Looky, looky…… Another cover reveal, 2 days in a row! I’m so excited I get to do this 2 days in a row I am going to use the words of my absolute favorite news guy AGAIN just for posterity sake. (And because I think its funny) OK….”Lets get after it”……… Another beautiful cover! This one at least carrying though some remnants of summer, I know yesterday’s Christmas cover might still have come yet a little too early for some of you. I don’t know why, I
It’s my stop on the When You Were Mine Blog Tour, a new Romance / Women’s Fiction book by Lisa Swift. If you’ve been here before you know how I like my rom/com books, and this one did not disappoint! This one was just published on August 14 so go get your copy now. Book Synopsis Life is a love song when you find the right notes Maggie and Ibby make up a happy – if unconventional – family. After meeting at university, they now live in the village of Applecroft on the beautiful West Country coast.
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.
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
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
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
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
Remember Me by D.E. White Published: February 6, 2019 by HQ Digital/Harper Collins Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers Read For: NetGalley Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars Book synopsis from Amazon: Fifteen years ago, Ellen Smith vanished from the woods near her small Welsh village. Never to be seen again. Eight people were in the woods that night: eight splintered lives, eight people hiding a terrible secret. But who can remember the truth? Now, Ellen’s best friend, Detective Ava Cole is all grown up back in the village where it all began, and everyone is asking the same question. What really happened to Ellen? Filled
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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