Review – Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Review – Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Review – Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

  A totally blow-your-mind phenominal spicy rom-com just published on January 14, 2020: LOVE HER OR LOSE HER by Tessa Bailey     About Love Her or Leave Her New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation… Rosie and Dominic Vega are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be anyway. Now Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great

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Blog Tour – St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin

Blog Tour – St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin

If you love heartwarming stories about finding yourself that includes dogs, you will love this wonderful Harper Collins novel publishing today January 14, 2020: ST. FRANCIS SOCIETY FOR WAYWARD PETS by Annie England Noblin.             About St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets • Paperback: 384 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (January 14, 2020) If you love Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis, you won’t want to miss this new novel of second chances, dogs, and knitting, from the author of Pupcakes and Sit! Stay! Speak! Laid off, cheated on, mugged: what else can go wrong in Maeve Stephens’ life? So

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Blog Tour – Life Is A 4-Letter Word by Dr. David A. Levy

Blog Tour – Life Is A 4-Letter Word by Dr. David A. Levy

    Another amazing book being brought to you by Suzy Approved Book Tours. Life Is A 4-Letter Word by Dr. David A. Levy was published on December 3, 2019 and is available for purchase now.  This is a brilliant collection of stories centered around “Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons.”  Scroll down to find out more about the book and read my review.                 About the book: Remember the childhood dread of getting a shot? Or more grownup fears, like being exposed as an impostor? Or the pain of saying goodbye

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The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

            Here is a little about the book: Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him. But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married. What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read. You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.   Remember my eggplant?  Yeah, this is what happened.  Of course the first thing I did

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Blog Tour – White Knight by John H. Cunningham

Blog Tour – White Knight by John H. Cunningham

    I have a wonderful adventure being brought to you by Suzy Approved Book Tours and GetRedPR,  White Knight by John H. Cunningham released on September 23, 2019, with 4.5 stars on both Amazon and Goodreads.           About the book: Buck Reilly’s vacation in the Virgin Islands goes downhill fast when he witnesses a helicopter crash over the Francis Drake Channel. Buck races to the rescue, but the lone survivor—a beautiful woman—has amnesia. When Buck learns the woman is Giselle Huibert, the First Lady of France, who fled her husband while at the G8 Summit

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Blog Tour – This Is Not How It Ends by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Blog Tour – This Is Not How It Ends by Rochelle B. Weinstein

    Another amazing book being brought to you by Suzy Approved Book Tours and GetRedPR,  This Is Not How It Ends by Rochelle B. Weinstein is about to be released on January 1, 2020, but you can get it now on Amazon First Reads.           About the book: From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes a moving novel of hearts lost and found, and of one woman torn between two love stories. When Charlotte and Philip meet, the pair form a deep and instant connection. Soon they’re settled in the Florida Keys with plans

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Blog Tour – The Best People by Marc Grossberg

Blog Tour – The Best People by Marc Grossberg

    The Best People by Marc Grossberg, his debut novel that was released in October 2019 and another amazing book being brought to you by Suzy Approved Book Tours.         “Think a super-sized, red-haired My Cousin Vinny meets The Bonfire of the Vanities in Houston, where you can’t always tell who the best people are.”   In a stunning debut novel, Marc Grossberg portrays post-millennium Houston as it is, a glitzy place full of larger-than-life characters where anyone can make it. It is the landscape where the country-club and café-society sets clash amidst clever legal maneuvering,

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If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman

If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman

                Here is a little about the book:  A secret between two sisters. A lifetime of lies unraveling. Can one broken family find their way back to each other? Audrey’s dream as a mother had been for her daughters, Jess and Lily, to be as close as only sisters can be. But now, as adults, they no longer speak to each other, and Audrey’s two teenage granddaughters have never met. Audrey just can’t help feeling like she’s been dealt more than her fair share as she’s watched her family come undone over the

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Blog Tour – A Better Next by Maren Cooper

Blog Tour – A Better Next by Maren Cooper

    A Better Next by Maren Cooper, her debut novel that was released in May 2019 and another book being brought to you by Suzy Approved Book Tours.         About the book: Jess Lawson, a forty-five-year-old healthcare consultant, wife, and mother of two, has spent most of her adulthood fostering the illusion of having a perfect life. Her impending empty-nest syndrome as her youngest child prepares to start college is troubling enough, but when her doctor husband, Arthur, announces his intention to take a prestigious new job on the other side of the country—and relocate with-out

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Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

                Here is a little about the book: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with six directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamourous family’s mansion. The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And… do something bad. But it’s not easy being bad, even when

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Blog Tour – Plastic by Frank Strausser

Blog Tour – Plastic by Frank Strausser

Plastic by Frank Strausser   Its another book tour that’s Suzy Approved!!     About the book: Dr. Harry Previn, the renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, is secretly called in to operate on the disfigured face of the ravishingly beautiful teen pop star Fay Wray following an assault. Surrounded by image makers who value beauty over all else, he soon fears Fay is in mortal danger. Will he risk everything to save her beauty, her life, or himself? Plastic is a novel of psychological suspense about a heinous crime that leads to a desperate Hollywood cover up. Welcome to “The

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Book Tour – Life on Loan by Ashley Farley

Book Tour – Life on Loan by Ashley Farley

        About the Book It’s a surprising second act for two women who decide to rewrite their lives in this enriching novel of friendship and starting over from the bestselling author of Only One Life. After thirty years, college friends Lena Browder and Olivia Westcoat have met again by chance at an unexpected crossroads: an airport lounge in Atlanta. Lena is running away from home and her demanding family. Olivia is trying to find her way after a painful divorce. With their old selves in the rearview, they toast to a new beginning—and it starts with a

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Blog Tour – Bedside Manners by Heather Frimmer

Blog Tour – Bedside Manners by Heather Frimmer

Bedside Manners by Heather Frimmer     Yet another book being brought to you by the AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL Suzy Approved Book Tours. There’s just nobody better.   About the book: As Joyce Novak’s daughter, Marnie, completes medical school and looks ahead to a surgical internship, her wedding, and a future filled with promise, a breast cancer diagnosis throws Joyce’s own future into doubt. Always the caregiver, Joyce feels uncomfortable in the patient role, especially with her husband and daughter. As she progresses through a daunting treatment regimen including a biopsy, lumpectomy, and radiation, she distracts herself by planning Marnie’s wedding.

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Blog Tour – Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses by Laura Briggs – an excerpt

Blog Tour  – Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses by Laura Briggs – an excerpt

  So I know I’ve been driving you all nuts with Holiday books since August, and yes I am giving you another one, but I thought maybe you might enjoy the theme on this one a little more since we’ve finally hit November.   And yes, I’m going to say it…. Baby its cold outside!   But luckily it doesn’t snow everywhere at Christmastime. This blog tour promotion by Rachel’s Random Resources features Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 3) by Laura Briggs which was just published this past October 2019 by Amazon Digital and

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Blog Tour – A Christmas Kiss by Eliza J. Scott

Blog Tour – A Christmas Kiss by Eliza J. Scott

  Another wonderful holiday themed RomCom brought to you by Rachel’s Random Resources.  This blog tour promotion features A Christmas Kiss by Eliza J. Scott which was just published November 4, 2019 by Amazon Digital and is available now.               Here is a little about the book: A Christmas Kiss A sparkling festive romance that will warm your heart this Christmas. The week before Christmas, GP Zander Gillespie finds his festive plans in tatters. He’s supposed to be flying out to his parents’ chateau in Carcassonne with his high-maintenance girlfriend, Melissa. But she has

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Feature – Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels

      Today I am featuring this amazing book I received from @TLCbooktours & @Kensingtonbooks (#partner)   Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels Christmas is a time for remembering loved ones past and present. In this new novel by New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, the holidays are also the time to discover a future that, like the perfect gift, is as satisfying as it is surprising . . . Joy Preston misses her beloved late grandmother dearly. But when she learns the terms of Nana’s will, she’s shocked—and more than a little irked. Joy moved to Colorado years

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Blog Tour – Carved In Bone: A Henry Rios Novel by Michael Nava

  Today is my stop on the Carved in Bone by Michael Nava Blog Tour brought to you by Rachels Random Resources.    This is book 2 in the Henry Rios Mysteries Series but it considered book 8 from Michael Nava which was just published October 1, 2019 by Persigo Press and is available now.       Here is a little about the book:   Carved in Bone A new mystery by six-time Lambda Literary award winner, Michael Nava. Set in San Francisco in 1984, Henry Rios, a gay criminal defense lawyer,  is fresh out of rehab and trying

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Feature – Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O’Connor, Maddie Day & Alex Erickson

      Today I am featuring this amazing book I received from @TLCbooktours & @Kensingtonbooks (#partner)   Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O’Connor, Maddie Day & Alex Erickson This wonderful book makes it’s debut in the world TODAY October 8, 2019 ‘Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly . . .   CHRISTMAS COCOA MURDER by CARLENE O’CONNOR Siobhán O’Sullivan’s hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead

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Feature – One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

      Today I am featuring this amazing book I received from @TLCbooktours & @LakeUnionPublishing (#partner).   One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier. Wyoming, 1876. For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. But when Ernest Bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with

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Book Tour – Know Me by Jane Desfosse’

      About the Book Filled with magical realism, twists, and turns, this suspenseful romance will keep you on your toes!   Seventeen-year-old Adelaide has been having strange dreams of a guy who appears to her surrounded in a glow of light. Her brother tells her she keeps dreaming of this guy to make up for the truth of her own bleak reality…not having a boyfriend.    Adelaide truly wants to find someone to fall in love with, but she just hasn’t had much luck in that department. When she gets into a hiking accident that leaves her with a permanent

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Blog Tour – Four Christmases and a Secret by Zara Stoneley

  Another wonderful holiday themed RomCom brought to you by Rachel’s Random Resources.  This blog tour promotion features Four Christmasses and a Secret by Zara Stoneley which was just published September 27, 2019 by One More Chapter  and is available now.           Here is a little about the book: Four Christmases and a Secret It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Except for Daisy Christmas means another of Uncle T’s dreaded Christmas parties, complete with Christmas jumper and flashing antlers.  And Oliver Cartwright.  Gorgeous Oliver Cartwright. Who she hates. Every year Daisy has to face

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Blog Tour – The House by the Cypress Trees by Elena Mikalsen

    The House by the Cypress Trees by Elena Mikalsen, another book being brought to you by Suzy Approved Book Tours.  Once again Suzy’s taste in books and authors do not disappoint.  It’s no wonder she’s one of the most popular PR organizers for book tours out there,  I can’t keep up with her.   About the book: A Texas teacher and a London architect, stranded in Tuscany after rescuing a dog in Rome…What could go wrong? Julia Ramos, in Italy to find her birth mother, rescues a dog, is nearly run over by a handsome Brit, and gets

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Book Tour – How Sweet the Bitter Soup by Lori Qian

  About the Book A story of a woman’s love for the culture she would marry into … Her mom was working as a maid. Her dad’s Alzheimer’s was in high gear. And the rent on her parents’ small Chicago apartment had just gone up. Again. But Lori was holding it all together: helping care for her dad and pay her family’s bills, figuring out how to navigate graduate school and four jobs on top of her family responsibilities, and, somehow, continuing to believe that there was more to life than this. And there was. An exciting job teaching at a

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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

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

  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

      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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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  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 

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  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

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

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

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

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

  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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