Book Review: Adult Conversation by Brandy Ferner

Book Review: Adult Conversat..

REVIEW: I read Adult Conversation by Brandy Ferner over Mother’s Day weekend and loved it. April is disorganized and harried. She feels like her days are filled with constant snacks, play dates, and bedtime stories. She thinks often about the days before-before she had her children, when she and her husband had plenty of time […]

Posted May 13, 2020
Book Review: The Socialite by J’Nell Ciesielski

Book Review: The Socialite b..

REVIEW: Kat has come to Nazi-occupied Paris to rescue her sister Ellie, who is in a relationship with a Nazi. Ellie has a glamorous life in Paris, with fine clothing and parties with like-minded friends. She really doesn’t think about what all of that glitz and fun means for her family and to other people. […]

Posted May 11, 2020
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Book Review: Dali Summer by T.J. Brown

Book Review: Dali Summer by ..

REVIEW: I chose to read this book when it was offered to me for review because the main character is colorblind. I have a son that is colorblind and I struggle to understand exactly what he is seeing through his eyes. I was hoping that through Dolors’ perspective, I could begin to understand a little […]

Posted May 8, 2020
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Book Review: The Ingredients of You and Me by Nina Bocci

Book Review: The Ingredients..

REVIEW: This is exactly the type of book that I want more of. Such a fun, non-stressful read. Parker has lost her motivation. She sold her wildly successful bakery in NYC, but still can’t find her mojo. Her best friend Charlotte invites her to come visit in Hope Lake, Pennsylvania and spend some slower, more peaceful time […]

Posted May 1, 2020
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Book Review: The German Heiress by Anika Scott

Book Review: The German Heir..

REVIEW: There are a lot of World War II books out there, but this one stands out to me because it is one of the few that I have read with a German main character. Clara Falkenburg is the daughter of Nazi sympathizers. She was in charge of running her father’s iron works company. As […]

Posted April 29, 2020
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Book Review: Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker

Book Review: Fierce, Free, a..

Review: To me, this is Jen Hatmaker’s best book yet. She really lays out her feelings and her struggles and her experience and her hopes here, and my gosh it is GOOD. Jen divides the book up into sections like: Who I Am, What I Need, What I Want, What I Believe, and How I […]

Posted April 23, 2020
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Book Review: You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer

Book Review: You and Me and ..

REVIEW: Tommy’s world is upended when he has to tell his wife Alexis and daughter CeCe that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. For years, Alexis has been a workaholic and has typically tended to miss important events in the lives of her husband and child. 14-year-old CeCe doesn’t have a lot of affection […]

Posted April 20, 2020
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Book Review: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Book Review: Simon the Fiddl..

 REVIEW: Simon is a musician, traveling around playing his fiddle for anyone that will listen. The Civil War has been going on for years now and he has managed to avoid being forced to fight for either side because of his youthful look and his ability to lie and run. All of that changes when, […]

Posted April 14, 2020
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Book Review: The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

Book Review: The Ancestor by..

REVIEW: I LOVED The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni! This is exactly the type of story that I want to be reading when I’m stuck inside with the pandemic in full force. Bert Monte lives in New York at the start of the novel. Very early in the story, she receives a fancy piece of mail […]

Posted April 10, 2020
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Book Review: The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Book Review: The Shape of Fa..

REVIEW: The Shape of Family is the story of the Olander family’s experiences with grief after tragedy. I have had loss in the not-too-distant past, and that was the main reason that I picked up this book. I’ve moved far enough along in my own process of grief that I felt like I could handle […]

Posted April 1, 2020
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