The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney

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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COVER REVEAL – Viola Pumpernickel and the Emerald Lady by Jo Baxter

COVER REVEAL – Viola Pumpernickel and the Emerald Lady by Jo Baxter

Please tell me you are as excited as I am about this cover reveal…….. It is so amazing……. Friends, take a look at the new cover for Viola Pumpernickel and the Emerald Lady by Jo Baxter……..       This is absolutely AH-MAZE-BALLS!! (I think its worth framing!) So if you’ve never heard about Viola, let me fill you in……. Viola is a people-watcher. She loves to sit on the step of her father’s bakery in Brookwater Lane, creating stories about the weird and wonderful folk who pass by. Her father is secretly impressed by her big imagination but her

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SPOTLIGHT: FLYGIRL by R. D. Kardon

SPOTLIGHT:  FLYGIRL by R. D. Kardon

As my spotlight book today, with a 5 star rating on Amazon, I am proud to present to you the amazing novel FLYGIRL by R.D. Kardon.    About The Book : 1997. International corporate aviation. Pilot Tris Miles tries to crack the blue ceiling and become a captain as she confronts harassment, hidden agendas, and her own haunting loss while integrating an all-male, corporate flight department. Let pilot Tris Miles fly you to new heights in this inspiring story of love, ambition, overcoming obstacles, and the true meaning of success. Pilot Tris Miles is not content with her job as a First Officer for tiny

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Spotlight: Caught Up In Me by Virginia Gray

Spotlight:  Caught Up In Me  by Virginia Gray

  Today I am Spotlighting the wonderful novel Caught Up In Me by Virginia Gray (A Susan Wade Saga).  This is the perfect summer read and it is available now! Here is a little bit about the book: With over 150 reviews and 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon this is must for your summer or beach read! When a job transfer takes Susan Wade back to Havelock — the hometown she swore she’d forsaken — she finds herself immediately at odds with old nemesis Pete Walsh. When they finally see eye-to-eye, can she find love in the unlikeliest

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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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SPOTLIGHT PROMO TOUR

SPOTLIGHT PROMO TOUR

A Forged Affair by MaryAnn Clarke Scott I am so honored to be presenting MaryAnn Clarke Scott’s new novel A FORGED AFFAIR today on its official release day! ABOUT THE BOOK She welcomes any risk, as long as it doesn’t involve her own carefully guarded heart. Adrenaline junkie, Niki Ballantyne is a risk-taker at work and at play. Haunted by guilt over her brother’s tragic death, she’s devoted to saving others in trouble. While on an adventure holiday in the south of France, she meets handsome and charming traveler Luc and his shy friend, the gentle giant Didier. Helping the

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The Mother’s Mistake by Ruth Heald

The Mother’s Mistake by Ruth Heald

Published:  June 11, 2019 by Bookouture  Dates Read:  June 9, 2019  Genre/Category:  Psychological Thrillers   Read For:   ARC from Netgalley for Review    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  5   stars        OMG   Why is this book NOT all over the internet right now?   Psychological thrillers are so extremely popular, I’m shocked this one didn’t pop up in my radar long before its publication date.  Ruth Heald may not be a household name, but it will be after this book.     This is the story about Claire, married, new baby, trying to get away from the city, trying to get away from the terrible mistake

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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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Seeing Red – by Dana Dratch

Seeing Red – by Dana Dratch

Published:  May 28, 2019 by Kensington Books  Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers  Read For:   NetGalley Review   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫   4 1/2 stars    Book synopsis from Amazon: If it wasn’t for art thieves, spies and killers, Alex Vlodnachek’s life would be bliss. Her freelance career is catching fire. Her relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun. She’s even attending a glittering cocktail party at his sprawling Victorian inn. But, to this ex-reporter, something seems “off.” And it’s not the canapés. When Ian’s father vanishes, the enigmatic innkeeper asks for her discretion. And her assistance. Meanwhile, Alex is having the opposite problem at her

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Whatever It Takes by Jessica Pack

Whatever It Takes by Jessica Pack

Whatever It Takes  by Jessica Pack  Published:  May 28, 2019 by Kensington Books  Genre/Category: Women’s Fiction  Read For:   NetGalley Review   ⭐️⭐️💫  2 ½ stars                                                                                                                                                              

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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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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes  by Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes  by Mary Beth Keane  Published:  May 28, 2019 by Scribner  Dates Read:  May 12, – May 19, 2019  Genre/Category:  General Fiction (Adult)  Read For:   ARC from NetGalley for Review    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4   stars       Book synopsis: When Francis Gleason and Brian Stanhope join the NYPD in 1973 neither one could have imagined where their lives would lead, but they end up working in the same precinct and yet again living next door to each other outside the city.  Though they were never really close friends, living in the same neighborhood can’t help but allow for their

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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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Cape May by Chip Creek

Cape May by Chip Creek

Published:  April 30, 2019 by Celadon Books  Dates Read:  May 6 – May 8, 2019  Genre/Category:  General Fiction (Adult), Women’s Fiction  Read For:  ARC /NetGalley Review    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4 stars    1950’s Shades of Cape May.  That’s it, review over.  Go home.  No, seriously, I can‘t say that, there is some depth to this book and it’s certainly worth the read.    Book Synopsis from Amazon:  A mesmerizing debut novel by Chip Cheek, Cape May explores the social and sexual mores of 1950s America through the eyes of a newly married couple from the genteel south corrupted by sophisticated New England urbanites. Late

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