“Vendetta,” by Lisa Harris

The Nikki Boyd Files


A teenage girl is missing, her brother is frantic with worry. A Polaroid photo of the missing girl ~ similarities to a past case ~ a race against time.

This is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Harris and I really liked it. I had trouble putting it down. I was so determined to discover what happened to the missing girl. One minute I thought she was dead, the next minute I thought she was alive.

Nikki and Tyler are great characters. Nikki has pluck. 🙂 And, she’s resilient. She has so much determination, never giving up. I loved her. Tyler is such a great guy. He’s with Nikki all the way, by her side. They have great communication skills, supportive and listening to one another.

My husband was surprised I finished it so quickly. 🙂 I really couldn’t put it down. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series ~ Missing. 

5***** stars on goodreads!


Classic Movie Friday!

Strangers On A Train (1951)

Farley Granger

Ruth Roman

Robert Walker

Patricia Hitchcock

Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock) / Cinematography by Robert Burks:

This is a Hitchcock movie!

While on a train trip, Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) recognizes amateur tennis star, Guy Haines (Farley Granger). Bruno strikes up a conversation with Guy and soon murder is the topic of conversation. Bruno presents Guy with a shocking proposition ~ the perfect murder. Bruno will murder Guy’s difficult wife, freeing him to marry the woman he loves, and Guy will murder Bruno’s father. Law enforcement would never suspect either man of murdering a person they are not acquainted with and without motive. Guy Haines refuses, however, Bruno Antony murders Guy’s wife and then begins to stalk Guy, putting pressure on him to murder Bruno’s father.

This is a complicated movie. I thought it was creepy, intense and suspenseful. Robert Walker was great as a psycho/stalker. His performance could make my skin crawl.

Guy Haines was a man of integrity under difficult circumstances.

Strangers On A Train (1951) - Farley Granger and Ruth Roman:

 Good Film!

I see! :)

Hi friends! I hope you are having a good day! I just returned from the eye doctor. She tells me, I am doing good. She said, I am still healing, but everything looks good. I’m to continue the eye drops and I go back in three weeks for new glasses. YAY!

Tuesday Teaser! #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday Teaser is a weekly meme.

Anyone can play along! just do the following ~

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~ make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too; so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers.

Without further ado ~


“Stone and Sand,” by Sibella Giorello is the third book in the young Raleigh Harmon Series.

In the young Raleigh Harmon Mysteries, Raleigh is in high school. These are good YA mysteries! 🙂

“No birders are at the next spot. No hand-holding couples. Nothing but the dipping sun and the lighthouse that glows candle-white in the distance, a fixed position in this constantly shifting landscape.”




Tag: Goodreads Books #2


A BIG THANK-YOU to my blogging friend, Jay, at http://www.thisismytruthnow.com

He tagged everyone on his follower list for this fun book tag. Check out his blog, he’s fun, friendly and he reads cozy mysteries! 🙂











What was the last book you marked as “READ?”


This is an audio book. It was good, but the subject matter was somewhat tough to read, but not graphic.

What are you currently reading?


I love the Mitford Series! Every time I read the Mitford books, I feel like I’ve come home. I’m listening to the audio book this time. 🙂

What was the last book you marked as TBR?


I thought it sounded like a fun read.

What book do you plan to read next?


This will be the first book I’ve read by Irene Hannon. I’m looking forward to it.

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes I do, most of the time. There are a few instances when I don’t. If I don’t finish a book, I normally won’t give it stars. If it’s a book where I am undecided as to how many stars to give it, I won’t give the book stars. There could be several reasons why I am undecided. However, most of the time I give stars.

Are you doing a 2017 reading challenge?

No, not this year. I completed a reading challenge in 2015 and 2016, but this year I decided not to participate in the challenge because I’m rereading so many books and I had no idea how many I would read throughout the year.

Do you have a wish list?


What book do you plan to buy next?

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“The Moon Stands Still,” by Sibella Giorello




Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

I do have favorite quotes, but I rarely write them down. I have a few listed on my blog.

Who are your favorite authors?

Oh my. Well. Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sibella Giorello, Linda Hall, Jan Karon, C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald

Have you joined any groups”

Yes. I belong to Crusin’ Thru the Cozy Reading Challenge, Camy Tang/Camille Elliot Group, INSPY Awards Group and The Mitford Lovers Group.


All my followers and readers! 🙂 This was a fun activity. Have a great time with it! 🙂




Classic Movie Friday! ~A little early~

Life With Father (1947)

William Powell

Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne and William Powell in Life with Father:

After my recent eye surgery, I am starting to get back into the swing of things. 🙂 I’ve read a few blogs this evening. I’ve been listening to an audio book. My eye is doing good. I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday the 24th. I’m posting Classic Movie Friday a little early.

In the midst of all the crazy, Dad loves his wife dearly and is proud of his sons! That’s how I would sum up this classic movie.

Clarence Day (William Powell) is a difficult man, to say the least, but I do believe, over the years, his lovely wife Vinnie (Irene Dunne) has learned how to manage her tyrant of a husband. She certainly has an interesting way of thinking. 🙂 Everything does work out in the end.

Psssst. Come close. Closer. You’re not close enough. 🙂 Ahh. That’s better.  This is highly confidential. I don’t like Elizabeth Taylor. *GASP* In this movie she has a HIGH-pitched squeal when she cries that could put a siren on an emergency vehicle to shame! WOW! That girl could squeal! I’ve seen her in three or four movies and I didn’t care for her in any of them.

Have you seen Life with Father? ENJOY!