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Five Star Summer – The Best Books I Read

Best Summer Books

Let’s just get past the formalities– it’s been a long time, like a reallllly long time!  But, I am back! Maybe not multiple posts a week kinda back, but at least 1x a week. I miss blogging a ton, and I haven’t stopped reading at all! So I’m here today to share with you some of my FAVORITE books from the past four months!  Spoiler: They’re four and five star reads, but all fantastic.

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Author Interview with LINDA CASTILLO!

LINDACASTILLOFirstly, a huge, huge thank you to Linda for being here with us, and secondly, if you haven’t noticed my SLIGHT obsession with her Amish Murder series, check my review for the first and second in the series.  But regardless, this NY TIMES Bestselling Author is sweet, talented, and all together awesome.  Let’s welcome her! HIIII LINDA!

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TTT: Best of 2013

2013 End of the Year Bookish Survey!

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Review: Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

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Pray for Silence

By: Linda Castillo   

The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm.  Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect.  Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from the English—and each other—but this crime is horribly out of the ordinary.

State agent John Tomasetti arrives on the scene to assist.  He and Kate worked together on a previous case during which they began a volatile relationship.  They soon realize the disturbing details of this case will test their emotional limits and force them to face demons from their own troubled pasts—and for Kate, a personal connection that is particularly hard to bear. When she discovers a diary that belonged to one of the teenaged daughters, Kate is shocked to learn the girl kept some very dark secrets and may have been living a lurid double life. 

Who is the charismatic stranger who stole the young Amish girl’s heart? Could the brother—a man with a violent past, rejected and shunned by his family and the Amish community, have come to seek out revenge?  As Kate’s outrage grows so does her resolve to find the killer and bring him to justice—even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

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Review: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

 

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by: Linda Castillo

A killer is preying on sacred ground….

In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish.

Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.

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