Bringing Down The Duke Review

“Perhaps this is not a question of staying out of trouble, Your Grace. Perhaps this is about deciding on which side of history you want to be.” – Evie Dunmore Synopsis England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female studentsContinue reading “Bringing Down The Duke Review”

Salty, Bitter, Sweet Review

Synopsis Aspiring chef Isa’s family life has fallen apart after the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents. She moves in with her dad and her new stepmom, Margo, in Lyon, France, where Isa feels like an outsider in her father’s new life. Isa balances her time between avoiding the awkward,Continue reading “Salty, Bitter, Sweet Review”

Make or Break At the Lighthouse B&B Review

“A wise man once said that, when you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start straight away.” – Portia MacIntosh Synopsis: Thirty-one-year-old matchmaker Lola James had it all – until she broke her leg at a wedding and discovered that her so-called ‘bestContinue reading “Make or Break At the Lighthouse B&B Review”

Topics Of Conversation Review

“There is, below the surface of every conversation in which intimacies are shared, and erotic current.” – Miranda Popkey Synopsis Miranda Popkey’s first novel is about desire, disgust, motherhood, loneliness, art, pain, feminism, anger, envy, guilt–written in language that sizzles with intelligence and eroticism. The novel is composed almost exclusively of conversations between women–the storiesContinue reading “Topics Of Conversation Review”

First Came Us Review

Happy Pub Day!!! “Make sure you don’t take anything for granted because, isn’t that what it’s all about?” – Rachel Cullen Synopsis Jack and Ellie Miller have been happily married for eighteen years and lead a perfectly ordinary life with their three children in an idyllic Connecticut town. Jack is an economics professor at YaleContinue reading “First Came Us Review”

One Day In December

“We are a triangle but our sides have kept changing length. Nothing has ever been equal.” – Josie Silver Synopsis Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a manContinue reading “One Day In December”

Make Your Home Among Strangers Review

“You must keep the mistakes there. Mistakes are vital to every scientist’s process. Just put a line through whatever you did incorrectly and keep going.” – Jennine Capó Crucet Synopsis When Lizet-the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school-secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college,Continue reading “Make Your Home Among Strangers Review”

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Review

“Failure is part of being human.” – Lori Gottlieb “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response is our growth and our freedom.” – Lori Gottlieb Synopsis One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice.Continue reading “Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Review”

Fix Her Up Review

“Maybe it was the way she only reached his shoulder that sent protectiveness surging up his jugular, while somehow- at the very same time- he wanted to seek refuge in her.” – Tessa Bailey Synopsis Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven’tContinue reading “Fix Her Up Review”

Nights In Rodanthe Review

“The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it’s over.” – Nichols Sparks Synopsis Struggling to care for her sick father and raise her teenage children alone, a divorced mother spends the weekend at a North Carolina inn, only to meet a former surgeon running from his past. Adrienne Willis is 45 and hasContinue reading “Nights In Rodanthe Review”