Books Read in the Month of November of 2019!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of November of 2019. Here are the 5 books I read and reviewed for November.

I love sharing my reads in this Jemsbooks Segment, Books Read in the Month. I hope you will get a chance to look these books over soon.

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It look a few chapters for me to get into this book. Once I began to understand that it was a psychological story I started to get into it and analyzed what was happening to the main character, Vanessa aka Nellie.

The story jumps back and forth between the past and present of the life and marriage of Vanessa and Richard. It is told through the eyes and voice of Vanessa who is a woman who loses herself in her marriage but doesn’t realize what is really happening to her. When she comes to terms about her husband and their strange relationship she writes down everything her husband says and does that does not make sense to her. She studies Richard’s actions and tries to figure out how and why he does what he does to her and their marriage.

I don’t want to give any of the twists and surprises but that you must pay close attention to every word in order not to miss what is happening. You will be surprised as I was, I’m sure.

It is an enjoyable read that will keep you turning pages until the satisfying conclusion. I recommend!

Finding Claire Fletcher is a frightening tale of kidnapping, rape, and torture by a pedophile. This is a subject that parents do not even want to think about. It is too horrendous to imagine.

The author delves into the seedy and sick mind of a pedophile. It is quite upsetting to read of the horrific things he does to his victims without feeling sick. It is even more horrible to think that there are such people out there destroying the lives of not only their victims but also their families.

This is a mesmerizing and heart-stopping story that kept me praying for the victims and families for closure. This is book 1 of a series which is a tough subject to read about but that had a satisfying ending. I will check out the next book in the series hoping that it is not as tough a subject to read about.

I received a copy of this book and chose to honestly review it.

The author is a licensed scuba diver and through his experiences diving he delves deeply into the world of diving and takes the reader along with him on his adventures. It is a fascinating story that begins with some history about the French and English warships and a sea battle that took place in 1806.

Scuba takes the reader on a journey through the eyes of a boy who survives a horrendous experience resulting in the death of his brother then through his life as he tries to overcome the guilt over the loss of his brother. He strives to be successful as a scuba diver in order to find a sunken ship and possible treasure that he learned about from his father.

He goes through life separating himself from his parents and traveling to tropical locations in order to use his new skill as a scuba diver. When he meets some people while pursuing his dream job as a scuba diver/captain of a boat things change for him. He realizes what he lost without family and friends.

This is an enjoyable story about a boy who becomes a man and discovers the importance of forgiving oneself and opening up his heart to others.

My Sister’s Grave (Tracy Crosswhite Book 1) is a suspenseful and riveting story from beginning to end. Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite feels compelled to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance. When her body is found and the killer is put away, some evidence doesn’t add up. Tracy searches to find the truth even if it means the wrong person may have been put away.

There are heart-pounding scenes and others that are heart-breaking as things are not as they seem. Tracy uses her skills to uncover evidence that is not only shocking but disappointing.

This is the first book I have read by Robert Dugoni. The author has created a strong and persistent character who does not give up until she can solve the crimes and bring the perpetrator to justice. 

5.0 out of 5 starsA Memorable Historical Novel that Will Become A Classic One Day!November 27, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseAn historical novel with epic proportions that chronicles the lives of three generations of Mahoneys. Part 1 begins with Devin Mahoney and his struggles to survive living in Ireland during a famine and how he travels from his homeland to America to begin a new life of prosperity in the Land of Milk and Honey. The author delves into the historical background of the time and how the Irish had to deal with bias and bigotry when they arrived in their new home.

Part 2 takes the reader through the colorful life of Dillon Mahoney as he travels across the West and has encounters with outlaws, an Indian, and nearly loses his life. Being a man of courage and convictions he strives to do all he can to correct what he feels needs to be corrected by stopping the outlaws from doing any more harm to others.

Part 3 comes full circle with the next generation of Mahoneys, David. He is a troubled soul and spoiled by his father who wanted to give him all he could to make the way easier for him. David must find his way on his own.

This story touched my soul and made me think of my grandparents who came to this country and struggled to make their way by working hard and sacrificing for their children. An unforgettable novel that is a must read. Even my husband who doesn’t talk about many books has not stopped talking about this one. He has even told his friends about it. They are now reading it too.

I have read a few other books by this talented author and enjoyed them all but this book, in my opinion, is his best to date. It’s a memorable historical novel that will stay with me for a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes a classic and one day we see it up on the big screen. Kudos to Andrew Joyce for creating such a wonderful story.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all these books and highly recommend them to my readers. Please remember to review, as I have done, to help the authors along their tough road of writing, publishing and marketing their work. We authors thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


Wishing you and yours a blessing holiday whether it is Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanza or something else.

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Books Read in the Month of November of 2019!

  1. cav12 says:

    More books to add to my TBR list!

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