Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Books of 2020

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is the top ten books of 2020. Of the over 100 books I read, it was a challenge to narrow it down to just 10 (plus a bonus novella collection), but here it goes… the award for my favorite books of the year.

Book Review | The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright is a split-time novel centered around the wintering grounds of the Bonaventure Circus. It follows Pippa Ripley, adopted daughter of the original owner of the Bonaventure Circus, as she seeks find the mysterious “Watchman” in 1928 and, in current day, Chandler Faulk, who wants to save the deserted circus train depot while navigating the struggles of being a single mom with newly diagnosed disease.

Reading Wednesday | Echoes Among the Stones

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I finished reading Echoes Among the Stones, Jaime Jo Wright’s latest time-slip novel, last night. Putting words to a review this morning doesn’t feel fair to the impact of the book. It’s the type of story that leaves a reader thinking long after the final page has closed.

Reading Wednesday |The Curse of Misty Wayfair

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The Curse of Misty Wayfair, by Jaime Jo Wright, is a gripping split-timeline, romantic suspense novel about identity and family heritage. It follows two young women as they both grapple with the Legend, and ghost, of Misty Wayfair.

Reading Wednesday | The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

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I loved The House on Foster Hill, so when I learned that Jaime Jo Wright was coming out with a second book, I jumped at the chance to read it. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond is a page-turning tale that mixes history, suspense, and romance. Written in the same style as The House on Foster Hill, it follows two women who, though living in separate centuries, have their lives woven together by an obituary and two tent revivalists.

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright: a book review

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My first read of the new year is a romantic suspense by fellow Wisconsinite and Sister in Crime, Jaime Jo Wright. The House on Foster Hill is the story of two women bound together by an abandoned house in the small town of Oakwood, Wisconsin.