REVIEW: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell is a wonderful writer and when I saw this book come up for review, I needed little convincing.

The cover is beautiful and the premise for the story sounds great as well. This is my first read by her but I am not a stranger to her books. I have a couple of friends who have read them all and are constantly thrusting the latest Jewell release into my hands.

I decided that this was going to be my first read by her and I couldn’t be more excited. Plus it was all over IG and it was also the Book of the Month pick so I knew this one was going to be a big read going into the holiday season. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell”

Review: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

I saw The Cruel Prince all over my IG feed for months. I see it on all the recommended reading lists and people are raving about it. But I was determined to not like this one.

I love YA fantasy just as much as the next person, but I went through a long period where that was all I read and I frankly got burnt out on it so I took a lengthy break.

Then this one started popping up all over and I was convinced that it was overrated and sure to disappoint….also I am not into fairies like not even at all so I was sure this on would suck. But still people loved it and clearly there must be something about it right? Well the last book, Queen of Nothing, came out and it was once again everywhere I turned and I caved and bought the first book. Continue reading “Review: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black”

Excerpt and Feature: Christmas in Silver Springs (Silver Springs #6) by Brenda Novak

Brenda Novak has written a number of books and while I haven’t read any of her books yet, there is something to be said for a long standing author who has a large fan base such as this.

Since the holiday season is officially underway, I thought it would be fun to share a little sneak peak of her latest book, Christmas in Silver Springs, which sounds like it’s going to be incredibly charming and perfect for the holidays!

From what I understand, each book can be a read as a standalone so if you wanted to get in on this lovely little holiday romance, but worried that because it’s part of a series that it would be too late, it’s not! Check it out, you won’t be sorry! Be sure to keep reading for an excerpt and sneak peak of the latest book! Continue reading “Excerpt and Feature: Christmas in Silver Springs (Silver Springs #6) by Brenda Novak”

Special Feature: The Turncoat Letters by Kelly Lyman

The Turncoat Letters
by Kelly Lyman

Publication Date: November 19, 2019
Blue Tulip Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 357 Pages

Series: Rebels of the Revolution, Book #2
Genre: Historical Romance



From Kelly Lyman, comes a duet filled with intrigue, suspense and heat. The adventures bring to life the time of the American Revolution.

The truth always comes out in the end. If you have the courage to discover it.

From the moment Nora Bishop meet Alex Foster, her life was turned upside down. Though their marriage was brought on by necessity, they have found a common ground of honesty, respect, and friendship. She has grown to depend on and love him. And he her.

But both Alex and Nora have their part to play in the war, and those parts could tear their new marriage apart.

Secretly, they meet when they can, but as Nora gets deeper undercover by pretending to be a single woman and a loyalist, Alex is faced with watching other men, specifically the dashing Captain Budley, give his new bride unwanted attention.

Nora must play her part as a single woman. Alex must play his part as a simple acquaintance without showing his jealousy or they’ll both be caught and hung for treason. With their marriage made by necessity and being slowly built on trust, will they survive or will their relationship turn out to be as false as the role Nora plays for the British?

Available on Amazon

About the Author

Kelly Lyman is a dreamer, a planner, and a doer. Her favorite mantra is: “Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.” She writes adult historical romance and YA paranormal/fantasy. She has a degree in education from West Chester University and taught 5th grade before deciding to stay home full time. She loves, loves, loves history and can usually be found daydreaming about people who lived centuries ago…that is, when she’s not taking care of her four kids. Traveling to Scotland, England, and Ireland are on her bucket list. Skydiving is not. She’s mildly obsessed with mint chocolate chip ice cream, peanut butter M&MS, drinking coffee (cream only), and thinks chips and salsa is a perfectly acceptable dinner option. Her favorite color is green and if she could, she would sit on the beach and read all day long.

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Special Feature/Excerpt: Paw of the Jungle (Paw Enforcement #8) by Diane Kelly

If there is a way to tempt me with a book, it’s to slap a dog on the front cover. I adore books that feature my favorite fury friends and this book was no exception.

I thought the cover was adorable and the series sounded fun and light. I love mysteries that incorporate animals but at times it’s admittedly hard to do animal detectives well.

Diane Kelly has clearly been doing something right as this is the 8th book in the series and it has a large fan base. I am thrilled to be able to bring a special sneak peak to all of my lovely readers today! Continue reading “Special Feature/Excerpt: Paw of the Jungle (Paw Enforcement #8) by Diane Kelly”