A DAY LIKE THIS by Kelley McNeil

⭐⭐⭐.5 What if? If only… Annie Beyers lives in the Yellow House, her dream farmhouse. She has a husband named Graham who she’s madly in love with…and a 5-year old daughter named Hannah, who is the apple of her eye.  Imagine Annie’s shock when she wakes up from a car accident only to be toldContinue reading “A DAY LIKE THIS by Kelley McNeil”

OH. WHAT. FUN. by Chandler Baker

🎄🎄🎄 Need a reason to ho-ho-ho before Thanksgiving whilst avoiding street corners? Chandler Baker’s short story might be perfect for you.  Claire is the patriarch of the family, and is always THRILLED when her family comes home for Christmas. There’s her children, children’s spouses, and even a couple grandchildren. It’s hard to keep track.  Anyhoo,Continue reading “OH. WHAT. FUN. by Chandler Baker”

CAN’T LOOK AWAY by Carola Lovering

⭐⭐⭐.5 2013: Molly Diamond, a 23-year old New Yorker barista and wannabe writer, is almost finished with her studies when she meets Jake Danner, the lead singer of a band. They fall fast and hard for each other. As his band’s debut album skyrockets up the charts, he writes a song about Molly (creatively titledContinue reading “CAN’T LOOK AWAY by Carola Lovering”


⭐⭐.5 A fiction book that reads like fact, but with minimal success.  Zoe Nolan disappeared in the winter of 2011 from Manchester University, where she was a first year student. Years later, writer Evelyn Mitchell decides to write a book about the strange disappearance of the woman who was never seen again. She interviews friendsContinue reading “TRUE CRIME STORY by Joseph Knox”


⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 Powerful. Emotional. Haunting.  Just a few ways to describe Notes on an Execution by the uber-talented Danya Kukafka.  The story starts with 12 hours to go until Ansel Parker’s execution. He has killed four women, but never thought it would have come to this. He always thought he’d be able to explain himself.  ThisContinue reading “NOTES ON AN EXECUTION by Danya Kukafka”

WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars for this powerful, riveting novel.  Riley, a Black news reporter, and Jen, a white pregnant woman, have been best friends since kindergarten. They’ve managed to stay close throughout the years despite distance and different life paths.  Just a short time after Riley moves back to her hometown, Jen’s husband, a police officerContinue reading “WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza”


⭐⭐⭐⭐ A powerful and gripping novel that tackles quite a bit.  It’s 1960, and musician and songwriter Benny Lament already has a string of hits and a well known name when his mobster father takes him to see Esther Mine sing live at a rinky dink club. Benny can’t get over how outstanding her voiceContinue reading “THE SONGBOOK OF BENNY LAMENT by Amy Harmon”

THE WAY WE WEREN’T by Phoebe Fox

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All the stars for this touching and wonderful book!  Marcie is in her early 40’s and married, but isn’t happy with her life after dealing with some emotional setbacks. On a whim, she decides to skip work and drive from Georgia to Florida to see the beach. The next thing she remembers is wakingContinue reading “THE WAY WE WEREN’T by Phoebe Fox”


⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sunday Brennan wakes up in an L.A.  hospital, bruised and unrecognisable, after getting into an accident while driving drunk. With no family close by, her brother, Denny, flies from NY to be by her side. Denny can’t believe Sunday drove while intoxicated, as that is not aligned with the Sunday he knows. But heContinue reading “WE ARE THE BRENNANS by Tracey Lange”

WISH YOU WERE HERE by Jodi Picoult

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jodi Picoult is back in the game with this touching and emotional novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Diana is nearly 30, about to make a major sale in her art auction job, and is happily in a relationship with surgical resident Finn. They are about to take a two week vacation to theContinue reading “WISH YOU WERE HERE by Jodi Picoult”

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