Adult Fiction book review

The Comeback by Ella Berman

An August Read with Jenna Book Club pick, The Comeback, debut novel by Ella Berman portrays a behind-the-scenes look at the not-so-glamourous side of growing up in the spotlight of Hollywood fame. This book tackles tough subjects of sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse, and crumbling marital and familial relationships. The plot is rather timely… Continue reading The Comeback by Ella Berman

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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

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

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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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Love Starts Here by Traci Borum

Jill McCallister, a seasoned mystery author with a bad case of writer's block, is having a hard time coming up with an idea for a new book, which is due to her editor soon. Thinking it will refresh her brain and help her to reset and hopefully spark new ideas, she asks her for a… Continue reading Love Starts Here by Traci Borum

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An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham

  Originally published in Library Journal, January, 2020. After her hopes of a career as a songwriter in Nashville fizzled, 30-year-old Greer Hadley moved home to Madison, TN. Then her boyfriend Beau cheated on her. After a night of drinking and bad decisions, Greer is sentenced to serve 50 hours of community service at an organization… Continue reading An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham

Adult Fiction book review

Make Me Hate You by Kandi Steiner

Blurb If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown. Every sip of air is shallow and burning, because in the arms of my best friend’s brother, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to sin. His eyes flick to my lips, and I remember the first time I tasted him, seven years ago before I left… Continue reading Make Me Hate You by Kandi Steiner

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Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey

Not Like the Movies is set to publish on July 7th. This is a stand alone romantic comedy from author Kerry Winfrey, whose previous romantic comedy Waiting for Tom Hanks was charming and enjoyable. This romantic comedy novel is set in a university town of Columbus, Ohio. The romance is subtle and the diverse cast… Continue reading Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey

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Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Do you believe in ghosts? The latest thriller release by Riley Sager, Home Before Dark, which is due to publish on June 30th, is sure to make you think about this very question. Sager's previous books are all pulse-pounding must reads as well: Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied, and Lock Every Door. Home… Continue reading Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Adult Fiction book review

The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker

Scarlett Reed, 30, has moved back home to Polson Falls and purchased the little house  that she declared her dream house back when she was in high school. The house is old and it need a lot of work, but she has the summer free before starting her new teaching job as a 6th grade… Continue reading The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker