Book Review: When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ TW: confinement, mild torture, sexual assault When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor was my favorite read in January and a major backlist read. Historical fiction is saturated with WWII stories, but this one really stands out. Set in China during the Japanese occupation, When We Were Young and Brave tellsContinue reading “Book Review: When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor”

Book Review: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tuesday evening I finished one of the best historical fiction novels I have ever read.  Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees will easily make my 2020 Top 10 and may even secure a spot as one of my all-time favorites.  Goodreads Synopsis: World War II has just ended, and Britain hasContinue reading “Book Review: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees”

Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Today is my spot on the Tsarina blog tour and I’m so excited to share my thoughts! I first picked up this book thinking it was a fictional account of Catherine the Great, but after I started reading I realized Tsarina is about Catherine I, the second wife of Peter the Great. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten”

Book Review: The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons, Vicky Alvear Shecter

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Haunting of Beatrix Greene was the perfect book to kick off Halloween week!  It had everything a spooky book should – ghosts, séances, a medium, and a creepy manor.  The release date is impeccably timed for All Hallows’ Eve and left me feeling chilled to the bone. Goodreads Synopsis: Beatrix Greene hasContinue reading “Book Review: The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons, Vicky Alvear Shecter”

Book Review: And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Content Warning: Domestic abuse I discovered Rachel Howzell Hall earlier this year and I am so happy I did.  Her books never fail to entertain and always have my full attention.  I previously read They All Fall Down and expected this book to be similar.  Well, I was wrong because this book hadContinue reading “Book Review: And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall”

Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Girl in the Mirror is Rose Carlyle’s debut novel and she wrote a winner!  This book had everything, lies, cheating, family drama, and a twisty ending.  Carlyle’s writing echoes that of Michelle Campbell and the suspense reminded me of Gilly Macmillan.  I loved it and I’m sure you will too! Goodreads Synopsis:Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle”

Book Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Content Warning: sexual assault, self-harm Lisa Jewell is an auto-buy author for me, and I have never been disappointed.  Invisible Girl solidifies Jewell’s standing in my top 5 authors.  This book felt different from her others, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why.  Maybe it was the subject matter, maybe becauseContinue reading “Book Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell”

Book Review: Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florence Adler Swims Forever was the perfect read for my Labor Day weekend! I went into the book not really knowing much about it and I ended up absolutely loving it. I was shocked with a major event happening so early on in the book, but quickly realized that the book wasn’t aboutContinue reading “Book Review: Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland”

Book Review: To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ To Tell You the Truth is a page-turning thriller that I devoured in two days!  I didn’t want to put the book down to eat or run my errands because I just had to know what was going to happen next.  Also, I am pretty sure I’ve found my next auto-buy author.  IfContinue reading “Book Review: To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan”

Book Review: Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker is a psychological suspense novel that grabbed my attention at page one and held it for the remainder of the book.  I feel like I say this in all my reviews, but this is my first book by Walker and I will definitely be checking outContinue reading “Book Review: Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker”