Message in the Sand

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Sinking into this book on a rainy afternoon with a cup of tea and a cozy blanket; meeting with these characters, their beautifully articulated world and and their mesmerizing stories; I could not imagine a better place to be. Wendell Combs, a strong, somewhat austere military veteran has…

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Where Are We Tomorrow

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 “Oddballs, each of them, unusual females employed in an industry that encouraged them to be neutral, even neutered, to not cultivate their feminine sides. The road had no room for babies, or for husbands, or for personal relationships.” Meet Alex, Lily, Kat and Brooke. Four women, intimately drawn…

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The Secret Keeper’s Daughter

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Holly Aitken, snug in her cottage in a holiday village on the Suffolk coast of the North Sea, loves her husband Jordan, her new baby Benji, and her seven-year-old daughter Marley, absolutely and unconditionally. So when Marley, typically a bright and bubbly chatterbox, begins to exhibit strange and unsettling…

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Small Forgotten Moments

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Part chilling ghost story, part absorbing mystery , “Small Forgotten Moments” resonates with a spine-chilling eeriness that is reminiscent of Gothic classics such as “Jane Eyre” or “Wuthering Heights”. Jo Mckye, our narrator, is an artist, living with a terrifying problem - she has no memory of anything that…

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Till Death We do Part

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Pablo Pinkerton is a middle-aged police officer, married 29 years to Delilah, with a lovely family consisting of 4 grown children and a gorgeous home in the British countryside that is an ongoing source of focus for his considerable DIY skills. Pablo is an outgoing man, large in…

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Breathe

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on a true story. Carl Lundmark, our narrator, is living the dream - a high-powered finance career, earning the money and freedom to live an independent life in London far away from the little Swedish town where he was raised and where he always felt like an outsider…

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The Wilderness Between Us

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July 24

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spellbinding. Poignant. Inspirational. Brimming with the naturalism of Barbara Kingsolver and the authenticity of Anne Tyler, this book reached and filled a Covid-fueled paucity I wasn’t fully aware of. “What was there to be afraid of in this place where everything was as you saw it - naked and…

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Catwalk

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My stop today on the @rrbooktours1 #blogtour for the YA/NA book @Catwalk by @nicolegabor “I was sick of following the rules”. What teenage girl hasn’t dreamed of chucking it all in - college, suburbia, ( and parents), and heading for a new beginning in the bright lights of NYC.…

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