Ann Brodeur

Author of Sweet Hope and Happy Endings

2020 DEBUT AUTHORS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

2020 has been a challenging year – I don’t think I need to convince you of that. For some of us, 2020 was supposed to be the year we FINALLY did it. When we finally saw our dreams realized of becoming traditionally published authors.

But it hasn’t exactly been an easy year to release a book into the world.

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No book signings. No in person launch parties. No book tours or book talks.

Nothing that resembled the kind of year many of us expected it to be as we put the final touches on our books.

So, instead – we got together for support and encouragement. And two of our amazing members put this holiday gift guide together – a book and suggested pairings.

Have a book lover to buy for? Flip through our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide to find something for the bookworm(s) in your life.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

As a bonus: stop by 2020 Debuts Facebook page for daily feature books.

AND wait…there’s more!

On Friday, November 27, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm EST, The Write Review will be speaking with authors about the 2020 Gift Guide. Details can be found on the 2020 Debuts Facebook Page.

RELEASE DAY! SNOWBOUND IN WINTERBERRY FALLS

Snowbound in Winterberry Falls

It’s finally here! Snowbound in Winterberry Falls is out in the world and you can grab your copy now.

Paperback link

Amazon Canada

Amazon US

I’m excited to celebrate the release of my debut novel. It really is the work of my heart and I can’t wait for you to read it. If you happen to grab your own copy, I welcome any reviews on my GoodReads author page. If you’re an author, I’d welcome reviews on my BookBub page (US feature only at the moment).

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

BOOK REVIEW: BURDEN OF PROOF

Book By: Davis Bunn

I’ve enjoyed works co-authored by Davis Bunn in the historical fiction genre. This is the first time I’ve read a contemporary solo work and I quite enjoyed his writing style.

The narrative is easy to follow and readers are pulled in within the first chapter of the story. Vivid descriptions of locations help readers to envision the locales, both in present day and back in the early 1980s. Ethan’s (the main character) inner turmoil is evident and one can sympathize with him.

I expected a contemporary story of a man trying to discover who murdered his brother. What I didn’t expect was a sort of time travel story that was part of a physics experiment. So, this story is speculative in nature – but an excellent story nonetheless. I was totally lost with the physics explanations (mainly because I’m not a scientist! However, I can see how the characters in the story thought it was totally plausible. And it worked for the storyline.

Even though the end was in sight for Ethan, the final page felt like the story ended too abruptly leaving me with questions afterward. After all, won’t things have changed in the future if he goes back and changes them in the past?

If you enjoy speculative fiction, you’ll enjoy Burden of Proof by Davis Bunn.

I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

Love’s Pure Light Book Review

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK BY: Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney, Janine Rosche

Christmas is coming and now is the perfect time to read a collection of stories to get readers into the spirit of the season.

This brand new collection of short stories from Barbour Publishing follows a nativity set throughout four generations and through four significant times in history. The talented authors sew the threads together tightly and seamlessly providing the reader with a delightful reading experience.

I enjoyed each story and appreciated the work and research that went in to creating stories set from the end of the 19th century through to present day.

A wonderful book to get readers ready for Christmas.

I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

To Steal A Heart Book Review

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK BY: Jen Turano

The first book in the new Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency series is an interesting read. Gabriella Goodhue used to be a street thief and has put her rusty skills to good use with the women of her boarding house. A friend has been falsely accused of a crime committed against one of the New York 400’s most eligible bachelors and the women set out to prove her innocence – and to capture the real culprit.

Nicholas Quinn was Gabriella’s best friend, until he was taken in by a wealthy professor and given a new identity. Now he’s another bachelor of the New York 400 and tasked with the same mission as Gabriella, though unbeknownst to either party.

In classic Jen Turano style, humour is the thread that binds the characters together is strong. Characters are likeable and the story moves along. There are twists and secrets revealed that may surprise readers.

I enjoyed the story for the most part, but due to my ARC missing several pages the story skipped lots of parts. I didn’t enjoy it as much as other books I’ve read by the same author, but again it’s likely because I missed chunks of the story in my copy.

I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

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