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February Monthly News

Welcome to the February edition of the monthly news! The first book I read had me baking cookies. Regency Ginger Crisps. (Ginger Snaps) OMG they are delicious!!  There is a recipe after each chapter. Get the book. Get the recipes. Valentine's Day came and this year was uneventful. Usually we go out for a nice dinner. This year we stayed in, thanks COVID! I got some beautiful roses though. He loves me! πŸ’“ Not much else happened, other than getting a Winter's worth of snow in a week. It seems to be getting milder again but boy, what a wallop! Hurry up, Spring!! BOOKS: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke (recommend) Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite  (recommend) Finding Southern Comfort by Barbara Lohr  (recommend) Dear Martin by Nic Stone (recommend) MOVIES: Come Play YEARLY TOTAL:  πŸ’—   8 Books   πŸ’—   2 Movies   πŸ’— BOOK OF THE MONTH: BOOK OF THE YEAR (Y-T-D): FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Y-T-D) : SPECIAL POSTS: 5 Must Haves For Valentine

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 517! Our memeversary is coming up in 3 weeks! It's been almost 10 years since I took over this meme! I will have to set up something special for you all! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:     Do you use GoodReads to track your books? A: I do and have been using it for many years, so many that I don't remember how long exactly. I also use other sources, but this is one of my favorites for sure! **This is

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (8)

ASIN:  B01N9U3ALR Publisher:  Ember; Reprint edition (October 17, 2017) Kindle:  2861 KB Print:  219 pages AMAZON Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up— way  up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack. Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 516! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:     Is reading a fixed part of your morning or evening routine? A: I don't have a routine but I do read every day. I set aside a few minutes here and there just to read. **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice,

Finding Southern Comfort by Barbara Lohr (7)

ASIN:  B00PCMBFGY Publisher:  Purple Egret Press; 0 edition (November 6, 2014) Kindle:  1403 KB Print:  315 pages AMAZON The Savannah widower infuriates Harper...but his little girl wins the nanny’s heart. An endearing story that delivers laughter and tears! Harper Kirkpatrick is not what Cameron Bennett expects for the bachelor party in his Savannah mansion. She’s desperate when he sends her home in her cat costume. Jobs are scarce and eviction looms. Former boyfriend Billy took off for California and she’s too proud to head home to Chicago. Although Cameron may not go for her cheerleader kicks, he does admire Harper’s spunk. When she answers his ad for a nanny, she’s horrified to find herself back at his mansion. But she can’t turn down the generous salary or Bella, the toddler with troubled eyes and an eating problem. Youngest in the Kirkpatrick clan, Harper’s not an expert on kids. Neither is the young widower. Her head-strong personality soon puts her at odds with Cameron and his

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 515! HAPPY VALENTINE'S! πŸ’“ RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    What book or series can you see getting made into a movie and not be horrible re-written? A: I sound like a broken record here... The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.   **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice,

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite (6)

ASIN:  B07HCJHF9T Publisher:  Inkyard Press; Original edition (September 3, 2019) Kindle:  1041 KB Print:  353 pages AMAZON Alaine Beauparlant has heard about Haiti all her life… But the stories were always passed down from her dad—and her mom, when she wasn’t too busy with her high-profile newscaster gig. But when Alaine’s life goes a bit sideways, it’s time to finally visit Haiti herself. What she learns about Haiti’s proud history as the world’s first black republic (with its even prouder people) is one thing, but what she learns about her own family is another. Suddenly, the secrets Alaine’s mom has been keeping, including a family curse that has spanned generations, can no longer be avoided. It’s a lot to handle, without even mentioning that Alaine is also working for her aunt’s nonprofit, which sends underprivileged kids to school and boasts one  annoyingly  charming intern. But if anyone can do it all…it’s Alaine. Maika Moulite  is a Miami native and the daughter of Haitian immi

Blitzing: Suffer Little Children by Freda Hansburg (#Win too!)

  Am I ever excited to host a blitz for an author with the same name as me! My name is rare where I live so this is up there on my list of excitable things! Welcome, Freda Hansburg to Freda's Voice!!! Freda Hansburg is a psychologist and author of Tell on You, winner of the 2020 Independent Press Award for Psychological Thriller, the 2019 New York City Big Book Award for Suspense, and Thriller Finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her mystery thriller, Shrink Rapt, is now available from Micro Publishing Media and her new psychological suspense novel, Suffer Little Children, will be released by Red Adept Publishing on January 26th, 2021. She is currently working on her fourth psychological thriller, Trick or Treat. Freda is also co-author with Mel Silberman of the self-help books, PeopleSmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence - a bestseller translated into a dozen languages - and Working PeopleSmart. She has the good fortune to live on beautiful Hilton He