recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Reviews

Review: Need to Know

Review: Need to Know

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland   When Vivian Miller woke up that morning, the sun dawned a day just like the ones before it. As always, she woke up from her slumber immediately wracked by the perpetual mom-guilt that clung to her like humidity […]

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict    Arriving on the pungent and crowded dock after a tumultuous voyage across the sea, Clara Kelley was happy to finally see the land she’d dreamed so much of. An immigrant from Ireland to America, she came to this new […]

Review: This is Not a Love Letter

Review: This is Not a Love Letter

The is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell   As an avid reader, I look for a lot of things in the novels that I choose to spend my time with. Reading is not merely a job for me, it is a way of […]

Review: Prince in Disguise

Review: Prince in Disguise

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm   “You’re Dusty’s sister?” For the entirety of Dylan’s life, she’s been firmly ensconced in Dusty’s perfume-ridden shadow. And it’s not even that she begrudges her sister the spotlight; Dusty is far better suited for the glitz and […]

Review: A List of Cages

Review: A List of Cages

A List of Cages by Robin Roe   ” Hate ricochets, but kindness does too. “   Adam Blake is the boy that all girls dream of being with and all boys dream of being. He’s handsome in that wonderfully unassuming way that so few […]

Review: The Wife Between Us

Review: The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen Vanessa and Nellie are two women who share the same man. Or are they? Vanessa, the first wife. Shrunken to nearly half her size due to stress and emotional pain, she can barely make it […]

Review: Roomies

Review: Roomies

Roomies by Christina Lauren When Holland Bakker made her weekly (and completely out of her way) trek down to the subway station that evening, she certainly wasn’t expecting to leave with a broken arm. All she’d wanted to do was catch another surreptitious glance at […]

Review: A Secret History of Witches

Review: A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan   It was a night shrouded in dense clouds in the year 1821 when the grizzled and gray Ursule Orchiére realized that her family was not safe. Urging her granddaughters and their husbands along a gritty path […]

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Renata (Forbidden Love) by Jay Morati   Perfect strangers . . . or something more? Carmine can’t seem to get the pretty brunette bank teller out of his head. The woman’s cheery smile and graceful movements have cemented a place of near worship inside of […]

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar by Nabila Fairuz   Captain Shelly Manhar is courageous and cheeky, but she’s also cautious. Her past haunts her like the lingering scent of briny fish on the deck of her ship, The Untamed. Holding her emotions in check […]