Adult Fiction book review

The Latecomers by Helen Klein Ross

Originally published in Library Journal, October 15, 2018. In her third novel, Ross (What Was Mine; Making It) weaves a tale of the wealthy Hollingworth family and a secret that spans five generations. Rich historical details bring time periods to life from early 1900 wartime to the Great Depression and all the way up to September… Continue reading The Latecomers by Helen Klein Ross

Adult Fiction book review

The Magnificent Life of Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp

Review originally appeared in Library Journal, January 2018. Young Esme Silver was born in pre-WWII Hollywood to Dina Wells, a 16-year old wanna-be actress star with the right looks, but very little talent. Her father, "Magic Ike," gambler and small-time crook, spends his days at the horse track, dragging "Baby E" along as he makes… Continue reading The Magnificent Life of Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp

Adult Fiction book review · Beach Read

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Bring on the Summer! Elin Hilderbrand, the queen of Summer beach reads, has created yet another fast-paced, intriguing, and highly addictive Nantucket-based beach novel full of secrets and romance. The Perfect Couple will be released on June 19th, and I highly suggest it! Some popular characters from some of Elin's previous novels make an appearance,… Continue reading The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Adult Fiction book review · Christian fiction

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

The Masterpiece is contemporary Christian fiction at its best. Having read and loved Redeeming Love, one of Rivers's previous novels, I had an inkling that I would enjoy her newest work, fittingly titled The Masterpiece. Many times Christian fiction can become a little too squeaky clean, which distracts from an exciting or enticing story line and pace. Being… Continue reading The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Adult Fiction book review

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah has done it again! Her newest novel, The Great Alone, which releases in February 2018, is absolutely stunning. The story begins in 1974 when Lenora Allbright (Leni) is 13 years old and once again the new kid at school, having changed schools multiple times mainly because of her father's wrath and inability to… Continue reading The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Adult Fiction book review · Adult Fiction Giveaway

The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore Book Review & Giveaway

If anyone would like to escape to a quaint, picturesque coastal town in Maine for a while, then this is the book for you. Having stayed on a lobster wharf in a tiny little Maine town myself, this brought back great memories, as well as the strong yearning to visit again. There's nothing quite like… Continue reading The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore Book Review & Giveaway

Adult Fiction book review

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

One Perfect Lie is due for publication from Macmillan on April 11, 2017. I always enjoy Scottoline's stand-alone novels. They are quick reads because they are hard to put down, with just enough mystery mixed into the story line to keep readers guessing until the very end. The topics of her novels are varied so… Continue reading One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

Adult Fiction book review

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night is one of the best suspenseful, action-packed thrillers that I've read in quite some time. It's a debut novel from author Erica Ferencik, and what a brilliant first novel it is! The story pacing rolls and twists erratically, much like the dangerous river Wini, Pia, Rachel, and Sandra are rafting through the… Continue reading The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

Adult Fiction book review

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes, published by Macmillan, will be released on January 31, 2017. This story is full of unreliable narrators (who drink...a lot) and the story switches back and forth between them with each chapter. David Martin is young, handsome, and a highly successful psychiatrist. His wife, Adele, is strikingly beautiful with a tragedy-laden past,… Continue reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Adult Fiction book review

The Seventh Plague by James Rollins

The release date for The Seventh Plague, the newest installment in James Rollins's Sigma Force series, is December 13, 2016. This happens to be my birthday, which is a pretty awesome birthday gift from my absolute favorite author! (Thanks, James!) Though the novels do not have to be read in order for maximum enjoyment, I understand… Continue reading The Seventh Plague by James Rollins