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The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker 5☆ “Calla Fletcher was two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she […]

Book Review: Forged Through Fire by Mark D. McDonough M.D.

Title: Forged Through Fire Author: Mark D. McDonough, M.D. Genre: Memoir Publisher: Revell Publication date: September 3, 2019 Page #: 272 Star rating: 5 out of 5. Back Cover Copy: “When Mark McDonough was a teen, a catastrophic fire claimed the lives of his mother and younger brother. It also left Mark with burns on […]

Book Review: Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

Title: Confessions of a Domestic Failure Author: Bunmi Laditan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Mira Books Publication date: May 2, 2017 Page #: 336 Star rating: 4 out of 5. Back Cover Copy: “From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere  There are good moms and […]

Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | A Debut Novel!

Title: The Silent Patient Author: Alex Michaelides Genre: Fiction/Psychological Thriller Publisher: Caledon Books Publication date: February 5, 2019 Page #: 336 Star rating: 4 out of 5. Back Cover Copy: “The instant #1 New York Times bestseller “An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller… A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.” —Entertainment Weekly The […]

Book Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (A DEBUT NOVEL)

Title: My Lovely Wife Author: Samantha Downing Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Berkley Books Publication date: March 26, 2019 Page #: 374 Star rating: 5 out of 5. Back Cover Copy: “Think: Dexter but sexier.”—theSkimm “A dark and irresistible debut.”—People “Will shock even the savviest suspense readers.”—Real Simple Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly […]

Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Title: Big Little Lies Author: Liane Moriarty Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Contemparary Publisher: Reprint; Penguin Publishing Group Publication date: August 11, 2015 Page #: 512 Star rating: 5 out of 5 Back Cover Copy: “From the author of Nine Perfect Strangers, Truly Madly Guilty, and The Husband’s Secret comes the #1 New York Times bestselling novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. A murder…A tragic accident…Or […]

Book Review: Living Lies by Natalie Walters

Title: Living Lies Author: Natalie Walters Genre: Fiction/Mystery Publisher: Revell Publishing Publication date: May 21, 2019 Page #: 336 Star rating: 3 out of 5. Back Cover Copy: “At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, […]

Book Review: The Refuge by Ann Gabhart

Title: The Refuge Author: Ann H. Gabhart Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Publisher: Revell Publishing Publication date: April 30, 2019 Page #: 400 Star rating: 4 out of 5. Back Cover Copy: “When Darcie and Walter Goodwin hear of a new cholera epidemic sweeping the area, they join the Shakers whose villages seem immune to the […]

Book Review: Beauty and the Beast

Title: Beauty and the Beast Author: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de VillenueveG Genre: Fairytale Publisher: Harper Design Publication date: Illistrated Edition, January 2017 Page #: Hardcover, 208 Pages Link to Purchase:  Amazon Barnes and Noble I have been a fan of the animated (and now live action) film, so I wanted to read the book too. I can honestly say that this story did […]