Category: review

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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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter | Review with Audiobook Notes

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaug..

REVIEW: Karin Slaughter’s books are truly comfort reads for me, blood and guts and all, because I read so many of them throughout my Dad’s long illness over the past couple of years. I adore her ability to punch me in the gut from the very beginning with her grit and gore, her exquisite characterization, […]

Posted June 13, 2019
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Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank | Review

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton..

REVIEW: I knew I wanted to read Queen Bee when Dorothea Benton Frank’s name was attached. I cannot tell you how much I love her stories and settings. Holly is thirty years old and still living at home with her mother, called the Queen Bee by everyone around because of her personality-she’s loud, a bit rude, […]

Posted June 7, 2019
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Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers | Review

Waisted by Randy Susan Meyer..

REVIEW: Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers is a fascinating read, as it takes a group of women and forces them to confront how badly they want to lose weight. Exactly how far they are willing to go. Seven women meet at what they think is a secluded resort in Vermont for a weight loss retreat, […]

Posted May 31, 2019
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Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini | Review

Resistance Women by Jennifer..

Review: Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini features four women as well as their families and their significant others as they resist Hitler and the Nazis from the inside. Mildred is an American educator living in Germany with her German husband; Sara is a German Jew and one of Mildred’s students; Greta is a German writer […]

Posted May 27, 2019
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By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank | Review

By Invitation Only by Doroth..

Review: I just love Southern authors and Southern settings, and there is specifically something about the work of Dorothea Benton Frank that makes me very excited. She writes the Lowcountry and just really nails it. I love how she represents the people of the South and the traditions, the food and the way we speak […]

Posted May 15, 2019
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