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Review: Crown of Coral and Pearl

Title: Crown or Coral and Pearl Series: Crown of Coral and Pearl #1 Author: Mara Rutherford Release Date: August 27, 2019 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine… Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twi

Review: The Perfect Wife

Title: The Perfect Wife Author: J. P. Delaney Release Date: August 6th, 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He's a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley's most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science

Review: The Friendship Pact

Title: The Friendship Pact Author: Alison James Release Date: July 3rd, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: I’m Lucy, and I have a secret. I have a beautiful home, that I’m desperate to escape. But that’s not my secret. I tell my friends I’ve never wanted children, when I always have. But that’s not my secret. My husband is a celebrated surgeon, who tries to control me. But that’s not my secret. Adele knows. Once upon a time, I knew everything about her and she knew everything about me. Best friends forever. But now our secret is beginning to surface. I can trust her more than anyone. We made a pact. And she’s never do anything

Review: The Two Lila Bennetts

Title: The Two Lila Bennetts Author: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke Release Date: July 23rd, 2019 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally. In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time. Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marria

Review: Book Charmer

Title: The Book Charmer Series: Dove Pond #1 Author: Karen Hawkins Release Date: July 30th, 2019 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: The residents of Dove Pond, North Carolina, know three things: they have the finest bar-b-que this side of Atlanta, their Apple Festival is the best that ever was, and the town has phenomenal good luck whenever the Dove family has seven daughters. Fortunately, that time is now, because Dove Pond desperately needs a miracle. The seventh daughter, Sarah Dove, believes in all things magical. Books have whispered their secrets to her since she was a child. Now the town librarian, she makes sure every book finds the r

Review: Things Your Save in a Fire

Title: Things You Save in a Fire Author: Katherine Center Release Date: August 13, 2019 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it's an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exact

Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe

Title: Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe Author: Jenny Colgan Release Date: July 2, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that - Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she's made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own cafe. My Review: This was the perfect summer comfort read. Light and easy to read with characters that are relatable and a story that is easy to slip into. The theme of realizing what you want in life and finding a wa

Life and Other Inconviences

Title: Life and Other Inconveniences Author: Kristen Higgens Release Date: August 6th, 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve’s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son. When Emma’s own mother died, her father abandoned her o

Review: House of Salt and Sorrows

Title: House of Salt and Sorrows Author: Erin Craig Release Date: August 6, 2019 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods. Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh b

Review: Ellie and the Harpmaker

Title: Ellie and the Harpmaker Author: Hazel Prior Release Date: August 6th, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: In the rolling hills of beautiful Exmoor, there’s a barn. And in that barn, you’ll find Dan. He’s a maker of exquisite harps - but not a great maker of conversation. He’s content in his own company, quietly working and away from social situations that he doesn’t always get right. But one day, a cherry-socked woman stumbles across his barn and the conversation flows a little more easily than usual. She says her name’s Ellie, a housewife, alone, out on her daily walk and, though she doesn’t say this, she looks sad. He wants to ma

Review: Needled to Death

Title: Needled to Death Series: A Helping Hands Mystery #1 Author: Annelise Ryan Release Date: July 30, 2019 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Motivated by her own difficult past, Hildy has an unparalleled commitment to supporting troubled clients through grief and addiction in Sorenson, Wisconsin. But when a distraught group therapy member reveals disturbing details about her late son’s potential murder, Hildy goes from dedicated mental health professional to in-over-her-head amateur sleuth . . . Alongside her loyal therapy Golden Retriever, Hildy stumbles through incriminating clues—and an unlikely partnership with Detective Bob Richmond,

Review: Death in a Budapest Butterfly

Title: Death in a Budapest Butterfly Series: A Hungarian Tea House Mystery #1 Author: Julia Buckley Release Date: July 30, 2019 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N Synopsis from Goodreads: Hana Keller and her family run Maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian heritage and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service. But one of the shop's largest draws is Hana's eccentric grandmother, Juliana, renowned for her ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of customers' cups. Lately, however, her readings have become alarmingly ominous and seemingly related to old Hungarian legends... When a guest is pois

 
 
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