Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happenings in Historic Philly!

The idea for this post came to me while leaving the National Constitution Center last Friday. Their current exhibit on Alexander Hamilton is simply awesome. Or, as my cousin noted,"Hamilton was more than a hit Broadway musical."

April starts the Historical District's busy season as tourists begin their visits to the great city of Philadelphia, and learn of our nation's beginnings.

Here are some highlights for the 2018 season...

The National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

"Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation"

Featured until December 31st, an awe-inspiring special exhibit explores the rival ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries.

Museum of the American Revolution
101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Celebrate the Museum’s One Year Anniversary April 19-22, 2018!

The Museum opened on April 19, 2017. To start off the anniversary celebrations, the Museum is offering FREE general admission on Thursday, April 19th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Along with the exhibits, enjoy trivia, games, and food and drink specials in the Cross Keys Café. The festivities continue with various events and activities throughout the weekend.

Fete Day
Elfreth's Alley
2nd Street between Arch & Race

Saturday, June 2nd, join the residents of our nation's oldest continuously residential street for an afternoon of colonial crafts, music, food, and games.


Have a great week, Everyone!

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Phillies Rock the Park!

Baseball is back in Philly. Although my Philadelphia Phillies had opening-weekend-on-the-road struggles with the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, they are bringing the fans joy with their season opening home stand. 

Friday's 5-0 win over the Marlins was the first opening day win the team enjoyed in years. Followed by last night's 20-1 win against the same Marlin team! Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr  both hit a grand slam! Carlos Santana a three-run homer!

Perhaps Doug Pederson, head coach of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, brought the Phillies some luck when he tossed out that first pitch on Opening Day! 😊

To check out those Grand Slams,

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

There are three events to celebrate at my house this week. Easter, the first full week of Spring, and the start of Phillies' baseball! Best wishes to all and enjoy!

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Group of "Super Sleuths!"

With all the characteristics of a Hallmark Movie & Mysteries series, sit back and enjoy these ten assorted reads by critically acclaimed, award winning, and best selling authors.

Each novella is a tie-in to an established multi-book series--a total of over 800 pages of reading pleasure for lovers of amateur sleuth, caper, cozy, and female P.I. mysteries.

Frosted, A Moreno & Hart Novella by Allison Brennan & Laura Griffin--Three years ago LAPD Detective Scarlet Moreno and rookie cop Krista Hart were nearly killed during a botched sting operation. Now, they're best friends and partners in the Orange County private investigation firm of Moreno & Hart. But their routine assignments are anything but safe.

Crewel Intentions, An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Novella by Lois Winston--Craft editor Anastasia Pollack receives a desperate call for help from former fashion editor Erica Milano, now in Witness Protection. Erica is being stalked and is afraid to notify the authorities.

No Quarter, A Cleopatra Jones Novella by Maggie Toussaint--Amnesia, the doctor says when accountant Cleopatra Jones wakes in a distant hospital. Hours later most of her memory returns. Detective Jack Martinez visits Cleo's nearby wealthy client, only she's dead and broke. To Cleo's horror, she's a murder suspect.

What the Widow Knew, A Kali-O'Brien Novella by Jonnie Jacobs--Attorney Kali O'Brien takes on the case of a young woman accused of murdering her much older, very rich husband. As evidence mounts and other possible suspects are eliminated, Kali's doubts about her client's innocence grow.

The Magnesium Murder, A Periodic Table Mystery by Camille Minichino--While freelance embalmer Anastasia Brent prepares the body of a young bride-to-be, she learns the girl's mother suspects foul play. Once again Anastasia is pressed into service as a sleuth...

Honeymoons Can Be Murder, A Lee Alvarez Novella by Heather Haven-- When PI Lee Alvarez goes on her honeymoon with bridegroom, Gurn Hanson, they find a dead woman practically on their doorstep. Kauai breezes may be soft, but there are gale force winds of accusation against Gurn.

Smoked Meat, A Carol Sabala Novella by Vinnie Hansen--Baker and wannabe sleuth Carol Sabala visits her mother for a family Christmas get-together. It's murder, in more ways than one.

A Deadly Fundraiser, A Talk Radio Novella by Mary Kennedy--When radio talk show host Dr. Maggie Walsh and her pals start digging up clues in a scavenger hunt at a glitzy fundraiser, the game suddenly turns deadly.

The Color of Fear. A Kelly O'Connell Novella by Judy Alter--Kelly receives a written kidnap threat targeting her infant daughter, Gracie. Kelly's assistant Keisha narrates as Kelly and her family plot their precautions, but as time passes and the threat still looms, fear takes a toll on the family...and on Keisha.

Papa's Ghost, A Gladdy Gold Mystery Novella by Rita Lakin--Gladdy and her girls accept an assignment iat a famous resort in Key West, thinking it will combine business with pleasure. Once they arrive, Gladdy suspects something is strange. Not only is their client an unexpected shock, but so is the case of murder they are expected to solve.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

In the Mood for "Sweet" Romance?

Sit back and relax with a bundle of getaway romances. Enjoy this group of heartening stories with genuine, sincere women and alluring, charming men.

Harlequin® Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes:


Wedding Island

Dr. Anna Gray has stepped out of her comfort zone to help her mother prepare her resort for its first-ever wedding. But when delicious billionaire Leo di Marquez sails into La Isla Marina, Anna’s tempted into dropping her guard—with unexpected consequences!

BEAUTY AND HER BOSS by Jennifer Faye

Once Upon a Fairytale

Handsome but guarded former Hollywood star Deacon Santoro prefers the confines of his mansion since an accident left him scarred, both inside and out. Can his new PA, Gabrielle Dupré, convince Deacon that love will give them the fairy-tale ending they deserve?

A BABY IN HIS IN-TRAY by Michelle Douglas

Liv Gilmour can’t say no when her identical twin asks her to take her place for a week at work. And when someone abandons a baby with a note demanding Lord Sebastian Tyrrell take care of it, Liv’s suddenly up close and personal with the sexy boss…and a baby who needs them both!


When hotel heiress Audrey Girard’s safe, convenient wedding is called off, she’s left to contend with her ex-fiancĂ©’s brother—brooding chef Shane Murphy! And there’s nothing safe about her attraction to Shane… Could there be a Las Vegas wedding in the cards after all?

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Boxed Set of Mayhem!

Settle back with a bundle of reads filled with mystery, suspense, and turmoil with Murder & Mayhem.

Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman
Hattie Cook takes a temporary job at an insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.

Brownies, Bodies, and Breaking the Code by J L Wilson
Jessie Patrokus doesn't give up...and that might get her killed. To complicate matters, a colleague turns up dead from eating the brownies she brought to the company potluck. Gus Colcannon, a new programmer at the company, starts to ask a lot of questions and Jessie gets suspicious. That's when she finds she may have uncovered a terrorist plot and discovers Gus is an undercover FBI agent.

Poison Ivy by Misty Simon
Ivy Morris has a new life as homeowner and proprietress of a popular costume shop. Between overpowering biddies and stolen lingerie from the worst-kept-secret side of the business, things get even more complicated when a woman is murdered at the ball—a woman wearing the same costume as Ivy.

Medium Rare: Dead Man Talking by Michelle Witvliet
When Jennifer Flagg is drawn to the scene of a murder, she quickly discovers the business of talking to the dead is a whole lot more complicated when there's a body still attached. Her detective boyfriend wants her to stay out of police business. The dead guy wants her to help find his killer. And all the murderer wants is to put Jennifer permanently out of business.

On the Hook by Cindy Davis
A Picasso painting goes missing while en route from Chicago to New Hampshire...while the truck is moving. Kendra Jean Valentine, underwriting agent for the policy, is on the hook. She scrapes together enough to hire two women to work the case. With creditors phoning daily, Westen Hughes jumps at the chance to earn a bundle of easy money, even though the offer comes from her old nemesis.

A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio
Gilda Greco discovers a body neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Her life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation. When three more dead blondes turn up, all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders.

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Enjoy your week, Everyone!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

A Bundle of Reads!

Whether sipping hot chocolate on a snowy day or relaxing on the beach with a frosty drink, bundles are a book lover's dream. Over the next few weeks, I'll be spotlighting several awesome releases. From the suspenseful to the sweet in romance, stop by and take a peak.

Fans of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Bodyguard will enjoy this action-packed suspense series starring Winter Wyn and her tough and tenacious team of soldiers-turned- personal-security-experts.

Security has never been so sexy…

A badass special ops team returns from war in the Middle East prepared to cover each other’s backs while providing private security to the rich and famous. But no one can save these professionals when love puts them in its crosshairs.

Protecting the Prince: Eliam Prince is ready to navigate his late father’s shipping enterprise, but someone is out to stop that plan. He needs a bodyguard, no matter how much the concept irritates him. When security expert Winter Wyn arrives at his penthouse, it’s clear that despite her best intentions, business and pleasure might soon mix. Keeping this man safe in Seattle—from sabotage, blackmailers, assassins, and his own stubborn pride—isn’t nearly as hard as protecting her own heart.

Protecting His Heart: When a mission goes sideways and leaves seasoned spy Arabella Nox with valuable information and a terrorist on her heels, she seeks out the one person on earth she hopes won’t betray her: the husband she hasn’t spoken to in years. Felix Ibarra thought he’d put his past behind him, but when Arabella lands a job beside him at Wyn Security, she’s clearly up to something he can’t trust. Will the deep emotions that tore them apart the first time be their undoing once again?

Protecting Her Secrets: Bodyguard Eddie Dever needs to clear his younger brother’s name when the FBI scoops up the millennial on murder charges. But it’s an uphill climb with Special Agent Hannah Malone laser focused on putting a crime boss behind bars, even at his brother’s expense. Things get sticky when the two go undercover as Mr. and Mrs. and the pretense starts to feel all too real. And, unfortunately, both Eddie and Hannah have one more surprise up their sleeves that can blow the lid off of more than a crime boss’s enterprise. Can they find a way to trust before they take the job too far?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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Have a great week, Everyone!