• Bianca B,  Food,  Non-Fiction

    The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia

    Categories: Bianca B, Food, Non-FictionAuthor: Tom StevensonPublisher: National GeographicPublished: 10/27/2020Fully updated and revised for the first time since 2011, this new 800-page edition of Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia reflects the most recent trends in the dynamic world of wine, written by experts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 images and 100 brand-new National Geographic maps, this definitive guide is arranged geographically to highlight the regions and climates that produce the best vintages. From the countries of Southeast Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean,…The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson It’s 2020. We’re in month 8 of lockdown and observing social distancing. So, let’s get real –  call it…

  • Book Review The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland
    Bianca B,  Books,  Fiction,  Historical Fiction

    The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland

    Categories: Bianca B, Books, Fiction, Historical FictionAuthor: Dan MaylandGenres: Fiction, Historical FictionPublisher: Blackstone PublishingPublished: 8/11/2020"Heroic and Heartbreaking." —Booklist In the ancient Silk Road city of Aleppo, a young American woman is sucked into the Syrian civil war engulfing the city. Relentlessly pursued by a Javert-like secret police officer, her only refuge is the rebel hospital run by a renowned surgeon. In The Doctor of Aleppo, Dan Mayland, author of the bestselling Mark Sava spy novel series, pairs a thriller writer's sensibilities with a gripping account of good people trapped…The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland American aid worker, Hannah works in Aleppo doing community development. But when the Syrian civil…

  • The lost girls of devon by barbara oneal book review tlc book tours
    Bianca B,  Cozy Reads,  Fiction,  Mysteries & Thrillers

    The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O’Neal

    Categories: Bianca B, Cozy Reads, Fiction, Mysteries & ThrillersAuthor: Barbara O'NealGenres: Fiction, Women's FictionPublisher: Lake Union PublishingPublished: 7/14/2020One of Travel + Leisure’s most anticipated books of summer 2020. From the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids comes a story of four generations of women grappling with family betrayals and long-buried secrets. It’s been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother’s caretaker…The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O’Neal Zoe is a graphic designer and British expat living in Santa…

  • The German Heiress by Anika Scott Book Review
    Bianca B,  Fiction,  Historical Fiction

    The German Heiress by Anika Scott

    Categories: Bianca B, Fiction, Historical FictionAuthor: Anika ScottGenre: Historical FictionPublisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPublished: 4/7/2020For readers of The Alice Network and The Lost Girls of Paris, an immersive, heart-pounding debut about a German heiress on the run in post-World War II Germany. Clara Falkenberg, once Germany’s most eligible and lauded heiress, earned the nickname “the Iron Fräulein” during World War II for her role operating her family’s ironworks empire. It’s been nearly two years since the war ended and she’s left with nothing but a false identification card and…Special thanks to TLC Book Tours & William Morrow for providing our copy of The German Heiress by Anika Scott in exchange for…

  • Book Review You Me and Us Alison Hammer
    Bianca B,  Fiction

    You and Me and Us

    Categories: Bianca B, FictionAuthor: Alison HammerGenre: FictionPublisher: William MorrowPublished: 4/7/2020The heartbreaking, yet hopeful, story of a mother and daughter struggling to be a family without the one person who holds them together—a perfect summer read for fans of JoJo Moyes and Marisa de los Santos. Alexis Gold knows how to put the “work” in working mom. It’s the “mom” part that she’s been struggling with lately. Since opening her own advertising agency three years ago, Alexis has all but given up on finding a…Special thanks to TLC Book Tours & William Morrow for providing our copy of You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer in exchange for an honest…

  • Book Review The DNA of You and Me by Andrea Rothman
    Bianca B,  Fiction

    The DNA of You and Me by Andrea Rothman

    Categories: Bianca B, FictionAuthor: Andrea RothmanGenre: FictionPublisher: William MorrowPublished: 3/12/2019“Sharp...sets a bittersweet love story within the cut-throat world of academic research, a great pairing [Rothman] explores with heart [and] smarts.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review) Emily Apell arrives in Justin McKinnon’s renowned research lab with the single-minded goal of making a breakthrough discovery. But a colleague in the lab, Aeden Doherty, has been working on a similar topic, and his findings threaten to compete with her research. To Emily’s surprise, her rational mind is…Special thanks to TLC Book Tours & William Morrow for providing our copy of The DNA of You and Me by Andrea Rothman in exchange for an…

  • Book Review The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    Bianca B,  Fiction

    The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    Categories: Bianca B, FictionAuthor: Shilpi Somaya GowdaPublisher: William MorrowPublished: 3/17/2020From the international bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family's growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy. The Olander family embodies the modern American Dream in a globalized world. Jaya, the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat and Keith, an ambitious banker from middle-class Philadelphia, meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in suburban California. Their…Special thanks to TLC Book Tours & William Morrow for providing our copy of The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda in exchange for an honest…

  • Book review The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn
    Bianca B,  Books,  Fiction,  Historical Fiction

    The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

    Categories: Bianca B, Books, Fiction, Historical FictionAuthor: Kayte NunnGenre: Historical FictionPublisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPublished: 3/3/2020A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story in the tradition of the novels by Kate Morton and Elizabeth Gilbert . 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther’s prison but soon surprisingly becomes her refuge. 2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker…Special thanks to TLC Book Tours & William Morrow for providing our copy of The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte…

  • Book Cover The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley with Black labrador Dog
    Bianca B,  Fiction,  Mysteries & Thrillers

    The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

    Categories: Bianca B, Fiction, Mysteries & ThrillersAuthor: Lucy FoleyGenre: ThrillerPublisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPublished: 3/3/2020Everyone's invited...everyone's a suspect... For fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a shivery, atmospheric, page-turning novel of psychological suspense in the tradition of Agatha Christie, in which a group of old college friends are snowed in at a hunting lodge . . . and murder and mayhem ensue. All of them are friends. One of them is a killer. During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford…Special thanks to TLC Book Tours & William Morrow for providing our copy of The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley in exchange for…

  • Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Review
    Bianca B,  Books,  Fiction,  Historical Fiction

    Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

    Categories: Bianca B, Books, Fiction, Historical FictionAuthor: Jennifer ChiaveriniGenre: Historical FictionPublisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPublished: 2/4/2020From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American--Mildred Fish Harnack--and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin. After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In…Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini A heartbreaking portrait of four women and their journey through World War II. Resistance Women was one…

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