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 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)”

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”

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”

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Susanne’s Review: Life sure can be ugly, messy, and complicated. A perfect example of that is depicted in Jodi Picoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper.” The emotions I felt while reading this heart-wrenching novel were mainly anger, frustration, and a whole lot of sadness. At thirteen, Anna is the little sister, though from everything she’s gone throughContinue reading “My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult”

The Minders by John Marrs

Kaceey’s Review: John Marrs pulled it off again. A fabulous out–of-the-box thriller certain to leave you speechless. Five random people…chosen by the government to become minders. Surely you ask… what is a minder? They are individuals willing to have an implant placed in their brains. Shouldn’t be a problem, right? After all, this innocent littleContinue reading “The Minders by John Marrs”

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

*Kaceey’s Review: I know, I know! I’m late to the party reading this book!🙋🏻‍♀️ Silly me… I thought it was just another political thriller – my least favorite!🙄 But I was sooooo wrong! Gregg Hurwitz creates a recipe not only for an incredible lead character but for a franchise series just itching to be made into aContinue reading “Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz”

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Kaceey’s Review: Long Bright River has been sitting quietly and lonely on my shelf for well, let’s just say too long! Not sure why. Just never felt like the right time to read it. Once the audio version became available I knew it was the perfect opportunity to dive in and enjoy both the written andContinue reading “Long Bright River by Liz Moore”