Showing posts from January, 2020

First Came Us by Rachel Cullen

Ellie and Jack have everything figured out. Ellie owns a yoga studio and Jack is an economics professor at Yale. They have three kids, ranging from 16 years old to a 3rd grader. Things start coming up in their lives that draw the focus to themselves and less on their children. They must figure out how to deal with their personal surprises and continue to be parents at the same time. This book was a very quick read at a little over 300 pages. I finished it in about half a day. I don't want to give away the surprises that come up but they have the potential to change the future of the family. Jack and Ellie deal with these surprises differently but I would say in typical fashion. It was easy to see where a little more communication would have solved a lot of the issues. The story also focuses on the eldest daughter, Sydney, as she deals with typical teenage troubles. I enjoyed Sydney's character the most in the story. She is dealing with typical teenage anxieties about appearan

Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo

Diana is a OB-GYN in the DC area who recently went through some life changes. Her grandmother passed away, her mother came to live with her and she broke up with her boyfriend after finding out he cheated. She is an excellent OB-GYN and one night on shift she makes a decision that may have saved the life of a patient but it causes a lot of trouble for her employer. Diana is put on temporary leave and while on leave she discovers something about her families past. Something that changes everything she and her mother knew about her father and sends them both halfway across the world to search for answers. I have read Tif Marcelo's previous book, The Key to Happily Ever After , and fell in love with her writing style. The stars of her books wrestle with the direction of their lives and do it in a way that is easy to sympathize with. .Diana at the beginning of the book is completely focused on work. She takes extra shifts and does everything she can to escape her non-work life. When

We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

Jess has just quit her job to move to London, her dream city. She moves in her a friend and two strangers to begin her new job and new life. One of the strangers is the very handsome Alex but due to the ‘no dating roommates’ rule, Jess must ignore her feelings for Alex. It will be a very interesting year as Jess adjusts to her new life. I simply loved this book. If you are a fan of Sophie Kinsella or Josie Silver, you will fall in love with this book. It is set in London, which for me just adds to the books charm. I love stories about London as it is one of my favorite cities. The story is told mainly from Jess’s point of view but a few chapters are told from Alex’s point of view. I loved the sprinkles of Alex as he struggles through his own life change and new job. The story is a light romantic plot that keeps you engaged the entire time.  I read the book in 2 days and wished it would never end. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟