Escape Room by Megan Goldin

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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Murder on the Bluegrass Bourbon Train by Scarlett Dunn

    Its a new cozy mystery by a veteran big author! Scarlett Dunn has written a cozy mystery.  Yes, I will say it again, THE Scarlett Dunn has written her first cozy mystery. Can you believe it?  I couldn’t either!     About the book: Murder in bourbon country . . . Honey Howell returns to Bardstown, Kentucky to work with her grandfather in his legendary bourbon distillery. What she never expected to find in the small, quiet town was murder. When she discovers her friend, master distiller K.C. Cleary with a knife in his chest, she’s determined to

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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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Instagram Pop Up Giveaway 14 Hours Only – 07/23/19 – Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler

ITS A 14 HOUR INSTAGRAM POP UP GIVEAWAY In celebration of Publication Day of the Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler, I am giving away my ARC that I received from BookExpo 2019.  Head to  http://www.instagram.com/readinggirlreviews to enter This giveaway will only last for 14 hours on 7/23/19 from 8 am to 10 pm EST Winner will be notified following the end of the giveaway (once all entries are counted) via Instagram DM and stories. How to enter: *must follow @readinggirlreviews (please don’t follow to unfollow, it’s just not nice) *tag a bookish friend in the comments (no limit)

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Spotlight: The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis

Have you read the Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis?  This debut novel came out on July 9 of this year, and just look at the beautiful cover alone! You may need to add this to your TBR. A little about the book. Some bury their secrets close to home. Others scatter them to the wind and hope they land somewhere far away. Judith Kratt inherited all the Kratt family had to offer–the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder no one talks about. She knows it’s high time to make an inventory of her household and

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Cover Reveal – The Summer of Going Topless by Liz Davies

    Today I have the opportunity to bring to you the amazing cover reveal for The Summer of Going Topless by Liz Davies……   Is this not the sweetest thing???       Don’t you just want to jump in this car and go for a ride? I sure do!     Here is a little about the book: The Summer of Going Topless Candice Summerville is invisible. No one seems to notice her – not really. Heck, she often doesn’t notice herself, except for her monthly scrutiny in the mirror to check on her body’s steady slide towards

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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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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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*BLOG TOUR ~~~~ The Woman in the Park ~~~~BLOG TOUR*

*BLOG TOUR ~~~~ The Woman in the Park ~~~~BLOG TOUR*

  The Woman in the Park  by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist  Published:  August 26, 2019 by Beaufort Books  Dates Read:  July 4 – 5, 2019   Genre/Category:  Psychological Thriller, Crime Thriller, Suspense Thriller    Read For: ARC from Beaufort Books  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫   4.5 stars  This book is INSANE.  Truly, just insane.  My head still hurts after trying to figure out the culprit.  And after finishing, all my theories were completely wrong.  I am either losing my touch or these authors are just really good.   Sarah Rock’s life is crumbling around her.  Her husband is gone all the time and she just knows he is

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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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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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Spotlight: Little Sister A Memoir by Patricia Walsh Chadwick

Spotlight:   Little Sister  A Memoir  by Patricia Walsh Chadwick

Are you a fan of memoirs?  Me, meh, not so much.  So when I was offered a chance to join the bookstagram campaign for Little Sister by Patricia Walsh Chadwick I won’t lie, I was a bit hesitant.  So then I looked it up and saw the reviews were phenomenal, I mean unreal, so I gave it a chance.   Let me tell you I am officially sold on memoirs now.  This one just blew me away.  You need to read this.  Memoir lover or not, this is a book not to pass up. Here is the synopsis: Imagine an

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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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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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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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