Author Archives: Pat Keelyn

Hinterland

So, I am obviously in a British Mystery Phase. After Shetland (which I’m still going through withdrawal over), we started watching Hinterland. It’s different, a bit darker, but really good.  Great stories, a tortured but brilliant lead characters, and excellent … Continue reading

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Shetland

A friend recommended this series a couple of years ago. Her comment was that it was the best TV Series she’d ever seen. So I watched it — and may have talked about it on FB at that time. And … Continue reading

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The Frangipani Tree Mystery

From the Back Cover “First in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, introducing amateur sleuth Su Lin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore. 1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, … Continue reading

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The Rancher’s Replacement Wife by Pam Mantovani

Another lovely romance by Pam Mantovani. In this story, Ms. Mantovani seamlessly weaves the romance with love of family. In this case it’s the hero and heroine’s love of a child. Add that element to wonderful characters — Graces’ name … Continue reading

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Swarvoski Necklace Raffle

In today’s book world, getting reviews is essential for authors. Readers are more savvy than ever and often check out a book’s reviews before purchasing. Also, the Amazon algorithm — that is, where and when an author’s books get shown … Continue reading

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The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O’Neal

My Review Most people have their favorite comfort foods. I have comfort “authors”. These are the authors I pick up when nothing else appeals to me, when, for whatever reason, I can’t find a book that grabs me. That’s when … Continue reading

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The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah Another excellent book from Kristen Hannah (author of The Nightingale), The Great Alone is beautifully written (the Alaskan imagery is exceptional) with multi-faceted characters and a riveting story. Even though it doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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On Being a Mom

Last year, I wrote about my mother. It’s strange how things you don’t expect surface through writing. If you’re interested, go take a look. This year, however, I want to write about being a mom. Maybe we’ll both learn something … Continue reading

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Wine In My Sippy Cup by Deborah Dove

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to read a book about a mom. Also, because I’ve been reading so much heavy (but great) fiction and nonfiction lately, I wanted to read something lighter, something that would make me laugh. … Continue reading

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