Category: Book Review

Coming Home to Holly Close Farm by Julie Houston

February 5, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Coming Home to Holly Close Farm by Julie Houston

Coming Home to Holly Close Farm is a gorgeous story about a woman who, after finding out her boyfriend is married, goes home to her family. In doing this, the heroine now only learns to live on her own, but the secrets of her family that go back generations. Julie’s ability to weave Charlies story within the history of her family is magnificent. I felt the anticipation of learning more information and loved how Charlie was awakened through the history. All in all, it’s just a beautiful story and elegantly told. I love the how humor was sprinkled thought the story, and I love the feeling of family.  If you are looking for an original and classic read, I very much recommend this one.

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

February 3, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
I Owe You One  by Sophie Kinsella

I Owe You One is another winner from bestselling author (and personal favorite of mine), Sophie Kinsella! I absolutely adored this book. I saw a little of myself within Fixie, connected with her character on a deep level, and loved the changes that happened in her life in the end. I was truly rooting for Fixie the whole way through and loved watching her progress from being a girl everyone walked all over to a woman who takes charge. If you are a fan of Sophie Kinsella and have been reading her books since the beginning (like I have) then you will notice that this is a classic Kinsella novel. The author has a certain sparkle within her novels and it certainly hasn’t been dimmed! […]

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

January 29, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

99 Percent Mine was one of my most anticipated books of January 2019. I think it’s mostly because so many people rave about Thorne’s books. Don’t get me wrong, her books are good and I enjoyed this one but it wasn’t a favorite of mine (hence a 3.5 star review). I guess I was hoping for a bit more depth in the characters. It would have been nice to have seen a little bit more of Darcy and Tom’s past (clearly, the two loved each other since childhood), a bit more twin-tuition (why add twins to the story line if they don’t FEEL like twins, and a lot more information into the heroines medical condition (that would have really added something to the story as […]

The Great Escape by Charlotte Fallowfield

January 22, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
The Great Escape by Charlotte Fallowfield

The Great Escape is another laugh out loud novel from Charlotte Fallowfield! While it is part of the Dilbury Village series it can be read as a complete standalone. If you have read the first book; Never the Bride you will recognize some of the same scenes as the books take place around the same time (i.e. turdgate LOL). Anyway, I really enjoyed this one. It’s super cute, funny, and features my favorite secondary character from Never the Bride.  Georgie’s love life had taken a turn for the worst when she found out her fiance was cheating on her with a local barmaid. So her and her BFF Abbie take a little trip to Mexico to drown their sorrows in booze and sunshine. Who cares if the […]

It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To by Vickie Fee

January 19, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To by Vickie Fee

Short Review: I enjoyed this book. It’s got action, a cool sleuth, and great party planning ideas. However, some aspects of the book were a bit slow for me and I couldn’t have cared less to continue reading it or not. It’s just not one of those books that leave you eager for more. That said, I will continue the series because I enjoy both Liv and Di, but also because I own the other books and I don’t want them to go to waste.

A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell

January 16, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell

Is it me, or is this cozy mystery series really dark? I feel the like paranormal aspects are a little scary if I am being honest! First our amateur sleuth, Lily was casting off La Llorna and now she is ridding demons? Yikes! In any event, I really am finding that I love this series! It’s been quite a while since I have found a paranormal book that holds my attention but this series is. In fact, I immediately picked up the third book in this series and plan to read it soon. Perhaps this year I’ll work my way through the series! Here’s to hoping.  Anyway, since this is an older series I will keep this review short and sweet. All the books in […]

Deadly News by Jody Holford

January 12, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Deadly News by Jody Holford

Yes! I have found another cozy mystery series that I am obsessed with! Deadly News is such a fantastic new cozy and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment. This is the first in a brand new series by Jody Holford and features a sleuthing newspaper editor.  Moving from California to the charming coastal town of Bitton Bay should be an exciting moment in Molly’s life. She has a new job as a newspaper editor, a charming new cottage to live in, an abundance of new (potential) friends, and a cute man who has caught her eye. But when one of the staff ends up murdered, her whole life is thrown into chaos! She feels guilty for the murder because she […]

Meet Clara Morgan by Lacey London

January 10, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Meet Clara Morgan by Lacey London

I am so glad I decided to pick up this series again because it has really gotten me out of a book slump! If you enjoy chick lit novels about hilarious and accident prone heroines and books that are a great escape from reality then I highly recommend reading the Clara Andrews series. For the next couple of weeks I plan to read this entire series as the books are fairly short and so much fun. I also want to mention that if you are a fan of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella (I am re-reading the series this year because I loved it so much) this series is very close to it. While our Heroine Clara is not a shopaholic like Becky Bloomwood, […]

Gone with the Ghost by Erin McCarthy

January 8, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Gone with the Ghost by Erin McCarthy

Gone with the Ghost is the first in a brand new paranormal mystery series by Erin McCarthy. While it’s an extremely quick read at only 220 pages, everything get done in an ample amount of time to keep readers satisfied. For me, I love paranormal mysteries so any new ones that are being released will almost immediately call my name. On top of that, knowing that this book was written by Erin McCarthy (I used to read all of her books way back in the day) I knew I had to have this one. Did I enjoy it? Very much! It’s a lighthearted read and contains a heroine that will make you laugh out loud! It’s got the perfect amount of paranormal as well mixed […]

Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield

January 7, 2019 | Filed Under: Book Review
Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield

Unfortunately, this book didn’t work for me. While I love the way the author builds her characters up and makes them fun, this book was missing something. I think it’s the fact that I was unable to relate to the heroine for starters. There simply wasn’t enough background for her and I had trouble connecting with her. Even more, there was so much time passed in between chapters and I didn’t feel like I was able to be a part of the journey. How after so many years and so many “chance” meetings did these two NOT see how much they loved each other? It came off as unrealistic and downright frustrating. Finally, there was way too much going on in such a short book. […]