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Review: The Request

Title: The Request Author: David Bell Release Date: June 30, 2020 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Ryan Francis has it all--great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child--and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media. Until the night his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman's home to retrieve incriminating items that implicate Blake in an affair. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal Ryan's darkest secret--which could jeopardize everything in Ryan's life--Ryan has no choice but to honor Blake's request.When he arrives at the woman's home, Ryan is shocked to find her dead--and just as shocked to realize he knows her. T

Review: The Safe Place

Title: The Safe Place Author: Anna Downes Release Date: July 14, 2020 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Emily is a mess. Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day. Emily is desperate. Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily. Emily is perfect. Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott a

Review: Head over Heels

Title: Head over Hells Author: Hannah Orenstein Release Date: June 23, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams: After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good. Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, Dimitri.Now, reeling from a breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations.

Review: The Switch

Title: The Switch Author: Beth O'leary Release Date: August 18, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen.Once Leena learns of Eileen's romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London

Review: A Deadly Inside Scoop

Title: A Deadly Inside Scoop Series: Ice Cream Parlor Mystery #1 Author: Abby Collette Release Date: May 12, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Win is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away

Review: The Girl and the Witch's Garden

Title:The Girl and the Witch's Garden Author: Erin Bowman Release Date: Rating: /5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Mallory Estate is the last place twelve-year-old Piper Peavey wants to spend her summer vacation. The grounds are always cold, the garden out back is dead, a mysterious group of children call the property home, and there’s a rumor that Melena M. Mallory—the owner of the estate and Piper’s wealthy grandmother—is a witch.But when Piper’s father falls ill, Mallory Estate is exactly where she finds herself.The grand house and its garden hold many secrets—some of which may even save her father—and Piper will need to believe in herself, her new friends, and magi

Review: What You Wish For

Title: What you Wish For Author: Katherine Center Release Date: July 14, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safe

Review: Pulp Friction

Title: Pulp Friction Series: A Cider Shop Mystery #2 Author: Julie Anne Lindsey Release Date: April 28, 2020 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Nothing’s sweeter than a fruitful family business, and for Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe, that means Smythe Orchards in Blossom Valley, Virginia. But this year’s apple crop is especially juicy—with scandal . . .SEEDS OF DANGER Thanks to Winnie's new cider shop, Smythe Orchards is out of the red and folks can get their fix of the produce and other delectable products they love all year round. The locals are even booking the shop for events, including a June wedding! Winnie couldn’t be happier to see the ba

Review: B*Witch

Title: B*Witch Author: Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin Release Date: July 7th, 2020 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads:New girl and secret witchl Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches-soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town.The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad's not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. The two covens have a

Review: Lowcountry Boondoggle

Title: Lowcountry Boondoggle Series: Liz Talbot #9 Author: Susan M. Boyer Release Date: June 30, 2020 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews thought they’d put Darius Baker’s troubles to rest—then his recently discovered son ropes him into a hemp farm investment with his college buddies. When a beloved Charleston professor—and potential investor—is murdered, Liz and Nate discover Darius keeps the PIs on speed dial.A shocking number of people had reasons to want the genteel, bowtie wearing, tea-drinking professor dead. Was it one of his many girlfriends or a disgruntled student? Or perhaps Murray was killed because

 
 
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