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Review: Forget You Know Me

Title: Forget You Know Me Author: Jessica Strawser Release Date: February 5th, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit—in the friendship and the marriage. When Daniel goes away on business, Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a nice long video chat after the kids are in bed. But then Molly leaves the room to check on a crying child. What Liza sees next will change everything. Only one thing is certain: Molly needs her. Liza

Review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

Title: The Girls at 17 Swann Street Author: Yara Zgheib Release Date: February 5, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, always hungry. Together, they must fight their diseases and

Review: Pruning the Dead

Title: Pruning the Dead Series: A Garden Squad Mystery #1 Author: Julia Henry Release Date: January 29th, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon Synopsis from Goodreads: With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn't left a single petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily's ex-husband's catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later--when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch . . . Lilly wishes she could stick to pruni

Review: Dead as a Door Knocker

Title: Dead as a Door Knocker Series: House-Flipper Mystery #1 Author: Diane Kelly Release Date: January 29th, 2018 Rating: 3/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Whitney Whitaker. A hopeless romantic when it comes to real estate, she knows what it takes to find—and flip—the home of one’s dreams. A fixer-upper is like catnip to Whitney: she can’t resist the challenge of turning an eyesore into a priceless work of art. So when one of her clients decides to liquidate a crumbling property, Whitney seizes the opportunity to purchase it for a song. But soon a curious incident of the cat in the night-time leads to a change in tune. . . Sawdust is the name of Whitney’s cat—of course. Whitney’s

Review: Twice Dead

Title: Twice Dead Series: The Necromancer’s Song #1 Author: Caitlin Seal Release Date: September 18, 2018 Rating: 2.5/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Naya, the daughter of a sea merchant captain, nervously undertakes her first solo trading mission in the necromancer-friendly country bordering her homeland of Talmir. Unfortunately, she never even makes it to the meeting. She's struck down in the streets of Ceramor. Murdered. But death is not the end for Naya. She awakens to realize she's become an abomination--a wraith, a ghostly creature bound by runes to the bones of her former corpse. She's been resurrected in order to become a spy for her country. Reluctantly, she assumes the face and

Review: The Secret of Clouds

Title: The Secret of Clouds Author: Alyson Richman Release Date: February 19, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N – Book Depository Synopsis from Goodreads: From the #1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother's love, a teacher's promise, and a child's heart..... Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely emigrated to America the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other child

Review: The Dreamers

Title: The Dreamers Author: Karen Thompson Walker Release Date: January 15, 2019 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N – Book Depository Synopsis from Goodreads: In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores begin to run ou

Review: The Gem Thief

Title: The Gem Thief Author: Sian Ann Bessey Release Date: November 1st , 2018 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon Synopsis from Goodreads: Gracie Miller is a small-town girl who has landed her dream job in New York City. As jewelry designer for one of the most prestigious jewelers in the world, she completed a particularly stunning piece, a custom setting for a large pink diamond. But when her billionaire client Mrs. Katsaros comes to repair a minor issue with the setting, Gracie is horrified to realize it is not the ring she created. Someone has forged her design, and the priceless diamond is gone. Mrs. Katsaros has no desire to bring media attention to the jewelry heist,

Review: Death by Committee

Title: Death By Committee Series: Abbey McCree Mystery #1 Author: Alexis Morgan Release Date: January 29, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N – Book Depository Synopsis from Goodreads: After a rough divorce, Abby McCree only wants to stitch up her life and move on. But other loose ends appear after her elderly Aunt Sybil passes away, leaving Abby to tend to a rundown estate, complete with a slobbery Mastiff of questionable pedigree and a sexy tenant who growls more than the dog. As Abby gets drawn into a tight-knit quilting guild, she makes a twisted discovery--Aunt Sybil's only known rival is buried in her backyard! Despite what local detectives say, Abby refuse

Review: She was the Quiet One

Title: She Was The Quiet One Author: Michele Campbell Release Date: July 31st 2018 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only

Review: The Queen of Hearts

Title: The Queen of Hearts Author: Kimmery Martin Release Date: February 13, 2018 Paperback Release: February 5, 2019 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N – Book Depository Synopsis from Goodreads: A debut novel set against a background of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions that pulses with humor and empathy and explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness... Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers--Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a tra

Review: The Butterfly Conspiracy

Title: The Butterfly Conspiracy Series: Merriweather and Royston Mystery #1 Author: Vivian Conroy Release Date: August 7th, 2018 Rating: 3/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: In late Victorian times, when new inventions cause both excitement and terror, a mysterious death at a zoological lecture brings together two unlikely allies in a quest through London's upper crust and underbelly to unravel the ingenious murder method and killer behind it. Miss Merula Merriweather is not like other women her age: instead of hunting for a husband at balls and soirees she spends her time in a conservatory hatching exotic creatures. As the Royal Zoological Society won't accept a woman's accomplishments, s

Review: Select Few

Title: Select Few Series: Select #2 Author: Marit Wiesenberg Release Date: October 9th, 2018 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N – Book Depository Synopsis from Goodreads: After rejecting the cult-like influence of her father's family, Julia moves into a fancy hotel in downtown Austin. But she finds herself alone except for her boyfriend, John--and her fears. Once again she's suppressing her abilities, afraid her family will come for John when they find out he's been developing abilities of his own in her presence. The FBI is also keeping a close eye on Julia hoping she can lead them to her father, Novak, as he's wanted for questioning in his former assistant's death.

Review: The Phantom Tree

Title: The Phantom Tree Author: Nicola Cornick Release Date: December 29th, 2016 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N – Book Depository Synopsis from Goodreads: Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait – supposedly of Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better… The woman is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 as an unwanted orphan and presumed dead after going missing as a child. The painting is more than just a beautiful object from Alison’s past – it holds the key to her future, unlocking the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance, and the enigma of Alison’s son. But Alison

Review: Fairy in Waiting

Title: Fairy In Waiting Series: Fairy Mom and Me #2 Author: Sophie Kinsella Release Date: January 29, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N – Audible Synopsis from Goodreads: Ella Brook is used to being a fairy in waiting. It means that one day she will become a fairy with her own sparkly wings and Computawand, just like her mom. But sometimes Ella doesn't want to have to wait any longer. After all, she helps her mom remember magic codes all the time! If only there were a spell for growing up faster. Will Ella prove that she's ready to become a fairy? Or will she learn that she doesn't need real magic to save the day? My Review: This was an adorable read that any you

 
 
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