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Review: Sweet tea and Secrets

Title: Sweet Tea and Secrets Series: A Book Tea Shop Mystery #2 Author: Joy Avon Release Date: June 11, 2019 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon Synopsis from Goodreads: Last Christmas, Callie Aspen left her tour guide job and settled in Heart's Harbor, Maine. Now, she helps out at Book Tea, her great aunt’s vintage tearoom, where each treat has a bookish clue. Though she’s excited to start her new life, Callie worries she may regret having burned her bridges behind her. Fortunately, she finds immediate distraction in the preparations for a spectacular Fourth of July tea party, which will recreate key moments from the town's rich history. Intrigued to learn that 1980s TV

Review: The Last Collection

Title: The Last Collection Author: Jeanna Mackin Release Date: June 25, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel's are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli's bold, experimental, and surreal. When Lily Sutter, a recently widowed young American teacher, visits her brother, Charlie, in Paris, he insists on buying her a couture dress--a Chanel. Lily, however, prefers a Schi

Review: The Girl in Red

Title: The Girl in Red Author: Christina Henry Release Date: June 18, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: It's not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn't look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months a

Review: The Summer of Sunshine and Margot

Title: The Summer Of Sunshine and Margot Author: Susan Mallery Release Date: June 11, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Amazon Barnes and Noble Synopsis from Goodreads: The Baxter sisters come from a long line of women with disastrous luck in love. But this summer, Sunshine and Margot will turn disasters into destiny… As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But she’s never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame—and notoriety—through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomat’s wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the

Review: One Night at the Lake

Title: One Night at the Lake Author: Bethany Chase Release Date: June 18, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends—and the man they both love. But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love, friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness in the tradition of Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s Bittersweet. Leah Tessaro has been waiting for this moment for a long time: Her boyfriend, Ollie, is taking her to his family’s home on Seneca Lake for a week of lazy summer bliss, boating, and barbeque. The couple has been together for four years, and Leah is convi

Review: Those People

Title: Those People Author: Louise Candlish Release Date: June 11, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Lowland Way is the suburban dream. The houses are beautiful, the neighbors get along, and the kids play together on weekends. But when Darren and Jodie move into the house on the corner, they donʼt follow the rules. They blast music at all hours, begin an unsightly renovation, and run a used-car business from their yard. It doesn't take long for an all-out war to start brewing. Then, early one Saturday, a horrific death shocks the street. As police search for witnesses, accusations start flying--and everyone has something to hide. My R

Review: Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Title: Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune Author: Roselle Lim Release Date: June 11, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco's Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She's even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother's restaurant. The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant's fortune in t

Review: The Favorite Daughter

Title: The Favorite Daughter Author: Patti Callahan Henry Release Date: June 4th, 2019 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – Synopsis from Goodreads: Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home--until she learns of her dad's failing health. Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs the family's Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters' rift. While Alzheimer's slowly steals their father's memories, the sib

Review: The Book Supremacy

Title: The Book Supremacy Series: Bibliophile Mystery #13 Author: Kate Carlisle Release Date: June 4th, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Newlyweds Brooklyn and Derek are enjoying the final days of their honeymoon in Paris. As they're browsing the book stalls along the Seine, Brooklyn finds the perfect gift for Derek, a first edition James Bond novel, The Spy Who Loved Me. When they bump into Ned, an old friend from Derek’s spy days, Brooklyn shows him her latest treasure. Once they're back home in San Francisco, they visit a spy shop Ned mentioned. The owner begs them to let him display the book Brooklyn found in Paris as part of the

Review: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey

Title: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey Author: Bethany Turner Release Date: May 21st, 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn't love her in the "forever" way she loves him, Cadie believes it's time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing. But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-a

Review: Summer on Mirror Lake

Title: Summer on Mirror Lake Series: Honeymoon Harbor #3 Author: JoAnn Ross Release Date: June 11, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon Synopsis from Goodreads: Summertime is the best time to lose yourself in the romance of Honeymoon Harbor… When he lands in the emergency room after collapsing at the funeral of a colleague and friend, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his adrenaline-fueled, workaholic lifestyle he could end up like his friend, Gabe reluctantly returns to his hometown of Honeymoon Harbor to regroup. As he adjusts to the sight of mountains instead of skyscr

Review: The Friends We Keep

Title: The Friends We Keep Author: Jane Green Release Date: June 4th, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted--the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible. Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause. Topher becam

 
 
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