Month: January 2019

Learning To See by Elise Hooper | Review

Learning To See by Elise Hoo..

Review: It’s so, so funny how life works out sometimes. When I was in high school, my AP US History teacher of all time (my favorite teacher of all time) often started class by showing us iconic images and then facilitated critical thinking discussions about what we were seeing, what may have led the photographer […]

Posted January 30, 2019
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin | Review

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Review: When I started The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin, I had never heard of Mary Pickford or Frances Marion so when the Goodreads synopsis described them as women who “shaped the movies” I was curious. The story begins in 1914. Fran has moved to LA to pursue the arts. She meets actress […]

Posted January 26, 2019
Playing For Keeps by Jill Shalvis | Review

Playing For Keeps by Jill Sh..

Review: Honestly everything that I read by Jill Shalvis just makes me happy. Her characters are the best. Playing For Keeps is the latest installment in the Heartbreaker Bay Series, featuring Caleb and Sadie. Caleb is a wealthy venture capitalist and a friend of the rest of the featured characters that we’ve met so far in […]

Posted January 24, 2019
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The Eulogist by Terry Gamble | Review

The Eulogist by Terry Gamble..

Review: The Eulogist by Terry Gamble is the story of an Irish immigrant family that comes to America in the early 1800’s. It isn’t long after their arrival that the children lose their parents, so the story is actually told as their lives unfold from 1818-1890. I tend to be most excited about historical fiction […]

Posted January 22, 2019
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Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy | Book & Movie Review

Dumplin’ by Julie Murp..

Review: I finished reading Dumplin’ a couple of days ago and I can totally see why the book has resonated with so many people and why it has been so popular since it has been released. Overall, there is a very positive message and certainly the story touches its target demographic in some very vulnerable […]

Posted January 11, 2019
Review + Giveaway | Christmas Camp Wedding by Karen Schaler

Review + Giveaway | Christma..

Review: When I finished reading Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler earlier this year, I was dying to know what happened after the book ended! I needed more from Haley and Jeff and the rest of the cast of the book because I fell pretty hard for them all over the course of the story. Christmas […]

Posted January 8, 2019
The Gown by Jennifer Robson | Review

The Gown by Jennifer Robson ..

Review: The Gown by Jennifer Robson tells the stories of three women: Ann and Miriam, who are embroiderers working quietly behind-the-scenes to make a Royal wedding gown in 1947, and a young woman named Heather who is working to piece together her grandmother’s mysterious past in 2016. The alternating time periods worked really well here […]

Posted January 4, 2019
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