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The Geeky Stitching Co’s Little Book of Cross Stitch by Jess Payne

When I'm not reading, which is rare...you can find me doing some sort of crafty thing. I love to sew, to cross stitch, and to crochet. I also like to listen to audiobooks while doing those things, which is great multitasking for a book reviewer like myself! As far as cross stitch patterns go, I… Continue reading The Geeky Stitching Co’s Little Book of Cross Stitch by Jess Payne

Adult Fiction book review

Noel, Alabama by Susan Sands

Who is ready for all the holiday reads? I know I am! Here's a perfect start to kickoff the holiday reading season! Noel, Alabama is the story of Bailey Boone who returns home to Ministry, Alabama after spending 12 years on her career in Los Angeles. Being back in Ministry forces Bailey to confront many… Continue reading Noel, Alabama by Susan Sands

Adult Fiction book review · New Adult

Little Lies by Helena Hunting

Lavender Waters and Kodiak Bowman grew up together and used to be close friends. Their fathers worked and played for the same NHL hockey team, and their mothers are also close friends. Kodiak is a few years older than Lavender and her twin brother River, and he's always been best friends with Lavender's older brother… Continue reading Little Lies by Helena Hunting

Adult Fiction book review

The Roommate by Rosie Danan

For a romance novel, The Roommate by Rosie Danan has it all - steamy romance, forced proximity angst between characters (shared bathroom, anyone?), friendship, hilarious moments & heartfelt love. Clara doesn't intend to fall in love with anyone (well, maybe Everett), but especially not the roommate that ends up staying in the house where she… Continue reading The Roommate by Rosie Danan

Adult Fiction book review

Christmas Reunion in Paris by Liz Fielding

About the Book Parisian reunionWith the one that got away! Celebrity chef James Harrington never expected to find himself face-to-face with Chloe, his first love, again… Especially, with her working as a chambermaid at his luxury hotel! Their chemistry’s as strong as ever, but she’s hiding a secret. Can James convince Chloe that their love… Continue reading Christmas Reunion in Paris by Liz Fielding

YA book review · Young Adult

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

I've been a Jennifer Niven fan since reading All the Bright Places. If you haven't read that one yet, please read it! But don't watch the Netflix film first...trust me, the book is better. ALWAYS. Anyhow, I've read all of her other books, and this new one is now my favorite! I listened to it… Continue reading Breathless by Jennifer Niven

YA book review · Young Adult

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

Review originally appeared in School Library Journal, June 2020. Gr. 9 & Up: Seventeen year old Alexa (Lex), known as Poppy by her pimp, Mitch, is forced into sex trafficking and drug use, living in a motel with other young victims. After a police bust, she recovers at Sparrow Brook where she enjoys the horses… Continue reading What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

Adult Fiction book review

Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan

Librarian Laura's Review of Pigeon Blood Red by Ed Duncan If you like fast-paced, urban crime noir stories, then his well-written series starter set in Chicago by Ed Duncan is perfect for you! Duncan blends diverse characters and multiple narratives seamlessly to create a hard to put down thriller. The story follows underworld enforcer (hitman)… Continue reading Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan

Adult Fiction book review

Love at First Fight by Carrie Aarons

Librarian Laura's Review of Love at First Fight Spending the summer at a luxury beach house in the Hamptons with a bunch of friends? Sounds perfect, right? Well, that's what overworked and underpaid inner-city schoolteacher Molly Archer thought too. Until Justin,the boyfriend she rented the house with and was planning to be with for a… Continue reading Love at First Fight by Carrie Aarons

YA book review · Young Adult

Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves

Originally published in School Library Journal, March 2020. Gr 9 & Up: After being kicked out of public school for a violent outburst and sent to anger management, high school senior Chamomile Myles enrolls at Gill School, a place of uniforms and typical teenage anxiety. Cham struggles to balance her two-sided universe: school with worries about prom,… Continue reading Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves