Cardinal Bluff Reviews https://cardinalbluff.com Flinch-Free and Clean Reading Preferred — Enjoy! Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:29:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://cardinalbluff.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-2015-06-17-17.05.44-e1471054735886-32x32.jpg Cardinal Bluff Reviews https://cardinalbluff.com 32 32 Murder in Aix-en-Provence https://cardinalbluff.com/murder-in-aix-en-provence/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=murder-in-aix-en-provence https://cardinalbluff.com/murder-in-aix-en-provence/#respond Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:06:51 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2219 Murder and Broken Hearts in Aix-en-Provence Which is worse? Having a last name like HOOKER, which opens the door to stupid, tiresome jokes. Or getting dumped by her long-term boyfriend? Just as she was mentally shopping for furniture in anticipation of a proposal. Or finding a murdered girl in France? Jules Hooker bounces right into […]

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Military Mavericks — Leaders Who Didn’t Fit In https://cardinalbluff.com/military-mavericks-leaders-who-didnt-fit-in/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=military-mavericks-leaders-who-didnt-fit-in https://cardinalbluff.com/military-mavericks-leaders-who-didnt-fit-in/#respond Sat, 12 Sep 2020 15:46:46 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2193 The strong men of battle in Military Mavericks fought beyond their flaws to meet their goals. At times split-second decisions turned a battle from defeat to victory. More than once the maverick leader grabbed his weapon and charged. His troops followed him to the victory. Rooney writes biographical sketches of twelve men on all sides […]

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Thriller-Romance DOUBLE FORTE, A.P. Lazar, author | 5 Star Page Turner https://cardinalbluff.com/thriller-romance-double-forte-a-p-lazar-author-5-star-page-turner/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thriller-romance-double-forte-a-p-lazar-author-5-star-page-turner https://cardinalbluff.com/thriller-romance-double-forte-a-p-lazar-author-5-star-page-turner/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2020 21:34:08 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2183 Thriller-romance novel Double Forte qualifies as a five-star page-turner. Author, Aaron Paul Lazar doubles down on thriller and romance. Musical Life Plays a Dangerous Tune Gus LeGarde, music professor, tells us the story. Deep sorrow at the untimely deaths of his beloved Elsbeth and his father doesn’t ease. He looks for relief in Chopin etudes […]

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The Madwoman of Preacher’s Cove – Review https://cardinalbluff.com/the-madwoman-of-preachers-cove-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-madwoman-of-preachers-cove-review https://cardinalbluff.com/the-madwoman-of-preachers-cove-review/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2020 13:29:00 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2145 The Madwoman of Preacher’s Cove may not be so mad after all. In her silence, the madwoman, Lucie Addams, uses art as her form or communication. She crafts life-like dolls resembling many of the children in Preacher’s Cove. Preacher’s Cove Looks Better in the Eyes of  Child Those beautifully crafted dolls hold significance to the […]

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Turnin’ Pages – Cardinal Bluff Diary – September, 2020 https://cardinalbluff.com/turnin-pages-cardinal-bluff-diary-september-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=turnin-pages-cardinal-bluff-diary-september-2020 https://cardinalbluff.com/turnin-pages-cardinal-bluff-diary-september-2020/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2020 18:34:22 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2173 September 1, 2020 With all of the moving plans, July and August were not newsworthy! Hot, with packing and more packing! Some stuff has moved to the new location while other stuff waits in boxes. We’re not the sort of people who can disappear in the night. I’m not a professional collector, but I qualify […]

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Community Theater Murders — Apple Pies and Tarts Help Solve ‘Em https://cardinalbluff.com/community-theater-murders-apple-pies-and-tarts-help-solve-em/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=community-theater-murders-apple-pies-and-tarts-help-solve-em https://cardinalbluff.com/community-theater-murders-apple-pies-and-tarts-help-solve-em/#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 20:41:44 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2122 Community theater murders are most often part of the play. The audience thought murder was a performance. Then, Adam Smith didn’t stand up to take a bow. The killer might have had a perfect crime, except that Miss May and Chelsea were in the audience. They are as hungry for justice as they often are […]

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Madwoman of Preacher’s Cove — New Release 09/01/20 https://cardinalbluff.com/madwoman-of-preachers-cove-new-release-09-01-20/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=madwoman-of-preachers-cove-new-release-09-01-20 https://cardinalbluff.com/madwoman-of-preachers-cove-new-release-09-01-20/#respond Sun, 16 Aug 2020 16:07:50 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2135 Do you know any madwomen?  There’s an interesting one in Preacher’s Cove, according to Joy Ross Davis‘ upcoming novel The Madwoman of Preacher’s Cove. September 1, 2020 is the release date for the story of Lucy Addams, a young woman horribly disfigured in a fire. The tragedy claimed the lives of her husband and children.  […]

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Political Storms in 20th Century Crimea — Calm Before the Storm https://cardinalbluff.com/political-storms-in-20th-century-crimea-calm-before-the-storm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=political-storms-in-20th-century-crimea-calm-before-the-storm https://cardinalbluff.com/political-storms-in-20th-century-crimea-calm-before-the-storm/#respond Thu, 06 Aug 2020 02:29:19 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2110 Twentieth century political storms in Crimea loom on the horizon. The class difference between Russian serfs and prosperous German people brought into Russia by Catherine the Great.  The ‘serfs’ or everyday Russian people had severe limitations; they were close to slaves.  There was no hope for them to prosper. Those limitations weren’t placed on the […]

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Heart and Home Restoration — Regina Rudd Merrick New Release https://cardinalbluff.com/home-restoration-romance-heart-and-home-restoration-regina-rudd-merrick-new-release/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=home-restoration-romance-heart-and-home-restoration-regina-rudd-merrick-new-release https://cardinalbluff.com/home-restoration-romance-heart-and-home-restoration-regina-rudd-merrick-new-release/#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2020 02:07:54 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2105 Heart Restoration is not the intention as Lisa Reno, interior designer takes on an old house project.  Rather, she’s concentrating on planning a HOME restoration.  All business, no romance. Things begin to go awry quickly. Her brother, the contractor, falls from a ladder, breaking his leg.  A corpse turns up in the creepy cellar or […]

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Thunder Clouds of War — Calm Before The Storm — Coming August 2020 https://cardinalbluff.com/thunder-clouds-of-war-calm-before-the-storm-coming-august-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thunder-clouds-of-war-calm-before-the-storm-coming-august-2020 https://cardinalbluff.com/thunder-clouds-of-war-calm-before-the-storm-coming-august-2020/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:40:04 +0000 https://cardinalbluff.com/?p=2096 Thunder Clouds of War Dark clouds and storms of war and unrest are bringing dark clouds to the Crimea. Germans who’ve been brought to Russia generations ago are not welcomed by Russians.  The throes of World War I and revolution have the German Mennonite people at the center of a target. Katarina Hildebrandt and her […]

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