Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours by by Wiebke Martens & Jennifer Jang

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This photographic guide features five fully illustrated walking tours of the charming New Jersey town with seventeenth-century roots and the renowned university at its core. Explore the heart of Princeton University as well as its more modern sections; downtown Princeton, including some of its oldest neighbourhoods; and the campuses of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Institute for Advanced Study. Each walk highlights the town’s rich history, varied architecture, and a multitude of local attractions, ranging from museums and theatres to parks and playgrounds. For those who want to roam a bit farther, a host of ideas for short outings and longer excursions in the greater Princeton area are included. With compelling full-page images and informative captions, this unique guidebook will appeal to both locals and guests and makes an ideal gift or keepsake.

For someone who probably, will never do much more international travelling anymore.

I found this a delight and informative.

With beautiful photographs and 5 descriptive walking excursions, including the history of the university town of Princeton.

This would be suitable to grace anyone’s coffee table.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Schiffer Publishing and downloaded via NetGalley.

4 Stars****

Murder at the Brightwell (Avory Ames Book #01) by Ashley Weaver

The first in a New series by Ashley Weaver.

Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who regrets her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiancé, Gil Trent, not knowing that she’ll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband.

What was their not to like about this New mystery series. Great cast of characters, well plotted and written. Looking forward to reading more of this series.

This ARC from St Martin’s Press via NetGalley was given in exchange for a non biased and honest review.

5 Stars *****

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A DEADLY BREW (A Tourist Trap Novella #9.5) ~ by Lynn Cahoon

A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery #9.5)

Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, her boyfriend, and three other couples are spending the weekend in the Dermerit home. The house is due to be demolished in a month time, but has been given the go ahead by South Cove’s mayor to be used as a Halloween Haunted House for a few weekends before the demolition begins.

But what begins as a all-in-good-fun fright fest turns into a mystery begging to be solved.

This is one of Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap novellas, which is well plotted, written and fun to read.

Loved it!

This ARC was given by Kensington Books via Netgalley in exchange for a unbiased honest review.

5 Stars *****

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Hate to Love You ~ Epic Love #01 by Carrie Davis

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Read by Guy Veryzer

I loved this audiobook, to the point that I have listened to it twice and will probably re-listen to it more in the future.

The love/hate relationship between the 2 main characters Matt and Dexter, and how they each deal with their own relationship, plus the homophobic attitude in their small home town. Makes this a Great story.

Guy Veryzer’s narration makes the story flow with ease.

Looking forward to listening to the next book in the series.

This audiobook was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

5 Stars *****

Campion at Christmas ~ by Margery Allingham

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4 seasonal short stories from Margery Allingham’s collection.  2 of which are Albert Campion pieces.

An enjoyable short read.  It is always good to catch up with old friends like Albert at any time of the year.

Ideal for curling up with in front of a roaring log fire and a mug of coco on a cold winters evening.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Agora Books.

4 Stars****

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He’d Rather Be Dead (Chief Inspector Littlejohn Series #09) By George Bellairs

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From the British Golden Age of Crime.

This mystery is set in the early 1940’s, in the holiday town of Westcombe.  In which the mayor drops dead at his yearly town luncheon.

Chief Inspector Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is called to unravel the knots.

Well plotted mystery with nice twists and turns to keep you turning the pages.

It is always nice for me to revisit books that I have read in the past, and I enjoyed revisiting this one.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Agora Books.

4 Stars****


 

Hollywood Lighting ~ A Bodyguards Romance ~ by J.V. Speyer

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Can love survive the spotlight of Hollywood’s media mill?

I just fell in love with the main characters of Owen and Jamel.  Their hate at first sight, that gradually grows into a love that burns brighter than any blazing star!

A good plot with well rounded cast and crew, made this novel a dream to read.  And disserves it’s own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

5*****


Love Magic by Jesi Lea Ryan

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Loved this cute quick read Valentine’s story about Oliver and Derrick, that literally has magic in the air!

The characters were interesting and the storyline was enjoyable.

Would read again

5 Stars *****


High Marks for Murder ~ A Bellehaven House Mystery #01 by Rebecca Kent.

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First in the Bellehaven House Mysteries by Rebecca Kent (aka Kate Kingsbury).

This is the second time that I have read this book.  The first time was back when it first came out in paperback in 2008.

Set in a Edwardian ladies finishing school.  This is a light enjoyable read with some interesting characters and plot lines.

Available in ebook/Kindle.

3 Stars ***

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