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Review: Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey

Title: Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey Author: Abigail Wilson Release Date: May 26th, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: When the widowed Lord Torrington agreed to spy for the crown, he never planned to impersonate a highwayman, let alone rob the wrong carriage. Stranded on the road with an unconscious young woman, he is forced to propose marriage to protect his identity, as well as his dangerous mission.Trapped by not only the duty to her country but her limited options, Miss Elizabeth Cantrell and her illegitimate son are whisked away to Middlecrest Abbey by none other than the elder brother of her son’s absent father. She is met by Torrington’s beautif

Review: Master Class

Title: Master Class Author: Christina Dalcher Release Date: April 21, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Every child's potential is regularly determined by a standardized measurement: their quotient (Q). Score high enough, and attend a top tier school with a golden future. Score too low, and it's off to a federal boarding school with limited prospects afterwards. The purpose? An improved society where education costs drop, teachers focus on the more promising students, and parents are happy.Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state's elite schools. When her nine-year-old daughter bombs a monthly test and her Q score drops to a disastrously low leve

Spotlight: Resurrecting Rain

Title: Resurrecting Rain Author: Patricia Averbach Release Date: Feb 3rd, 2020 Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis: Deena’s house is being auctioned off at sheriff’s sale and her marriage is falling apart. As her carefully constructed life unravels, her thoughts return to the New Moon Commune outside Santa Fe where she was born, and to Rain, the lesbian mother she had abandoned at fourteen. No one, not even her husband and children, know about New Moon or that she sat Shiva for Rain in exchange for living in her Orthodox grandmother’s house in an upscale suburb of Cleveland.Deena’s story unfolds with empathy and wit as a cascade of disasters leaves this middle aged librarian unmoored from her h

Review: Hadley Beckett's Next Dish

Title: Hadley Beckett's Next Dish Author: Bethany Turner Release Date: May 5th, 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanaugh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel's other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum, he's sent packing to get his life in order. When he returns, career in shambles, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public's good graces is to w

Review: Mousse and Murder

Title: Mousse and Murder Series: Alaskan Diner Mystery #1 Author: Elizabeth Logan Release Date: May 5th, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: When Chef Charlie Cooke is offered the chance to leave San Francisco and return home to Elkview, Alaska, to take over her mother's diner, she doesn't even consider saying no. After all--her love life has recently become a Love Life Crumble, and a chance to reconnect with her roots may be just what she needs.Determined to bring fresh life and flavors to the Bear Claw Diner, Charlie starts planning changes to the menu, which has grown stale over the years. But her plans are fried when her head cook Oliver turns up dead

Review: Revenge is Sweet

Title: Revenge is Sweet Series: Vintage Sweets #1 Author: Kaye George Release Date: 3/10/2020 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: In the picturesque tourist town of Fredericksburg, Texas, Tally Holt has opened a new candy store with a vintage twist . . .but there’s no sugar-coating a nasty case of murder . . . Tally Holt has poured her heart, soul, and bank account into Tally’s Olde Tyme Sweets, specializing in her grandmother’s delicious recipes. Tally’s homemade Mallomars, Twinkies, fudges, and taffy are a hit with visiting tourists—and with Yolanda Bella, the flamboyant owner of Bella’s Baskets next door. But both shops encounter a sour surprise when local

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Sweeney Sisters

Title: The Sweeney Sisters Author: Lian Dolan Release Date: April 28th, 2020 Publisher: William Morrow Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads - Amazon - B&N - Itunes Synopsis from Goodreads:Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother’s death from cancer fifteen years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers. When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell-sho

Blog Tour and Giveaway - Last Girls

Title: Last Girls Author: Demetra Brodsky Publisher: Tor Teen Release Date: May 5th, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Find it here: Goodreads - Amazon - Itunes - B&N Synopsis: No one knows how the world will end. On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own. Prepare for every situation. But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain: Nowhere is safe. My Review: I really enjoyed this unique and insightful book! I loved the characters and their development. I felt the author capture the push and pull of si

 
 
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