Showing posts from September, 2019

Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff

Claire lost her son to a genetic disorder. Now her husband wants to try for another child but Claire cannot imagine bringing another child into the world only to have them suffer the same genetic disorder. She finds a potential solution but it means challenging science in a way that is against many people’s thinking, including her husband’s.  This is a very intriguing story. It is about the potential human impacts to the characters because of the experiment but is more of a psychological thriller and throws in a crazy character who is driven to serve her own interests. I enjoyed the book but felt it left a few items unfinished. The book is an excellent thriller and you will stay up late reading it! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Anna and Morgan never meet but their lives are forever intertwined. Anna is an artist in 1939, who was chosen to paint a mural on the post office in a small town in North Carolina. She must relocate from New Jersey to develop and create the mural. Fast forward to 2018, Morgan, a young art student who’s life took a wrong turn. She is in jail when she receives the chance to be released early as long as she restores a mural in 3 months. The trouble is she does know anything about restoration. Morgan accepts the deal and plans to learn everything she can and do what needs to be done to meet the deadline. This story grabs you and makes is very hard to put down. Anna and Morgan reveal a little more of their stories with each chapter and you can’t wait to keep reading to find out more. You will not be disappointed with this book!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Cilka’s Journey is a follow up to the Tattooist of Auschwitz, however I read it as a stand-alone book. Cilka was a prisoner at Auschwitz and after the camp was liberated, Cilka was found guilty of helping the enemy and sentenced to another camp, very close to the Arctic Circle. There she spent several years trying to forget what she had done at Auschwitz while at the same time do what she needed to do in order to survive. It was heartbreaking to know camps like this existed. I felt for Cilka because even as she struggled, she always put someone else before her. She always looked for ways to help others. The story was fiction but based in facts. One of my favorite sections was at the end of the book where the author tells the real life details of Cilka. I think it is very important to tell stories such as Cilka’s. I loved this book. It tells Cilka’s story beautifully and focuses on the human element of these times. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Oh Becky. What trouble can you get into today? Becky Bloomwood, a former financial writer who LOVES to shop, is hosting Christmas this year. Never mind this will be Becky’s first Christmas hosting and everyone has different ideas on how to make the perfect Christmas celebration. Becky is determined to make everything perfect and everyone happy no matter what. On top of everything else, an ex-boyfriend appears. In typical Becky fashion she finds herself in hilarious situations and must find her way out of them. I have loved the Shopaholic series and Becky for years! I was so thrilled to receive an advanced copy before it is released on October 15th. While the last two Shopaholic books have been a bit of a departure as they were set in the US, Becky returns to the UK in this book. She is up to her same sticky situations when more boxes show up on her doorstep than she remembers buying and she hunts endlessly for the perfect present for her husband, Luke. I absolutely love reading what