special school for descendants of great detectives.

What I didn’t like was that the book felt too long. In the middle it seemed to drag and drag with not much happening, and I put it down a few times to read something else. I always did pick it back up again.

I think kids will enjoy this book, and will be able to relate to Amanda and her friends.

Confessions of a Queen B* (The Queen B* #1) by Crista McHugh

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***Free on Amzon.com and Amazon.ca right now****

This is the first book of a series and also the first book I’ve read by this author.

I loved this book. It’s fresh, well written, and an all around fun read. I liked the two main characters, and the story that develops between them. A really great book, and since it’s currently free, everyone should read it.

 

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