The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest

2 September, 2014 Historical Fiction 0 ★★★★★

When you think of authors who excel at writing about World War II, the Holocaust and its effects on ordinary people, Pam Jenoff is at the top of the class.  From The Diplomat’s Wife to The Ambassador’s Daughter to The Kommandant’s Girl, Pam has been wowing us and wooing us… Read more »

Narcoleptic Hooker

Narcoleptic Hooker

31 August, 2014 Fiction 2

Narcoleptic Hooker. HAHAHHAAHHA – Shut up. It’s amazeballs. Well, it’s DEFINITELY got something to do with balls anyway. Before I even got a copy of this book I wrote it off as a lame, pulp novel that was surely going to be a terrible read, hence why I was reading… Read more »

One of Us

One of Us

30 August, 2014 Thriller 0 ★★★

So I just finished One of Us by Tawni O’Dell and, to be honest, it took me a few days to put my thoughts together to write a review. I usually finish reading a book and head right for the computer to write my review, but this book really left… Read more »

The Mill River Redemption

The Mill River Redemption

29 August, 2014 Fiction 3 ★★★★

Darcie Chan is a unique find in the publishing world.  Her first novel, The Mill River Recluse, was a bestseller in 2011.  That’s not the unique part.  The unique part is that Chan’s novel was a self-published e-book found only on Amazon.  Word-of-mouth took over.  The Wall Street Journal stepped in… Read more »

Abroad

Abroad

28 August, 2014 Fiction 0 ★★★★

  Katie Crouch, author of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs, is known for a certain type of book: smart, sassy, spunky, Southern, that is until now.  Crouch has thrown out the sweet and saccharine Southern novels she’s known for and has ventured into uncharted territory with Abroad.  Gone is… Read more »

Interview with Darcie Chan

Interview with Darcie Chan

27 August, 2014 Author Interviews 0

I recently sat down with Darcie Chan, author of The Mill River Recluse and The Mill River Redemption.  Both are incredible books, and I’ll have a review of The Mill River Redemption later this week. Thank you for visiting, Darcie.   What a whirlwind the past few years have been for… Read more »

Season of the Dragonflies

Season of the Dragonflies

26 August, 2014 Women's Fiction 2 ★★★★

Do you have a sibling?  Do you feel a rivalry with them, even though you may love them?  Well that is the theme of Sarah Creech’s debut novel Season of the Dragonflies.  It’s the story of a family, women, the Lenore women, who are swept up in a family crisis. … Read more »

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

22 August, 2014 Fiction 0

It may be the middle of August and months away from President Lincoln’s birthday but the 16th president of the United States has been the subject of two books recently. Lincoln’s Boys By Joshua Zeitz.  In today’s world of social media and exhaustive news coverage, we are privy to the… Read more »

The Lotus and the Storm

The Lotus and the Storm

21 August, 2014 Fiction 0 ★★★★★

1963: South Vietnam–a family tries to maintain a sense of normalcy despite their world ending.  2006: America–that same family lives in Virginia but they are changed.  The Lotus and the Storm carries the reader through 40 years of war and grief and shows us a side to the Vietnam War… Read more »