Books Read in March 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 March of 2021. Here are the 6 books I read and reviewed for March. I might have read even more if I didn’t have another WIP. 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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Malice is a psychological thriller that kept me on the end of my seat. The main protagonist, Dr. Daniel Winters, is on top of the world with a great job, earning multi-figures and living well. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? You are right!

When Daniel meets a gorgeous woman who appears to be into him he falls hard and marries her even though his conscience is strongly telling him ‘NO’. What transpires in this story is surprising to say the least. Daniel realizes not everything in is once perfect life is now perfect, in fact, he is free falling from the top of the ladder to the bottom and fast.

There are many twists and lots of turns in this book that will keep you riveted as I was. Grab your copy today. Jennifer Jaynes is a new author to me that I will be watching closely and reading more.

Grave Descend wasn’t Michael Crichton’s best. It started off okay but then it sputtered and sank along with the ship in the story.

Some of it was reminiscent of a James Bond flick that didn’t do well. The word ‘very’ was used ‘very’ frequently and sometimes twice in a row.

I did find myself squirming a little when the main character, James McGregor, was in the water with the sharks and another time with alligators. These parts were somewhat redeeming.

It was a short read but couldn’t end fast enough for me. The ending was somewhat satisfying but did not enable me to give this four stars.

Don’t Make a Sound is a thriller that will grip you and hold on tight until the explosive ending. There is so much happening in this story that I found myself gasping as I held my breath. I thought a few times that it had ended but no – it kept going on and on! So many possible suspects that my head was spinning. I couldn’t figure it out until the ending knocked me over.

The main characters, three sisters, have endured a horrendous upbringing with abuse by their uncle. Their parents were unfeeling and callous about caring for their daughters. Now that the sisters are grown and trying to make lives for themselves in spite of their traumatic childhood, unforgettable memories keep surfacing that may destroy them.

Be warned: This is a story that should not be read by anyone who has been abused. It is a traumatic and gut wrenching read with violence and language that is not for everyone. In spite of all that I feel compelled to read the next two books in the series.

Death in a Red Canvas Chair is Book 1 of a series of mysteries with Rhe Brewster, an ER nurse who has a penchant for solving mysteries and is always in the midst of murder. So begins this series with a strong and fearless woman who works with her brother-in-law, Sam Brewster, who is the sheriff in Pequot, a coastal town of Maine.

Rhe is not afraid of digging deep into solving mysteries which is anything but what her husband wants her to do. Will is a college professor who is forever fearful of losing his wife when she goes off on another tangent to solve a case.

The author has a strong background in anatomy and sailing as is displayed in the descriptive scenes in the story. This gives the mystery a more polished and professional appeal.

A perfect beginning to this murder mystery series that will keep you turning pages. Highly recommend! I will be downloading the next two books in this series soon to visit with Rhe Brewster to see what she is up to once again.

To Die in Vienna was a quick read with the main character on the run throughout the story. It took a while to get into the book and then it dragged a little in spots. Freddie Makin, a spy for hire, is on the run but from what and who?

Even though the story is based in Vienna the author told nothing about the area and what drew Freddie there. There are a lot of characters that come and go throughout but little is told about them for they were either killed off or run away.

The ending did ratchet up the suspense and was a satisfying conclusion to this story. I would be interested in seeing the movie when it comes out. Maybe it will have more action and suspense.

The author has created an unforgettable short story that tugs at the heartstrings and leaves the reader wanting more. A short but wonderful story that will stay with this reader for a long time.

When the main character, Grace Freeman, discovers a letter from her long-lost mother in an old desk the past is brought to light along with heartache, angst, loss and sorrow. Will Grace and her brothers be able to forgive their mother for leaving them when they were so young? Will this letter bring the family together or pull them irreparably apart?

The characters are real and believable. The interchange with the siblings is comical but also sad at times because of the loss they have felt. The story is beautifully told through their emotions and actions.

I highly recommend this lovely story! Congratulations to Jacquie Biggar for another beautiful creation!

I hope you will check out all these wonderful books on Amazon today. They are all enjoyable and worthwhile reads. Happy reading, readers!

I am always thrilled to receive a review of any of my books as are all authors. Reviews are what authors live for when they write. It’s important to receive as many reviews as possible in order to be recognized by Amazon and readers. Thank you, readers and reviewers, for helping to get my books recognized so others will want to read and review them also.

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

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Janice Spina

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 33 books: 16 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 4 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 25 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 10 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-5 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, 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 http://jemsbooks.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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