The Dream Daughter – Review

"Her courage was stunning to me. If I'd learned anything in the last day, though, it was that the love of a mother could make a hero out of an everyday woman." Caroline Sears just lost her husband to the Vietnam War when she finds out she's pregnant. But her grief is only the beginning. [...]

Crazy Rich Asians – Review

"Can't I go on holiday with my girlfriend without it becoming a diplomatic incident?" Rachel Chu loves her boyfriend. He's charming, intelligent, kind. When he invites her to spend the summer with him in Singapore, meeting his family, she expects, well, nothing. Sure, families are crazy, and Nick's is traditional, but how bad can it [...]

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It's that sad time of year when our feelings are all jumbled in a mess of confusion. Summer is ending which means relief from the long, hot days. But, with relief, comes other not so relieving things. Like shorter days, school, much colder weather. The stress of holidays and snow... You get it. We're both [...]

I Liked My Life

"People think of ghosts as haunting, but it's the other way around. You all haunt me. My life is now a delicious dessert just out of reach." Maddy was a devoted mother, a perfect housewife. She handled the day to day life of her husband and daughter with laughter and grace. No one would have [...]

How To Walk Away – Review

"It's the trying that heals you. That's all you have to do. Just try." Everything Margaret Jacobsen has worked for is at her fingertips. Her dream job. Her dream wedding. Her dream fiancé. Until, on what should have been the happiest day of her life, everything was taken away in one accident. Now, in the [...]

Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties – Review

"I spent the first few weeks after Adam's bombshell waiting for him to wake from this nightmare he had dreamed up for us both and realize the only compassionate, logical thing to do was to come back." There are a million things Maggie Harris worries about on a given day. Identity theft. Falling air conditioners. [...]

The Great Alone – Review

** This review (and the book) will contain possible triggers regarding domestic abuse and violence ** "It's like his back is broken, Mama had said, and you don't stop loving a person when they're hurt. You get stronger so they can lean on you. He needs me. Us." So we meet the Allbright family. Ernt [...]

Learning To Fall – Review

"As if conjuring my dream, the earth shook." The opening line of Learning To Fall reads as an omen. The earth shook and then Brynn's world shook, leaving her to desperately try to hold on to everything she has ever known and loved. Learning To Fall is a stunning debut novel that sweeps you into [...]

The Cottingley Secret – Review

"The soul of the fairy is its evanescence. Its charm is the eternal doubt, rose-tinted with the shadow of a hope. But the thrill is all in ourselves." The Cottingley Secret is part historical novel, part contemporary novel, where the two stories intersect and meet together in the end. In 1917, two girls brought together [...]

The Heart’s Invisible Furies – Review

"Anything is possible," I said. "But most things are unlikely." The Heart's Invisible Furies is an epic, all-encompassing story spanning the life of Cyril Avery. Cyril is adopted, "not a real Avery", as his adopted parent's Charles and Maude often remind him, growing up in the 1950's in Ireland. Even though his adoptive parent's remind [...]