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 [...]

A review: Me Before You

Typical romance novels are not my jam. I can do without heaving bosoms and deep, meaningful stares. Bleh. And after falling for the 50 shades hype, I am highly skeptical of all hyped romance novels. Part of my issue with the genre is all the sex. Not that I care about sex in a book. [...]

February Wrap Up

As discussed, February was a strange month. I know, I know, six books is a decent chunk out of my annual reading challenge. As February closed, my reading challenge clocks in with 15 books out of 75 read. According to Goodreads, I am 1 book ahead of schedule. Suspect, Goodreads, suspect. Anyway, when I started [...]