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I’ve put my reviews for the books I’ve read on this page.  I’d love to read more books in the historical romance, drama, general fiction genres. Please find my review policy HERE.

If you’d like me to read your novel, please send me a note via the Contact page with information about your release. I don’t promise a review, but if you send me a copy, I’ll give it my best shot!
  • [Review] Mean Streak by Sandra Brown I appreciated the mystery and intrigue in this story. The romantic part of romantic suspense didn’t hold up for me at all. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [Review] Blurring the Lines (Invitation to Eden Series) by Roni Loren Blurring the Lines is beautifully, magically written, featuring a touch of paranormal but in a way that’s more comforting than scary. The island knows what you need, and both Gretchen and Burke find just what they need on Eden. This is also a classic friends-to-lovers romance, featuring two strong characters destined to be together, if ...
  • [Guest Review! ] The Other Side of the Pillow by Zane Today’s review is courtesy one of my favorite Book Bloggers, Lisa at Reads4Pleasure.com. We have incredibly similar reading tastes and I always know that if she loves something, I should take a look! When The Other Side of the Pillow popped up, we both decided we’d read it to see what it was about, then ...
  • [Review] – The Competition by Marcia Clark I must admit I came to the conclusion of WHODUNIT far before the characters in the novel, which created some nail biting tension while I waited for Rachel and Bailey to figure it out. And again at the climax of the story, when I knew it wasn’t over…. and it wasn’t. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [REVIEW] Cop Town by Karin Slaughter Cop Town is a fast paced novel with a high level of suspense. Slaughter knows her stuff when it comes to a police procedural– from intense detail to thrilling action, Cop Town does not disappoint. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [Review] That Night Chevy Stevens Like a few reviewers, I felt like That Night moved relatively slowly for more than half of the book, however the story picked up around 60% and barreled right through to the end. That night tells the story of Toni and Ryan, two young kids accused of a murder they swear they didn’t commit. I ...
  • [Review] The Keeper by John Lescroart A twisty turny whodunit that will keep you guessing until the last chapter! Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [Review] Dash of Peril by Lori Foster- “Head Over Ass In Love” I admit to being far more interested in Cannon’s story, in case anyone can’t tell. I’ve been raving about him since Getting Rowdy and I’m chomping at the bit to read his story in the fall. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [Review] Need You Tonight (Loving on the Edge #5) by Roni Loren Another five star read for me from Roni. Her books just keep getting better and better– deeper, more psychological and hot as you know what! Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [Review] The Wife, The Maid & The Mistress Loved, absolutely. The end! Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Review – The Chance by Robyn Carr This is my second book by Robyn Carr and my second in the Thunder Point series of books, based in a fictional small town in Oregon. Being a northwest gal myself, I’ve enjoyed these books set in the Pacific Northwest. In The Chance, we meet Laine Carrington, who’s become like family after her job as an ...
  • [Review] His Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones I’m sure if i’d been following along, the characters of Amber and Tristan and Isabel would have meant more to me. The story that unfolded, however, was well written, with danger and excitement and emotion building to a crescendo. For not knowing what was going on, I was for sure interested in the story that ...
  • [Review] Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon Since this is a Harlequin Romance, I can’t pass up the opportunity to present Yours Forever as a passionate love story that takes place in a romantic little town among two strangers destined to be together. The attraction between Matt and Tamryn jumped off the page from the beginning, and though Tamryn initially resisted, it ...
  • Review – All I Need is You by M. Malone Malone creates a great balance of sex and suspense in this novel, culminating in a very satisfying, Happily Ever After ending all the way around. Without spoiling the entire thing, I think fans of The Alexanders will enjoy this latest episode. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon [Review] These days, I don’t read most books more than once. My To Read list is too long and too full of great books I haven’t read yet. Every once in awhile, though, I read a book that makes me want to flip back to the beginning and read it again. When I read that sort ...
  • [Review] The Marshall’s Ready Made Family This is a well written novel with a great, satisfying ending. It’s nice to see an inspirational novel that doesn’t shove religion down the reader’s throat. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [Review] Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen I’ve read all of Ms. Allen’s novels and I have to say that I think Lost Lake is her best yet. I feel the blood, sweat and tears, the heart and soul poured into every word of this novel. She is reflective and very often humorous. I rarely laugh out loud when reading a novel ...
  • [Review] Betting on You: A Danvers Novella by Sydney Landon Boy and girl like each other; Boy participates in a charity auction; girl’s mother buys boy for her daughter, because the attraction is obvious. Seth and Mia are soon involved in a tawdry affair but (there’s always a but) there’s fear of becoming more. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • [Review]: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd This book reminds me very much of The Kitchen House, not really in story trajectory, but similar themes along the lines of a kinship between slave and slave owner. Considering The Kitchen House was one of my most favorite reads, I consider it a high compliment to liken The Invention of Wings to such a ...
  • [Review] Zane Presents: The Cost of Love and Sanity by Jaye Cherié The Cost of Love and Sanity by Jaye Cherié Expected publication: January 14th 2014 by Strebor Books Summary: For Alex Carter, everything is going according to plan she’s built a successful career and has a steady boyfriend, until life decides to throw a wrench in the mix. Suddenly, her company threatens to downsize and her boyfriend ends their ...
  • [Review] Lethal by Sandra Brown Brown keeps us wondering, thinking, mentally investigating each character, because we don’t know which ones are clean and which ones are out to get Honor and keep her from helping Coburn uncover her husband’s secret. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Badlands by Jill Sorenson [Review] Badlands by Jill Sorenson Published December 31st 2013 by Harlequin HQN Summary: Every day, bodyguard Owen Jackson puts his life on the line — and keeps his feelings for Penny Sandoval locked away. Assigned to protect Penny’s father, a presidential candidate, Owen can’t get emotionally involved. That is, until Penny and her young son, Cruz, are abducted and ...
  • The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypole White [Review] This would be a great book to whittle away an afternoon but probably not a favorite read of 2013. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • In His Arms by Yasmin Sullivan [Review] In which Art Imitates Life, if art is a frightened woman running from a dark past with a violent man into the arms of a steady, stable… knight with shining paintbrush. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • The Plague by Lisa C. Hinsley [Review] The Plague by Lisa C. Hinsley Expected publication: December 9th 2013 Summary:  A new strain of the bubonic plague is diagnosed in London. Before it can be contained it spreads through the population, faster and deadlier than anyone could have imagined. Three weeks is all it takes to decimate the country. Johnny and Liz are devastated when their young ...
  • Solid Gold Seduction by Zuri Day [Review] I really enjoyed this book and I’m totally interested in reading more from Zuri Day. I like my romances simple, enjoyable and red hot and Solid Gold Seduction fit the bill. Not to mention that this book is from the Kimani imprint which features black characters, something I really don’t see much of from big ...
  • Marching to Zion: A Novel by Mary Glickman [Review] Marching to Zion: A Novel by Mary Glickman Summary: Mags Preacher, a young black woman with a dream, arrives in St. Louis from the piney woods of her family home in 1916, hoping to learn the beauty trade. She knows nothing about Jews except that they killed the Lord Jesus Christ. Then she begins working for Mr. ...
  • Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson [Review] I love flawed people and books about flawed people. The more f*cked up, the better. Matt seemed perfect when Lucy met him. A little too perfect. A little too exact opposite of Griffin, the man she shouldn’t love considering he’s a complete louse, but still does. I don’t think Lucy was ready for a ...
  • Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna [Review] Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna Summary: A story of vengeance, forgiveness and love… After her husband’s untimely demise, Marietta Gatti is banished from the family’s villa by her spiteful mother-in-law. She returns to her hometown of Venice and her only kin—a father she hasn’t spoken to since her forced marriage. Her hope of making amends is ...
  • Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman [Review] Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman Summary: In this arresting memoir about growing up in—and ultimately escaping from—a strict Hasidic community, Deborah Feldman reveals what life is like trapped within a religious sect that values silence and suffering over individual freedoms. The Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism is as mysterious as it is ...
  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham [Review] I’m going to try not to sound like a drooling, screaming fangirl while I write this review but OH MY GAH. There is a reason I wait (not so) patiently between Grisham books. It’s because just about every release is so. good. Sycamore Row was in no way a disappointment and I think this is ...
  • The Room Beyond by Stephanie Elmas [Review] I must admit that after reading all of the reviews for this novel, I must be dense and unsophisticated. I was confused by chapter 4 and the plot, the romances, the stories unfolding in 1892 and present day just never really caught on for me. In fact, I still don’t really ‘get it’. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • The Trial of Dr. Kate by Michael E. Glasscock III [Review] The Trial of Dr. Kate by Michael E. Glasscock III Expected publication: October 8th 2013 by Greenleaf Book Group Press Summary: In the summer of 1952, Lillian Johnson was found dead in her home, slumped in the wheelchair that had become her cage due to multiple sclerosis. An overdose of barbiturate had triggered a heart attack, but the ...
  • Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn [Review] First of all, HOLY CRAP, this book was good. I feel like I say this a lot, but it really is rare for me to pick up a book and read it all the way through. I started reading this late Friday (10/4) and finished it Saturday 10/5. Talk about an engrossing page turner! Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • The Road from Gap Creek by Robert Morgan [Review] This novel felt, to me, like a mesh of The Grapes of Wrath and Little House on the Prairie/On the Banks of Plum Creek. I’m not really sure why, perhaps it is the Depression Era timespace and the setting of a family farm on the banks of a river. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes [Review] Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes Published June 20th 2013 by Century (first published April 25th 2013) Summary: You’re alone. You’re vulnerable. And you have something that someone else wants. At any cost… Claudia seems to have the perfect life. She’s heavily pregnant with a much-wanted baby, she has a loving husband, and a beautiful home. And then Zoe steps into her ...
  • Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillan [Review] Ya’ll know i don’t do summaries in my reviews, so I won’t bore you with details you can look up. I will just say… Zora needed her butt beat. BAD. BAD! Frankie had absolutely zero going for him when she met him, and frankly there was nowhere to go but UP, but… dawg. Chica. Lady. ...
  • Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan [Review] I was looking forward to reading this book but didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t unforgettable. I’ve not read a lot of Terry McMillan so perhaps I wasn’t up on what to expect. I do remember that Getting to Happy (the last McMillan book I read) ...
  • Detained by Ainslie Paton [Review] Detained by Ainslie Paton Published September 1st 2013 by Escape Publishing Summary: Confined in a cold, dull room in the depths of a Shanghai airport, a journalist chasing a career break and a businessman with a shadowy past play a game of truth or dare — deliberately not exchanging names. They tell each other their most painful secrets and ...
  • Run To You by Rachel Gibson [Review] Yet and still, I was excited to read Run to You, sight unseen. It’s rare these days that I get a book and read the entire thing in one day. For one it has to be a shortish book and for two it has to be just that engrossing. Stella Leon is a the second heroine ...
  • Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster [Review] Rowdy Yates is your typical grouchy, big-as-a-bear curmudgeon with a heart of gold that he doesn’t want you to see. Avery is your run of the mill spitfire redhead who runs her own life and doesn’t like to be told. Mix the two and you get your standard ‘two strong people that butt heads but ...
  • Deadline by Sandra Brown [Review] Deadline by Sandra Brown This book will be available for purchase on September 24, 2013 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary:  Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he’s privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call ...
  • The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson [Review] Jackson often breaks ‘the fourth wall’. From the beginning of the story, he calls himself on his own BS. “Godsend? One of you should have checked me for that.” “Enough of this fantasyland sh_t.” This creates an atmosphere, a relationship between writer and reader that feels like Champ sitting back, telling the story to an ...
  • Blue By You by Rachel Gibson [Review] Blue By You by Rachel Gibson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary:  They say you never forget your first time, but there’s nothing Blue Butler and Kasper Pennington would rather forget than their brief but fiery teenage love affair. Yeah, it was hot while it lasted, but then he went off to join the Marines, leaving Blue ...
  • Joe Victim: A Thriller by Paul Cleave [REVIEW] Joe Victim: A Thriller by Paul Cleave My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary: Joe Middleton has a lot on his plate, to say the least. Arrested for a whole slew of murders he says he can’t remember, Joe—a.k.a. the Christchurch Carver—has been in jail for the last year awaiting trial, charged with the task of convincing the psychiatrists ...
  • What the River Washed Away by Muriel Macleod [Review] Every once in awhile I read a book that makes me want to hug it close to my heart and cherish it. I’ve read some page turners (i.e. anything by Paul Cleave) and I have read some ‘really good books’, especially lately. It takes a certain kind of book to feel like it has endeared ...
  • Caught Up In You by Roni Loren [Review] I feel like it’s a little unfair for me to review a Roni Loren book because I love all of her books. Caught Up in You is no exception. There are some writers that make weaving a great tale full of drama and sinful ecstasy seem effortless. In my opinion, Roni is one of them. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Slow Surrender by Cecilia Tan [Review] What begins as an erotic game soon escalates to a power play that blurs the line between pleasure and pain. Even as she capitulates to James’s sensual demands, Karina craves more. She wants his heart, his soul. She wants his love . . . and she’ll break all the rules to get it. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Raveled by Anne McAneny [Review] Raveled is a fast paced, plot driven, complicated, twisty ride from beginning to end. McAneny uses a familiar, conversational, comedic tone that makes reading go quickly and easily. There were a few times I thought I had solved the mystery, and I was wrong. Once it began to unfold and the pieces started to come ...
  • Envy by Sandra Brown [Review] Obviously I need to read Sandra Brown’s entire backlog of romantic suspense, because WOW. I first discovered her years and years ago when I read Alibi. I borrowed it from my mother and promptly forgot about Sandra Brown. Years later she popped up with Rainwater and since it was historical fiction, I snapped it up, read ...
  • White Sugar, Brown Sugar by E.G. Tripp [Review] White Sugar, Brown Sugar by E.G. Tripp My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary:  White Sugar, Brown Sugar is a novel set in Daytona Beach, Florida. An upper middle-class white boy from the peninsula, or beach-side, of the Inland Waterway, and a black boy of lesser means, who lives west of the railroad tracks, where Blacks (who were ...
  • Review: The Things I Do For You by M. Malone I think what bothers me the most is what bothers me about a lot of books, especially romances– they’re like fantasies and wet dreams. Rich beautiful people and their problems. Little to no conflict, I don’t care or feel any particular emotion for them. I’m following along like a soap opera and not involved like ...
  • Review: Cemetary Lake by Paul Cleave As usual, Cleave provides vivid imagery, believable and realistic characters and a story line that moves so quickly, you have to read without blinking, for fear you’ll miss something. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Review: The Laughterhouse by Paul Cleave I find Cleave’s representation of Cole is so complex. He wants to made out as a monster, but he’s not a sick freak. He’s killed 4 people and kidnapped a doctor and his three daughters, but he’s angry that the press wonders if he’s molested the three little girls he’s kidnapped. I alternately empathize with ...
  • Review:Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave I often wonder what happens in the mind of a writer of grisly tales of evil, abuse, hate, mental illness, cavalier responses to torture and murder. I admit now that I don’t really want to know. I just want Paul Cleave to keep it coming. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Review: The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved.” Gene and Izzy are dead. And no one must know. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Reviews: Requiem by Lauren Oliver; The Cleaner by Paul Cleave Requiem by Lauren Oliver Summary: Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. ...
  • [Review] The House Girl by Tara Conklin The House Girl by Tara Conklin My rating: 4 of 5 stars *This review may contain spoilers* Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurse to her ailing mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell. New York City, 2004. Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in ...
  • Review: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis My first impression of author Ayana Mathis is that she is skilled in the art of showing-not-telling. Her words paint a picture of her world so vivid that I feel like I walk the streets with one and sit in the park with the other and perch on the side of the bed of yet ...
  • Review: The Racketeer, John Grisham The Racketeer by John Grisham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. Who ...
  • The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen [Review] Ms Allen always delivers a fun, indulgent read laced with sweetness and a little bit of magic. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Can’t Say No by Jennifer Greene [Review] Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Chocolate & Vicodin by Jennette Fulda [Review] I cried on page 96 and laughed on page 113. In fact, I laughed on every other page. Jennette’s natural dry humor and wit give this book a great personality. I really enjoyed it. Well done. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen [Review] Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen My rating: 2 of 5 stars As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers ...
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom [Review] The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have to start by saying I LOVED THIS BOOK. I got this as an audio book, a something to listen to that would ease my traffic woes and it WORKED. I can only concentrate on audio books in the car, so it got to ...
  • The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W Durrow [Review] Rachel Morse is the soul survivor of a horrific tragedy, brought from Chicago, IL to live with her grandmother and aunt in Portland Oregon. Rachel creates within her self a “new girl”… the old girl is gone, dead with the rest of her family. This new girl struggles to navigate a different life in Portland. ...
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen [Review] Dave Cullen’s Columbine is a circuitous tale through the days leading up to and following the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. I find myself appalled and shocked and saddened at the loss of life and the immense sadness and pain of the families of the Thirteen who died as well as the survivors still ...
  • [Review] Still Alice by Lisa Genova Lisa Genova presents a wonderfully and realistically woven, touching story about Alice Howland. Mother, wife, esteemed Harvard Professor, Research Analyst, Thesis Advisor– all around very important woman, busy and in full control of her life. Slowly, instances begin to pop up that seem strange and disconcerting, but also fleeting. She feels ridiculous even making mention ...
  • Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion [Review] Easily Amused is the short, sometimes funny, lightning fast read about Lola, editor of a Parenting Magazine, sister to the ever so perfect Mindy, friend to Piper-the-busy- mom and Hubert– the friend with the girlfriend she can’t stand. Share!FacebookTwitterTumblrMoreGooglePrintLinkedIn
  • The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen [Review] I didn’t know anything about this book when I picked it from the stack, other than my fave book blogger WriteMeg! had read it at as well and didn’t hate it. So glad I decided to get it and take a chance on it. I was craving something light and wonderful and this definitely hit ...
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel by Tom Franklin [Review] As you can imagine, I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in Mississippi via the imagery painted by the author. I could see the house that Larry and his family lived in, the delapitated cabin that Silas and his mother lived in, the lush forests and dirt roads of the back country and the daily ramblings and ...
  • In which I am still awake, this is going to have to be a double chapter, but I topped 3000 words yay This box asks me what I think… well. I think I don’t understand the 4 and 5 star ratings of this book. I liked the story itself. It seemed to be full, however, of winding stories and retrospection, which provides us with back story. I guess I’ll have to think further about the characters and ...
  • Room by Emma Donoghue [Review] Room by Emma Donoghue My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just… wow. I read this book in one day… couldn’t stop reading it! It’s like sitting in the mind of a 5 yr old as his world changes. Told in 5 distinct parts, the story opens when Jack turns 5. Ma (and the room the live in) is ...
  • The Confession by John Grisham [Review] An innocent man is days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him. It’s been awhile since I read this book, but I wanted to make sure I got a review in on this one. I remarked to someone earlier today that I’d put this book in my list of most enjoyed of 2010. Grisham ...
  • Build My World by Rebecca Miller [Review] This is the first book I read by Rebecca Miller, though I have to admit I read it because she was a friend first. I had no idea she wrote until she plainly said, “I write.” And then I was curious. I love to read, so I read. Perhaps it is the stigma of writers ...
  • Sugar, Bernice McFadden [Review] At the beginning of Bernice McFadden’s Sugar, we don’t meet Sugar. We meet Jude, so to speak. Jude is the ghost in the story, the crux of every emotional scene in the novel. Jude is the murdered child of Pearl, a woman who befriends her next door neighbor that happens to go by the name ...
  • Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger [Review] This story begins oh, so right. Niffenegger (you mind if I call her Audrey? That name is a toughie)jumps right into the middle of the story and wades around in it. Our main character, you see… dies on Page One. And I figure if someone dies on Page One, there’s a good reason for it ...
  • Rainwater, Sandra Brown [Review] I’m a huge fan of period pieces, especially if the author does a superb job of transporting the reader back to a simpler time. I’m not really a thriller reader, so I had never even thought to read Sandra Brown before. It was a recommended novel on a Kindle list so I picked it up ...
  • The Chosen One- [Review] arol Lynch Williams presents a heart pounding, engaging novel about a girl growing up in a Polygamist community, under the watchful eye and controlling thumb of a God-like figure, The Prophet. The Chosen One seems ripped from recent headlines about the infiltration of these communities and rescues of children ordered to marry men more than ...
  • Dark Places- Gillian Flynn [Review] Here’s what I can say: the plot is intricately weaved and the imagery is VIVID. Flynn is… OMG… I think my new favorite author right now. Grisly and gory but nail bitingly exciting. I’m still spinning from this book. We meet Libby Day immediately in the book and we’re shocked by such an unlikely protagonist. I ...
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn [Review] Sometimes my method of picking books is really calculated. And then sometimes I just see something and think, ‘hmph. I’ll read that, I guess.’ Sharp Objects was chosen via the latter method. Suffice it to say,I think I started this book sometime last week, maybe over the weekend. It’s Tuesday and I just finished ...
  • The Help- Kathryn Stockett [Review] This book was a slow start for me, but once it got going, it was hard to put down. I was almost late for work one morning, because I had started reading and couldn’t stop. I literally sat down 4 hours ago to finish it, because I just couldn’t stand not knowing what happened anymore. ...
  • Stephen King- On Writing [Review] On Writing by Stephen King My goodreads review rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this book on a whim from Amazon, while searching for some books on Writing. It comes pretty highly recommended from those who have read it. I have to admit I really only read 1/3 of it but I will read the ...

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