Adult Fiction book review

The Second Mother by Jenny Milchman

  The Second Mother publishes on August 18, 2020. Julie Weathers lives in Wedeskyull, a small town in the Adirondacks where she has been her whole life. Since losing Hedley, her only child (an infant), Julie has become a shell of her former self, drinking scotch at all hours of the day and having embarrassing… Continue reading The Second Mother by Jenny Milchman

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Engagement & Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage, an all-new romantic comedy meets cozy mystery featuring fan favorites Jenn and Cletus Winston from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is now available! About the Book Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged! But all is not well in Green Valley. A… Continue reading Engagement & Espionage by Penny Reid

Adult Fiction book review

Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Fern Douglas and her husband Eric, a doctor, are ready to start a family, but are having some trouble conceiving. Fern is on summer break from her job as a school psychologist. During a time when she is supposed to be relaxing and enjoying time off from her often-stressful job, Fern is having reoccurring nightmares… Continue reading Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Adult Fiction book review

The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

Originally published in Library Journal, March 1, 2020. When his mother is sent to prison for stabbing his abusive father, Michael, 11, is sent to live with his aunt DeeDee. The next-door-neighbor, Bunny Lampert, is the rich princess of North Shore, having lost her mother in a car accident and her father is an alcoholic… Continue reading The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

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And They Called it Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton

Originally published in Library Journal, March 2020. Thornton's novel is an intimate portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis through the best and worst of her legendary life. A writer for the Times Herald at age 23, she marries war hero turned Congressman, Jack Kennedy, devoting herself fully to him through surgery and serious illness, years… Continue reading And They Called it Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton

YA book review · Young Adult

We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid

Originally published in School Library Journal, February, 2020. Gr. 9 & Up: The annual lock-in night at Central International School is highly anticipated and heavily attended by the diverse, well-to-do student body for both the wide range of activities and the traditional secret party. Marisa Cuevos plans for months, removing tools from the school property and… Continue reading We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid

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The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

Originally published in Library Journal, February 2020. Based on the incredible true story of her mother's life, Abriel's novel set during and immediately following WWII is both moving and captivating. Jewish teenagers in Budapest, Vera and Edith, narrowly escape from the cattle car headed to Auschwitz, carrying both of their mothers. Believing their parents and… Continue reading The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

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Star Bright by Staci Hart

If this book doesn't bring you Gatsby vibes, I don't know what will! Star Bright is a new contemporary standalone romance novel by Staci Hart that brings all the glitz, glam, and lavishness of the social lives of a super rich group of trust fund kids. This is the first book in the new Bright… Continue reading Star Bright by Staci Hart

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What’s Left of Me by Kristen Granata

Today we have the release day blitz for What’s Left of Me by Kristen Granata! Check out the release day blitz and be sure to grab your copy today! Title: What’s Left of Me Author: Kristen Granata Genre: Contemporary Romance About What’s Left of Me: “It’s very rare that an author surprises me. Kristen Granata… Continue reading What’s Left of Me by Kristen Granata

Adult Fiction book review

What You Wish For by Katherine Center

What You Wish For releases on July 14, 2020. As with all of Center's novels, I found this book compelling from the very start and ended up reading it mostly in one sitting. Center has a way with connecting characters to her readers, building empathy and investment from the outset. This particular book really hit… Continue reading What You Wish For by Katherine Center