Adult Fiction book review

The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

Every time I read a Harlan Coben novel, it surpasses the previous one and becomes my new favorite. The Boy From the Woods was no different. Harlan is amazing at hooking the reader very early and then delivering nonstop thrills until the final pages turn. And then the whiplash of surprise at the very end… Continue reading The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

YA book review · Young Adult

Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee

Title: Wrong in All the Right Ways Author: Tiffany Brownlee Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Henry Holt BYR/Macmillan Pub. Date: July 17, 2018 Summary/Blurb: An attraction between foster siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary reimagining of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Emma’s life has always gone according to her very careful plans.… Continue reading Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee

Adult Fiction book review

Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs

Map of the Heart will be published August 22, 2017. I was in the mood for a love story, and this one was a perfect fit. This is a modern-day romance mixed in with a healthy dose of historical fiction, historical mystery, and a forbidden historical romance. 36 year old widow and single mother, Camille, has… Continue reading Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs

YA book review · Young Adult

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Weber

Review first appeared in School Library Journal, January 2017. WEBBER, Katherine. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones. 336p. Delacorte Press. Mar. 2017. $17.99. ISBN 9780399555022. Gr 8 Up - Set in 1990's Atlanta, this coming-of-age story is realistic fiction with a touch of magical realism, is full of diverse and strong female characters. Bullied for her looks,… Continue reading The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Weber

Adult Fiction book review

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Truly, Madly, Guilty will be released on July 26, 2016. This is a story of a simple backyard cookout between three families, neighbors and friends, - 6 adults, 3 children, and dog. What could possibly go wrong? From the very beginning of the story, it's clear to the reader that something very bad happened at… Continue reading Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Adult Fiction book review

Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Family Tree will be published on August 9, 2016 by William Morrow. This is a perfect romantic story for Fall, set mostly in Vermont during maple sugar collection season. Finishing it on the first day of Spring made me long for Fall a bit. Anna Rush Harlow is living in Manhattan, enjoying married life and… Continue reading Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Adult Fiction book review

The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur

I really enjoyed this story, especially because of the rich atmospheric scenes. As a reader, I really felt transported to the little lake community with its local legends and secrets. The story has a little bit of everything: mystery, suspense, coming-of-age, guilt, and regret. The story takes place in a mostly secluded lake community, where… Continue reading The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur