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”

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

Susanne’s Review: A Seriously Cute, albeit predictable romance that helped get me in the Holiday Spirit! As a single woman in her mid-30’s Kate has been unlucky in love.  After being pushed by Laura, one of her best friends, Kate decides to embark on “The Twelve Dates of Christmas.”  After signing up, Kate is thenContinue reading “The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss”

The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor @cjtudor @randomhouse #mystery #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Bewitching, Spooky, and Suspenseful! Jack Brooks is the new Vicar in Chapel Croft.  She and her daughter Flo are new in town. Unfortunately for them, Chapel Croft has a history, and the community itself isn’t exactly welcoming.  What is the town known for, you ask?  Exorcisms; Burning Girls; Martyrs; Missing Girls; and Murder.  Continue reading “The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor @cjtudor @randomhouse #mystery #bookreview”

Into the Fire (Orphan X #5)

Kaceey’s Review: Greg Hurwitz has done it again!   Book five of the Orphan X series. And this latest storyline, as well as Evan himself, have not lost steam!  Each time Evan answers his phone he understands he’ll be risking his own life to help someone with nowhere else to turn. This time is no different. Continue reading “Into the Fire (Orphan X #5)”

Hellbent (Orphan X #3) by Gregg Hurwitz

Kaceey’s Review: Could the most lethal human weapon have a softer side? Well…I think we’re about to discover the answer! Evan was once a professional assassin, handled by his mentor, Jack Jones. Choosing to put that life behind him, Evan went rogue from the “program.” That decision put his life in imminent danger, as those in chargeContinue reading “Hellbent (Orphan X #3) by Gregg Hurwitz”

Here Is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Susanne’s Review: What is it like to be “The Other Woman?”   Personally, I would not know.   In “Here Is the Beehive” however, we get a glimpse, and pretty, it is not.   Nor is it anything like I’d imagined. On display here we have Ana.  An Estate Attorney who is married to Paul, with whom sheContinue reading “Here Is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan”

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

Susanne’s Review: A Highly Emotional Story that Packs one Hell of a Punch. There are two sides to every story. The difficulty is determining wherein lies the truth. In London, a young teenage girl accuses four teenage boys of rape. The victim is Jodie Wolfe, a girl with facial deformities. The accused are four MuslimContinue reading “Take It Back by Kia Abdullah”

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

Susanne’s Review: Oh, Addie Larue, How I Adore You! Making a deal with the devil (aka “The Darkness”) seems impossible and yet that is exactly what Adeline Larue does.   The year is 1714.  The place is France.  From the moment the deal is struck, Adeline Larue’s life is changed forever.   For Addie. Never again, willContinue reading “The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab”

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Susanne’s Review: What makes a Great Leader?  When I ask myself that question, the characteristics I look for (to name a few) are Compassion, Dedication, Hard Work, Honesty, Integrity, Intellect, Manners, Mastery, Responsibility, and Reverence.  For me, Barack Obama, former President of the United States was and is the quintessential leader, he exudes integrity, andContinue reading “A Promised Land by Barack Obama”