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Review: America for Beginners

By on August 8, 2018

America for Beginners is a newly released novel about an upper-class, widowed Indian woman named Pival on the first trip she’s ever been on outside of her own city. I was pretty unsure what to expect with this one, but it ended up being a ridiculously good read and…

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Book Review: The Last Thing I Told You

By on July 26, 2018

If you’re looking for a well-written dark and twisty thriller, The Last Thing I Told You is a must read.

I haven’t read any of Arsenault’s other books, but I have always been a fan of psycho-thrillers. This story revolves around the murder of a psychologist and written from two…


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Book Review: The Immortal Gene

By on July 20, 2018

I was irritated because the nurse called us back to the examining room as soon as we walked in the door. Once we were settled and she left the room with my one-year-old happily playing on the floor, I pulled it out of my on-purpose-oversized-bag: The Immortal Gene. Since…

The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal


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Book Review: The Art of Inheriting Secrets

By on July 16, 2018

I received a copy of The Art of Inheriting Secrets from Lake Union Publishing in advance of the novel’s release, in exchange for an honest review.

First of all, before I talk about the book itself, I have to mention the cover. Indicating a little romance and a lot of…


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Mid-Summer Mini Reviews

By on July 12, 2018

Summertime and the pages are flying in this girl’s house! I’ve been reading up a storm, and there have been a couple books that I’ve wanted to review, but just haven’t had the time. So, here are three mini-reviews for two books I absolutely loved, and one that was….well,…


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Book Review: The Paris Wedding

By on July 6, 2018

As if things couldn’t get any worse, the day Rachael’s mother dies she receives an invitation to her former boyfriend’s wedding…in Paris. For the past ten years, Rachael’s taken care of her mother on the family farm in Australia. She willingly chose to put her own life on hold,…

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Review: Caroline

By on July 2, 2018

Caroline is a lovely story for anyone that’s a fan of Little House on the Prairie and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

I was surprised (happily) to see this title arrive in my mailbox because I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone of fantasy, sci-fi and mystery books. And,…


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Review: The Dry

By on June 30, 2018

Stifling heat. Dry, cracked earth. A parched, empty landscape as far as the eye can see. Jane Harper’s descriptions of a small farming town in the Australian outback had me sweating all the way through her thrilling mystery, The Dry. I suggest if you read this book that you…


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Book Review: The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses)

By on June 28, 2018

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. That is one long title. But it is fittingly so since this story centers around a group of retired wordsmiths. The Bar Harbor Retirement Home (dubbed “The Pen” by its residents) is a haven for former literary giants to spend their final days….


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Book Review: Where Hope Begins

By on June 28, 2018

Meet Savannah Barrington, a mother of two with a husband who just had an affair and is now asking for a divorce. This sounds like the start to any number of novels, but Where Hope Begins avoids falling into a trap of resentment and despair and focuses instead on…

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