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Double Crossing

13137711by: Meg Mims

Pages: 257

Published: August 9th 2011 by Astraea Press

ISBN: 9781466223202

From Goodreads: 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL SPUR AWARD from Western Writers of America AND FINALIST in USA BOOK NEWS Best Books of 2012 Awards for Fiction: Western

A murder arranged as a suicide … a missing deed … and a bereft daughter whose sheltered world is shattered.

August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey.

As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust—the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her … for a price.

Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?


This book completely surprised me. This isn’t the kind of novel I would normally pick up. While I do read the occasional mystery, it definitely isn’t my favorite genre, and Westerns would really not be my first pick either. But I devoured this novel. It sucks you in and continues to bring the action and suspense that makes you want to keep reading to find out what’s going to happen next. Lily is one of the strongest heroines I have read about recently. She’s the kind of person that you really enjoy reading about and don’t mind spending time with her. That isn’t always true with main characters. While I may not be a big fan of Westerns, I do enjoy historical novels and the I loved the way that this book really puts you in that time period. The writing is fantastic and it completely immerses you. I didn’t figure out everything in this mystery, but I loved reading this book trying to and again, that’s not normal for me. Normally I sort of just let mysteries play out and don’t get as absorbed as I did in this one. In case you couldn’t tell, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read through it in almost one sitting and enjoyed every second of it. So whether or not you’re a mystery and/or historical fan I would suggest this to you if you’re looking for a book that’s going to keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a great ride. 🙂

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The Key to Love

I just want to say that I apologize for my MIA status for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been very busy and then I was really sick for a while. I’m back in action and am about to start cranking out the reviews! And vlogs! On my youtube channel.


by: Meg Mims

Pages: 106

Published: February 2nd 2012 by Astraea Press

ISBN: 9781621350

From Goodreads: Artist Jennette Jacobson clashes with a handsome visitor at a gallery show. He claims that artwork is just “more junk to dust.” Ouch. When she finds a small metal object on the floor, she uses it later in a new collage.

Her world soon crumbles with family problems and a friend’s betrayal. And wouldn’t you know that the same hunky guy claims he lost an important key the night of the show! When Steve Harmon offers to buy Jenn’s work, she refuses to sell. He’ll just trash it to free his precious key.

Or is it possible that key will unlock her future happiness?


I read this book in one sitting. I thought it was really cute and exactly the kind of story I was looking to read. It was a very cute romance that showed how people can have an affect on people that they never would have expected. Both the hero and heroine changes the other one’s life dramatically without expecting it. I liked the way art played such an important part in the story, it seemed like a very unique way for people to meet and I soaked up every little bit of this story. This story was also very well written and moved along at a very good pace. There was never any part of the story where I felt like we were getting too much backstory or too much inner monologue, everything felt perfectly timed. I would definitely recommend this story to anyone looking for something very easy and fun to read. This is the kind of romance where there is actually a connection between the two characters and you walk away from it feeling like they really did want to be together. 🙂


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