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Inspiration for a novel & wildlife

My co-workers are wild!  Hello from the Pacific NW A dream inspired me to write a new book https://mailchi.mp/8afeb7f81d89/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-8671491

Book Review: The Turn of the Key

A thriller that will keep you reading...  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Turn of the Key A creepy house in the middle of nowhere. A nanny with four kids to care for and the parents take off on an extended business trip right out of the gate. ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4979112910

Book Review: The Soulmate

An upcoming novel by Sally Hepworth  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Soulmate I'm a fan of Sally Hepworth’s novels. In this one, Pippa looks out her window and sees a woman standing at the edge of a cliff where people have been kno... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4930960611

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Reporting in from the Pacific Northwest  Hello from the Pacific NW About writing and rescue dogs https://mailchi.mp/58e16ac55efe/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-8669591

Book Review: The Hate U Give

5 out of 5 stars for this novel  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Hate U Give A fast-moving story about a Black sixteen-year-old who witnesses her best friend being shot by the police, and she must make a choice whether to speak ou... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4907895342

Book Review: Improbably Yours

A mystery novel coming out Fall 2022 Susan Specht Oram’s review of Improbably Yours What a delight! I loved this novel and it held my interest even more as the story moved ahead. I wasn't sure if I liked the main character at first, but ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4875527992

Book Review: Celine

Can Celine find the missing father?  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Celine Really enjoyed the story. The main character, Celine, captured my attention. She was talented in so many ways (getting information out of people, shootin... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4849872020

Writing in the Pacific Northwest

A monthly newsletter  Hello from the Pacific NW Here's one way to kill those pesky weeds... https://mailchi.mp/7a348289a4df/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-8669295

Book Review: The Forgiven

A fascinating novel...  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Forgiven When an arrogant Brit runs over and kills a trilobite hunter at night on a road in Morocco, cultures clash. This morality fable includes a cast of charac... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4825062060

Seattle Boat Sinks

Seattle yacht sinks in Glacier Bay  Seattle-based yacht sinks in Glacier Bay, four rescued - Must Read Alaska Thrusters may have failed and hit rocks https://mustreadalaska.com/seattle-based-yacht-sinks-in-glacier-bay-four-rescued/

Book Review: Taste: My Life through Food

This book will lure you into the kitchen to cook his recipes  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Taste: My Life through Food His descriptions of food made me want to cook the family recipes he shared. He relates his life through food in such an engaging, relatable way with self... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4818939623

Boat Fire: Saved by a fisherman

A lobster fisherman rescues three people and two dogs from a burning yacht Fisherman hero hailed after saving 3 people, 2 dogs from yacht fire - ABC News https://abcnews.go.com/US/fisherman-hero-hailed-saving-people-dogs-yacht-fire/story?id=85527743

Book Review: Book Lovers

A wonderful, funny story for readers of romance, sisters fiction and women's fiction Susan Specht Oram’s review of Book Lovers Couldn't put this book down. Loved the characters, plot, setting, dialogue. Parts made me laugh out loud. A delight. Book Lovers by Emily Henry is on Sus... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4796520888

Life in the Pacific Northwest, writing & books

Check out my monthly newsletter...  Hello from the Pacific NW About writing and books https://mailchi.mp/b2ad1caf41cf/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-8663719

Book Review: The Name of the Wind

Walk into another world by turning the pages of this marvelous novel  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Name of the Wind If you liked C.S. Lewis’ Tales of Narnia and Tolkien’s books, you’ll be drawn into this tale. It’s a story within a story and so well-told. The setting f... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4765881194

Book Review: Ashley Bell

A strange, enjoyable book  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Ashley Bell When Bibi Blair’s incurable advanced brain cancer disappears, she decides she’s been spared death in order to save someone else’s life and that person is... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4763766237

Book Review: Alias Emma

A fast-moving spy thriller  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Alias Emma What a delight! Emma Makepeace is racing across London at night, pulling along Michael, a physician, who is resisting rescue. She's keeping him safe from... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4737428741

News about books & life in the Pacific Northwest

Two great books to read and more Hello from the Pacific NW A monthly newsletter... https://mailchi.mp/273e3285a628/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-8658814

Book Review: Psychopath Whisperer

5 out of 5 stars for this nonfiction book on "the science of those without a conscience"  The Psychopath Whisperer by Kent A. Kiehl - BookBub The Psychopath Whisperer by Kent A. Kiehl on BookBub. A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy.We know...

Book Review: Woman on Fire

5 out of 5 stars  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Woman on Fire This novel has everything going for it: a mystery, thriller, suspense, romance, art in an international setting. Jules sets out to land an investigative ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4700901232

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