recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

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Review: Jar of Hearts

Review: Jar of Hearts

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier   Georgina Shaw was sixteen years old when her best friend disappeared. Her name was Angela Wong and she was the prettiest and most popular girl in school. Captain of the cheerleaders. Ruler of the Cool Kid’s table in […]

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 […]

Year in Review

Year in Review

Year in Review a closer look at the carefully curated reviews and recommendations of 2017   This year has been full of a lot of changes for me, and the majority of them have been for the better. All in all, I’m very pleased with […]

On Vacation! 

On Vacation! 

The Belle is on a (much-needed) vacation until next Monday! Toes are in the white sands of Pensacola Beach this week while the little ones play in the warm waters of the Gulf. But don’t worry — reviews and recommendations will be back next week!

Review: The Music Maker Series – Inharmonic

Review: The Music Maker Series – Inharmonic

The Music Maker Series – Inharmonic by A.K.R. Scott ” Nadja’s eyelids fell shut once more as his breath washed over her. The room spun, threatening her ability to remain standing. She slid one hand down across the hard plane of his chest. She could […]

Recommendation: The Nightingale

Recommendation: The Nightingale

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah “If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. Today’s young people want to know everything about […]

Review: Certain Girls

Review: Certain Girls

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner ”  Peter had talked me out of it. “It’s one quarter of seventh grade,” he’d argued. “All she needs is time.” Time, I thought now. I sipped my drink and shoved the worries away. I’ve gotten good at that. At […]