Monday, January 8, 2018

Rising Above

Now That You Mention It
My Thoughts
The Belle
While I haven't reviewed every Kristan Higgins book I've read, I have a good reason. I binge read her entire backlist of SIXTEEN BOOKS within about 5 weeks...closer to 4 if I'm being honest with an outlier or two as I was waiting to read them because towards the end I needed to cherish them. When I saw her newest book was coming out soon, I requested it and was blessed with it's presence on my doorstep a few weeks later. Spoiler Alert: It did not disappoint.

Friday, January 5, 2018

What a Gal!

"Hey, how about me?"
--Susan Isaacs, Shining Through
Genre: Adult Historical Fiction
Publisher: Harper & Row
Pages: 402
Publication Date: July 1st, 1988
Source: Borrowed from Library
Find on: Goodreads 

My Thoughts

The Belle After reading and loving The Alice Network, there is a 'For Further Reading' section at the end. Of course, I looked up each book and Shining Through stuck out to me immediately. An American Jewish woman in love with her boss in 1940 finds herself traversing through a series of dramatic life events that eventually brings her to 1942 Berlin...as a spy. How does she get there? Well, you'll definitely have to read the book to find out.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Love Gives You Wings

"Easy answer...You."
--Tiffany Reisz, Michael's Wings

My Thoughts

The Belle
It's no secret that Michael has a huge place in my heart since meeting him in The Angel. His vulnerability and sensitive soul won me over immediately. In this new novella, we get to see so much more of Michael and the man he has become.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Past is Never Forgotten

"I'm stronger by myself. I'm stronger than you know."
--Victoria Fox, The Silent Foutain
Genre: Adult Contemporary and Historical Ficiton
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Pages: 400
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Source: ARC provided by publisher
Find on: Goodreads | Amazon

My Thoughts

The Silent Fountain was pitched to me because of my love for Susanna Kearsley, so of course I was all over it. Dual timeline. Mystery. Foreign setting. I was sold.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Welcome to Gideon's Cove

You might have seen on my Mug Life recently that I fell into a Kristan Higgins rabbit hole and it was everything I didn't know I needed and more. I decided to do a fun and different kind of series review. What I loved about this series--and there was a lot--was that each book felt distinctly different. A lot of times when I read a series in a binge the details become blurry or I confuse the heroines or heroes because they're so similar but this is not the case with Gideon's Cove--or Blue Heron but stay tuned for that. SO. Here's a fun breakdown on which book to start with if you're feeling sassy and don't want to start with the first or if you're just looking for a quick breakdown of what makes each book unique.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mug Life {4}



Back for another edition of Mug Life! I seriously love this feature so much, I can't wait to do a quick update on all the fun stuff!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Creating a Capsule Library


When Hannah asked me if I thought a post about what books or authors would make our own personal time capsule would be a good idea, I jumped on the YES! wagon. How does it work, you ask? WELL! The idea is similar to a capsule wardrobe. Staple clothes and accessories that you cannot live without that make up your core wardrobe. For this project you have 10 spots; 5-7 authors (clothes) and 3-5 individual books (accessories). You can pick and choose how many of each but you cannot have more than 10.

She wanted to make it a little hard for us all--because she's evil--because she was curious to know at the end of the day, house on fire, apocalypse has occurred, what is your short list of books and/or authors that make up your shelves. In addition to that, we paired each book or author with an article of clothing or accessory that fits that book or author.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rich With the Spoils of Time

Something Dangerous // Into Temptation
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 736 // 675
Source: Gifted by Hannah--thanks, love!
Publisher : Overlook Press

Monday, August 7, 2017

Do You Believe in Fairies?

"You don't need anybody's permission to live the life you desire, Olivia.
You need only the permission of your heart."
--Hazel Gaynor
Genre: Adult Contemporary & Historical Fiction
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 364168
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Source: ARC provided by publisher
Find on: Goodreads | Amazon

My Thoughts

The Belle
This being my first Hazel Gaynor novel, I didn't know what to expect. But when I started reading the prologue I knew I was in for a captivating story of fairies, magic, and growing up. This story is a dual timeline with the past component taking place from 1917-1920 and is about an actual historical event known as the Cottingley Fairies when two young girls seemed to capture real fairies while playing in the beck behind their house. The present day story is about a woman who inherits her grandfather's bookshop after his death and finds one of the little girl's from 1917 story about those events.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Deal With the Devil

"The devil doesn’t smile...The devil smirks."
--Tiffany Reisz, The Red
Genre: Adult Contemporary Fantasy Erotica
Publisher: 8th Circle Press
Pages: 249
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Source: ARC provided by publisher
Find on: Goodreads | Amazon

My Thoughts

The Belle 
When I heard Tiffany Reisz was writing an erotica I immediately added it to my TBR. Her Original Sinners series changed my life in so many ways that I'll be here all day if I had to list them. The Red is an erotic fantasy which is something I had never read before. I don't even know if there are any books in this sub-sub genre (heh, sub, get it?) but I digress. This Erotic Fantasy is about a woman whose art gallery is way in the red...that is named The Red. A man comes to her and offers to save the gallery by paying her in expensive paintings and in return she will give him one night a month with her in the biblical sense. She agrees.

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