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”

A Million Things by Emily Spurr @SpurrEmily @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #fiction #bookblogger #bookreview

Kaceey’s Review: All the stars ⭐️  I went into this read rather blind, as I do for most of my reads.   At first, I was shocked, wondering what I had signed up for. But intrigued enough to continue. Midway I was so captivated I could not put it down. Thinking about the characters any timeContinue reading “A Million Things by Emily Spurr @SpurrEmily @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #fiction #bookblogger #bookreview”

Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Beautifully Realistic, Honest & Heartbreaking!   If your marriage was devoid of intimacy or love, would you turn to another for comfort and companionship? That is the million-dollar question, isn’t it?!   For Claire Canton, the answer is yes.  When Claire’s husband Chris finds a new job after being unemployed for almost a year, itContinue reading “Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreview”

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers @garnetmorgue @parkrowbooks #contemporaryfiction #romance #mentalhealth #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Refreshing, Relevant, and Romantic! Grace Porter, or “Porter” as almost everyone calls her has been on the fast track her whole life, studying and working as hard as possible to get her Ph.D. and finally achieve greatness.  Her goal to be the best was drilled into her by her father, and nothing elseContinue reading “Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers @garnetmorgue @parkrowbooks #contemporaryfiction #romance #mentalhealth #bookreview #bookblogger”

When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain @randomhouse #paulamclain #libraryreads #suspense #audiobooks #bookblogger #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Taut, Terrifying and Realistic. So darn good, scary, and realistic, it gave me heart palpitations! If this isn’t on your TBR Add It Now! The Year is 1993: The Place is Mendocino, California. A Detective with a troubled past returns to the place she once called home: Mendocino and the place where Cameron,Continue reading “When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain @randomhouse #paulamclain #libraryreads #suspense #audiobooks #bookblogger #bookreviewer”

Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #suspense #bookreview #bookblogger

Kaceey’s Review: I had such high hopes for this book.  I love this author, and the premise sounded so good. But it just didn’t work (for me)…at all. Jennifer just got the dreaded news. She is dying from cancer. A glioblastoma. One of the most aggressive of all Cancers. She is given six weeks toContinue reading “Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #suspense #bookreview #bookblogger”

White-Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves #tgarvisgraves #romance #contemporary fiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Way to Burst My Little Bubble with too much “Heat!” As much as I loved “Heart-Shaped Hack” – unfortunately the sequel “White-Hot Hack” was unable to win this girl’s heart due to the level of “heat” featured in this novel by Tracey Garvis Graves.  I shouldn’t have been surprised based on the titleContinue reading “White-Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves #tgarvisgraves #romance #contemporary fiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookcommunity”

Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley @kbromleywrites @graydonhouse @HarlequinBooks #fiction #romcom #bookreviewer #blogger

Kaceey’s Review: Oh my gosh! I just loved it! Kara is a historical romance novelist. She is in desperate need to finish her next book but cannot find the inspiration to put words down. And the deadline is fast approaching. While attending her best friend’s pre-wedding party the inspiration she needs walks right up toContinue reading “Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley @kbromleywrites @graydonhouse @HarlequinBooks #fiction #romcom #bookreviewer #blogger”

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #womensfiction #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Heartwarming and Hopeful! Anna is a 30-year-old English teacher hired to tutor 17-year-old T.J. for the summer.  The two are on their way to meet T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane has a heart attack and their plane crashes over the water somewhere near the Maldives.  T.J desperatelyContinue reading “On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #womensfiction #bookreview #bookblogger”