Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day

July 22, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day

Murder on Cape Cod was released exclusively at Barnes&Noble a few months ago. It is not currently available on amazon but will be released there on December 31st. I happened upon this book at the bookstore in my area and had no idea it wouldn’t be released through amazon until the end of the year! Not that I care all too much because I really enjoyed this one.  This is the first book in a new series by Maddie Day. It features a heroine who is a cozy mystery lover herself (she actually takes part in a cozy mystery book club), and therefore will resonate with fans of the genre. Maddie Day peppered some popular mysteries throughout the book which I found really cool while reading […]

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

July 18, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

Filled with juicy gossip and a whole lot of scandal, this is a must have bead read! How I let this author slip by on my radar is downright horrendous. I want to grab all of her books and nestle them on my bookshelf. I want to pack them all up, go to Nantucket for the week, and read them all one by one. I feel like I have been missing so much by not reading them and am slapping myself because of it. If you are a fan of women’s fiction and love novels that are downright scandalous then this is a must read! I am so glad I grabbed a copy when it was on sale because I am now an instant fan.  […]

A Ghostly Suspect by Tonya Kappes

July 14, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
A Ghostly Suspect by Tonya Kappes

Tonya Kappes is a vivid storyteller and I feel like every book she writes transports me to a new place. This is no different with A Ghostly Suspect. If you are unfamiliar with this series you should know that is is a paranormal, cozy mystery. The main character of the story is Emma Lee Raines and she resides in Sleepy Hollow, KY where she runs a funeral home. Interestingly, not only does she provide services for the dead but she also can see them. I guess it would come in handy in her line of work, yea? It sure does!  Tonya Kappes brings this book to life. If I could befriend Emma myself I would. I love the way she lives her life and the fact […]

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

July 11, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple is an excellent beach read! I flew through this book even though it is close to 500 pages. There is drama, mystery, forbidden love, family tension, and so much more! It’s like reading one of the best soap operas! I just loved it so much.  I haven’t read many of Elin Hilderbrands novels but the ones I have are all top favorites. I guess I need to go ahead and grab all the books in her backlist! I think anyone who loves a juicy women’s fiction novel is going to want this book (I also loved The Rumor which is just as dishy!).  The Perfect couple combines an amazing family drama and a mystery. On the morning of Celeste’s wedding she finds her maid […]

Save the Date by Monica Murphy

July 6, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Save the Date by Monica Murphy

Save the Date is the perfect summer read! Readers who enjoy travel, fake relationships, second chance romances, and books that revolve around weddings are not going to want to miss Monica’s latest novel! I savored this novel- like a fine macaroon! I read it in one sitting as well. It’s a lighthearted read with an excellent cast of characters and an engaging story line. Monica Murphy can write a diverse number of books- romances, young adult thrillers, and YA romances which is why I am always coming back for more! Save the Date falls in the romance category (maybe even chick lit) and has everything it needs: a cute relationship (brother’s best friend from middle school, and second chances), character growth (Alex finally realized what […]

The Friends we Keep by Jane Green

July 2, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
The Friends we Keep by Jane Green

Jane Green has been one of my favorite authors for years. She is one of the authors that actually got me interested in reading back in the day and I am forever grateful for it. Her novels as known to move readers, make them take a deeper look at their own lives, and generally warm their hearts. While I didn’t particularly find this one to be heartwarming, I was moved by her writing style and the way she made friendship the most prominent aspect of this novel.  In the Friends We Keep readers will meet Evvie, Maggie, and Topher. After meeting at university, they become inseparable friends which much to their astonishment, lasted a lifetime. There are many ups and downs, years of non communication, […]

The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

June 26, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

The First Mistake is an edge of your seat domestic drama/thriller that had me turning the pages as fast as I could. The book was surprisingly puzzling to me, and thankfully I went into it blind otherwise I think it would have taken away from my reading experience had I already known what was happening going in. I suggest readers who enjoyed The Other Woman (the authors debut novel that released last year) do the same if they plan to read this one! Without going into plot details (as it would spoil potential readers) I will say that this book consumed me in the best of ways. I love how it is told in alternating POV’s thus allowing us to see all three sides of […]

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young

June 22, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series. This book fits in perfectly with other culinary cozies and even some paranormal as our MC is being “haunted” by her dead mother. I use quotes around haunted because there is nothing malevolent about it, just that her mother who has passed is speaking to her about the murder that has taken place.  For the most part, I thought this was a cute cozy. I did find it to drag in places and I found myself skipping around a bit, but it’s certainly worth the read for those who enjoy the genre. It could be a case of “it’s me, not you” that made it feel a little slow, […]

Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne

June 16, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne

Passion on Park Avenue is the first book in the Central Park Pact! Each of the books in the series CAN stand alone as they feature different characters however, I recommend reading this one FIRST as you get to know how these ladies became friends. Also, it’s such a cute story that I don’t think readers are going to want to miss it! That being said, I feel like this book falls better within the chick lit category than it does romance. The reason being is that the book is more centered around female growth than the romance. Sure, there is romance but it is light and not really the main focus. I think the focus of the story is more on Naomi than her […]

No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom

June 10, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom

This is a really cute book. I have been reading a ton of romances that deal with heavy topics lately and I needed something to wind down with. This book worked! No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday is a humorous chick lit novel (although I found the last 50% of the book to be much funnier than the first 50%). This is a novel about pregnancy, not taking life too seriously, and true love (even if it takes a few hiccups along the way to be perfected). It is the first book in the series and each book must be read in order as it follows the same couple through each book. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick and […]