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Hey, ya’ll! I’m VERY behind getting my reviews up on the website! I’ve increased the reading and reviewing, leaving less of my leisure time available to update this website. I’ll do weekly posts with links to my reviews at Amazon; you can also check out my Amazon and Goodreads profiles.

By the way, I’m now a top 50 Amazon reviewer (#42 currently)… and the top 10 US reviewer of all time on Goodreads (and top 15 in the world). Cool stuff!

I hope to make updates to this site soon!

My Reviews at Amazon Week of April 19, 2020

Some Favorite Books This Week!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

By the way, I am proud to announce that my own book published last week, Kitchen Open, was a #1 new release twice in the past 4 days! Check it out above and share it with your restaurant friends!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

  • Brokenhearted Lovers by Penelope Wells (super short and ultimately unsatisfying)
  • Leaving Home by Casey Dawes (a long, complex, and nuanced tale not only about romantic love but also a family drama; worthwhile read!)
  • Finally Married, Sophie by Jan Gallagher Dunn (needed a prologue to explain their past)

Nonfiction – General

Nonfiction – Business

Nonfiction – Self-Help

Nonfiction – Spirituality

Children’s Books

Mysteries

Speculative Fiction

  • Dragons and Mages – A Limited Anthology Edition by various authors (fun if you like dragon or magic stories)

No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

My Reviews at Amazon Week of April 12, 2020

Some Favorite Books This Week!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

I’ve just published my own book in support of the restaurant industry, Kitchen Open by Jamie Jack. It’s linked above. Check it out and spread the word to anyone you know who owns, manages, or operates a restaurant!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!

Historical Romance

  • Conquered Heart by Kara Griffin
  • A Portrait of Dawn by Samantha St. Claire (Idaho territory just on cusp of statehood)
  • The Princess Spy by Elise Marion (not really historical as it takes place in a nonexistant country, but it seems European around the time of the start of the railroad)
  • Capturing the Bride by Samantha Holt
  • Tides of Passion by Tracy Sumner
  • A Stolen Bride by Avery Maitland (poorly written story; I don’t like a story where the hero is unclear or the heroine gets abused during the entire book)
  • Wed in Disgrace by Rose Pearson (very sympathetic heroine)

Contemporary Romance

Nonfiction

Cookbooks

Children’s

Speculative Fiction

Mysteries

 

No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

My Reviews at Amazon Weeks of March 29 and April 1, 2020

Some Favorite Books This Week!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here, especially now, as I have been working hard on trying to get my own book published on Amazon to help restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Nonfiction

Children’s

Thrillers

Speculative Fiction

Time Travel

Mystery

 

No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

My Reviews at Amazon Week of March 22, 2020

Some Favorite Books This Week!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Nonfiction

Paranormal

Children’s

Family Drama

Speculative Fiction Romance

  • Savanna by Shelly Ferguson (a mermaid shifter fantasy I found confusing)
  • Once in a Black Moon by D. Lieber (complex time-travel, shifter, fae, magic fantasy love triangle) 

Games for Adults

No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

My Reviews at Amazon Week of March 15, 2019

Some Favorite Books This Week!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!.

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Nonfiction

Speculative Fiction Romance

Children’s

Mysteries

Fantasy

Urban Fantasy

  • Fianna’s Rising by Ron C. Nieto (delightful blend of urban fantasy and Irish mythology)

Chick Lit

No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

My Reviews at Amazon Week of March 8, 2020

Some Favorite Books This Week!

I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!.

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Nonfiction

Speculative Fiction

Children’s

Mystery/Suspense

Paranormal Romance

 

    No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

    My Reviews at Amazon Week of March 1, 2020

    Some Favorite Books This Week!

    I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

    Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

    Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!.

    Historical Romance

    Contemporary Romance

    Nonfiction

    Mystery/Suspense

    Family Drama

    • The Other Family by Loretta Nyhan (a divorcing mom struggles with a child’s undiagnosed disease)
    • The Last Bathing Beauty by Amy Sue Nathan (well-written story of could-have-beens and second chances, girlfriends and granddaughters)

    Speculative Fiction

    Children’s

    No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

    My Reviews at Amazon Week of February 23, 2020

    Some Favorite Books This Week!

    I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

    Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

    Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!.

    Historical Romance

    Contemporary Romance

    Nonfiction

    Cookbooks

    Mysteries

    Children’s

    Paranormal

     

    No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

    My Reviews at Amazon Week of February 16, 2020

    This is normally where I would have covers of some favorite books this week… but I had none. Some did make the naughty list, though. See below all the links!

    I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

    Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

    Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!.

    Historical Romance

    Contemporary Romance

    Nonfiction

    Time-Travel Romance

    Science Fiction

    Steampunk Romance

    Children’s

    Paranormal Romance

    Historical Fiction

    Cookbooks

     

    No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

    My Reviews at Amazon Week of February 9, 2020

    Some Favorite Books This Week!

    (See some not-so-favorite ones below the Amazon review links!)

    I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with both the reading AND posting here. While I get it all sorted out, I thought I could at least post the reviews here to Amazon, so you can read them there!

    Note: I am listing reviews as I do them each day. Sometimes, Amazon takes days or even a week or more to approve these reviews, so you will see a lag between when I list reviews and when a link is available. The longest I had to wait was 3.5 weeks!

    Hope that life becomes a little more sane soon!.

    Historical Romance

    Contemporary Romance

    Cookbooks

    Nonfiction

    Mysteries

    Fantasy/Supernatural

    Literary Fiction/Satire

    Paranormal

    Children’s

    No-So-Favorite Books This Week!

    Jamie Brydone-Jack

    Jamie Brydone-Jack

    Reader, Editor, Writer

    I’m an avid reader, for both fun and business. I enjoy a wide variety of books, including literary fiction, romance, thrillers, cozy mysteries, and fantasy for fiction and history, contemporary issues, philosophy, music, medicine, and cookbooks for nonfiction. I’m a freelance copyeditor who also does beta and alpha reading. I have two websites that are all about romance and mystery. You can also follow my reviews at Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub.

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