ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Romance

Book Review: Tumbledown Manor by Helen Brown

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After the cover of Tumbledown Manor caught my eye on NetGalley, I eagerly read the synopsis.  “Chick-Lit” isn’t a genre that typically tickles my fancy, but I had high hopes that this would be a fun & light-hearted read that would serve as some mindless entertainment between heavier books…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary

Book Review: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

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I always struggle to write reviews for books that make a big impression on me.  I never feel like I can accurately articulate my feelings, nor do the book justice.  Lucky Boy was one of these books and one of my top reads of 2017…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Reiew: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler

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I find Japanese culture absolutely fascinating, so when I was scanning Netgalley and saw the cover for Risuko, it immediately caught my eye.  Once I read the book description and learned that it was a historical fiction novel set in 16th century Japan,  I leapt at the opportunity to read it. 

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend

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I requested Enchanted Islands off NetGalley after the stunning cover caught my eye.  Once I read that it was a WWII espionage story set on the Galápagos Islands, I was sold!  Soon after I was approved for a review copy, I saw that it was featured on Oprah.com list of Books to Read if You Love Fierce, Smart Women… How could I not read this?

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The House by the Lake by Ella Carey

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As most of you know, I am a huge historical fiction fan, especially WWII historical fiction.  I am also a big fan of books that deal with past family secret mysteries (think Kate Morton).  So when I read the book description for The House by the Lake and found that it was a fusion of the two, I was all for it.

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