Review: Season of Wonder (Haven Point #9) by RaeAnne Thayne

If I’m judging this book by it’s cover, the first thing that goes through my mind is ‘pass’ mostly because it reminds me of something my grandma would read.

Most of Thayne’s books have a quaint cottage on the front and it just doesn’t scream romance to me. Over the last few years, I’ve tried to pick books based on what the summary says versus what the cover looks like.

That was how I found Thayne in the first place. When I was pitched my first Thayne book, the image of the book cover wouldn’t load. I enjoyed the summary and agreed to read it. Then I hoped on Goodreads and was like ‘ugh why did I decide to review a granny book?’

It was too late to back out so I went ahead and decided to soldier on…..to my surprise, the book wasn’t my grandma’s romance novel! It was like watching a Hallmark movie on steroids but in book form! Continue reading “Review: Season of Wonder (Haven Point #9) by RaeAnne Thayne”

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Review: Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul

This book kept hoping up randomly as an advertisement on Goodreads. At first I kind of ignored it but then I stared seeing people talking about it on Twitter and Instagram

The next thing I know, I am picking it up at the library to read. Clearly the title indicates that this book is probably going to contain a little love triangle of sorts, but it’s so much more than that. This was an exceptional read and I was thrilled to crack it open each night.

1911: When fifteen-year-old Mary Kirk meets Wallis Warfield at summer camp, she’s immediately captivated by her fearless, brazen, and self-assured personality. And Wallis has a way with the boys who are drawn to her like moths to a flame. Continue reading “Review: Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul”

Review: The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

One of the things that caught my eye with this book was the beautiful cover. I love the white flower against the red backdrop and the little gold/yellow details and accents.

I also loved that this book was set in India. There is something about India that seems so beautiful and exotic and I just loved that this book was going to incorporate that rich culture.

The summary sounded interesting but it was really the promise of something new and different culturally, that drew me into this story.

Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Continue reading “Review: The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani”

Review: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

This was yet another book that I considered passing on. I sounded like it was going to be more of a thriller and as I said before on one of my other reviews, I have read a ton of thrillers lately and I am just kind of over done.

Then this book started showing up all over my Instagram and once again I gave into peer pressure and decided to review it. I was taking the train up to Seattle and needed something that was going to be a quick read and I was kind of in the mood for a thriller.

Let’s get this out of the way now…..this is NOT a thriller. Not even close. This is more of a family drama for lack of a better description. Let’s just say that once I picked this one up, I never put it down. I read it all the way on the train and immediately following once we checked into the hotel. I read it late into the night and finished it in about 8-9 total hours of reading. It was unbelievable! I am so glad I read this one! Continue reading “Review: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh”

Announcement: WINNER The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller

And the winner of THE LATE BLOOMERS’ CLUB by Louise Miller is…..

Rhonda (follows on Instagram, @rhondareads)

The winner will be notified via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to the publisher for making this giveaway possible!