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Book Review: The Marsh King's Daughter

Think "Where the Crawdads Sing" mixed with a suspense novel  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Marsh King's Daughter This novel takes place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and, because I grew up in what some of us call the “Mitten State,” I was hooked from the start. It’s... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4231746453

Book Review: The Younger Wife

5 out of 5 stars for this domestic suspense/thriller  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Younger Wife I loved this book and fans of domestic suspense and psychological thrillers will too. Reading multiple points of view from convincing, quirky characters ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4206414996

Book Review: The Next Thing You Know

5 out of 5 stars for this domestic suspense novel Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Next Thing You Know I love the way Jessica Strawser crafts stories with characters so real I feel like I know them and want to spend time with them. In this latest novel abo... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4201170407

Yacht runs aground

The sailing yacht was first delivered in 1989 to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Video: Iconic Perini Navi sailing yacht Malizia runs aground The iconic 24.2 metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Malizia has run aground on the Italian island of Stromboli https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/malizia-aground-stromboli

Sign up for a Goodreads Giveaway

A fun book by a boating rescue dog  Book giveaway for Boating with Buddy: From our canine correspondent in the Pacific NW by Susan Specht Oram Aug 05-Aug 29, 2021 Enter to win one of 20 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 05-Aug 29, 2021. We're giving away 20 e-book copies of Boating with Buddy, Episode... https://www.goodreads.com/...

Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

An informative nonfiction book  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma An informative review of proven treatments to help patients who experienced trauma. Informative and many times, I nodded and dog-eared a page to refer to... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4140535877?book...

A Writer's Monthly Newsletter

Life in the Pacific Northwest...  Hello from the Pacific NW About essays, novels, book reviews and deer https://mailchi.mp/7cbc33916538/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7252377

Coast Guard, firefighters rescue a litter of puppies

All kinds of creatures were on board when a boat went aground. Coast Guard, Marin County firefighters rescue man with litter of puppies after boat runs aground Thanks for the rescue! https://www.ktvu.com/news/coast-guard-marin-county-firefighters-rescue-man-with-litter-of-puppies-after-boat-runs-around

Book Review: A Little Bit of Grace

Loved this book! 5 out of 5 stars  Susan Specht Oram’s review of A Little Bit of Grace Like a five-course gourmet banquet, this delightful, funny novel delivers a delicious meal for the reader with a character coming into her own, a bit of ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4169085732

Book Review: The Rehearsals

 A fun read (5 out of 5 stars) Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Rehearsals I really enjoyed this lovely story with a unique premise. What if the day before your wedding repeated itself in a loop? Would you do anything differentl... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4164905952

Book Review: Microbiome Thyroid

Facts, health pointers and recipes (5 out of 5 stars)  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Microbiome Thyroid: Restore Your Gut and Heal Your Hidden Thyroid Disease A fascinating book with interesting medical facts and many helpful pointers for how to improve and restore your health. The recipes looked delicious. Tha... https://www.goodreads.co...

Book Review: Waves and Beaches

Interesting facts about the sea (4 out of 5 stars) Susan Specht Oram’s review of Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast This updated edition of a highly technical book read by scientists, surfers and sailors offers new data relating to the sea and climate change. It’s fill... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4158697732

Celebrating a book anniversary

I'm hosting a Goodreads giveaway with a chance to win 1 of 20 copies from now until August 29! You can enter here: Book giveaway for Boating with Buddy: From our canine correspondent in the Pacific NW by Susan Specht Oram Aug 05-Aug 29, 2021 Enter to win one of 20 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 05-Aug 29, 2021. We're giving away 20 ...

Book Review: The Vanishing Half

5 out of 5 stars  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Vanishing Half Twin sisters grow up in a small town in the South. When one of them decides to pass for white and vanishes, ripple effects are felt across the entire fam... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4138860946

Book Review: Remain Silent

An engrossing mystery... Susan Specht Oram’s review of Remain Silent This police procedural set in the UK is an engrossing mystery and tackles serious issues such as Eastern European immigrants’ modern-day slavery. We’re t... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4116379932

Monthly newsletter

About writing and wildlife in the Pacific NW with three book reviews  Hello from the Pacific NW A monthly newsletter... https://mailchi.mp/6c4c5112a564/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7245733

Book Review: The Kindest Lie

A mystery within a heart-felt novel that addresses serious social issues Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Kindest Lie A mesmerizing tale about a young female engineer who has kept a secret from everyone, including her husband, since high school and returns to her Indiana... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4066887139

Investigation into ship that ran aground in the Arctic

The "echo sounders' low water depth alarms had been turned off..." Investigation on Akademik Ioffe Grounding Calls for Additional Measures in Arctic - Cruise Industry News | Cruise News The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has concluded that the 2018 grounding of the passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe in the Canadian Arctic waters was... https://...

From the Pacific Northwest

On a gray Monday... Gray Pacific NW boating weather - YouTube Boats underway near Cap Sante Marina. WA on a gray morning. https://youtu.be/N-LnTEtGEe8

Book Review: In Another Light

 5 out of 5 stars: Loved this novel! Susan Specht Oram’s review of In Another Light Buckle up and stay hydrated because if you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop reading this until you reach the last page. It checked off all the boxes... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4050280119

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