This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith @LeesaCrossSmith #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview #libraryloan

Susanne’s Review: You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes, well, you might find You get what you need The Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed, 1969 The Day Tallie Clark drives by a bridge and sees aContinue reading “This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith @LeesaCrossSmith #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview #libraryloan”

Golden Girls by Elin Hilderbrand @elinhilderbrand @littlebrown @NetGalley #womensfiction #contemporaryfiction #libraryloan #audiobook

Susanne’s Review: What If, You Could Look Down on Your Family From the Great Beyond and Impact Their Decisions? Vivian (Vivi) Howe is a successful Nantucket novelist who is extremely close to her family when a hit-and-run accident strikes her down, killing her instantly.  Her family is, of course, crestfallen.  Little do they know thatContinue reading “Golden Girls by Elin Hilderbrand @elinhilderbrand @littlebrown @NetGalley #womensfiction #contemporaryfiction #libraryloan #audiobook”

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”

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn @laurellizabeth #fiction #mystery #thriller #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Lies and Deception!   Everyone knows they always come back to haunt you! Who:  Ambrosia Wellington What:  10 Year College Reunion; Invitations Sent Out by Mail and Email Where:  Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.  When Ambrosia Wellington receives the invitations to attend her 10-year college reunion, she is, shall we say, LESS than enthused.  NorContinue reading “The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn @laurellizabeth #fiction #mystery #thriller #bookreview”

Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #womensfiction #romance #characterdrivenplot #bookblogger #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Pitter Patter, goes my Heart! Can I just RAVE about how much I LOVED “Heart-Shaped Hack” and the characters of Kate and Ian?! Ian is totally Swoon Worthy and his love and affection for Kate is completely endearing.   In case it’s not obvious, this book had me immediately! Witty Banter, Romance, and aContinue reading “Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #womensfiction #romance #characterdrivenplot #bookblogger #bookreviewer”

The Nature of Fragile Thing by Susan Meissner @SusanMeissner @BerkleyPub #librarybook #audiobook #historicalfiction #fiction #blogger #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Completely Captivating! Sophie is an Irish Immigrant, who after arriving in New York, answers an ad for a mail-order bride.  Arriving in San Francisco shortly thereafter, she immediately marries Martin Hocking, though she does not know him.  He is looking for a mate and most importantly a father to his 5-year-old daughter Kat. Continue reading “The Nature of Fragile Thing by Susan Meissner @SusanMeissner @BerkleyPub #librarybook #audiobook #historicalfiction #fiction #blogger #bookreviewer”

Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan @jcourtsull #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreview #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Female Friendships can be complicated.  Especially as we get older.   The dynamics of class, friendship, marriage, motherhood, power, and privilege, are explored to absolute perfection in “Friends and Strangers” by J. Courtney Sullivan.  Elizabeth is a married mother, who struggles with her new life in Upstate New York.  Having recently moved from Brooklyn,Continue reading “Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan @jcourtsull #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreview #bookreviewer”