Books Read in February 2021!

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 February of 2021. Here are the 5 books I read and reviewed for February. I might have read even more if I didn’t have two WIPs. But, I always seemed to have a WIP! 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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Jjspina4.0 out of 5 stars An Unusual Story That Covers Many Emotions! Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2021Fragile Lies is an unusual book that covers many emotions – love, hate, deceit, adultery, murder. There are many facets to the characters who commit crimes of passion and throw away lives like they are nothing.

The two main protagonists are Lorraine, an artist, and Michael, a writer. Due to their prospective occupations their paths cross. Each is holding onto a traumatic event that draws them toward one another in inexplicable ways. Will they share their heartbreaks with each other? Will they forgive those who have nearly destroyed them? Will their share their secrets without losing themselves completely?

This was a complicated story that was long in the tooth at times traveling back and forth between characters that made it a little confusing and at times – overwhelming. Each time I thought it was going to end – it didn’t. The ending was … I’m not sure what to say about that. Read this book and find out. It is intriguing.

I am hooked on Robert Dugoni’s series with Tracy Crosswhite! She is a troubled detective who lost her sister when she was shockingly murdered. Each case that Tracy takes on brings back memories of the heartbreaking loss of her sister.

In this case a woman’s body is found in a crab pot by a teenage boy who was trying to pull up his crab pot. The race is on to find the killer. Tracy doesn’t realize how complicated this case is going to be until she delves deep into another case of a missing woman who climbed Mt. Rainier with her husband but did not come down from the mountain with him. Is this the body of the missing woman from the mountain? If it is, how did she end up there in the crab pot? I don’t want to tell you too much about this story. You must read this series beginning with book 1. I’m sure you will be as hooked as I am.

The author creates multi-faceted characters with flaws that keeps the reader engaged and turning pages. There are so many twists and turns that you never really know what is going on and who the killer is. He keeps the reader guessing until the last page which is my kind of mystery. I don’t want to be able to guess who too early.

I love Mr. Dugoni’s writing style and multi-layered stories with this fascinating character, Tracy Crosswhite. I have already downloaded the next book in the series, avidly looking forward to getting into Tracy’s world once again.

I have read all three books in this series and enjoyed them all. The author has a smooth writing style that puts the reader at ease and comfortable with the story and its characters.

Stained Heart is a sweet romance that will stay with you as the two main characters, Caleb and Grace, try to find and heal themselves from past heartaches. Will they be able to come together and find happiness? Will Grace be able to share her past with Caleb? Will they be able to forgive and forget and heal?

A lovely story that will touch your heart. I highly recommend Crystal Joy’s Homeward Bound Series! I look forward to more books from this talented author.

Lost Hills is the first book in Eve Ronin Series. It’s a fast-moving explosive beginning to this series.

The main protagonist, Eve Ronin, is a homicide detective with a nose for trouble. She never gives up until she gets the perpetrators. The author has created a female character with grit, determination, tenacity and a never-holds-bar attitude.

This story moved along so quickly that I felt I needed to turn the pages to meet its pace. I can see how he is an award-winning author and screenwriter of many well-known TV crime shows.

I look forward to more in this enjoyable series. If you are looking for a quick read that will grip you and leave you wanting more – this is the series. Loved it!

A quick note to the author: Less swearing would be better. Thank you!

An Unequal Defense is Book 2 of the David Adams Series of crime thrillers. David Adams is an attorney with a heart who takes care of the oppressed and downtrodden. These are the cases that no high-priced lawyers want to take.

When a mentally unstable man comes to David for help, he doesn’t turn him away. What David finds in this case is too hard to believe and puts his client’s life in danger. He refuses to give up until he gets the person responsible and set his client free.

The author has done a commendable job of creating interesting characters and a gripping story line that keeps the reader hooked through the twists and turns until the satisfying ending. This was an enjoyable and quick read and I highly recommend.

These were all excellent reads. I hope you check them out soon. Did you know that reading is good for your health? Yes, it is! Check out this post to find out why. HAPPY READING & GET HEALTHIER TODAY!

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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