Sophie Washington Queen of the Bee by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Another book gem I discovered at the Texas Book Festival.  This is the first book in this series and introduces us to 10-year old Sophie.  When her parents push her into a spelling bee, Sophie pushes back until a challenge from an irritating classmate makes her dig in her heels.  Throw in a best friend, … Continue reading Sophie Washington Queen of the Bee by Tonya Duncan Ellis

True Death (Howard County Mysteries #2) by Dale E. Lehman

This book picks up shortly after the first in the series ends.  Familiar characters are back but in this book the author gives us a better understanding of Montufar & Dumas and their backgrounds.  We also get a glimpse into the life of Peller and his wife.  I really enjoyed the side plot of the … Continue reading True Death (Howard County Mysteries #2) by Dale E. Lehman