Special Feature: Have We Met? by Camille Baker

This hot new release was featured last month on Amazon’s First Reads program and so many readers fell in love with Camille Baker’s writing style! This is Baker’s debut novel and it promises to be a good one sure to draw fans who enjoy women’s fiction as well as romance. I am so excited to read this one later on this summer but right now I want to share about this one and I also have a giveaway happening over on my IG where you can win a copy of this book!

This debut promises heart, romance, social relevance, as well as humor and that sounds like an incredible mash up to me! While it has a serious component (the main character loses her best friend to cancer) there is also a focus on friendships as well as some comedy to break things up and keep it light enough for readers to sit back and relax with.

If you have been looking for a novel with current relevance with a fresh voice, then this is the book for you. I know a lot of readers have loved this one and are eager for more novels by this hot new author and I am pleased to read that from other reviewers that this book set the stage for follow up books so if you read this one and enjoy it then you can rest assured that more books will be coming! Now hop on over to my IG and enter the giveaway!

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Review: Incense and Sensibility (The Rajes #3) by Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev clearly has a love for Jane Austen! I have had the pleasure of reading the Rajes books that each feature their own unique Austen novel retelling. Naturally, when I saw this one coming out I jumped on it. While Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel, Sense and Sensibility boasts my favorite heroines. I love the contrast between the two Dashwood sisters and I was eager to see how that plays out in the Rajes family in this book.

Dev adds so much spice, flair, and uniqueness to her novels that will leave readers desperate for more. When I first saw that Dev was working her way through the Austen classics and writing modern Indian retellings I was skeptical. Austen books are notoriously hard to do retellings (especially modern ones). People have high expectations and often the things that make the Austen novels ‘classics’ are the same things that make it hard to do retellings.

For example, women needing to find a marriage of means, that’s not really relevant for the modern woman but it would have been during the time of Austen. But when it comes to Dev’s Austen retellings she doesn’t go all in for the typical retelling but instead leaves enough of the recognizable Austen characters and themes but adds her own unique spicy flair to the story and I am so so so here for that!

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Special Feature: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

Nothing catches my eye like a quirky book. Not only did this title sound odd and quirky but the summary did as well. I mean, the main character’s husband dies and she just keeps right on going like nothing ever happened. If that doesn’t say odd then I am not sure what does. But as oddball as this book sounded, it also sounded like it was going to be a sweet story.

Colleen Oakley is a best selling author and no doubt has the skills to spin an engrossing tale—oddball or otherwise. I feel confident that this book will be another hit for Oakley, it’s already received a ton of praise and when I read this one later this summer, I have no doubt I will be left feeling satisfied and happy even if the summary seems a little heavier.

I really like the idea of an eccentric widow and a hot shot writer coming together romantically. I think this is going to have some chemistry, heart, emotion and an all around solid read that will leave readers feeling happy they picked it up. It is out now so be sure to snag yourself a copy of this great read!

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Special Feature and Excerpt: New Girl in Little Cove by Damhnait Monaghan

I love books about small towns, especially if they contain a romance. I thought this one sounded fun, a little bit of a forbidden romance set in a small town sounded like just the thing for summer reading. I also loved that there was a Catholic element to this story which I thought would be fun to see how it translated in the book.

This one also sounded like it was going to be funny. I could just tell by the description that this one would have some witty dialogue and humor laced throughout. This is Damhnait Monaghan’s debut novel and so far it’s been met with rave reviews. A lot of reviewers are praising the humor and strong storytelling style in this one.

To give you guys a little sneak peak, I have an excerpt to share today! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The book is out now and it sounds positively delightful. If you are looking for something fun to read going into the summer, then don’t mis this one!

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Review: The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews

Can it even be summer without a new Mary Kay Andrews book? The answer is no—no it cannot! I started reading some of MKA’s books a couple of years ago and they are always good as a beach read or a quick read on a plane on the way to your latest vacation destination! I picked this one up and read it in a matter of days which is what I expect when I pick up any of her books.

This book featured both a romance and a little bit of a murder mystery and I just loved that combo. If you love beach reads you no doubt have read MKA and know how great of a writer she is. She is the Queen of Beach Reads and I cannot dispute that. She is a prolific and seasoned writer who knows exactly how to craft a well written novel.

If you haven’t read MKA before, you really can’t go wrong with any of her books so just grab one and dive in and if you have managed to read this far I would encourage you to just grab this one because it’s another classic MKA book and if you haven’t read anything by her then this one is just as good as any so why not grab it!

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