My two latest reads I have to share with you today are perfect if you are into family dramas and cozy mysteries. I’m also going to be sharing with you where I go to read about books online. I love to learn about what other people are reading.

Title: The House We Grew Up In
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: 2014
Format: Hardcover
Length: 388 pages

I have heard so much about Lisa Jewell from other readers that I decided to grab a copy of her book at Half Price. The family in this book is a little quirky, but it’s what makes for good drama. The mom is very eccentric and is hiding secrets of her past. Secrets that spill over to the next generation until all four children are carrying the burden of their mom’s past as well as their own. Jewell writes from the perspective of the mom and grown children. I don’t think this is the most popular out of Jewell’s writings, but it was enough to keep me interested to read more of her works. This read is perfect if you are into family drama with idiosyncratic characters.

Photo Credit: Jascha Gordon

About the author

From the publisher’s page:
Lisa Jewell is the internationally bestselling author of eighteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Then She Was Gone, as well as I Found YouThe Girls in the Garden, and The House We Grew Up In. In total, her novels have sold more than two million copies across the English-speaking world and her work has also been translated into sixteen languages so far. Lisa lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.
https://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Lisa-Jewell/75656043

Title: Because You’re Mine
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
Format: Paperback
Length: 336 pages

I didn’t know Colleen Coble was a Christian writer until I was halfway into the book. I am a believer myself and will confess I don’t read much Christian fiction. I was surprised by how much I loved this book. I thought it was a worthwhile read. I loved Alanna, the main character. I wouldn’t say the book is an edge of your seat thriller, it’s more like a cozy mystery. I recommend if you love Agatha Christie, Rhys Brown, and Lillian Jackson Braun.

About the author

From the author’s website:
Best-selling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 4 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com.

Where do I read about books?

On FB:
Women Reading Great Books It’s a private group so you will have to request to join.
The Fussy Librarian Book reviews

Anytime I find a new author, I follow their FB page to keep with new works and also to read what others are saying about them.

Online:
Book Browse book blog with reviews and find additional books that match your interests by typing in one of your favorite authors or titles.
Book Riot book blog that keeps up with the latest publishing news. I also follow their FB page.
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