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Book Review: Darkness by Karen Robards

Title: Darkness

Author: Karen Robards

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Dottie

Intense from the very beginning, Darkness, by Karen Robards kept me turning the pages until the very end. Continue reading “Book Review: Darkness by Karen Robards”

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: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Title: The Passenger

Author: Lisa Lutz

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewers: Dottie & Jennifer

Dottie and I teamed up several weeks ago to review The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth. We’ve teamed up again to bring you a review of Lisa Lutz’s latest, The Passenger. Sit back, check out our thoughts and then go buy the book. Dottie and I think you’ll love it.

~Jennifer Continue reading “Book Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz”

Book Review: The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Title: The Things We Keep

Author: Sally Hepworth

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewers: Dottie & Jennifer

Summary: Anna Forster is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease at only 38. Her family has placed her in Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. It just so happens that the home has another young Alzheimer’s patient, Luke. They forge a friendship, which has consequences that develop later in the story.
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Looking Ahead: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Looking Foward to in 2016

Or perhaps more appropriately titled: We Will Give Almost Anything for an ARC of These 2016 Releases

Also possibly: Books on our TBR Lists that We Will Finally Get Around to Reading in 2016. We Promise. Really. Maybe. 

Continue reading “Looking Ahead: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2016”

Looking Back: Our Favorite Reads of 2015

Best of 2015


As we come to the end of another year, the Bookish Ladies decided to take a look back and choose a few of our favorite reads of 2015. A mix of bestsellers, debut indie authors, fiction, non-fiction, romance, thriller and everything in between. Some made us laugh, others made us cry, and I’m pretty sure a more than a few can be blamed for lost sleep and unproductive work days but all of them were wonderful books and we’re happy to share them with you.

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Ten Questions with Emily March

Emily March’s newest release, Heartsong Cottage, has hit a “publishing trifecta” appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, the USA Today bestseller list, and the Publishers Weekly bestseller list, and we are thrilled to have her as our guest for this week’s installment of Ten Questions. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Emily March”

Book Review: Return To Homecoming Ranch

Title:  Return To Homecoming Ranch

Author:  Julia London

Format:  Kindle

I received this copy from Julia London’s street team, “London’s Ladies”, via Netgalley for  an honest review.

Rating:  3.5 stars

Read July, 2014
Reviewer:  Dottie

Summary:  In the second of Julia London’s Homecoming Ranch trilogy, we return to Pine River, Colorado to get to know Libby , another of the Tyler sisters, who have recently been brought together by their father’s death.  Libby, with the aid of her sisters, is trying desperately to figure out how to save their Dad’s run down ranch.  While doing this, Libby is also trying to figure out how to save her own life after a humiliating breakup with Ryan, whose two children she has been raising for the past four years, and loves as though they were her own.  This devotion to the children brings her nothing but trouble, and confrontation with handsome Officer Sam Winters, who is fighting his own demons.  It is inevitable that an attraction is formed between these two.

Review: I’m never disappointed with Julia London’s writing, and this is no exception. She always makes me feel for the characters, whether it be positive or negative. I’ve smiled and shed a tear or two.  I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment in this trilogy to see what happens with not only Emma, the third sister, but also with the rest of the characters from Pine River whose back stories have yet to be completed.

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