Adult Fiction book review

Blackberry & Wild Rose by Sonia Velton

Originally published in Library Journal, May 2019. Velton's intriguing historical fiction spotlights both the successes and hardships of Huguenot silk weavers in 18th century England. Young and alone, Sara Kemp, arrives in Spitalfields, London. She is soon swept away to the Wig and Feathers tavern by a forceful brothel proprietress, thus beginning a dangerous, dismal… Continue reading Blackberry & Wild Rose by Sonia Velton

Adult Fiction book review

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Originally published in Library Journal, January 2019. Jenoff seamlessly weaves together the stories of three remarkable women and the impact of WWII on their lives. In the New York train station, Grace Healy, a newly widowed legal secretary, stumbles upon a suitcase with the name Trigg, containing a dozen photos of women with only first… Continue reading The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Adult Fiction book review

One Day in December by Josie Silver

I was in the mood for a Christmas-y romance and this one totally hit the spot! Debut novel, One Day in December, by British author, Josie Silver, is the December book choice of celebrity & avid book lover, Reese Witherspoon's, Book Club called Hello Sunshine. I love a good forbidden romance, especially one as quirky as… Continue reading One Day in December by Josie Silver

Adult Fiction book review

After You by Jojo Moyes

After You is the much anticipated, highly necessary, second installment in the Me Before You series, featuring Louisa (Lou), a character readers, myself included, absolutely love. I say "second installment" rather than "final installment," because I'm hoping that Jojo writes many more stories featuring Louisa. For those of you wanting to read this book, I would… Continue reading After You by Jojo Moyes

Adult Fiction book review

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Black Rabbit Hall will be published February 9, 2016. This is a beautiful book with a fabulous, intriguing cover. Black Rabbit Hall is a wonderful debut novel for Eve Chase. Fans of Kate Morton would likely be fans of Black Rabbit Hall, with its mysterious corridors and hidden family secrets. Part of the story takes place… Continue reading Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Adult Fiction book review

Don’t Get Me Wrong by Marianne Kavanagh

I enjoyed this modern day spin on Pride & Prejudice. It takes place in London, so it has the British quirkiness that I have come to love in a story. I would place Marianne Kavanagh in a similar category as authors JoJo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella. Eva and Kim are sisters living together, but on… Continue reading Don’t Get Me Wrong by Marianne Kavanagh