Month: July 2019

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, […]