After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid @tjenkinsreid #fiction #contemporaryfiction #audiobook #libraryloan #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: A Taylor Jenkins Reid novel that I almost gave up on immediately…  (and yes, I had my reasons!) Thankfully, I kept going and it totally paid off! The beginning of this novel was so Schmaltzy and Schmoopy, I honestly couldn’t take it!  It was so very over the top, it made me ill.Continue reading “After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid @tjenkinsreid #fiction #contemporaryfiction #audiobook #libraryloan #bookblogger”

Very Sincerely Yours by Kerry Winfrey @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #kerrywinfrey #romcom #contemporaryfiction #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Call me a Dissenter.   Truth be told, I went into this book with the HIGHEST of hopes.  I adored “Waiting for Tom Hanks” and liked “Not Like the Moves” the predecessors to “Very Sincerely Yours” by Kerry Winfrey and thought this premise sounded totes adorbs.  Unfortunately, the delivery simply didn’t hold a candleContinue reading “Very Sincerely Yours by Kerry Winfrey @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #kerrywinfrey #romcom #contemporaryfiction #bookblogger”

The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda #kairarouda #amazonfirstreads #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #mysterysuspense

Kaceey’s Review: I am a huge Kaira Rouda fan. Her two previous books sit firmly on my favorites shelf. I had been so anxiously awaiting this latest release. And maybe that’s the issue?🤷🏻‍♀️. Perhaps my expectations were too high.  Kate and John have built a successful company together from the ground up. All the whileContinue reading “The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda #kairarouda #amazonfirstreads #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #mysterysuspense”

Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea #CharlieDonlea #audiobook #libraryloan #thriller #suspense #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Twisty, Turny, and Captivating.. yet, this novel left me unsatisfied.  The reason, however, isn’t what you think! What I’ve come to realize through the onslaught of documentaries and podcasts about murders and crimes that have taken place over the years is that I’m not a fan of either, thus I didn’t love thisContinue reading “Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea #CharlieDonlea #audiobook #libraryloan #thriller #suspense #bookreview”

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout @LizStrout @randomhouse #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Have you ever felt deeply connected to an author, as if the two of you were simpatico? That is how I feel about my “relationship” (lol) with Elizabeth Strout – I feel as though we are connected, and as though when reading her books, she is speaking directly to me. (As if thatContinue reading “Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout @LizStrout @randomhouse #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger”

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand @elinhilderbrand #womensfiction #contemporaryfiction #libraryloan #audiobook #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: The moral of this story: Families are complicated, messy, and sometimes, wholly dysfunctional. In abundance are love, friendship, and resentment. When the family of Deacon Thorpe goes to Nantucket to celebrate his life, problems arise.  After all, the present and former wives of the man gather together for the first time in theContinue reading “Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand @elinhilderbrand #womensfiction #contemporaryfiction #libraryloan #audiobook #bookblogger”

Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins @Kristan_Higgans @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #romance #tearjerker #bookreviewers

Kaceey’s Review: Five emotional heart-wrenching stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A glimpse of what true love is supposed to look like.❤️ Josh and Lauren are a young couple over the moon in love. They have their whole lives ahead of them. Until Lauren receives devastating news. She has a terminal condition known as IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis).  Continue reading “Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins @Kristan_Higgans @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #romance #tearjerker #bookreviewers”

Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank @elinhilderbrand @adrianatrigiani #anthology #fiction #womensfiction #libraryloan

Susanne’s Review: “Reunion Beach”: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank.   I admit to knowing little about Dorothea Benton Frank before listening to this anthology. While listening to this beautiful anthology, however, I learned that she was a great woman and that she was loved and adored. I originally chose to listen to this because itContinue reading “Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank @elinhilderbrand @adrianatrigiani #anthology #fiction #womensfiction #libraryloan”

The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne @Karen Dionne @PutnamBooks #thriller #suspense #bookreviewers

Kaceey’s Review: A wickedly good read! Rachel spent the last 15 years in a psychiatric hospital. Punishing herself for the death of both her parents. But what if there is more to their deaths? What if someone can prove she wasn’t responsible? Two sisters. Rachel and Diane. Two sisters who could not be more different. Continue reading “The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne @Karen Dionne @PutnamBooks #thriller #suspense #bookreviewers”

Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves #traceygarvisgraves @StMartinsPress @NetGalley #womensfiction #contemporaryfiction #blogger #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Sometimes Love Can Be Found in the Most Unexpected of Places. Layla is an elementary school music teacher who is newly divorced and is trying to make a fresh start. Josh is a single dad, who is recently separated from his wife of twenty years. Every day, Josh walks his daughter to school,Continue reading “Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves #traceygarvisgraves @StMartinsPress @NetGalley #womensfiction #contemporaryfiction #blogger #bookreview”