Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller @ClaireFuller2 @Tin_House @NetGalley #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Wholly Unexpected. When twins Jeanie and Julius are hit with the death of their mother, they are left to fend for themselves for the first time in their adult lives. The problem? At 51 years old, neither has ever had to, as they have always lived with and relied on their mother. AContinue reading “Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller @ClaireFuller2 @Tin_House @NetGalley #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreview”

Under the Magnolias by T.I. Lowe @TiLowe @TyndaleHouse #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Poignant, Thought-Provoking, and Affecting.   “Under the Magnolias” will capture your heart and run away with it. Austin Foster is a teenage girl who is forced to grow up way too fast when her mother passes away and she is left to raise her younger siblings.   Dysfunction runs amok in this familial drama withContinue reading “Under the Magnolias by T.I. Lowe @TiLowe @TyndaleHouse #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview”

The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax @Wendy_Wax @BerkleyPub #BlogTour #womensfiction #bookreviewers #bookblogger

Kaceey’s Review: With the help of your friends, you can get through just about anything! This is a touching read of friendship, loss, and heartache, but most importantly the strength to finding oneself and move on. Told through the perspective of four very different and distinct voices. You are taken on a journey as theyContinue reading “The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax @Wendy_Wax @BerkleyPub #BlogTour #womensfiction #bookreviewers #bookblogger”

At First Sight by Hannah Sunderland

Kaceey’s Review: I was in the mood for a heartwarming love story. But this one just missed the mark for me.  Do you believe in love at first sight? Nell who works for a helpline is rushing to eat her lunch before having to return to work. Her cafe is almost full, the only openContinue reading “At First Sight by Hannah Sunderland”

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood #dystopia #gilead #pearlgirls #handmaidstale #fiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: A Return to Gilead in “The Testaments”: It’s both Insightful and Frightening and it takes place 15 years after “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Who holds the power in Gilead?  It’s the Aunts of course! Why should I be surprised?  After all, Aunt Lydia is terrifying and she has more power than anyone else.   InContinue reading “The Testaments by Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood #dystopia #gilead #pearlgirls #handmaidstale #fiction #bookreview”

You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: “You Were There Too” left me feeling little until the very end and THEN finally, a tear escaped. A Case of Too Little Too Late. When a novel drags on with a storyline that seemed wholly far-fetched, such that I almost dnf’d it several times but kept on, and felt absolutely nothing untilContinue reading “You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview”

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez @AuthorAbbyJim @GrandCentralPub #forever #romcom #fiction #bookreview

Kaceey’s Review: This was one of my most anticipated reads for this year! I absolutely loved the previous two books by this author and had been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for this newest release by Abby Jimenez. Maybe my expectations were too high? Maybe when you want something so badly itContinue reading “Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez @AuthorAbbyJim @GrandCentralPub #forever #romcom #fiction #bookreview”

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley @OakleyColleen #contemporary fiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Oh So Good! Jubilee Jenkins is allergic to humans.  As in if someone touches her skin, she could literally die. That in a nutshell caused Jubilee to hide from the world for 10 lonely years.   All this time, Jubilee’s mother has taken care of her financially but after her mother’s death, Jubilee isContinue reading “Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley @OakleyColleen #contemporary fiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookcommunity”

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead @colsonwhitehead #fiction #historical fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Utterly Gut-Wrenching! A fictitious novel about a real reformatory school in Florida that existed in the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys” broke my heart.  I think perhaps it broke the heart of everyone who read this book before me and I will hazard a guess that it will break the hearts ofContinue reading “The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead @colsonwhitehead #fiction #historical fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer”

Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #romance #audiobooks #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Swoon-Worthy Detective Daniel Rush from “Covet” gets his own story and it’s a doozy!  At the tail end of “Covet,” Detective Daniel Rush was shot and readers are left wondering what happened to him.  To say that gave me heart palpitations is an understatement!  (He was after all the best part of thatContinue reading “Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #romance #audiobooks #bookreview”