• Book Review

    The Do-Over by Bethany Turner

    Bethany Turner is one of my go-to, feel-good, time-to relax authors. That has not changed and here’s why:   MY REVIEW I have read all of Bethany Turner’s Rom Coms and without a doubt, I think this one is her best. The character development was extremely satisfying and the story so vivid, it was like watching a movie unfold in my head, but better because I could read McKenna’s mind (well, read her point of view, the same thing). As always, I cleared my schedule and read this book from cover to cover. What a delight. Honestly, Bethany Turner just keeps getting better and better and she has really leaned…

  • Book Review,  Historical Fiction

    The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green

    Are you reading this book yet? If not, why not? Here’s my review: MY REVIEW I should have known that I’d need to make sure my schedule was clear for The Lines Between Us because once I got started, I could not put this book down. I should have known this because it happened to me with Amy Lynn Green’s Debut, Things We Didn’t Say. I love how Amy Lynn Green weaves letters, notes, and narratives to tell a vivid story, full of spunk and one that also inspires much thought. Bringing this era to life in a realistic way, Green transports us back to WWII and brings history to…

  • Book Review,  Nonfiction

    Help, I’m Drowning by Sally Clarkson

    NON-FICTION REVIEW This book could not have come at a more perfect time for me. This book was relatable and just what I needed to refocus off of the storms around us in today’s crazy world, back on to the Man on the boat who calms the storms. Clarkson shares relatable stories and words of wisdom for those of us finding ourselves slightly adrift wondering how to cope in a world seemingly full of turmoil. I was encouraged to know that I am not alone, that we are in this together and that there is a way to navigate life’s storms with grace and hope. Most of all, I appreciated…

  • Book Review

    To Find Her Place by Susan Anne Mason

    I’m a huge fan of Susan Anne Mason’s work, both her historical and comtemporary fiction. MY REVIEW Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down, in the best way. Susan Anne Mason weaves a tale that keeps you wondering what is going to happen and if Garret and Jane will ever get things figured out. There were some twists that I totally did not see coming and I love it when that happens in a book. Thoroughly entertaining, I learned a few things about history and fell in love with these characters. I’d call that a big win. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and…

  • Book Review,  Historical Fiction

    A Lady in Attendance by Rachel Fordham

    Does anyone else find that reading Historical Fiction just soothes the soul and helps me forget reality? I read A Lady in Attendance a couple of weeks back but couldn’t post until today because my website was being migrated to a new host. Anyhow, without further delay, here is my review:   MY REVIEW Well, let’s just say that I had no idea how interesting corn harvesting could be. Hazel and Gilbert are such loveable characters and I loved this story so much for a few reasons. First, Hazel is fighting to regain her future and it looks a lot different to what she thought it would look like. Gilbert…

  • Book Review,  Historical Fiction

    To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano

    It is a well-known fact in my world that when a Jen Turano book shows up in my hands, I kinda drop everything else and read said book! This one was no exception. Here is my review:   MY REVIEW Jen Turano delivers the reader with the perfect escapism in her books. If you want to forget about life’s realities, pick up a Jen Turano book and laugh away your cares. To Write a Wrong is no different. Miss Daphne Beekman is a quirky writer, who is also part of the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. The shenanigans that ensue when she happens upon Mr. Herman Henderson, while she is dressed…

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    Book Review

    The Nature of Small Birds

    I’ve read two of Susie Finkbeiner’s books so far and have been looking forward to this one! As soon as it was released, I snapped it up!   MY REVIEW The Nature of Small Birds is beautifully written with strong themes of family and the bonds that tie us together. This one was just the right tone for me, told through three voices, three generations, each a strong character on their own. I read this in one day and loved getting to gently know these characters. Finkbeiner brings this part of history back to life. I call that a winner! I read a copy from my local library. My opinion…

  • Book Review

    Unknown Threat by Lynn H Blackburn

    I have been a fan of Blackburn’s books for years! So of course, I snatched the opportunity to read this one with both hands. MY REVIEW   Another winner from Blackburn! I could not put it down. This story sucked me in from page one and gripped my attention all the way through. I kept on saying “Just one more chapter.” – and then five later, I’d force myself to put it down to do the things I had to do or actually go to sleep. Action-packed and full of vibrant characters, I loved the camaraderie between the special agents and how Faith slowly wormed her way into their circle.…

  • Book Review

    A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

      MY REVIEW I started reading this and was drawn in right away, however life got a bit crazy and I finally got back to it this weekend and finished it in 2 days – could not put it down! (I’m a slow reader). It was a long weekend so I was able to savor it! And Savor it I did. Duffy’s writing is vivid and brings you right into the scenes with all the senses. The rich history and culture of life in India in 1886 and in England is brought to life and this story is one that is timely and important. Along with being fascinated by the…

  • Book Review,  Contemporary Romance

    Plot Twist by Bethany Turner

    I have put off reading this because, well, I knew I would have to set aside a full day and night. And I was right! Unputdownable. So worth it.   MY REVIEW Oh my goodness, I could not put this book down! Why, oh, why do we have to sleep anyways? Bethany Turner’s latest, Plot Twist, is a super entertaining rom-com full of pop references, heartache and laughter. Perfect plot-twist ending and totally needs to be made into a movie, George Clooney and all! Enjoy this for pure entertainment value and escape between the pages of, PLOT TWIST. I recieved an advanced readers copy through NETGALLEY. My opinionion is my…