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March 2016

Ten Questions with Indu Sundaresan

Indu Sundaresan is the Internationally Best-Selling author of six novels including The Twentieth Wife, The Feast of Roses, and The Mountain of Light. Ms. Sundaresan novels primarily tell the stories of prominent, powerful women from different points in Indian history however it was her short story collection about modern Indians, In the Convent of Little Flowers, that had me crying fat, ugly tears. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Indu Sundaresan”

Book Review: The Lake House by Kate Morton

Title: The Lake House

Author: Kate Morton

Narrator: Caroline Lee

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Jess

What could a police detective in 2003 possibly have to do with the case of a child who went missing in 1933? Apparently quite a bit. In her latest novel, The Lake House, Kate Morton takes two seemingly unrelated casts of characters and weaves them into a beautifully intricate web of mystery that immediately pulls the reader into the story. Continue reading “Book Review: The Lake House by Kate Morton”

Book Review: From Here To Home by Marie Bostwick

Title: From Here To Home

Author: Marie Bostwick

Rating: 3 stars

Reviewer: Dottie

Having never read Marie Bostwick’s work before, I didn’t know what to expect. Continue reading “Book Review: From Here To Home by Marie Bostwick”

Book Review: Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill

Title: Midnight Marked

Author: Chloe Neill

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Melinda

I’ve been seeing posts about the next Chicagoland Vampire book coming out soon for at least the last 2 months and I made a note of it but was trying to not get too excited since it wasn’t *soon* soon. But then all of a sudden it was HERE! Let me just say it did NOT disappoint and was worth the wait! Continue reading “Book Review: Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill”

Book Review: Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury

Title: Angels Walking

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Tyler Ames has given up those important to him, his parents and girlfriend, Sami. All in the hopes of making it to one of the big teams in baseball. Then an injury ends his career. Tyler hits rock bottom, but with the help of some special friends – all things fall into place. Continue reading “Book Review: Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury”

Ten Questions with Lisa See

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of much loved novels China Dolls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls among others. Her writing brings to life the bonds of sisterhood, love of family, romantic love, and the love of one’s country in a way that makes her novels impossible to put down. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Lisa See”

Book Review: The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev


I know it’s wrong to judge a book by its cover but what if that cover is really beautiful? Well right or wrong, I’ll admit that the gorgeous cover art on Sonali Dev’s books are what introduced me to this wonderful author.  Continue reading “Book Review: The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev”

Book Review + Giveaway: Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Title: Us

Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Melinda

Us is the follow up sequel to the hugely successful m/m hockey romance by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy that came out last year. I loved the first book and loved this one too even though they’re both totally different. At the bottom of the review there will be a chance to win a kindle copy of the book! Continue reading “Book Review + Giveaway: Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy”

Major Changes Coming for Nook Users

Barnes and Noble closes its app store and discontinues movies on its Nook devices. Nook users need to act now to keep their content. Continue reading “Major Changes Coming for Nook Users”

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