The Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffith

If you feel lost waiting for Louise Penny’s next book, you should definitely check out this series. Ruth, a forensic anthropologist, is pulled into police matters to identify/date remains. Set in England, with quirky characters (especially Cathbad), science and...

A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andrews

Set in an Amish community in Minnesota, everything from the width of the band on your hat to the foods you eat is decided by the Ordnung. Isaac and David, two young Amish men, risk losing everything for their love. Far from being an idealized vision of Amish life, but...

Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes by Sam Zien

If you are looking for a casual friendly kitchen adventure, this is for you! Variety without the fancy ingredients you can’t find, quick and easy without being boring, and delicious!  My entire family will eat meals cooked from this book, without whining. Sometimes I...

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

This is the second book written about the Owens family, but is the prequel to Practical Magic. In this book you learn the origin of the curse, and how the Aunts in Practical Magic came to live at the house on Magnolia Street. Fully developed characters and...

The Nowhere Child: A Novel by Christian White

The Nowhere Child was an unusual read for me, but I’m so glad I picked it up! This is Christian White’s debut novel. The book takes place mostly in Manson, Kentucky, and Melbourne, Australia. The time and place move between the locations and between “Then” and...