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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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Book Review: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

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REVIEW: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson was so much fun to read! I went into it knowing nothing about the book except that Peter Swanson wrote it, and I really think that knowing as little possible before starting it is the best way to go. The book, in a nutshell: Old Devils Bookstore owner […]

Posted March 24, 2020
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Book Review: The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson

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REVIEW: I just flew through this book! The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson features Dillon Michaels, who comes back home to her grandfather’s farm after losing both her boyfriend and her job in the same day. When she gets back to the farm, she finds that her mother has unexpectedly arrived first and has taken […]

Posted March 24, 2020
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Book Review: Out of the Embers by Amanda Cabot

Book Review: Out of the Embe..

REVIEW: I flew through Out of the Embers by Amanda Cabot today while staying inside for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. This is the perfect story to read at a time like this because it is heartwarming and stress-free, and the characters are so likable. I felt like I could visualize everything in my […]

Posted March 22, 2020
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Book Review: The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman

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REVIEW: The Sea of Lost Girls has a very catchy beginning that hooked me right away. Tess gets a call from her teenage son, Rudy, in the middle of the night asking her to come pick him up. The situation surrounding why he wants to be picked up is suspicious, considering his clothes are wet. […]

Posted March 18, 2020
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Book Review: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

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REVIEW: It is crazy to me to think that not long ago, husbands were allowed to commit their wives for mental issues. This is the story of Esther Durrant, who leaves home with her husband thinking they’re going on vacation only to find that he is leaving her at a private and isolated treatment facility […]

Posted March 11, 2020
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Book Review: Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar

Book Review: Children of the..

REVIEW: This is an extraordinary novel. The story features two young brothers, Jacob and Moses Stein, as they search for their parents in 1942. The brothers’ parents left them in the care of their aunt about a year ago while they went looking for a safe place to move their family. The boys’ parents are […]

Posted March 10, 2020
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Book Review: The Moonglow Sisters by Lori Wilde

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REVIEW: Five years ago, a betrayal happened that caused a huge rift in the family. The three sisters don’t really communicate anymore, and their grandmother (who raised them) is heartbroken that they haven’t managed to fix their broken relationships. Now, staring down some bad health, her big wish is for her grandchildren to come back […]

Posted March 3, 2020
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Book Review: Dead To Her by Sarah Pinborough

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REVIEW: I’ve read several books lately where it is just best to start reading without having background info about the story, and I think this is another of those. I’m not going to go over any of the plot because there are other reviews out there where you can find good plot a run-down. What […]

Posted February 25, 2020
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Book Review: The Lucky One by Lori Rader-Day

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REVIEW: Alice was kidnapped as a child, but her policeman father found her within a day. He then packed up his family and moved them to another town, where he started a different career. Now, Alice works for her father at his business, and he’s super protective of her. In her spare time, she tries […]

Posted February 18, 2020
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