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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…

The Sisters Hemingway


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Review: The Sisters Hemingway

By on March 1, 2019

I received a copy of The Sisters Hemingway from William Morrow Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. I brought it with me on my recent family vacation, and I have to say, it was pretty great timing. This novel is set in Missouri, and it felt to me…


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Review: 99 Percent Mine

By on February 8, 2019

Darcy Barrett’s life is a bit of a mess when she and her twin brother inherit a run down family cottage. They’re instructed to fix it up and sell, so Darcy plans to be on the run again to avoid dealing with her personal issues as soon as renovations…


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Review: The Lost Girls of Paris

By on February 4, 2019

Story: As World War II is ramping up, the British military is working hard to sabotage German efforts in and around France in advance of the Allied invasion. As a member of the Special Operations Executive, Eleanor Trigg is the founder and commander of a group of female agents…


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Review: Learning to See

By on January 28, 2019

I love a good strong woman protagonist, and Learning to See definitely fit that description! This work of fiction is based on the real life of Dorothea Lange, a woman photographer in a time when a woman’s work was seen more as being a mom, staying in the home….

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What to Eat When

By on January 22, 2019

What to Eat When isn’t the type of book I usually crave, but I’m glad it landed on my plate — no pun intended.

Two doctors approaching food and not only telling us what to eat, but focusing on the timing and how to fuel our bodies properly with the…


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Review: The Water Cure

By on January 17, 2019

Sophie Mackintosh’s newest novel, which was published just last week, has had the book community abuzz for months. Readers like me, who adore feminist dystopias, couldn’t wait for this story. It’s been called an irresistible combination of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Virgin Suicides

It revolves around a trio of…


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Review: On the Same Page

By on January 16, 2019

Story: Joanna Howes is called to return home to Martha’s Vineyard to play nurse for her injured uncle. A set back during recovery has Joanna facing months of care taking instead of weeks, and turns her entire world upside down. With a relationship in her adopted city of New…

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Review: The Hollow Middle

By on January 16, 2019

The Hollow Middle is a deep, character-driven novel that is masterfully crafted. I received a copy of the book from Unsolicited Press, in exchange for an honest review. Debut novelist (but no stranger to the world of print) Popielaski brings his protagonist Albert Lesiak to life in this meticulous story….

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