Review of ‘Only the Stars Know Her Name: Salem’s Lost Story of Tituba’s Daughter’

A breathtaking story about Tituba’s daughter, and her path through anger and darkness and towards forgiveness and peace. Continue reading Review of ‘Only the Stars Know Her Name: Salem’s Lost Story of Tituba’s Daughter’

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A Tale Perfect for a Spooky Night | Review of ‘The Fifth Petal’ (The Lace Reader #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

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The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
Crown
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Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, has been dragged into a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed the “The Goddess Murders.” After another incident occurs that once again points to Rose Whelan, a once respected local historian, niece Callie Cahill, daughter of one of the victims comes back to exonerate her. Together John and Callie look back on the past and delve into Salem’s darker side.

Published January 24, 2017 by Crown, The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry is the second in her contemporary/mystery Lace Reader series.
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Weekly Reading List #73

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. For me it has been a calmer week, I’ve had some time to edit my novel and catch up on some of my reading. I injured my hand though. I either have a pinched nerve in my center of both my palms or I have tendonitis. Plus, my anemia isn’t doing too great. Oh well, such is life. At least I have my books so check out what’s on the table this week.
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Weekly Reading List #72

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! So I finally got my Christmas present from my fiancé. What is it? I’m typing on it. It’s a new LAPTOP! And let me just say it works like a charm, I’m not yelling at my laptop to open up my files anymore. It’s a beauty. And I was able to visit my family in Illinois. My god it was cold there. But it was bunches of fun and I love my family. And we had tons of Mexican food. It was a lot of fun being with my family. And I was able to get a lot of reading done.

Which brings me to this! Check out my latest weekly reading list and see what’s up for me.
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A Tricky Novel | Review of ‘Conversion’ – 954 Nation

By: Cynthia Ayala

A novel that takes two timelines to bring to life the Salem Witch Trials in a modern age as young girls begin to suffer a mysterious illness. Conversion has a brilliant execution and presents a very good plot line. The only downside is the sacrifice Howe makes in regards to character dynamics. Continue reading “A Tricky Novel | Review of ‘Conversion’ – 954 Nation”