Showing posts from March, 2019

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

Chloe Taylor is a successful editor of a women’s magazine. She gained much of her fame from starting #ThemToo, which is the non-celebrity women’s #MeToo movement. She is married to a successful lawyer and has a wonderful son. At least that is her public image and things are not always what they appear to be. Her husband, Adam, is actually her sister, Nicky’s ex-husband and her son, Ethan, is her nephew. Chloe is estranged from her sister. She constantly receives threats on social media from those who do not believe in #ThenToo. Then she finds Adam murdered in their house and Ethan becomes the main suspect in the murder. Chloe tries to find out who murdered Adam and save Ethan.   This is the first book I have read by Alafair Burke written by only her. I have read all of her books written with Mary Higgins Clark and love them. I was not disappointed in this stand alone book! The story line was very intriguing. I loved the characters and was consistently trying to guess who the ki

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

I have never read a historical fiction book about the Russian perspective of WWI. As many stories of that time period are, this was heartbreaking. The book follows Russian royalty, Russian peasants, Russian resistors and many others. I was fascinated by the different stories within the story. I have read Lilac Girls and I loved it as much as I loved this book. Lost Roses is not a light read but a very worthy read. I would recommend this book to fans of historical fiction. I especially loved the afterword, where the author explains who the characters are based on. Some characters are based on a single person and some are based on a mixture of people. It really helped bring the book to life even more reflecting on who the characters are based on. I highly recommend this book! I give this book 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This review is based on an advanced copy. Lost Roses will be published on 9April2019.

Before She was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

The story begins when twelve-year old Cora is found in a train yard badly injured. She had been at a sleep over with her two friends Violet and Jordyn and they decided to go to the train yard. Who hurt Cora and why? The story follows the investigation as it unfolds. I love Heather Gudenkauf’s books and was excited to read this one. This book met all my expectations and is an amazing book. As you follow the investigation different suspects emerge and you really wonder what happened. Let me tell you, I did not see the ending coming! The writing is very interesting as you hear the story via text messages, computer chats, police interviews, and narration. I loved the different styles. I would highly recommend this book. It is another hit! This book is available on 16 April 2019!

Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer

Meghan has symptoms of an illness no doctor can diagnose. Her mother is her biggest advocate looking for what is causing her daughter to be sick. Her mother is such an advocate, a doctor accuses her of medical abuse. Wanting to make her daughter sick. What is the real version? Is Meghan really sick or is her mother making her think she is sick? I loved this book. There are so many illnesses that are hard to diagnose that I can easily see this happening in real life. It’s heartbreaking hearing the story from Meghan and her mother’s point of view. It is so easy to get lost in this book and forget everything around you. I highly recommend this book! I give this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!