A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

I received this book as an add-on for a Book of the Month box. With mostly positive reviews on Goodreads, I had high hopes for this novel, but unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me. "Dear Edward" is the story of Edward, a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of a… Continue reading A Review: “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano

A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

I started reading "The Book of Longings" way back in January and was a little wary of it. But I had heard good reviews about this book and thought I would see for myself. I think the author wrote it well and made it believable, which I appreciated. Told from the perspective of Ana, a… Continue reading A Review: “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

A Houston Weekend and “The Love of my Life” by Rosie Walsh

Last weekend, Michael and I visited Houston for the wedding of his brother Jason and now-wife Alex. It was beautiful, and the weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, and breezy. Accommodations: Hotel Zaza - Downtown Museum District Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District Nestled beside the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and several… Continue reading A Houston Weekend and “The Love of my Life” by Rosie Walsh

A Review: “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons

I picked up this book while visiting Branson, Missouri last year. I mostly was drawn to it because of the beautiful cover art, but I've got to say that this book was just not my cup of tea. Written by Zinzi Clemmons, an American writer with South African roots, "What We Lose" is Clemmons' debut… Continue reading A Review: “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons

A Review: “A Flicker in the Dark” by Stacy Willingham

A thriller from Book of the Month, I was excited to get this book since it captured a lot of attention online. Stacey Willingham's debut novel, this thriller has an interesting plot centered around Chloe, a psychologist who just so happens to be the daughter of a convicted serial killer. Her father was arrested for… Continue reading A Review: “A Flicker in the Dark” by Stacy Willingham

A Review: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

I've been on a Katherine Center kick lately with this being the third book I've read by her in the last two and a half months. Center's writing is so easy and enjoyable to me. I guess that's why her novels are considered "comfort reads." In this novel, main character Cassie Hanwell is a firefighter… Continue reading A Review: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

A Review: “What You Wish For” by Katherine Center

Happy New Year! We're less than a week in, and 2022 has not been kind. My husband and I spent the last week sick with COVID-19, but thankfully, we have recovered. I'm stuck in quarantine for the next seven days, but on the bright side, I've been able to catch up on some reading.

A Review: “The Dilemma” by B.A. Paris

What can I say about this psychological thriller? I guess, I'll preface this review and say that I did not love this book. Told between the perspective of Livia, a mother of two grown children, and Adam, her weary husband, the book is based almost entirely during Livia's 40th birthday party -- one that she… Continue reading A Review: “The Dilemma” by B.A. Paris

A Review: “How to Walk Away” by Katherine Center

OK, I'm so excited to write this book review because (knock on wood) this might be the best (most enjoyable) book I've read this year! I couldn't put it down and read it in less than a week, which is pretty fast for me! Here is the book's description: "Margaret Jacobsen is just about to… Continue reading A Review: “How to Walk Away” by Katherine Center

A Review: “The Sweetest Remedy” by Jane Igharo

This book is what I chose for my September Book of the Month. Set in Nigeria, the plot takes the reader on a journey to an affluent neighborhood and large family estate of the Jolades. Main character Hannah's father passes away, and although she did not know him, his will states that he wants her… Continue reading A Review: “The Sweetest Remedy” by Jane Igharo