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August 2016

Book Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

I won a paperback copy of this from Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books a few weeks ago via Twitter. I knew nothing about it but I’m a big fan of SBTB and generally trust her recs. Then I read that Nalini Singh gave a recommendation for the book, and I pretty much adore all things Nalini so I started the book immediately lol. And…OMG…I’ve never been happier to have won a book before! I thoroughly loved everything about it. Continue reading “Book Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet”

Book Review: The Girl Before by Rena Olsen

The opening lines of this book really grabbed me. What was happening?  Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl Before by Rena Olsen”

Book Review: Outlander Kitchen by Theresa Carle-Sanders

It’s no secret that I have a tiny obsession with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series and all things related to it. What may be less well known is that I also collect cookbooks of all kinds, so when Outlander Kitchen was announced I knew I just had to add it to my library. Continue reading “Book Review: Outlander Kitchen by Theresa Carle-Sanders”

Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Suspenseful ride, twists and turns, a story travels at incredible speeds. Except…
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Book Review: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

I’m a big fan of Emily Giffin and I’ve really loved pretty much all of her other books. She has a great way of writing families and women in particular that is incredibly realistic, funny, and moving. So when I got a chance to meet her at BEA back in May I was really excited! I got a chance to get a signed copy of First Comes Love, which was great, and the author was genuine with her fans (also she was beautiful in person!). Continue reading “Book Review: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin”

Book Review: Sting by Sandra Brown

I’ve been reading Sandra Brown off and on for years. Her past couple of releases have been on my “I must have it on release day!” list. The same was true for Sting but unfortunately this book didn’t quite live up to what I’ve come to expect from Brown. Continue reading “Book Review: Sting by Sandra Brown”

Ten Questions with Jenny Milchman

Over the years NetGalley has introduced me to many new authors. One of those authors, Jenny Milchman, joins us today for Ten Questions. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Jenny Milchman”

Gifts for the Bookish: Back to School Edition

As schools start up across the country it’s a great time to indulge the book nerd in all of us. Do you need a new planner or calendar? Some bookish stationary? How about some fun book related accessories? Whatever’s on your shopping list, you’re going to love what we’ve found for you this time.  Continue reading “Gifts for the Bookish: Back to School Edition”

Book Review: Shepherd Avenue by Charles Carillo

Vivid characters living their lives in a touching and compelling story.
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