Review: Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

This book is one of the buzziest books of the summer. It’s been everywhere and I have tried to stay away from reviews so as not to taint my own but it’s been so hard because it’s literally everywhere on social media right now.

I had such great luck with Beach Read (another buzzy book) and I was eager to start this one thinking it would be really similar—-but it wasn’t. The cover makes me think this book would be more of a beach read but then the summary suggested women’s fiction and yet there was a mystery element to the story.

Basically this book had a lot going on and I wasn’t exactly sure how it was all going to fit together but I was looking forward to reading one of the hottest books of the summer. Continue reading “Review: Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner”

Review: Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes #2) by Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev was a new to my author when I read her Pride and Prejudice retelling, Pride Prejudice and Other Flavors, last year.

I was thrilled to see that she would continue the story of the Rajes family and do a retelling of my favorite Austen novel, Persuasion. Dev has a great sense of humor and a way of capturing difficult family issues and difficult sibling relationships but yet keeps her focus on the romance at hand. So basically, I couldn’t wait to reacquaint myself with the Rajes and start this one.

One of the things that makes Persuasion so great for me is that it’s a second chance romance and I was so excited to see how that unfolded in this book, not to mention all the food in this book. Sign me up! Continue reading “Review: Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes #2) by Sonali Dev”

Review: The Sun Sister (The Seven Sisters #6) by Lucinda Riley

This series is one of my absolute favorites. I adore the Seven Sisters and with each book I am always won over by the sister being featured. Some of the stories are better than others but it’s still an impressive series and never disappoints.

When this book arrived, it was massive. The ARC came in at just under 900 pages so easily the longest Seven Sisters book by far and since this is Electra’s story, I didn’t find it surprising at all.

I decided to start reading this one early to give myself a lot of time to finish it, but it turns out I only really needed about 6 days of aggressive reading to get it done. Continue reading “Review: The Sun Sister (The Seven Sisters #6) by Lucinda Riley”

Special Feature: Rules for Moving by Nancy Star

If you (like me) love women’s fiction and are looking for something written by a well regarded author, then look no further! Rules for Moving sounds like a heartfelt summer read that you definitely want on your radar!

While Nancy Star might be a new to me author, she has written a children’s mystery series and some adult women’s fiction novels which I think speaks highly of her writing abilities!

This book sounds like it’s packed full of emotion and yet promises an uplifting tale even if the summary sounds heavy, so if your beach bag isn’t full of great reads already, then you might want to pop this book in your bag (along with some tissues) and check it out! Continue reading “Special Feature: Rules for Moving by Nancy Star”

Review: Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin

This book has been on my radar for months and it’s also been all over my social media and of course it was a Book of the Month selection which made it all the more buzzy!

I really liked the premise of this one, especially as a stay at home mom myself, I thought there would be a lot to enjoy and relate to in this one even if it sounded a little on the darker side.

But the fact that it was getting so much hype kind of worried me, sometimes the hype is real and sometimes it’s just not, but either way I was definitely on board with reading this one! Continue reading “Review: Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin”