Gingerbread Kisses by Beate Boeker

  Michelle’s Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge doesn’t start until November 23, but I’m already in the mood for Christmas stories. Gingerbread Kisses is a novella in the Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 collection. Carol is baking cookies for her sister’s wedding in a beautiful hotel in Italy. She practically raised her …

Untimely Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Untimely Death was my last read for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril this year. I do enjoy this event. Thanks goes to the Estella Society for hosting this year. Untimely Death started out a little rough for me. Foreshadowing’s all well and good, but phrases like  “but this year was going to be different; …

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Wicked Charms is silly and funny and cute. It’s an adventure story/ treasure hunt, but it’s all over the top. Lizzie is pretty sane, but she is surrounded by oddballs, like a young man who tends to talk like a pirate and her friend who tries out spells with varying …

The Quick by Lauren Owen

The Quick was this year’s RIP read-along, co-hosted by The Estella Society and Amanda at Fig and Thistle. I listened to the audio version and to be honest, I found it a bit boring. It was slow and atmospheric, but even the “exciting” parts didn’t really grab my attention. I was kept waiting …