New Book Watch: Reign of Error (The Worst Detective Ever) by Christy Barritt

Sometimes in life, you just want to yell “Take two!”

When a Polar Plunge goes terribly wrong and someone dies in the icy water, former TV detective Joey Darling wants nothing to do with subsequent investigation. But when her picture is found in the dead man’s wallet and witnesses place her as the last person seen with the man, she realizes she’s been cast in a role she never wanted: suspect.

Joey makes the dramatic mistake of challenging the killer on camera, and now it’s a race to find the bad guy before he finds her. Danger abounds and suspects are harder to find than the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. But when Joey finds a connection with this case and the disappearance of her father, she knows there’s no backing out.

As hard as Joey tries to be like her super detective alter ego, the more things go wrong. Will Joey figure this one out? Or will her reign of error continue?


Product Details

  • File Size: 1086 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Publisher: River Heights (February 28, 2017)
  • Publication Date: February 28, 2017

And in case you missed it (Like I did) Book 1 came out January 5, 2017… and as of today is $2.99 I just finished it and Joey is AWESOME!!


Review: Murder on the Moor (A Drew Farthering Mystery) by Julianna Deering

About this Book

Mystery Awaits on the Mysterious Yorkshire Moors

At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a Brontë hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moor–property destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered–and worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church.

Drew’s friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it’s hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can’t help wondering if her affections lie more with the man’s money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the danger grows ever closer, it’s up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it’s too late.

About the Author

JULIANNA DEERING (also writing as DeAnna Julie Dodson) has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen or the stage. This, along with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgiveness and triumph over adversity. A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas with three spoiled cats and, when not writing, spends her free time quilting, cross stitching and watching NHL hockey. Her series of Drew Farthering mysteries set in 1930s England debuted with Rules of Murder
(Bethany House, 2013) and is followed by Death by the Book and Murder at the Mikado (Bethany House, 2014). Dressed for Death, the fourth book in the series, is scheduled for release in March, 2016, followed by Murder on the Moor (Fall, 2016) and Death with Two Faces (Summer, 2017). She is represented by Wendy Lawton of the Books & Such Literary Agency ( (Source: Amazon Author Page)



My Review

I thoroughly love Drew and Madeline! Their chemistry is unmistakable and very fun to watch. I enjoyed the story, although, it started off slow for me.  However, the author creates such interesting characters I found myself drawn in. As the story progressed I found it more and more intriguing. Mysteries are my favorite genre and I love it when I can try to solve the crime along with the main characters. The author gave subtle clues throughout the story. But she definitely threw a very nice twist that I didn’t see coming.

This is my second Drew Farthering mystery and I look forward to reading more. If you enjoyed the other Drew Farthering mysteries I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one. If you like well written, thought out mysteries, give this a try. If you are an adrenaline junkie that feeds of the Seatbelt Suspense of Brandilyn Collins or  the action packed suspense stories of Terri Blackstock, then this may be too slow paced for you.

Rating: 4 Stars!

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, via, but I was not required to leave a review.  The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.


New Book Watch: A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life.

February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy.

Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark…

Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides—and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (March 14, 2017)
  • Language: English