Monthly Archives: May 2019

Deep Water Blues by Fred Waitzkin #Bookspotlight

Inspired by a true story, artfully told by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer: A Bahamian island becomes a battleground for a savage private war.   Charismatic expat Bobby Little built his own funky version of paradise on the remote … Continue reading

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Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin #review #historicalfiction

Overview A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris—from the New York … Continue reading

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The Summer Retreat by Shelia Roberts #romance #review #fiction

Overview Join USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts for a seaside escape to the beaches of Moonlight Harbor Celeste Jones has plans for a perfect summer with her boyfriend (and hopefully soon-to-be fiancé)—until he dumps her to be with the woman he’s had on … Continue reading

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The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister @stmartinspress #review #fiction

Overview Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives.  … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Child by Michael Conant #bookspotlight

Mother’s Child By Michael Conant Genre: Women’s Literature   About the Book Told in the voice of June, the story’s protagonist, Mother’s Child is a “slice of life” as it unfolds during a short period in a lifetime; strung together by one … Continue reading

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Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey #review #fiction

Overview From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio … Continue reading

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Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews #review #fiction

Overview Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any … Continue reading

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Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson #review #romance

ABOUT THE BOOK The first in a new series, a journalist focused on her career and a sexy Scottish comedian turn a one night stand into forever. Cassie Crow leaves for vacation with two goals: fill up her empty charm bracelet and have a … Continue reading

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The Invited by Jennifer McMahon #review #suspense #ghoststory

Overview A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don’t simply move into a haunted house–they build one . … Continue reading

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My April Reads Wrap-Up #reviews #5starreads #aprilreads

Well! This is my favorite time of the year! The honeysuckle is blooming and it is my all time favorite smell! I love to sit outside in the morning and drink my coffee and just inhale! Now on to my … Continue reading

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