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The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs | Review

The Oysterville Sewing Circl..

REVIEW: The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs has been a great distraction for me while I wait for Hurricane Dorian to get here. I loved this one like I love her other stories. Susan Wiggs is a total auto-read author for me. While I was reading, I kept thinking about how this is a […]

Posted September 4, 2019
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The Accidentals by Minrose Gwin | Review

The Accidentals by Minrose G..

REVIEW: This story takes place in Mississippi in the 1950’s, and Olivia is not enchanted at all by her life. She misses how things were before she married, and she longs to see Paris. She’s so disenchanted that when she finds herself pregnant, she despairs and seeks out an abortion. Olivia does not live through […]

Posted August 28, 2019
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The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah | Review

The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah ..

REVIEW: So incredibly good! I was completely transported to France while I was reading The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah. While visiting her family at their vineyard in France, Kate discovers a hidden area in the basement that has been walled-off for decades. Inside, there are countless bottles of expensive and rare wine, an area […]

Posted August 21, 2019
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Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman | Review

Lady in the Lake by Laura Li..

REVIEW: Lady in the Lake is so good! I suspected it would be given how much I loved Lippman’s Sunburn last year. When I started Lady in the Lake, I fell right into Ms. Lippman’s storytelling all over again and now, after two of her books, I can see that hers are stories that I’ll […]

Posted August 14, 2019
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The Poppy War & The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang | Review

The Poppy War & The Dra..

REVIEW: I picked up The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang without doing much research about it because I love letting fantasy stories unfold as they will, and the result has been back-to-back reads in this series where I feel completely immersed in this world. The Poppy War is kind of like a story told in […]

Posted August 7, 2019
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Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin | Review

Never Look Back by Alison Ga..

Review: Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin opens with letter 15-year-old April Cooper has written to her future child, and it pulled me in immediately. While this first letter is a written assignment for one of April’s ninth grade classes, she continues writing these letters and this becomes the basis for her POV throughout the […]

Posted July 17, 2019
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Kill the Queen & Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep | Review

Kill the Queen & Protec..

REVIEW: Kill The Queen by Jennifer Estep starts out nice and slow, and builds nice and steadily as the world is laid out. This is a fantasy story set in the kingdom of Bellona. After a massacre leaves the Queen and most of the people at court dead, Evie (17th in line to the throne) […]

Posted July 10, 2019
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The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore | Review

The Islanders by Meg Mitchel..

REVIEW: I’m joining the chorus of others that are saying: The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore is a great beach read, a great pool read, a great summer read, a great everything read. I enjoyed each of these characters right away when I met them and only grew to love them more as the story […]

Posted July 3, 2019
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One Minute Later by Susan Lewis | Review

One Minute Later by Susan Le..

Review: One Minute Later by Susan Lewis had my emotions all over the place. Questions kept popping up while I was reading and I absolutely had to know the answers to them all. I don’t want to spoil anything at all for anyone, so I’m going to be a little bit vague in this review. […]

Posted June 26, 2019
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The Summer Country by Lauren Willig | Review

The Summer Country by Lauren..

REVIEW: The Summer Country by Lauren Willig is wonderful, fantastic, brilliant. This story was so immersive that it pulled me in and I felt like I was right there, watching everything unfold with both generations. Taking place over about forty years, this story has everything: wealth and slavery, love and romance, betrayal and secrecy. At […]

Posted June 18, 2019
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