2023 Articles

Maggie & Molly

by Lee Juslin

Maggie and Molly are a bonded pair of miniature Schnauzers. When their humans were no longer able to care for them, they landed in a shelter. The shelter adopted them to a family, but, sadly, the adoption did not work out, and the two pups were returned to the shelter through no fault of their own. The adopters had just lost two dogs, and were simply not ready to adopt. Fortunately, for these two girls, the shelter, thinking they were Westies, then called Elizabeth of Lone Star Westie Rescue, a 501c3, all volunteer rescue. Elizabeth took them in to rescue even though she knew they were not Westies.

Against the Currant By Olivia Matthews: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Kathleen Costa & Olivia Matthews

Twenty-seven-year-old Lindsay Murray is excited about finally fulfilling a childhood dream. She and her family are putting on the final touches for a soft opening of her bakery which highlights the exotic flavors of their Grenadian heritage. Spice Isle Bakery is in the heart of Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean neighborhood rich with the sights, sounds, and smells of the diverse West Indian culture.

Hope Now for Youth

by Tom Sims

Roger Minassian was the pastor of a prominent church in Fresno when his heart was deeply touched by the needs of gang members and felons like Vanna In. He stepped down from his position and his secure salary to give his life to kids on the streets of Fresno, California.

Deadly Diva By Hazel Smith: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Kathleen Costa

Twenty-nine-year-old Ivy Stone was raised by her Gramma Isabel after the death of her parents at a very young age, and for several years, worked closely with her in a successful maid service business in the U.S. After her grandmother passed away, Ivy put into action her final words to follow her dream by moving to England, and after completing her training, accepting employment at one of London’s most prestigious hotels, the Hotel LaFontaine.

Writing Thrillers

by Claire Douglas

Some of my favourite thrillers are the police procedural variety, but I’ve always shied away from writing one myself as I imagine it would entail a lot of research on what it’s like to work within the police force. So instead, I tend to have a journalist as the ‘detective’ in my thrillers because I used to be one. After all, as the saying goes, ‘write what you know.’

Art Mysteries

by Nina Wachsman

One can lead to the other—at least in the hands of a mystery writer. In my novel set in the seventeenth century, The Gallery of Beauties, an artist’s commission to paint the portraits of the most beautiful women in Venice stirs dangerous passions and leads to murder.

King River Life Staff Favorite Books of 2022

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur, Lorie Lewis Ham,
& Sandra Murphy

It's that time of year again, a time to look back at the books we reviewed here at KRL over the past year and share with you some of our favorites! We reviewed a LOT of books here on KRL and KRL News and Reviews. All but one of our main reviewers shares in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2022. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post over on KRL News and Reviews this week-you can find it here!



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