Book Review: Peccadillo at the Palace by Kari Bovée

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Salutations bookish companions, your friendly neighborhood BookShark is back! Today, I’m partnering with the publishers of SparkPress to review Kari Bovée’s latest novel, Peccadillo at the Palace. This book marks the second installment in the An Annie Oakley Mystery series. Take a gander at my review below, learn more about the book and author, and don’t forget to add Peccadillo at the Palace to your to-read list, if it piques your fancy!

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Excerpt: A Veil Removed by Michelle Cox

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Welcome bookish connoisseurs and novices, your friendly neighborhood BookShark is here! Today, I’m partnering with the publishers of She Writes Press to bring you an early excerpt from Michelle Cox’s upcoming novel, A Veil Removed. This book marks the fourth installment in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. Check out the excerpt below, learn more about the book and author, and don’t forget to mark your calendars because it won’t be long before A Veil Removed hits the shelves on April 30th!

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Blog Tour: Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton + #Giveaway

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Welcome to the Smoke and Key Blog Tour! This marks one of seventeen stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton, a historical mystery set during the dawn of the 20th century but the dusk of our characters lives–as they reanimate in a subterranean world they shape into their new home. Dig in to find out more about the book and author, read my review, enter a giveaway to win one of two (2) copies of the book, and visit other stops along the tour. Now, let’s unearth some long-buried histories and mysteries!

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Blog Tour: Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black + #Giveaway


Welcome to the Girl at the Grave Blog Tour! This marks one of twenty-four stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black, a historical mystery and thriller set in the pre-American Civil War era of the mid 1800s. Stick around to discover more about the book and author, read my review, enter a giveaway to win a Wonderland Book Beau, and visit other stops along the tour. Now, unearth some tragic history and mysteries!

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Book Review: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Flight of Dreams

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
Published: February 23, 2016 by Doubleday (first published February 16, 2016)
Series: N/A
Other work(s): The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress; Eye of the God
Genres: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction, Mystery
Pages: 336
Rating: 3.5/5, R

On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.

Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.

Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

The Hindenburg. A flying marvel filled with luxury. Held aloft with hydrogen gas. Shrouded in mystery. Bursting with secrets. Flight of Dreams takes us back in time to the year 1937 and into the three and one-half days of its fateful flight that ended in flames. All the while spinning a tale of mystery and intrigue.

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