The Fiery Cross – Review

BLURB: The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge. Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the…

Happiness for Beginners – Review

BLURB: A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying, ten years younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It’s supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother’s even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip,…

More than Words – Review

BLURB: The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other’s refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her—Jessica’s first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word. Years later, everyone knows who Callen…

Kyland – Review

BLURB: Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life,…

The Wish Collector – Review

Ahhh. That’s a sigh of happiness and contentment because Mia Sheridan filled my heart to the brim, yet again! Once I could find the time to settle my brain (and my kids!) and focus on reading, this book completely sucked me in. I didn’t want to put it down for a second, thanks to the…

My Lovely Wife – Review

BLURB: A couple’s fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting… Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We’re…

The Outsider – Review

BLURB: An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories. An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He…

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – Review

Many thanks to Netgalley and Tor Books for the chance to read this book early. Prior to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, I’d never read a V.E. Schwab book, but as soon as I came across this blurb I couldn’t resist! And my goodness, V.E. Schwab can WRITE! I absolutely wanted to absorb every…

What You Wish For – Review

Like many of us, I fell in love with Katherine Center’s writing last year. She has a fantastic way of making an evocative novel lots of fun to read. I admire her writing and her delightful characters. Naturally, What You Wish For was one of my most anticipated reads for 2020. BLURB: Samantha Casey loves…

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael – Review

Many thanks to Netgalley and G.P. Putnam’s Sons for the chance to read this novel. These types of character-driven novels are my absolute favorites. This was like a mix of A Man Called Ove and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was right up my alley. I adore curmudgeonly characters who struggle to find their…

Oona Out of Order – Review

Margarita Montimore blew my mind with this inventive look at time-traveling! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book for the concept alone. To my delight, BookSparks and MacMillan allowed the Book Sharks a chance at free audiobooks through Libro.fm during this unprecedented time in our world, and I absolutely couldn’t resist Oona!…

Truth or Beard – Review

BLURB: Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my! Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston…

Where the Lost Wander – Review

Amy Harmon does it again and I can’t even say I’m surprised. She’s a dynamic writer, with each book being better than the last. Where the Lost Wander may be my new favorite of hers. I’m certain this book will be at the top of my list of favorites for 2020. The word that comes…

My Brilliant Friend – Review

BLURB: A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense and generous hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on…

The One – Review

BLURB: How far would you go to find The One? A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for. That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found…

Where the Blame Lies – Review

Wow!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK….not that I had even the smallest doubt otherwise. BLURB: Abducted. Terrorized. Imprisoned. At nineteen-years-old, college student Josie Stratton was kidnapped by a madman and held shackled for ten months in an abandoned warehouse before she finally escaped her hellish prison. Eight years later, when the body of a young woman…

Sugar Daddy – Review

That title threw me for a loop when I first read it. I would never be someone to read about girls with sugar daddies and be even remotely interested in that storyline. However, many of my favorite bloggers and bookstagrammers recommended this book and said not to judge it by its title. I searched my…

Foul is Fair – Review

Many thanks to Wednesday Books & Netgalley for the chance to read this book. Macbeth meets Mean Girls…only significantly more bloody? Sign me up. I’m not a big fan of Shakespeare, but I love diving into modern retellings. In fact, I really didn’t know anything about Macbeth except for the quote “What’s done is done.”…

The Witness – Review

There are certain books that come along at the perfect time, exactly when you’re needing a pick-me-up, and The Witness was one of those books for me. I told my friend, Megan: @themoodymama.reads, I was in dire need of a five-star read. I was starting to feel one of the worst book slumps I’ve ever…

The Bromance Book Club – Review

Whew! Where to start with this problematic, train wreck of a book? The Bromance Book Club is a fun, endearing, and exciting concept. Unfortunately, it should have remained a concept, because the execution of this story was the worst I’ve ever experienced. BLURB: The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club….