The Magician’s Lie, a Magical Tale

I love to offer a brief review of the books I’m reading whenever I get the time to post, and this one captivated me.

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THE MAGICIAN’S LIE, by Greer Macallister is my latest read, and I loved it. The book starts with one of Arden’s most amazing illusions followed by a murder, and from that moment on, the reader is mesmerized by the Amazing Arden’s magical tale.

The Amazing Arden is a famed illusionist, a rare position for a woman, and it gives her a greater sense of  independence that other women of her time don’t enjoy. As her unique profession helps her gain more freedom, her main purpose for pursuing a career as an illusionist is to escape her  troubled past. Unfortunately, Arden is unwittingly laying the groundwork for her own prison. If the past catches up with her, no illusion can help her escape.

I couldn’t put this one down until I found out what happens to the amazing Arden, a character I found to be sympathetic and vulnerable while amazingly brave.

If you loved Water for Elephants, you will love The Magician’s Lie. I highly recommend it.

Happy Reading!


New Fiction for My Readers in 2016!

I love this picture of my mom embracing me at my book release party for my debut novel RUBY AMONG My Amazing Mom at my First Ever Book Signing in 2008.US in 2008. When we see each other again, I’ll love getting a hug from her to celebreate my fourth novel. That’s right!

I’m thrilled to announce to my amazing readers that my fourth novel is due out in May of 2016. I’ll give you more details later, but for now, I wanted to share this happy day with you!

Now, do the happy dance with me!


Meet the Grove Girls: Favorite Books

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This is a great site featuring some of my friends. You might like to check them and their books out!

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On occasion there’s an extra Tuesday or Thursday in the month, and we decided this would be a great time to have a conversation about some of our favorite things. We’d love to learn more about your favorites, too! So be sure to leave a comment chiming in with your favorites.

Since we’re authors, we thought we’d start with favorite books. I think most of us would agree that the Bible is a favorite. Some parts more than others, but still a book we each cherish. We’re diving a little deeper and hope you enjoy this look at some of our favorite books.

Without further ado, here are the Grove Girls favorite books of all time (other than the Bible):

Melissa: This is crazy hard for me and I’m honestly not sure I can pinpoint just one. But a book that I read over and over as a kid…

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Kobo Sale: Half off of WAKING UP JOY

I just heard that WAKING UP JOYJustWakingUpJoy is 50% off with a promo code at Kobo beginning today, October 27th, through October 30th.  The sale makes WAKING UP JOY about $2.50 – a real bargain. The Canada sale begins the 28th and UK starts the 30th.

See below for special promo codes for each country. If you are a Kobo reader, it’s your lucky week.

Happy Reading!

Here are the codes:

United States/Australia/New Zealand
October 27th – October 30th
Promo Code: GET50SALE

October 28th – October 31st
Promo Code: CA50SALE

United Kingdom
October 30th – November 2nd
Promo Code: UK50SALE

Thought I Knew You, by Kate Moretti

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Kate Moretti’s novel, I Thought I Knew You, utterly captivated me. A story about a woman derailed, Claire experiences an abrupt loss of her husband who never returns from a business trip. Now the wife of a missing person, Claire climbs up out of her shock and grief and begins to search for him, but along the way she finds clues that suggest her husband wasn’t the man she thought him to be.

Although Claire struggles with answers to her questions, she doesn’t stop searching and in doing so she learns some things about herself that she’d kept buried throughout her marriage. All the while, Claire is also fighting to protect the feelings and future of her two young daughters, wrestling with her growing attraction for her best friend, Will, and a heartfelt desire to do the right thing even as it becomes more and more possible that her husband may never return.

I turned the pages quickly, waiting for the shocking twist, and when it came I loved it. This novel is beautiful, asking the question of what love really is and answering by delving deeply into human emotion and surprising us with the truth, even thought it makes perfect sense.

Highly recommended!