A Bound Heart - Laura Frantz

Monday, January 7, 2019

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is just the keeper of his bees--and the woman who could provide an elixir to help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Can they make a new beginning in this New World? Or will their hopes be dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony?

Laura Frantz's prose sparkles with authenticity as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in colonial America.

My Thoughts

The Curse of Misty Wayfair - Jaime Jo Wright

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to turn-of-the-century Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. When the clues she finds lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a postmortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients and uncovering the secrets within. However, she never expected her personal quest would reawaken the legend of Misty Wayfair, a murdered woman who allegedly haunts the area and whose appearance portends death. 

A century later, Heidi Lane receives a troubling letter from her mother--who is battling dementia--compelling her to travel to Pleasant Valley for answers to her own questions of identity. When she catches sight of a ghostly woman haunting the asylum ruins in the woods, the long-standing story of Misty Wayfair returns--and with it, Heidi's fear for her own life.

As two women across time seek answers about their identities and heritage, they must overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined. (From

My Thoughts

Oh my goodness people! Jaime Jo's books creep me! BUT, I can NOT get enough of them! I am absolutely in LOVE with all of her books! Check out my Bookmarked review for The Curse of Misty Wayfair on Hope by the Book's website HERE.

My reviews for her previous books can be found below. 

I received a complimentary copy of The Curse of Misty Wayfair from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Author

Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at

More Books by Jaime Jo Wright on Bookworm Mama


Top Reads 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

How is it the END of 2018 already? So much has happened this year that it seems impossible that it is already over. Being that I haven't featured ALL of the books I read this year here on the blog...I figured I had better make you a list so that you can go read some of these incredible stories!

This year TWO new adventures began for me. 

1. I started working for Roseanna White. I have had so much fun brainstorming, bantering, and working alongside her, albeit, virtually. She is such an incredible person (and boss). 

2. Along with Reading is my SuperPower, Just Commonly, and Faithfully Bookish, we launched a magazine! Eeeep! Check out for more info. (Use the code BOOKISH when you subscribe for a special discount.)

Now, let us discover some amazing reads. This year was an INCREDIBLE year for books. SO many good ones. Click the cover images to find out more about each of these books and why I love them so much!

Pepper Basham
I am almost in my third year working for the amazing Pepper Basham! I hope you have checked out her latest books...because they are amazing!!!! And Pepper's books will always be on my "Forever Favorite" shelf. 

Roseanna White
Roseanna's books have long been favorites of mine. And the two books she published this year are no exception. Have you read these yet? If not, what are you waiting for?

The Six Star Rating
If you are unfamiliar with my rating system, you can check it out HERE. Here are the two books that earned a 6 star rating this year. Drop what you are doing and go read them, now! But not're heart will never forgive you...

Hope by the Book Reviews
A few of this year's top reads I reviewed for Hope by the Book. To find out more, check out my reviews over on the magazine website.

Reviewed for Winter 2018 Issue

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All the Books...
I know that I can be generous with my 5 stars...But I am also super picky about which books I read. I know my own tastes and tend to stick to them. Yes, I venture out into new genres and authors...but let's face it, I just have good  taste 😜

Books Without Reviews...
I discovered an AMAZING website called SCRIBD this year. It's like Netflix for books! Through this (and because we spent a lot of time remodeling our home this year) I listened to a lot of audiobooks this year. I was also a slacker and didn't review all the book I read this year on the blog. So here are a few of my top reads that I haven't reviewed yet.

Curious to see what other books I read this year? You can check them out on my Goodreads Challenge HERE.

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