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Review: Castle on the Rise

By on April 25, 2019

Story: As the second title in author Kristy Cambron’s Lost Castle Novel series, Castle on the Rise follows a similar construction to its predecessor, The Lost Castle. Three strong women are connected over generations by the ruins of a castle on the Irish Sea. In the 1790s, Maeve finds herself caring…


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Spring Mini Reviews

By on April 23, 2019

I’ve been reading but haven’t had time to write “real” reviews lately, so here are a few mini ones! Have you read any of these? Please let me know what you thought in the comments!
American War
This book was so totally outside of what I’d ever choose for myself, but…


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Review: Beyond the Point

By on April 15, 2019

In Beyond the Point, Claire Gibson gives us a glimpse into West Point and the lives of three women in the military.

Dani is strong, athletic and confident. Her basketball talent and intelligence promise to take her far. She makes fast friends and seems to navigate the male-dominated school…


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Review: The Hunting Party

By on March 27, 2019

Finally.

Some time away. A relaxing trip to the Scottish Highlands, just you and your friends.

It’s supposed to be fun.

But there’s tension in the air, and soon you realize you’re stuck in a remote wilderness with people you don’t actually know very well at all.

The Hunting Party by…


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Review: The Huntress

By on March 22, 2019

Story: The Huntress follows three converging story lines featuring a Russian female bomber pilot, a relentless former journalist turned Nazi hunter, and a 17-year-old aspiring photographer. Buried secrets, painful loss and an interesting look at family ties bind these characters to one another in ways they aren’t entirely aware…

Before She Knew Him


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Review: Before She Knew Him

By on March 15, 2019

I almost always enjoy my TLC picks. Mostly that’s because TLC has great books, but also within Literary Quicksand, we each choose books we think will be a good fit for us to review. But this one – holy, I got lucky.

Janna actually reviewed Peter Swanson’s debut novel, The…


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Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By on March 14, 2019

I’ve been told multiple times by a couple different friends that I’d like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, so I finally decided to pick it up. Those friends must know my reading preferences really well, because I loved it!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a coming-of-age story about a…


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Review: The Quintland Sisters

By on March 12, 2019

Historical fiction has never been my first choice. If I’m reading about something even loosely based on actual historical events, I don’t want to confuse myself by muddling truth with fiction.

That being said, I did make a New Year’s Reading Resolution to branch out and try different genres. Not…


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Review: American Duchess

By on March 8, 2019

The Vanderbilt name is well-known as a part of US history, but I didn’t know much about the individual members of the family. American Duchess focuses on the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt, the daughter of William Vanderbilt and his first wife, Alva from her teenage years and ultimately unhappy…

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Review: The Last Romantics

By on March 1, 2019

I added The Last Romantics to my TBR list as soon as I heard it was similar to Commonwealth, one of my favorite reads from 2017.

This book is full of love. The love between friends, family and with ourselves. This family saga spans over a century of time, tracing…

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