Showing posts from December, 2019

Little Bookshop on the Siene by Rebecca Raisin - BLOG Tour

Happy New Year's Eve! It has been a wonderful 2019, with a ton of new great books to read. I can't wait to see what 2020 will hold!  If you are a lover of bookstores and stories about a heroine coming into her own, you will love Rebecca Raisin's new book,  Little Bookshop on the Siene .  The cover of the book is just beautiful!! I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this book. It will be published on January 7th and in advance of its release, I wanted to share my thoughts on the book and some Q&A with the author. Review Sarah has the opportunity of a lifetime. She trades places with a friend in Paris to run her bookstore. When Sarah arrives, she finds the staff comes and goes as they please, customer service is nonexistent, and someone is stealing from the store. Sarah really comes into her own in this book. In the beginning she is mild and does not stand up for herself. She finds her strength throughout the book, gaining control not only of th

The GOD Game by Danny Tobey

Imagine you and your friends are asked to join a computer game called, G.O.D. If you do what the game asks, you are rewarded. If you refuse, you are punished. But its just a game, right? This is what the friends thought until things started happening in real life. How safe is this game, really? This book is a very interesting look into AI. I didn't realize until I read the author's bio that he is a lawyer and expert on AI. The knowledge showed in the book, but it was told in easy to understand terms. I am not extremely familiar with AI, but I did not have any difficulty keeping up. The story is told from the views of a group of teenagers and it brought out very interesting questions. Without giving too much away, the teenagers are asked to preform tasks and either be rewarded or suffer the consequences. It was interesting to think what I would do if I was in the same situation. The book is quite lengthy but don't let that deter you. It is an excellent book. It does have

Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg

Jackie is a professor of psychology. Her husband of two years, Miles, is a high school sports recruiter who travels a lot . That is an issue because Jackie wants to start a family. Jackie works at the same college as her ex-boyfriend of five years, Harlan. Jackie starts to notice things that are odd. Harlan brings a young colleague to dinner who Jackie works with. Jackie’s research data is tampered with. Jackie needs to figure out what is going on. This is a psychological thriller that is filled with twists and turns. I loved trying to figure out what was going to happen next. The story has a few flashbacks that add to the mystery. The flashbacks don’t come out in the main story right away but help explain things later in the story.  I also loved the hint of science in the beginning of the book. Jackie is working on a study in the book and it is explained in the beginning, going into some detail about how the study was conducted. It was not important to the overall story but I was in

Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison - BLOG Tour

Welcome to this stop on the blog tour for the release of Good Girls Lie  by J.T. Ellison! This book will be available on 30December and it is one you will not want to miss if you love thrillers. The story has no shortage of twists and turns. Thank you to Harlequin Trade Publishing for allowing me to participate in the blog tour. They provided the tour materials, but the review is my own. Review The setting of the book seems innocent enough. A teenage girl, Ash, has recently lost both of her parents and she leaves England to attend an elite all girls high school in the US. However, the school is full of secrets, despite the strict Honor Code, that requires all the girls to act in the best manner possible and report or self-report any indiscretions. It all begins to come apart when a teacher dies before classes even begin for the semester. This was not to be the last death of the semester.... I was enthralled with this book. Ash's past is complicated and her life on campus has n

Husband Material by Emily Belden - BLOG Tour

Husband Material  is the first book I've read written by Emily Belden and I absolutely loved it! I received an advanced copy in exchange for my honest feedback and blog post. I am thrilled to help spread the word about this book by being a stop on the book's blog tour.  Husband Material  is available in stores and online on December 30th and trust me you will not be disappointed in this book. Since I'm posting this before the book is published, I decided to include a excerpt to give you a glimpse into this book. Enjoy! Excerpt Well, that’s a first. And I’m not talking about the fact that I brought a date to a wedding I’m pretty sure didn’t warrant me a plus-one. I’m talking about grabbing a wedding card that just so happened to say “Congrats, Mr. & Mr.” on my way to celebrate the nuptials of the most iconic heterosexual couple since George and Amal. This—and a king-sized KitKat bar from the checkout lane—is what I get for rushing through the greeting c

No, We Can't Be Friends by Sophie Ranald

Sloane Cassidy and her husband, Myles are working through married life. They are renovating their home, while living in it, trying for a baby, pursuing successful careers, and trying to stay connected with each other. Sloane starts to feel distance from her husband and at first blames the stress of the renovation and trying for a baby. Then she begins to suspect Myles is cheating on her. Sloane starts digging and wonders what she will find. Can her marriage survive? Sloane's life is incredibly relatable.  She wants to expand their family while at the same time have a successful career. She is the half owner of a business and her partner just had a baby. I loved the scenes Sloane spends with her business partner and how they show the real side of new motherhood. I also loved Sloanes's strength throughout the story. She has so many stressors in her life but she rolls with them and faces each challenge head on. It is refreshing to read a story about a woman like Sloane. I

Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie

Holly moves to the Village of Primm for her husband’s new job. She is immediately sucked into the PTA and having the perfect house. Her daughter begins kindergarten and Holly struggles to get her to the bus every day. She hits a school bus on the first day of school. Can Holly do anything right? Initially I was not interested in this book but once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I loved this book. I laughed out loud many times. I am not a PTA mom but with kids in school I get a taste of the things in this book. Holly is trying to do her best and the head of the PTA keeps pulling her in against her will. The timeline of the book is one week and the amount that Holly deals with is amazing. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a very lighthearted, quick read. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra

This modern retelling of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, focuses two of the four March sisters, Meg and Jo. Meg has a beautiful family with her husband and their young twins. She lives near her parents farm and is known as the reliable one, always helping others and putting everyone else first. Jo is an aspiring writer working in the kitchen for a famous New York City chef. Jo, as the oldest, is expected to take care of their mother and be the mature one. As I was reading this story, I tried to relate it back to original version but I found myself enjoying to book so much more when I focused only on this story. It has been quite awhile since I've read Little Women , and while I recognized some elements, it was distracting to try to analyze what was new and what was true to the original story. I loved Jo but related much more with Meg. As a mother, I related with her worries and troubled relationship with her husband. It is so easy to lose your relationship with husband as y