Lovely first novel. Sasha Silverman of the Silver Bear shop (yes its named for her family) loves selling teddy beards. And making 4th of July Teddy picnics for kids. Hopefully their parents will buy more… Who knew making Teddy Bears could be so stressful? It’s because the company salesman is a jerk – and after … More Bearly Departed by Meg Macy
Summer, so busy! No time to write good reviews. 3 SFF and 1 Mystery. The Outskirter’s Secret byRosemary Kirstein (The Steerswoman #2) 5 stars The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2) 4 stars The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron (The Legend of Eli Monpress #3) 4 stars Echoes in … More Lists and Memes: The Sequel collection!
1636: Mission to the Mughals by Eric Flint and Griffin Barber (1632 Universe) 4 stars, SFF Debut novel for Griffin Barber. Desert Noir by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #1) 4 star, mystery Desert Wives by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #2) 3 star, mystery
The Incrementalists by Steven Brust SFF, 5 stars Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere A Material Witness Mystery #2) 5 stars The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton SFF, 3 stars.
Romeo & Juliet, the Alaska version. (Once again, I need a Shakespeare shelf. See also Hambly’s Die Upon a Kiss https://www.goodreads.com/review/show…) Two villages, alike in dignity – no, not any more. When Alaska got the big federal payout several presidents ago, one village chose to stay traditional, and the other said fork it over. Guess … More Bad Blood and Less than a Treason by Dana Stabenow
One extra star because I figured out the reveal on page 275 way back on page 30. Four stars for the cozy-mystery crew of friends and for the way snow globes are absolutely integral to the plot (unlike book 2). If Cami was suspected in book 1, and the help was suspected in book 2, … More Frosty the Dead Man by Christine Husom
I should have a shelf SHAKESPEARE SPOKEN HERE but then I would embarrass myself by how many references went right over my head. Anyhow. In a Louisiana where white (rich) men regularly set up their official black mistresses (AKA placee, with the little french mark under the first e) in their own houses, in a … More Die Upon a Kiss by Barbara Hambly