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Newsletter: See what's new in a windy part of the Pacific NW

 Monthly newsletter with book reviews Hello from the Pacific NW Reviews of three wonderful books and comments from a writer... https://mailchi.mp/497e2070a2df/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7213873

Babies switched at birth by mistake find out years later

Excellent article about two babies who were switched at birth in Newfoundland... reading it gave me the goosebumps  The Lives of Others — The Atavist Magazine Enter some description here... https://magazine.atavist.com/the-lives-of-others-newfoundland-come-by-chance-cottage-hospitals-nurse-tiger-babies

Did you know "A Wrinkle in Time" almost wasn't published?

That would have been a loss for readers...  Madeleine L’Engle: "A Wrinkle in Time Was Almost Never Published" Madeleine L'Engle on the agonizing years when A Wrinkle in Time was rejected by more than 40 publishers, and her fear that it would never be published. https://www.literaryladiesguide.com/writing-advice-from-classic-authors/madeleine-l...

Book Review: Crimson Shore

Loved this thriller... Susan Specht Oram’s review of Crimson Shore In this fascinating, atmospheric mystery/thriller, Special Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene look into a looted wine cellar and uncover secrets in a ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3850308907

Book Review: Rhapsody

Wonderful historical fiction set in Jazz Age NYC Susan Specht Oram’s review of Rhapsody Set in the Jazz Age in New York City, Kay Swift is a restless society wife and serious pianist. Her life changes when she hears George Gershwin play Rhap... www.goodreads.com/review/show/3886853759

Newsletter: See what's new in a windy corner of the Pacific NW

Book reviews and special offer: 2 days to read a free Kindle ebook  Hello from the Pacific NW Four great books, a ferry boat departs Friday Harbor and a cute rescue dog's comments https://mailchi.mp/9f08df2ceada/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-4765546

Book Review: The Rosie Project

A delightful novel  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Rosie Project What a delightful book! A genetics professor who has Asperger’s is on a mission to find the perfect wife. But his project is side tracked and his life tu... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3865573050

Book Review: First Comes Like

I really enjoyed reading this romcom with a twist.  Susan Specht Oram’s review of First Comes Like Twenty-nine-year-old Jia Ahmed crashes a Hollywood party to meet a man she’s been texting with for over a year, but Dev Dixit doesn’t know who she is. A ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3692903708

Book Review: Dementia Home Care: How to Prepare Before, During, and After (5 out of 5 stars)

An excellent resource with practical strategies- everyone should read this book to gain insights Dementia Home Care: How to Prepare Before, During, and After by Tracy Cram Perkins, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® Dementia caregivers cope with repetitive questions, mood swings, lost personal space, and live with exhaustion, frustration, and anger. Y...

Book Review: The Serial Killer's Wife

A fast-moving thriller  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Serial Killer’s Wife This fast-moving thriller reminded me of Gone Girl, with secrets layered upon secrets. When someone knocks on the door, Beth’s life changes forever. Than... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3857937297

Book Review: Unfinished Business

A new book in the Ali Reynolds mystery series by J.A. Jance (5 out of 5 stars) Susan Specht Oram’s review of Unfinished Business This new book in the Ali Reynolds mystery series is a delightful read with a satisfying ending. I wish the first third of the book was faster-paced, but ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3854095733

Book Review: Thief of Souls

An intriguing mystery set in Northern China Susan Specht Oram’s review of Thief of Souls When a woman is found dead and her organs removed in a rural village in Northern China, Inspector Lu looks into the murder and finds old enemies. He want... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3842055871

Newsletter: Writing about the Pacific NW & book reviews

Learn about life in the Pacific NW and read book reviews in my monthly newsletter. For the latest issue:  Hello from the Pacific NW Book reviews and writing near the windy San Juan Islands, WA  https://mailchi.mp/6a97610bc7a8/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-4764026

Book Review: Hummingbird Salamander

Solving a deadly puzzle puts a security consultant's life at risk Susan Specht Oram’s review of Hummingbird Salamander A dystopian speculative thriller about a conspiracy, endangered species and a dying world. When security consultant Jane tries to help an old friend and ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3820301626

Book Review: A Burning

A riveting, beautifully written, page-turning novel...  Susan Specht Oram’s review of A Burning If you haven’t read this thought-provoking 2020 debut novel yet, I highly recommend it. When Jivan, a young Muslim woman in India, posts something on Fac... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3780891312

Book Review: The Newcomer

Loved this mystery with an element of romance (5 out of 5 stars)  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Newcomer When her sister is murdered, Letty flees with her four-year-old niece to a Florida seaside motel, where the owner’s son is a suspicious cop. With secrets... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3776763119

Book Review: Blind Turn

A story about family that will pull you in... Susan Specht Oram’s review of Blind Turn This novel about a family tugged at my heart and kept me turning the pages. When sixteen-year-old Jess is accused of texting while driving and killing th... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3749920789

Book Review: What You Never Knew

A mystery set in an isolated lake cabin... Susan Specht Oram’s review of What You Never Knew When June inherits an isolated cabin on a lake, she visits and uncovers family secrets. Looking into her father’s mysterious disappearance, she encounter... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3709787204

Book Review: Missing Joseph

Loved this mystery set in a UK village by Elizabeth George (5 out of 5 stars) Susan Specht Oram’s review of Missing Joseph A delightful mystery set in the village of Winslough, where ‘secrets are layered on secrets.’ The cast of characters includes a woman who longs to have a... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3696858673

Book Review: House Lessons: Renovating a Life

An informative, heart-warming and beautifully written book by Erica Bauermeister Susan Specht Oram’s review of House Lessons: Renovating a Life In this memoir, the author examines how emotions point us to certain homes. A dumpy old house in Port Townsend, WA spoke to her and her husband, despite ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3684395632

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