The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

Kaceey’s Review: Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting that! Juno is a former therapist, married with a family. Then she lost it all. Down on her luck, she finds the perfect solution by moving in with Winnie and her family.    Juno doesn’t take up much room and does her best to be as unobtrusive as possible.Continue reading “The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher”

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Susanne’s Review: Is it possible to come of age in a mere summer?  For fourteen-year-old Mary Jane, the answer is a resounding yes. The year is 1970, the place is Baltimore.   Mary Jane Dillard is a teenager whose life is filled with singing in her church choir, cooking with her mom every day, and listeningContinue reading “Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau”

When these Mountains Burn by David Joy

Susanne’s Review: Drugs run rampant in the mountains of North Carolina.  Such that addiction is the norm and times are troubled.   When Ray Mathis’s son, Ricky gets himself into yet another pickle, Ray does the only thing he can, he rescues his son, just like always.  Ricky, of course, is an addict, therefore a savior,Continue reading “When these Mountains Burn by David Joy”

The News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Susanne’s Review: The year is 1870.   Now that the Civil War has ended, widower Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has become a News Reader, traveling throughout the land reading the “News of the World.” Then the unthinkable happens.  While in Wichita Falls, Captain Kidd is offered $50.00 to take on an orphan girl, who was kidnappedContinue reading “The News of the World by Paulette Jiles”

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Susanne’s Review: Sparks Galore! If you’re looking for a cute rom-com with loads of chemistry “Written in the Stars” fits the bill! Elle is an Astrologist who has only ever wanted to find the right gal and settle down.  Unfortunately for her, she’s very unlucky in love.  Darcy is a high-powered Actuary who doesn’t believeContinue reading “Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur”

Out of the Dark (Orphan X #4) by Gregg Hurwitz

Kaceey’s Review: I don’t know about Evan – but frankly I’m exhausted! This was an all-out commitment to reclaim his life with the hope of someday living in relative peace! Nothing’s going to stand in his way this time…I hope!🤞 Evan has discovered who the mastermind was behind the attempted extermination of the entire OrphanContinue reading “Out of the Dark (Orphan X #4) by Gregg Hurwitz”

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Kaceey’s Review: The moment I saw that the leading character was named JANE, I knew I was all in! Jane is running hard from her past in Arizona. Ultimately landing in Alabama, scraping by taking jobs as a dog-walker in an exclusive neighborhood. Lost in daydreams while walking past her favorite home on the block, she’sContinue reading “The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins”

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Susanne’s Review: THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT! The Kind of Love You Desperately Want to BELIEVE In.   Best Friends.  The Love of Each Other’s Lives. The moment Macy Sorensen runs into her first love Elliot, every moment of their relationship flashes before her eyes and all of those old feelings come rushing back.  ItContinue reading “Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren”

Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout

Susanne’s Review: Actions and Reactions. Secrets and Lies. Mothers and Daughters. Husbands and Wives. Isabelle Goodrow is a prim and proper woman. To her, appearances are everything.  As a mother, she is quite reserved. Her daughter Amy longs for something more. When Amy finds it, she becomes, shall we say, unfettered. Amy, entangled with someoneContinue reading “Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout”

Susanne’s Goodreads Best-of-List for 2020

In this most difficult year, for me, there has been one constant. Books, which, leads to book reviews and of course, all of you whom I’ve met on Goodreads over the last few years. For your friendship, support, and general encouragement, I thank you.    What I know is this: Having each other is immeasurable, forContinue reading “Susanne’s Goodreads Best-of-List for 2020”