Book Review: WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM () by Genre: Historical Fiction Set in B…

Book Review: WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) by @author_gina_wilkinson Genre: Historical Fiction Set in Baghdad, Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s rule, the lives of three women—two Iraqi, Huda and Rania, and one Australian/American, Ally—become dangerously entangled. Why had Ally’s mom (who died when Ally was only 5 years old) spent time in Baghdad in her youth, … Read more

Book Review: THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS () by Genre: Historical Fiction So…

Book Review: THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by @soozmeissner Genre: Historical Fiction Soon after 22 year old Sophie adjusts to being a mail order bride to husband, Martin, and a mother to his young daughter, Kat, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake literally rocks their world to the core. Will they all survive, and what … Read more

Book Review: GREENLIGHTS () by Matthew McConaughey Genre: Memoir Memoir by Mat…

Book Review: GREENLIGHTS (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) by Matthew McConaughey Genre: Memoir Memoir by Matthew McConaughey. Well, hmmmm, what to say about Matthew’s memoir… First of all, I’m not a mega-fan or anything but gave it a listen anyway because so many were raving about it. One of my first thoughts while listening (and I’d highly recommend listening … Read more

Book Review: I WILL SEND RAIN () by Rae Meadows Genre: Historical Fiction Samu…

Book Review: I WILL SEND RAIN (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by Rae Meadows Genre: Historical Fiction Samuel, a farmer, and his family (wife Annie, teen daughter Birdie, and 8 year old son Fred) struggle to eek out an existence during the Great American Dust Bowl tragedy of the 1920s. Will their family survive this era intact? What toll … Read more

Book Review: WHAT’S WORTH KEEPING () by Genre: Fiction After Amy’s recent ba…

Book Review: WHAT’S WORTH KEEPING (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by @kayamclaren Genre: Fiction After Amy’s recent battle with breast cancer, her family of three is left dealing with his/her own set of demons. Amy is grappling with life after cancer (“Something along the lines of whether she had enough courage to live the rest of her life with … Read more

Book Review: MEET ME IN BOMBAY () by Genre: Historical Romance At a New Year…

Book Review: MEET ME IN BOMBAY (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) by @jennyashcroftauthor Genre: Historical Romance At a New Year’s Eve party in 1913, Maddy’s entire life changes as soon as she locks eyes with the dashing Luke Deveraux. “It was a space of moments. But nothing was ever the same again, after that.” Set in Bombay, India, the … Read more

Book Review: WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG () by Julie Carrick Dalton Genre: Ficti…

Book Review: WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by Julie Carrick Dalton Genre: Fiction When her biggest childhood secret is threatened with exposure, Cadie returns to her hometown to catch up with best friend, Daniela. Will they be able to continue to conceal their secret, or is it time to face the music? Just 11 … Read more

Book Review: WHAT COULD BE SAVED () by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz Genre: Historic…

Book Review: WHAT COULD BE SAVED (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz Genre: Historical Fiction Forty years after Laura’s brother, Philip, went missing in Thailand at only 8 years old, Laura locates him alive and well. Is it really him, and if so, where has he been all this time? Alternating between 1972 Thailand and present … Read more

Book Review: A VERY PUNCHABLE FACE () by Colin Jost Genre: Memoir Memoir by st…

Book Review: A VERY PUNCHABLE FACE (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by Colin Jost Genre: Memoir Memoir by stand up comedian and Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Colin Jost. Along with the commercials for fake products, the Weekend Update is my favorite part of SNL so I was excited to learn more about Colin. I found his book vastly … Read more

Book Review: MUTTS AND MISTLETOE () by Natalie Cox Genre: Romance After Charl…

Book Review: MUTTS AND MISTLETOE (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by Natalie Cox Genre: Romance After Charlie is injured and displaced from her London apartment because of a gas explosion, she retreats to her cousin Jez’s home in the country to recover over the Christmas holiday. There (even though she is not at all a dog person), she helps … Read more