Books Read in November 2020!

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 2020. Here are the 4 books I read and reviewed for November. I might have read even more if I didn’t have a WIP and completed many sewing and crocheting projects for gifts. I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

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. Thank you for your kind support of my work and my fellow authors.

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JJSpina5.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Mystery that will keep you hooked until the end!Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020Verified PurchaseJohn Grisham does it again. In this mystery he has created some interesting and likable characters, a clergyman, an ex-con, a computer expert and a woman who controls and runs the Guardian Ministry along with Cullen like clockwork.

This book kept me in suspense as the action ratcheted up with twists and turns. The main protagonist, Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, vows to help those who are innocent and unfairly incarcerated. He has so far managed to free eight who were innocent of the crimes that put them away.

Along with one of the eight he has saved, Frankie Tatum, he investigates the crimes of these innocent men until he finds a way to have then exonerated. There is danger at every turn for there are those out there who don’t want the innocent to be freed thus uncovering the really killers.

I love Grisham’s work and the way he draws his readers in and keeps the action going until the satisfying ending. An enjoyable and worthwhile read for lovers of mysteries and suspense.

Jjspina5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Mystery with an Unexpected Twist!Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020Verified PurchaseThis is the first book I read by Brian Freeman. I found it intriguing and creative as the story progressed. It kept me in suspense until the surprising ending.

Nothing is as it seems which makes the reader think about each scene. What is happening here? Is she crazy or she is delusional? The main protagonist is a writer. Aren’t all writers a little strange? We live in a make believe world and create characters as we observe those around us.

Lisa Powers, the main protagonist, has written a story about her community creating characters from her past. She believe that using their real names helps her to delve into a story and create a realistic story line. She returns home and is swept into a mystery involving a missing boy who needs her help to survive. Can she help him escape those who want to kill him? And, why do they want to see him dead? What did this boy see?

She is still tortured by her past and the tragic deaths of her family members. She is estranged from her twin brother who escaped to keep his sanity after losing family. Lisa is the brave one but needs her brother, Noah, now more than ever before. Will she be able to keep her sanity and help the boy at the same time?

This was a gripping mystery full of suspense and surprises. I highly recommend it to all those who love to be shocked by unexpected endings.

This story is a story within a story containing a screen play that takes the reader back in time to 1972 to the Bronx in New York when life was simpler. The screen play is written by one of the brothers who relives a special time in his life with his brother. Experience through his eyes and the screen play what it was like to be a young boy trying to fit in with others who were older and more talented while competing with a sibling.

It’s a sweet coming of age story of two brothers who learn to be friends growing up even though they are rivals on the same baseball team. The author shares his memories of what it was like to live at that time in the Bronx, the games boys played, the places they visited, family relationships, and the good times and trying times of friendships.

It was a fun and nostalgic read to travel back to 1972. The author did a commendable job of blending together two different stories and outlines seamlessly keeping this reader entertained.

Last Day is a chilling mystery that kept this reader glued until the shocking ending! This is a story about two sisters who suffer from a horrific experience when they are tied up along with their mother while a painting is stolen from their gallery. During this time their mother loses her life when she chokes on the bindings that secure her mouth.

Beth and Kate, the two sisters, never get over their mother’s death and are scarred mentally and psychologically. They try to go on but Kate can’t open up with her feelings or feel love or any other kind of emotion. During this time Conor Reid, the detective who was on the case watches over the sisters for he feels their angst and wants to help in some way by solving the mystery of who took the painting and caused the death of their mother, Mathilde. In the mix are the sisters’ friends Lulu and Scotty who do their best to stay close to them.

The author has created intriguing characters, twists and turns that keep the reader on edge guessing who and what happened and displays a shocking ending that will grip you. I highly recommend this chilling tale.

Thank you for your support of my fellow authors by looking over these books on Amazon. We authors appreciate your kind support. Reviews are important and appreciated.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








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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6 Responses to Books Read in November 2020!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Janice, you are such a productive book writer I don’t know when you have time to read and review! Good on you and there are a couple here I will download!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Noelle! I can’t sit still and have to do something all the time whether it’s writing, reading, reviewing, sewing, or crocheting. It drives my husband crazy! I crochet while watching TV too. Hope you stay safe & well. God bless! Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄 💕

  2. noelleg44 says:

    And Merry Christmas to you, too. I knit while watching TV – my hands have to be doing something!

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Well, it used to be that way but age has crept in and I need periods of sitting still, Janice!

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