Windsor Horne Lockwood III – his friends call him Win, and even they would be pressed to accurately describe this man. I first met Win in Coben’s Myron Bolitar series and loved his character. When this book was announced, I was eager to get my hands on a copy. Continue reading “Book Review: WIN by Harlan Coben”
Sally Hepworth has become one of my go to authors. I know when I sit down with one of her novels that I’m going to be grabbed and better hold on tight until I turn the last page. That was true with her latest, The Good Sister. Continue reading “Book Review: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth”
Bookish Devices is thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Kia Abdullah’s Take it Back. Continue reading “Book Review + Blog Tour: Take it Back by Kia Abdullah”
There is an old saying that states that you can’t go home again. However, the feeling of coming home again is exactly what I felt while I was reading Robyn Carr’s Return to Virgin River. Continue reading “Book Review: Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr”
The Christmas Table was exactly what I needed! A light, Christmas story that helped me pleasantly pass a few hours.
In June 1972, John Creighton determines to build his wife Joan a kitchen table. Inspired to put something delicious on that table, Joan turns to her mother’s recipes. In June 2012, Lauren Mabrey finds a table that has been recently refinished. She discovers a drawer under the table which contains a stack of recipe cards. The story of the Christmas table unfolds in alternating timelines as Joan battles breast cancer and Lauren learns to cook, preparing for her baby’s arrival.
The Christmas Table is the latest in VanLiere’s Christmas Hope series. Do not let the fact that this is book ten be a turn off. You can read this book without having read any of the other books in the series. However, I highly recommend you go back and read each book. They are perfect, feel good stories for the holidays or anytime!
According to Amazon, this book clocks in at 240 pages. It is a quick read that I finished in approximately three or four hours. When I closed the book, I was pleased with the story, but felt I had read an abridged version of the book. There were certainly places where details could have been expanded upon and I would have enjoyed a deeper look into this story. When I am enjoying characters and their stories, I am always eager for more and that was the case with The Christmas Table. I will eagerly await the next book in this series to learn more about this cast of characters.
Looking for a story to start off your Christmas reading this season? The Christmas Table fits that bill with its reminders of faith. Grab a copy today!
Thank you St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and review. All opinions are my own.
Rating: 4 stars
Title: The Christmas Table
Author: Donna VanLiere
Release Date: October 6, 2020
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What I wish for is that each Katherine Center novel would never end! Continue reading “Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center”
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”
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 🙂 Continue reading “Book Review: The New Husband by D.J. Palmer”
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
Title: A Million Dreams
Author: Dani Atkins
Release Date: February 19, 2020