Blog Tour – The Language of Divorce by Leanne Treese

Blog Tour – The Language of Divorce by Leanne Treese

    Suzy’s Approved Book Tours presents yet another fantastic read, and today I am reviewing The Language of Divorce by Leanne Treese, her debut novel that published September 10, 2019.     About the book: Hannah and Will Abbott define the American dream:  two kids, a home in the suburbs, and a seemingly perfect marriage.  But discontent lurks under the surface of their outwardly happy lives as each Hannah and Will suspect the other of infidelity.  When they independently consult divorce attorneys, the conflict escalates and Hannah flees with the children against a court order.  This snap decision starts

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Blog Tour – Christmas at Frozen Falls by Kiley Dunbar

  Welcome to my stop on “Christmas at Frozen Falls” by Kiley Dunbar Blog Tour.  This is another sweet romcom that I had the privilege of reading, and hopefully now you will read it too.   About the Book   Christmas magic can thaw the coldest of hearts… Sylvie Magnusson is going to be lonely this Christmas. Instead of jetting off for her sunshine honeymoon, she’s freezing at home in Cheshire. Guess that’s what happens when your fiancé dumps you a week before your wedding… Sylvie’s best friend, Nari, plans a trip to see the Northern Lights and get Sylvie’s mojo back. But

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Blog Tour – The Widow by Will Patching

  Welcome to my stop on “THE WIDOW” by Will Patching Blog Tour.  This is an amazing thriller novel that I had the privilege of reading, and hopefully now you will read it too.   About the Book A brutally murdered husband. An abused wife who wanted him gone for good… Did the wealthy widow arrange his death—and can a disgraced detective discover the truth? “Your husband is dead.” Lorraine Rowe receives the news from an anonymous killer threatening her too—unless she pays an inflated fee for her estranged partner’s murder. Overwhelmed by fear and indecision, Lorraine struggles to survive

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Blog Tour – Her Daughters’s Mother by Daniela Petrova

  Suzy’s Approved Book Tours presents another great novel, and today I am reviewing Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova,  her first novel that published on June 18, 2019. About the book: Daniela Petrova’s gripping debut novel, HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER, is both a twist-filled domestic suspense and an exploration into the emotional and ethical complexities of advanced fertility treatments and motherhood. When a newly pregnant woman crosses the line and befriends her anonymous egg donor, she is surprised by the unlikely friendship they form—and is blindsided when her new friend disappears. As one of the last people to have seen

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Blog Tour – The Nine by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

  Suzy’s Approved Book Tours presents another great upcoming novel, and today I am reviewing The Nine by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg,  her second novel that releases on August 20, 2019.  So let’s get to it….. About the book: Hannah Webber fears she will never be a mother, but her prayers are finally answered when she gives birth to a son. In an era of high-stakes parenting, nurturing Sam’s intellect becomes Hannah’s life purpose. She invests body and soul into his development, much to the detriment of her marriage. She convinces herself, however, that Sam’s acceptance at age fourteen to the

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Blog Tour – Rage by Netta Newbound

Blog Tour – Rage by Netta Newbound

  Welcome to my stop on the “Rage” by Netta Newbound Tour.  This is an amazing thriller novel that I had the privilege of reading, and hopefully now you will read it too.   About the Book Nurse, Lizzi Yates, is assigned to provide end-of-life care to Charlie Maidley, one of Britain’s footballing legends, on the condition she keeps his identity a secret. Unbeknownst to Lizzi, Charlie’s doctors have agreed to allow his sister, Miriam, to take him home to die on the strict understanding he remains in an induced coma, due to his history of assaulting women—a side effect

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Blog Tour – Her Secret Son – Hannah Mary McKinnon

Blog Tour – Her Secret Son –  Hannah Mary McKinnon

When I first started on bookstagram, I didn’t know anything about blog tours.  The whole bookstagram world was brand new to me.  As I started to get my feet wet, I saw some of my friends doing these “tours” and featuring these books that they had read.   Not only did the books look great, but I really wanted to help promote for the authors too.   Then a really great friend and bookstagrammer who took me under her wing and showed me around introduced me to Suzanne Leopold who runs Suzy Approved Book Tours. I know right now you

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Escape Room by Megan Goldin

    I just finished Escape Room by Megan Goldin,  and I’m still trying to wrap my head around what to write. Escape Room is a psychological financial thriller set around greed and ambition on corporate Wall Street.  In a nutshell, it’s the story about 4 young competitive coworkers who are forced to play an escape room challenge in an elevator.  They soon find out the game is more than just for fun, it’s a game of revenge and of survival, filled with puzzles revealing terrible secrets the team has kept hidden for the chance at success.  As tempers flare

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Blog Tour – Instructions For Falling In Love Again by Lucy Mitchell

Blog Tour – Instructions For Falling In Love Again by Lucy Mitchell

      Welcome to my stop on the “Instructions for Falling In Love Again” by Lucy Mitchell Blog Tour.  This is an amazing debut romantic comedy that I had the privilege  of reading, and hopefully now you will read it too.   About the Book What would you do if your late husband left you a list of instructions on how to fall in love with someone else? Pippa Browning is faced with this exact dilemma, three years after the death of her husband, Dan. Buried at the bottom of a drawer are a collection of notebooks full of

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Audiobook Blog Tour – The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White

Audiobook Blog Tour – The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White

I am pleased to be a part of The Unfinished Garden Official Audiobook Blog Tour.  This wonderful novel is now finally out on audio and is available now.   I was fortunate enough to listen to a copy and enjoy this lovely story for the very first time. About the Audiobook A love story about grief, OCD, and dirt  Tilly Silverberg is rebuilding her life with her young son, Isaac, one potted-up plant at a time. Since her husband’s death, gardening has become her livelihood and her salvation. Hiding out in the North Carolina forest, she wants only to be

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The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney

The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney

When I started this book all I could think of was that the main character Joel reminded me of a cross between Ove (from A Man Called Ove) and Allan Karlsson (from the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) and both of those guys I loved, I truly and deeply loved. Its easiest to just start out saying that I give this novel 5 stars.  It made me cry.   Yes, I cried. I don’t know what it is that has been happening to me lately, I used to be so tough with my reviews.

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Book Tour – The Art of Remembering by Alison Ragsdale

Book Tour – The Art of Remembering by Alison Ragsdale

  Have you read any of Alison Ragsdale’s books?   I have to admit, this was my first experience with her, and she totally blew me away.     About the Book Professional ballerina, Ailsa MacIntyre, is at the peak of her career when her world is shattered by a shocking diagnosis. Life-saving surgery leaves her with a fractured memory, little recollection of her husband, Evan, and none of her career as a principal dancer. While recuperating at home, Ailsa hears beautiful music coming from the apartment upstairs, and the sound of the grand piano at the hands of a

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Layover by David Bell

Layover by David Bell

Published:  July 2, 2019 by Berkley  Dates Read:  June 29 – 30, 2019   Genre/Category:  Psychological Thriller, Murder Thriller, Suspense     Read For: ARC from Edelweiss/Berkley  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4 stars   Just total chaos and craziness.  Oh David Bell, you frustrate me so much, yet you still get 4 stars.  Joshua Fields, real estate, lives in hotels and on airplanes.  Takes the same flights weekly for work, same Xanax for the flights.  On a typical routine layover, he meets Morgan, a beautiful mysterious woman who he is drawn to immediately.  When Morgan passionately kisses Joshua to depart on her flight and regrets she will

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Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Published:  June 18, 2019 by Little, Brown and Company  Dates Read:  June 16-17, 2019  Genre/Category: Historical Fiction / Domestic Fiction   Read For:   ARC from Little, Brown and Company for Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  5 stars  Elin Hilderbrand’s newest novel revolves around the Levin family and the annual summer trip to their grandmother Exalta’s home in Nantucket.  But this year things are very different for the Levin family.  The eldest sister Blair, newly married to a brilliant astrophysicist is very pregnant with twins and is stuck in Boston all by herself unable to travel, questioning her marriage as she sits alone.  Kirby, the

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The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis

The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Published:  June 19, 2019 by William Morrow  Dates Read:  June 19 – 20, 2019  Genre/Category:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, Domestic Fiction   Read For: ARC from William Morrow  ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫   4 1/2  stars The Lemon Sisters?  Jill Shalvis?  OK, I’ll read it, sounds pretty good…..  So I get a free copy of Jill Shalvis’ upcoming novel The Lemon Sisters while at BookCon because I purchased an older copy of one of her books.  (The other book had a cute dog on it, I couldn’t pass it up).   Truthfully I hadn’t heard of her, but her books sounded good, so I figured I would give them a try.  Being a reviewer, I couldn’t pass

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The Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi

The Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi

  Published:  June 11, 2019 by Lake Union Publishing  Dates Read:  June 7 – June 9, 2019  Genre/Category:  Domestic Fiction / Romance  Read For:   ARC from BookSparks / Christine Nolfi for Review    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4  stars    Is there anyone out there that doesn’t have family issues?  I suspect the most common answer will be no.   When I grew up, we had so many disagreements and issues in my small immediate family that at one point we had a running joke that if you looked up the word “dysfunctional” in the dictionary, you would find a photo of us.   Here we are years later,

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Beyond the Gravy by Mandy Morton

Beyond the Gravy by Mandy Morton

Beyond the Gravy  by Mandy Morton  Published:  May 16, 2019 by Farrago  Genre/Category: Humor, Mystery & Thrillers,   Read For:   NetGalley Review   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4 stars    Book synopsis from Amazon: Psychic cat Irene Peggledrip is being visited by a band of malevolent spirits who all claim to be murderers. Not only is their message disturbing, but they cause chaos with indoor snowstorms, flying books and the untimely demise of a delicious Victoria sponge. Irene calls in Hettie and Tilly of the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency to help, but they’re not sure how far their skills reach into the spirit realm.  Meanwhile, Lavender Stamp, the town’s

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I Want You Gone by Miranda Rijks 

I Want You Gone by Miranda Rijks 

Published:  April 13, 2019 by Inkubator Books  Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers, Womens Fiction   Read For:   NetGalley Review   ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫  3 1/2 stars   Book synopsis from Amazon: The one obituary you never want to read – is your own.  Laura Swallow is dead.  A life cut tragically short, says the newspaper obituary. But that’s a lie.  Estate agent Laura did not die in a car accident. She is alive and well. At first, Laura thinks it’s a sick joke.  But multiple announcements of her death are followed by increasingly sinister real-life events. Already fragile, struggling to recover from a recent divorce, Laura is

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The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz

The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz

The Lost Night   by Andrea Bartz  Published:  February 26, 2019 by Crown Publishing  Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers   Read For:   NetGalley Review   ⭐️⭐️⭐️  3  stars     Book synopsis from Amazon: What really happened the night Edie died? Years later, her best friend Lindsay will learn how unprepared she is for the truth. In 2009, Edie had New York’s social world in her thrall. Mercurial and beguiling, she was the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in a Brooklyn loft and treating New York like their playground. When Edie’s body was found near a suicide note at the end

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Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Published:  March 12, 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books  Dates Read:  March 19 – March 20, 2019  Genre/Category:  YA Fiction  Read For:   TBR / Personal Pleasure   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  5   stars    Why I gave a book that enraged me 5 stars…..  Book synopsis:   Heroine is the story of Mickey, a high school senior who is the girls’ softball team catcher.  This year the team is planning on going all the way to winning the state championship, but when an automobile accident gets in the way of Mickey obtaining that goal, she does everything she can to fight back and be ready for the

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The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda

The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda

Published:  May 21, 2019 by HARLEQUIN – Graydon House Books  Dates Read:  May 9, – May 10, 2019  Genre/Category:  General Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers  Read For:   ARC from Harlequin for Review    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫  4 1/2 stars     Another book that knows how to emphasize the word psycho in psychological thriller.     Book synopsis:  Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane’s oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident and Jane has been grief-stricken ever

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City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay

City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay

Published:  April 16, 2019 by Gallery Books  Dates Read:  April 15 – 16,  2019  Genre/Category:  Historical Fiction  Read For:  Gallery books/Goodreads ARC    ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫  3.5  stars    City of Flickering Light is a tantalizing ride back to the 1920’s Hollywood and the booming silent film industry.  It follows 3 characters as they escape a moving train and their stagnant careers in a burlesque show, finding their way to Hollywood in hopes of making it big.  Irene, Millie and Henry are bright eyed and optimistic when they land at their destination, but they are not prepared for the hardship, destitution, starvation

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My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Published:  March 26, 2019 by Berkley   Dates Read:  April 7 – 10, 2019  Genre/Category:  Psychological Thriller/Suspense  Read For:  Personal Read /TBR List     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫   4.5 stars    This is where you put strong emphasis on the word PSYCHO in psychological thriller.  To use her own words, the author (Samantha Downing) has a very “disturbed” mind.  Truth be told,  I am outright JEALOUS.  Where in the world does one come up with these things?????  My Lovely Wife is the story of a married couple who live the good life, with a beautiful home, satisfying jobs, exceptional children, first-rate friends in a

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Book Review: Ohio by Stephen Markley

Book Review:  Ohio by Stephen Markley

  Ohio  by Stephen Markley  Published:  August 21, 2018 by Simon Schuster  Dates Read:  February 8 – 13, 2019  Genre/Category:  Coming of Age Fiction/Literary Fiction Read For:  Personal Pleasure     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  5 stars    Wonderful.  I just finished and I’m speechless.  I honestly feel this book had to have been passed over for some kind of awards.  I have to be honest; it took me the first 50 pages to really get into the book, and I was hesitant during those pages if I was going to want to continue.  Then I couldn’t put it down, it was THAT good.   

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