Cape May by Chip Creek

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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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Not Quite Dead by Dawn Harris Sherling

Not Quite Dead by Dawn Harris Sherling

Published:  December 10, 2018 by Dawn Harris Sherling/Independent Book Publishers Association   Dates Read:  May 4  – May 6,  2019  Genre/Category:  Medical Fiction, Medical Thrillers  Read For:  NetGalley Review    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4   stars    I’m a sucker for a good medical mystery.  Heck, I could be considered a sucker for a bad medical mystery as well.   Not Quite Dead made it onto one of those lists, and with 4 stars I bet you can guess which one.    Book synopsis from Amazon:  Doctor Autumn Johnson is convinced that someone wants the promising young researcher,  Jay Abrams, dead.  And as a newly minted

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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Published:  April 30, 2019 by Crooked Lane Books  Dates Read:  April 30 – May 3, 2019  Genre/Category:  Horror, Mystery & Thrillers  Read For:  ARC / NetGalley Review     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫  4  1/2  stars    Little Darlings.  Oh, what did I just read? My head is still spinning.  I need to talk to Melanie Golding ASAP and pick her brain!   Book synopsis from Amazon:  Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room,

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Better Off Divorced by Marianne Hansen

Better Off Divorced by Marianne Hansen

Published:  April 20, 2019 by Simon Watson Publishing  Dates Read:  April 17, – April 21, 2019  Genre/Category:  Women’s Fiction / Women’s Humor  Read For:   Free copy for Review / Marianne Hansen & KateRockBookTour    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4   stars    Do you like Chic-Lit?  Well, this is chic-lit at its finest.  A quirky new book about love, friendship, and starting over, truly some laugh out loud enjoyable reading.    Book synopsis:  She’s about to go down the aisle again. But her ex-husband could end up much more than an objection.  Grace just wants what’s best for her kids. Now happily engaged and ready

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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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Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Published:  April 16, 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books  Dates Read:  April 13 – 14,  2019  Genre/Category:  General Fiction/Literary Fiction  Read For:  NetGalley ARC    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  5  stars    Big Little Lies meets the courtroom thriller mystery in Angie Kim’s debut novel Miracle Creek.  DO NOT pass this one up.  Easily earns 5 stars.    Miracle Creek, a town in rural Virginia.  Young and Pak Yoo, immigrants from Korea who live in Miracle Creek and run a privately owned medical device, a chamber for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treating off label/experimental conditions that hospitals won’t.  An explosion.   2 deaths.   A murder investigation.    A

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Published:  April 16, 2019 by Crown Publishing  Dates Read:  April 10 – 13,  2019  Genre/Category:  Coming of Age Fiction / Psychological Fiction  Read For:  NetGalley ARC    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4 stars    “Life is the thing you bring with you inside your own head.”  There’s been a lot of buzz going around about this book, well before publication date, and fortunately I had the honor of reading it courtesy of NetGalley and Crown Publishing, and now I understand why.    Normal People is the story of two people,  Marianne and Connell, two high school seniors who pretend not to know each other

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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: Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Book Review:  Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Published:  March 5, 2019 by Harlequin – Trade Publishing   Dates Read:  April 7 – 10, 2019  Genre/Category:  Psychological Thriller/Suspense / Psychological Fiction  Read For:  NetGalley Free Copy    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  5 stars    Stop the presses!  Psychological thrillers have a new contender!    Every author always strives to write the next best psychological thriller. We’ve been inundated with so many that the plots have become expected and outcomes predictable.   As readers we almost certainly experience burnout, but we are dedicated and we keep on reading.  Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward is absolutely not your typical psychological thriller, there is a different type

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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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Book Review: The Night Olivia Fell

Book Review:  The Night Olivia Fell

  The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald Published: February 5, 2019 by Gallery Books Dates Read:  March 24-26, 2019 Genre/Category:  Suspense, Contemporary Women Read For:  Personal pleasure                                                                                                    ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3 ½ stars This was a good book.  It definitely falls into my 3 star category.  I can comfortably say it was

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Book Review: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Book Review:  Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss A Novel by Rajeev Balasubramanyam Published: March 26, 2019 by Penguin Random House Genre/Category: Literary Fiction Dates Read: March 19 – 22, 2019 Read for: NetGalley ARC Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 stars I really struggled with writing this review because I had so many mixed emotions about this book, that’s why it took me so long to get it up and available. The best way to start is to dive in. I was given an ARC by NetGalley to review shortly before the book was to be published. I thought it would be a fairly quick

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