Pub Week REVIEW: Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts

“….if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that love doesn’t play by the rules in the first place.” ——————- Margo wants nothing to do with love. Her parents divorced when she was in high school and it left her with some relationship trauma. She and her best friend, Jo, have made a career out ofContinue reading “Pub Week REVIEW: Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts”

REVIEW: Famous for a Living

Cat is an influencer, living in NYC, phone in hand documenting everything. But when she makes a bad deal, she is forced into hiding. She retreats to her uncle’s national park to lick her wounds and let the criticisms settle. But she is anything but outdoorsy and it is the middle of winter. When sheContinue reading “REVIEW: Famous for a Living”

REVIEW: Aloha Vietnam

Nguyen gives us a snapshot of life for a family who are coping with adapting to a new culture in a new country, doing everything they can to assimilate without losing their culture. But when their daughter is struck by a sudden medical crisis, they all must figure out how to understand what is happeningContinue reading “REVIEW: Aloha Vietnam”

REVIEW: The Dead Romantics

Florence is making it as a ghostwriter for a famous author in NYC. She was run out of her small town for being too strange. It’s hard not to be strange as the daughter of a funeral director, especially one who can communicate with ghosts. After a heartbreak she has lost her mojo and herContinue reading “REVIEW: The Dead Romantics”

REVIEW: Love Buzz

“I don’t know what I’m doing with my life. But it feels like it’s mine.” ———————— Serena has her life together. She lives in Seattle and is a successful accountant and has a serious boyfriend. In New Orleans at her cousin’s bachelorette party she has a moment with a stranger that has her rethinking everything.Continue reading “REVIEW: Love Buzz”

REVIEW: A Nearly Normal Family

Stella is an eighteen year old who does not quite fit in with her family or classmates. She and her best friend spend their time as teens do and she begins an affair with an older man. When he turns up dead, the suspicion quickly falls to her. We follow the trial and all theContinue reading “REVIEW: A Nearly Normal Family”

REVIEW: The Half Moon

The Half Moon is a bar at the center of Malcolm’s life. He goes from bartender to owner. His wife is a lawyer who dreams of being a mother. They muddle through life never quite getting what they dream of and their marriage falters. They must face the realities of their choices, hopes and dreamsContinue reading “REVIEW: The Half Moon”

REVIEW: Magician and Fool

When we meet Pamela and Aleister they are young children. Pamela is fascinated with the theater but must relocate from London to Jamaica. Aleister is a bit of an outcast obsessed with magic. As the years pass we see them experiencing little snippets of magic as they age. Pamela is drawn into the theater and AleisterContinue reading “REVIEW: Magician and Fool”

April wrap up

This month I read 24 books and DNF-ed two. 📱 A House with Good Bones* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📱 Skip to the End* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 🎧 Dying of Politeness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 📱 A Book in Time* – DNF 📱 Five First Chances* ⭐️⭐️⭐ 📘 Seven Faceless Saints ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧  Hello Beautiful ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️Continue reading “April wrap up”

Pub Week REVIEW: Hotel Cuba

Pearl and Frieda are two young girls fleeing now Russian-occupied Poland. Their family sends them away to America to give them a chance at a better life. Unfortunately, they are rejected from Ellis Island but learn that if they spend a year in Cuba they will have a better shot at getting to America toContinue reading “Pub Week REVIEW: Hotel Cuba”