Review: Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger

About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger’s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine.

When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways her writing had grown.

The other reason I decided to review this novel was the location. As a teenager, I was fascinated by California beach culture. I loved the carefree, unstructured romanticism that made the west coast so appealing. It was like to ultimate endless summer so this book seemed to promise that little bit of magic that I makes me love the California coast.  Continue reading “Review: Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger”

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Giveaway: THE LATE BLOOMERS CLUB by Louise Miller

I am thrilled to be offering this book up for giveaway this week!

Novelist Louise Miller returns to the sleepy fictional town of Guthrie, Vermont (the setting of her critically acclaimed debut The City Bakers’ Guide to Country Living 2016) to tell the story of two headstrong sisters, Nora and Kit Huckleberry.

Nora, the older and more “responsible” sister has remained in Guthrie her entire life, taking over the family business after their parents passed away at a young age. Her sister, Kit, left Guthrie behind years ago to pursue her dreams as an aspiring filmmaker.

After a tragic accident, the two sisters find out they stand to inherit the home and land of Peggy Johnson, the town’s beloved cake lady. When it comes to light that Peggy was in the process of selling her land to a big-box developer before her death, the two sisters find themselves at odds.

As with her debut, Miller has yet again treated us to stunning visions of Vermont landscapes and mouthwatering descriptions of freshly baked goods and delicious desserts. Perfect for anyone charmed by the small town magic of Gilmore Girls.

Giveaway runs 7/16/18-7/23/18

A winner will be announced 7/24/18.

(how to enter)

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Cover Reveal: BEAUTIFUL INVENTION by Margaret Porter

Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr
by Margaret Porter

Publication Date: October 16, 2018
Gallica Press
Paperback & eBook

Genre: Historical Biographical Fiction

“But I don’t regret anything. I learned a lot.” —Hedy Lamarr

An ambitious teenaged Austrian actress of Jewish heritage, Hedwig Kiesler is tainted by her nudity in the art film Ecstasy. A hasty marriage to a munitions mogul is her refuge from scandal, but it cannot survive his jealousy and possessiveness—or her discovery he supplies arms to Hitler’s regime. Hedy flees husband and homeland for Hollywood, where Louis B. Mayer transforms her into an icon of exotic glamour. Professional success clashes with her personal life as marriage and motherhood compete with the demands of studio and stardom.

Roused to action by the atrocities of World War II, Hedy secretly invents a new wireless technology intended for her adopted country’s defense—and unexpectedly changes the world. Continue reading “Cover Reveal: BEAUTIFUL INVENTION by Margaret Porter”

Review: From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

This is not your grandma’s White House biography.

Non fiction is not a genre that I read a whole lot of. Non fiction—especially biographies etc—aren’t not my thing, but ever once in a while a non fiction book comes up that captures my eye and this was one of those books.

The summary promised the most random story—a woman lands a job at the White House via Craig’s List.

Yes you read that right. Craig’s List. The White House. Stenographer for the President. Yes—THE POTUS. What the actual *&%????? Sold. I was absolutely onboard with this book!

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. The ultimate DC outsider, she joined the elite team who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. Continue reading “Review: From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein”

GIVEAWAY: How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

It was a four star book for me and I think it will appeal to a lot of you book lovers out there….I know it did for me!

If you’ve ever found yourself spellbound by the magic of your local bookstore, losing track of time among imaginary worlds and compelling ideas, this is your perfect summer read.

Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book lovers. Nestled on the main street of an idyllic village, it’s a cozy haven for the literary-minded locals—whose stories are just as interesting as anything on the shelves of their favorite store.

But Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father’s death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger every day. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia’s loyal customers have become like family, and she can’t imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. Torn between family tradition and forging her own path, Emilia must ultimately decide if saving the bookstore will also help her save herself.

This giveaway is for a paperback copy!

Giveaway runs 7/11/18-7/17/18

A winner will be announced 7/18/18.

(how to enter)

On this blog you must leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.  Your comment MUST include your email so I can contact you….if you do not enter an email in the comments your entry will be void. Winners will be notified by email the day after the giveaway closes and have five days to respond, it not another winner will be chosen. 

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