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All We Left Behind by Danielle Graham

True love can last through anything. Or can it? Chi and Hayden fall in love at the same time WWII is happening. They live in Canada and their relationship is looked down upon because Chi is Japanese American. Even though she was born in Canada, her family is forced to leave and live in a specified are by the government. Hayden and Chi are determined to make their love last and promise to find each other when Chi can return. Hayden enlisted to help being the war to an end sooner. After everything is over, can Chi and Hayden find each other? The story is told mainly via Chi’s diary written before she is forced to leave and Hayden’s letters/diary during his service. At first this is confusing because I could did not realize this at first and the years are different. Once I realized it the book made more sense. I really loved the relationship between Chi and Hayden. It is a reflection of true love. Everything they do is meant to bring them together. Hayden even hears Chi’s voice in his hea

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

It is is 1906, and a big earthquake hit San Francisco. Sophie and her little girl Kat, leave their house in search of safety. Sophie has only been in San Francisco a little over a year after answering a mail-order bride ad from Martin Hocking. Martin has recently lost his wife and is searching for someone to help care for his daughter, Kat. Sophie does not know much about Martin as he travels a lot but she quickly grew to love Kat. What she does not know about Martin will soon turn her life upside down as well as the lives of two other women. The book opens with a detective interviewing Sophie about the disappearance of Martin. It quickly goes to the story and Sophie's journey from the east coast to San Francisco to become Martin's wife. At first, Sophie's life is normal with the exception of her husband away on business trips frequently. The day before the earthquake a woman appears at Sophie and Martin's house asking for Martin. This is when Martin's secrets start

The Perfect Daughter by DJ. Palmer

Your daughter is accused of a horrific murder but you are determined she did not do it. This is what faces Grace and her daughter Penny. As with all of DJ. Palmer's books, mental health is central to the plot. Penny has multiple personalities and Eve is the most destructive. Mental health stories can be a trigger so be aware before you read Palmer's books. I have read all of his books and loved this one as much as his others. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this book well in advance of its publication and provide my honest feedback. Eve/Penny/others are very interesting part of the book and is essential to the story. As we learn more about Penny and her past, you understand her more. Grace has faith in her daughter and is not willing to accept her daughter committed the crime. The ending of this book is truly shocking and I did not see it coming. I loved this book and read it in two days!. This amazing book will be published in April 2021 and its a must add to yo

The Last to See Her by Courtney Evan Tate

  The Last to See Her , by Courtney Evan Tate is coming next week on 15December. It is a thrilling book about Genevieve and her sister Meg. Meg convinces Genevieve to go with her to a convention she has in New York City. It’s meant to be a bonding time for the sisters and to help Genevieve celebrate divorcing her cheating husband. On their first night in New York City, Genevieve goes missing and Meg quickly becomes the top suspect as she was the last to see Genevieve. Where is Genevieve and will they find her in time?   This was my first book by Courtney Evan Tate, despite that she has written Such Dark Things and I’ll be Watching You . I will definitely be checking out these books after reading The Last to See Her . It’s a plot twist filled book that will keep you guessing. I was thrilled to be asked by the author to be a part of the blog tour for this book. Please enjoy the first chapter of this book as a taste of what’s to come!   Excerpt Genevieve tipped the courier and

Pretending by Holly Bourne

  Pretending by Holly Bourne is now available and I would highly recommend adding this book to you TBR pile. This is Bourne’s first US book and she has written several others in the UK, where she lives. Thank you to the publisher for asking me to be a part of the blog tour for this wonderful book. Pretending is about a woman, April, who is tired of men and never finding the right date. She decides to act a Gretel, the woman every man wants. Gretel quickly gets a date with Joshua and everything is going perfectly for Gretel, but how are things going with April?   Review Simply amazing book! It features, April, a normal woman, and Gretel, the perfect woman. They are two very different people within the same person. It sounds like a multiple personality book, but I promise it is not. When Gretel is needed, April channels her and asks herself, what would Gretel do? In her life, April works at a center that helps victims of violence. It’s a hard job especially since she was a victim

The Forgotten Sister by Nicola Cornick

"The Forgotten Sister", by Nicola Cornick is coming out  tomorrow, 10 November. Its a story based on real history going back to the 1560's.  In 1560, Amy is married to a man who prefers Princess Elizabeth over her. At that time divorce is not very easy so Amy looks for other ways out of her loveless marriage. Fast forward to today and Lizzy, who has been a Hollywood star since she was a child, is accused of being involved in the murder of fellow childhood star's wife. Her best friend's family becomes involved to save Lizzy. This story will cover Amy and Lizzy in the present and past and find a unique connection. One of the things I loved best about this book was the back and forth storyline and that it was based on a true story. The author explains more about the true story at the end of the book and it is fascinating.  PROLOGUE  Amy Robsart, Cumnor Village  They came for me one night in the winter of 1752 when the ice was on the pond and the trees bowed under the

Do No Harm by Christina McDonald

Emma is a mother and doctor. Her husband, Nate, is a police officer. Together they have a beautiful son, Josh. Their world turns upside down when Josh is diagnosed with leukemia. The best chance for him to live is with an expensive treatment that their insurance won’t cover. Emma is determined to do whatever it takes to save her son. As a mother I felt for Emma. She needs to do whatever she has to for her son. Emma risks everything to get the necessary money to pay for Josh’s treatment. She has to make some very tough decisions and I loved how the author navigated me through Emma’s decisions. As a doctor she has promised to do no harm. I loved how the author showed how this has so many meanings. This amazing book will be published on 16 February and I highly recommend to put it on you TBR list! I have also read McDonald’s other books, “The Night Olivia Fell” and “Behind Every Lie” and highly recommend them while you wait for this book.  Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the

My Only Child by Sam Vickery

My Only Child by Sam Vickery is a story about a young family going through heartbreak. The family is pregnant with twins and are ecstatic. They keep the twins a secret, planning to surprise their extended family. Then Kathleen goes into labor early and during the delivery, one of the babies is lost. Also to save her life, the doctors must preform a hysterectomy. Kathleen struggles with her lost child and that they can't have any more children. This book will tug at your heartstrings. It reveals the difficult recovery after life changing events made worse by the fact that you cannot fully lean on anyone. Kathleen decides not to tell everyone about the lost twin and so cannot fully grieve. It is also a story of Kathleen's mother, Hazel. Hazel sees her daughter is struggling but cannot convince her to open up and ask for help. Hazel has her own past to struggle with also. The outcoming theme of this book is that it is ok to let people into your life and ask for help. I think we al

The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin

  Jeremiah is given the chance of a lifetime. For $10 million, he will leave his life for a year. A life where he is struggling to connect with his wife and son.  The best part is no one will know because a clone will be created to take his place. As part of the experiment, Jeremiah will watch his clone for four hours a day and let the researchers know if the clone does something out of character or if anyone suspects he is a clone. As the experiment continues, Jeremiah realizes how far the researchers will go to keep the experiment going, even if it means harming the people he loves. Jeremiah needs a way out and reclaim his life before it is gone forever. This intriguing book is called, The Mirror Man, and it will be published next week on 10 October. I was invited by the publisher to review book as part of the blog tour. At first, I was unsure as I normally do not read “sci-fi” books. I’m so glad I went out of my comfort zone and read this book. I was hooked after the first chapte

Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

  CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45, was just published this week on 6 October. It is the latest book by bestselling author Lisa Unger. When I was invited to be part of the blog tour, I was thrilled! Thank you to Park Row Books for the invitations and providing a e-copy of the book in exchange for my honest feedback. I have to say I loved the book! It has a lot of twists and keeps you guessing the entire book. The publisher provided book summary drew me in from the beginning. BOOK SUMMARY:  Be careful who you tell your darkest secrets... Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she's been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena's station, the two