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Book Review: Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Filled with characters that annoyed and a story that was only so-so made this reader glad to close Behind the Red Door. Continue reading “Book Review: Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins”

Book Review: He Started It by Samantha Downing

Let me put this out there first thing … I HATED the ending. Hated! Continue reading “Book Review: He Started It by Samantha Downing”

Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center

What I wish for is that each Katherine Center novel would never end! Continue reading “Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center”

Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Don’t open this book thinking what you’re about to read is a mystery/suspense/thriller. While it has small elements of that genre, that is not what this book read like to me. If there’s a takeaway from Little Disasters, it is that mental health is important. Please talk to someone! Continue reading “Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan”

Book Review: The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton

I am the crazy cat lady that loves dog books. A book with a cat or dog on the cover immediately grabs my attention. That is how I found myself reading the first book in this new series. Continue reading “Book Review: The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton”

Book Review: The Dilemma by B. A. Paris

The Dilemma is full of so many secrets and so much heartache that this reader couldn’t help but completely immerse herself in this book to see how it would all unfold. Continue reading “Book Review: The Dilemma by B. A. Paris”

Book Review: Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon

Historical fiction is usually not the genre I seek out. But this is Amy Harmon, whose book Making Faces is one of my all-time favorites, so I had to give it a try. Continue reading “Book Review: Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon”

Book Review: The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

The New Husband, the second novel I’ve read by Palmer, has him becoming an author I’ll need to stalk! I mean, search Amazon and Goodreads accordingly, for the next new book 🙂

Nina Garrity’s husband Glen is presumed dead. A year and a half after the accident, Nina considers herself a widow, even though the police never found a body. Following a chance encounter with Simon Fitch, a teacher from her daughter Maggie’s middle school, Nina finds love again and has hopes of putting her shattered life back together. But it’s never that easy is it? This is a thriller after all!

The New Husband is intense throughout despite certain mysteries being solved for the readers fairly early on. However, I kept turning the pages because while the reader has the answers, the characters in the story do not. I needed to know how it would all be revealed and how the cast of characters would react.

I really did enjoy this book, but thought that things came together a little too quickly in the end. There was one question I would have liked a solution to. It’s not a major plot line, but one I would have liked resolved because I simply don’t like not knowing for certain.

The New Husband has left me eagerly looking forward to Palmer’s next book. If thrillers are your thing, then add this book to your list immediately!

My thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

 

 

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The New Husband

Author: D.J. Palmer

Release Date: April 14, 2020

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Book Review: A Million Dreams by Dani Atkins

A Million Dreams, the latest from Dani Atkins, isn’t perfect but it did give me all the feels.

Pete and Izzy’s eight-year-old son Noah is their whole life. When they receive a surprise phone call from the fertility center that helped them have Noah, it’s surely nothing to worry about. But what they learn from that call sends their dreams for their son crashing down around them.

While I didn’t find the plot new or particularly fascinating, Atkins created characters that I needed to see through their circumstances. Atkins wrote a story that I could see from both sides and more than a week after finishing the book, still don’t know which side I would choose. The choices and the emotions are packed into this aspect of the story.

As I mentioned, this book isn’t perfect. I can’t fully explain that statement because that would involve giving spoilers, but there were two things that bothered me. First, I would have liked to see more exploration of a relationship between two characters and secondly, the ending needed an epilogue. As far as the relationship, I needed more details, more something to make it feel real. Regarding the ending, if you follow my reviews, you know I’m that reader that wants the author to spell it ALL out. This was one of those cases. The story ends well, but I needed that epilogue to give me that last scene. How did it go? I needed those details.

Again, without trying to give spoilers I could really relate to another portion of the story. As a mom with a child with medical issues, this part of the story gutted me. The feels, y’all!

This is the third book that I’ve read by Atkins and she has yet to fail in telling a great story. Add this one to your list. May it give you all the feels too.

Copy of A Million Dreams provided by NetGalley.

 

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: A Million Dreams

Author: Dani Atkins

Release Date: February 19, 2020

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