Adult Fiction book review

The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Review originally appeared in Library Journal, July 2019. Alternating between the vineyards of war-torn 1940s France and present day, the lives of Ines and Michel, newlywed owners of the famed champagne house, Maison Chauveau, and the head winemaker’s Jewish wife, Celine Laurent, are forever altered. As Germans are pillaging homes and sending Jews to prison… Continue reading The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Adult Fiction book review

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Librarian Laura's Review Having read all of Colleen Hoover's books and knowing how amazing she is, I was overjoyed to see she had another book coming out this December. I had no idea that this book would surpass all her others for me, putting it at #1 in my CoHo lineup. If you don't read… Continue reading Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Adult Fiction book review

A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

Librarian Laura's Review A Lie for a Lie is the first book in the new All In series by Helena Hunting. A remote cabin setting in Kodiak Island, Alaska. A sexy, alpha male hockey player on a solo fishing trip. An anxious, beautiful young woman working on her thesis.  Chicago based, professional hockey star and… Continue reading A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

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

Something Like Breathing by Angela Readman

Originally published in School Library Journal, February 2019. Gr 9 & Up: Readman's debut novel unfolds in 1950's Scotland, weaving together mystery and magical realism surrounding two young girls on a remote island. Lorrie's family moved from England to help her aging grandfather, Grumps, in the family whiskey distillery. At once intrigued by her shy… Continue reading Something Like Breathing by Angela Readman

YA book review · Young Adult

The Competition by Cecily Wolfe

Originally appeared in School Library Journal, November 2018. Grade 7 & Up: A diverse cast of characters take part in the Penultimate, an Ohio state writing competition, where 100 teens battle for a full college scholarship. Mary Sofia (a Latina) lives in a shelter. Her mother blames her for the unforgettable, tragic night her abusive… Continue reading The Competition by Cecily Wolfe

Adult Fiction book review

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in Paradise will be released on October 9, 2018. The start to her new Winter series, Winter in Paradise is a not a Holiday novel (like the Winter Street series), but it takes place in January, hence the "Winter" series. Most of the novel takes place on the island of St. John in the Virgin… Continue reading Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Adult Fiction book review · New Adult

As Dust Dances by Samantha Young

Librarian Laura's Review Running from a past too painful to endure, American singer/songwriter, Skylar Finch, is homeless and playing music on the streets of Glasgow, Scotland. She spends her days busking for enough money to buy food and her nights sleeping in a tent wherever she can find a safe spot. Her most prized possession… Continue reading As Dust Dances by Samantha Young

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 · Adult Fiction Cover Reveal · Beach Read

Seaside Sweets by Melissa Chambers Cover Reveal & Review

COVER REVEAL! SEASIDE SWEETS Love Along Hwy 30A Series: Book One RELEASING June 19th, 2018 Seaside Sweets is book one in the Love Along Highway 30A series, which features beautiful beach communities, a circle of unique and amazing friends, and romances that will have you cheering on the couples and fanning yourself from the heat.… Continue reading Seaside Sweets by Melissa Chambers Cover Reveal & Review