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. [...]

Baby Teeth – Review

"People told her those were the hardest times, before a child could speak her needs, but for her they were the easiest." Hanna doesn't speak. She doesn't need to. Not with daddy. He understands her in a way no one else does. Not even Mommy. And that's a problem. For Mommy. Except Suzette may be [...]

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 [...]

#makeoutmarrymurdermonday

Oh hello there. Is it Monday already?! Did you dream of stabbing books all week too? Maybe it's because of this new candle, that I think is the new unofficial candle mascot of this feature, but I've been very excited to play this game today! I chose the stabbiest books that I've read recently and loved. [...]

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 [...]

Chatting Viking obsession with Adrienne Young

Once again, thank you to St. Martin's Press and Wednesday books for sending me this fabulous interview with Adrienne Young! **Please note, I did not conduct this interview.** BE WARNED!!! There may be spoilers below!!! What inspired SKY IN THE DEEP? How did the idea and Eelyn come to you? Do you have any favorite Viking stories? [...]

Sky In The Deep – Excerpt

Thank You St. Martin's Press and Wednesday Books for sending me an excerpt to share!  Meet Eelyn and get ready to dive into the world of Vikings!!! “I saw him. I saw Iri.” He wrapped the torn cloth around my arm, tying it tight. “What are you talking about?” I pushed his hands from me, crying. [...]

Sky In The Deep – Review

"The sounds of battle rushing toward us bled together as the deep-throated prayers of my clansmen rose up around me like smoke from a wildfire." Eelyn is a warrior. Raised to fight, hate of her enemy is all-encompassing and uncompromising. She's never held back, never hesitated. Fighting alongside Myra, her fighting companion and best friend, [...]

Our Little Secret – Review

"The police want to know if I'm in love with him, and they ask it like it's the simplest explanation rather than the most complicated." First love is intoxicating. Exhilarating. It's passionate, consuming, all-encompassing. We never forget our first loves. But what happens they won't forget you? Angela was friends with HP before she loved [...]

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 [...]