• Book Review The Light Over London by Julia Kelly
    Bianca B,  Books,  Historical Fiction

    The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

    The Light Over London by Julia Kelly Cara Hargraves works with an exacting antiques dealer. It’s a perfect job for someone like her who is more content discovering treasures of the past rather than socializing with the present. But, while on site evaluating an estate, she finds a the diary of a young woman chronicling her experiences in World War II. The more Cara reads, the more she wants to learn about the diary’s owner and the more she learns about herself. LOUISE It’s 1941 in Cornwall, England and Louise is the plain girl working the counter at Bakeford’s Grocery & Fine Foods. She is content to stay at home…

  • Book Review The Light OVer London by Julia Kelly
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    The Light Over London

    Author: Julia KellyGenre: Historical FictionPublisher: Gallery BooksPublished: 1/8/2019Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, this sweeping, entrancing story is a must-read for fans of remarkable women rising to challenges they could never have predicted. It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds…

  • Book Review A Sisters Courage by Molly Green
    Bianca B,  Fiction,  Historical Fiction

    A Sister’s Courage by Molly Green

    A Sister’s Courage by Molly Green Raine is a hard-headed young woman with her sights set on becoming a pilot. But, it’s 1939, and Britain is on the brink of war. Working as an accountant at the local aerodrome isn’t enough – she wants to be in the cockpit. But, her mother and her boss have different ideas. NEVER GIVE UP Veronique, the youngest sister, is a tomboy who loves being outdoors. Middle sister, Suzanne, is a talented musician who aims to please her parents and can do no wrong. And then there is Lorraine (Raine) Linfoot – the eldest sister of the family. Smart, ambitious, and beautiful – she’d…

  • Book Cover The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis
    Bianca B,  Books,  Historical Fiction

    The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis

    New York’s iconic Chelsea Hotel is the backdrop for this riveting tale of the friendship and trials two women experience in their twenty-year friendship. The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis is a dazzling piece of historical fiction. FINDING FRIENDSHIP IN WAR Landing in Italy during World War II, Hazel Riley is a wide-eyed new addition to the USO tour. She is an aspiring actress that is best known as an understudy. Her fresh-faced appearance and reticence to take charge quickly earns her the nickname Hayseed Hazel. Maxine Mead, on the other hand, is the leading lady oozing with personality and looks to become a star. Quick thinking, brave, and confident,…

  • The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis Book review
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    The Chelsea Girls

    Author: Fiona DavisGenre: Historical FictionPublisher: Dutton BooksPublished: 7/30/2019The bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about a twenty-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women's lives--from the national bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Address. From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis…

  • St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin Book Review
    Bianca B,  Fiction

    St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin

    Special thanks to TLC Book Tours & William Morrow for providing our copy of  St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin in exchange for an honest & fair review. Maeve is Seattle-based sportswriter with a Major League Baseball boyfriend. But when her career and relationship come screeching to a halt, the future seems bleak. When Maeve gets a phone call from a stranger, it may open the door to a new life. WORST. DAY. EVER. So, sports may not be her passion, but Maeve loves being a journalist. As a sportswriter with a famous boyfriend (Go Mariners!), she’s gained insider access to interviews and parties. But, when…

  • Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold Book review
    Bianca B,  Books,  Fiction

    Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold

    Five years ago, Abby Fisher made the biggest mistake of her life. Now, she’s moved back home with her parents, hoping for a fresh start. But without a plan, and surrounded by people she’s hurt, moving on is harder than Abby imagined. DOES ANYONE NEED A MARINE BIOLOGIST? Abby knew she wanted to be a scientist from the moment she first saw sea water under a microscope. Now, she is a Marine Biologist whose been living her dream doing research in California. But when the research program runs out of funding, Abby doesn’t follow-up on the leads for other grants. Finding herself back home in a small town on Washington’s…

  • In Five Years by Rebecca Serle Book Review
    Books,  Fiction

    In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

    Have you ever had a dream about the future? Was it so real you couldn’t shake it? That’s what happens to Danielle Kohan. Finding herself in a different apartment, with a different man, wearing a different engagement ring… and it’s 2025. Who is this handsome stranger, and will they meet in real life? Once Dannie wakes from this hour in the future, she’s changed. OPPOSITES ATTRACT Danielle Kohan has a plan. A Type-A lawyer, she’s got her life mapped out. Law school? Check. Clerkship? Check. Interview for her dream job? Check. Dannie’s got it all, including the handsome boyfriend who is ready to propose. All that remains is to plan…

  • Book Review A Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden TLC Book Tours
    Bianca B,  Historical Fiction,  Mysteries & Thrillers

    A Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden

    Annabel’s older brother, Edwin, was a risk-taker – disappearing for days or weeks at a time. He usually turns up slack-jawed from the opium den or burdened with gambling debts. But when Edwin is murdered in his apartment, Annabel must piece together events and clues to discover who killed him and why. DELIBERATE DEATH Do you know that sick feeling that something is terribly wrong? And later finding out you were right? A painting student at the Slade in London, Annabel Rowe is a keen observer of life and of people. When her paintbrush drops suddenly, she senses something is amiss. However, rushing to Edwin’s apartment after class, she discovers…

  • Humor,  Non-Fiction

    You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha

    New York Times bestselling author and positive psychology researcher, Neil Pasricha is back again to help us become more awesome. You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life give readers nine keys to becoming more resilient. And who doesn’t want to learn to get back up quickly when life knocks us down? PERSONAL STORIES I’m the first to admit that the self-help book genre isn’t one I gravitate towards. Usually, books like this are too cliche and unbearably verbose, but You Are Awesome is different! Neil Pasricha dives headlong into stories ranging from his mother’s childhood in Kenya to his own insecurities. He…

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