“They say you can’t choose your family. What do they know?” Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer About this book: (from the publisher) Char Hawthorn, college professor, wife and stepmother to a spirited fifteen-year-old daughter, loves her family and the joyful rhythms of work and parenting. But when her husband dies in a car accident, the “step” in Char’s […]
Childhood best friends Rachel Campbell and Claire West have not only grown up, but after fifteen years, they’ve also grown apart… Now and Then Friends: A Hartley-by-the-Sea novel by Kate Hewitt About this book: (from the publisher) After her father left, Rachel had to dedicate her life to managing her household: her two younger sisters, her disabled mother, […]
What would summer be without a beach bag filled with bright books for those long, lazy hours by the pool or sea, or for a flight to a long-anticipated destination? Here are a few that made it into mine. About The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear (from the publisher): They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. […]
“In this novel of self-discovery on the open road, one woman sets out for Graceland hoping to answer the question: Is Elvis Presley her father?” Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright About this book: (from the publisher) Blues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of […]
Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner About this book: Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight-years-old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenial heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she’s intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm.
“Two women. Both desperate for the same baby. Both in love with the same man.” Dear Thing by Julie Cohen About this book: (from the publisher) After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most.
“All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?” Sister Dear by Laura McNeill About this book: (from the publisher) Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie Marshall watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can […]
Friends! If you haven’t met already, I’m delighted to introduce to you author Becky Doughty. This gifted writer can’t seem to choose a genre (which I completely mean as a compliment!), and I’m here today to give you a taste of all of them. This post runs longer than my norm, but for good reason. I […]
I can’t always anticipate the books that arrive in my mailbox. Some I’ve requested, others find their way to me unannounced. Either way, with a plethora to pick from, I have to be choosy. At the same time, I love giving a chance to books I might not otherwise consider–because they’re outside my preferred genre, perhaps, or by a […]
“Feathers—no matter what size or shape or color—are all the same, if you think about them. They’re soft. Delicate. But the secret thing about feathers is . . . they are very strong.” The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell About this book: (from the publisher) In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about […]