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: 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”

Book Feature: You Never Know

I’m so happy to be featuring You Never Know as a part of Booksparks WRC2023 InABookMood promotion. Alexis Roberts is asleep one night when someone breaks into her home and tries to assault her. Though she manages to escape serious harm, the invasion has left her scared and shaken. The police are investigating, but AlexisContinue reading “Book Feature: You Never Know”

REVIEW: Exiles

At last year’s local wine festival, a mother goes missing, leaving her baby alone in the park. A year later, there is no leads on what happened. Detective Falk is in the area for a christening and he finds himself drawn into the small community, looking to put together the pieces and solve the disappearanceContinue reading “REVIEW: Exiles”

REVIEW: White Horse

Kari James mother disappeared when she was two days old. In the years since her father was in an accident that impacted his brain. Now she’s in her 30s and a strange bracelet has shown up that is giving her visions of the mother she never knew. So she begins to peel back the layersContinue reading “REVIEW: White Horse”

REVIEW: Lost Souls of Leningrad

There is a lot of WWII fiction out there, it was an immense moment in history and every story deserves to be heard. The author starts with a note telling us why she was motivated to tell this story, the fact that the Eastern European front does not get as much attention as stories ofContinue reading “REVIEW: Lost Souls of Leningrad”

Pub Day REVIEW: ‘Til All These Things Be Done

Leola is a hard working woman with dreams in the 1910’s living in East Texas. Her family are surviving until her father loses his arm in a work accident. His ability to provide for and support his family disappears and his mental health suffers. He gets an opportunity to work in Houston and he leavesContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: ‘Til All These Things Be Done”

REVIEW: Long Shadows

When Phoebe and Harry inherit his family’s farm they get a little more than they bargained for in the form of a ghost who believes the home is still his. Tom Smiley clearly has some unfinished business, we follow him on his journey to figure out what in his life may be holding him toContinue reading “REVIEW: Long Shadows”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden lovingly tells us the beautiful story of English gardener and poetess Elizabeth Blackspear. This woman is the subject of modern day Lucy’s dissertation. Lucy is intrigued by her for several reasons. Her grandmother was a friend of Elizabeth and they wrote letters back and forth using the language of flowers as a wayContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Walled Garden”

REVIEW: When We Were Them

When We Were Them is the story of three girls who are best friends and their friendship is on the rocks. We get two time points, the current year of graduation where Willa is trying to confront her actions that led to the end of the friendship, and the second is the years leading upContinue reading “REVIEW: When We Were Them”