Tag: book reviews

Cold Hearted

Disney Villains, Book 8 What makes a villain a villain? The Disney Villains Series by Serena Valentino answers that very question. No one is ever born evil. Something happens to make a person that way. The back stories of the Disney villains are startling and captivating. Lady Tremaine is no exception. Cold Hearted tells the […]

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Written in the Stars #3 Kudos to Alexandria Bellefleur for a witty, fun, entertaining tale. Thank Your Lucky Stars takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions. There are moments of anxiety paired with laugh-out-loud moments. The characters are relatable and show the same insecurities everyone has, but some may be too afraid to show […]

The Family You Make

The Sunrise Cove Series Book 1 The Family You Make is about exactly that. Jill Shalvis reminds us that blood does not make a family. Love makes a family, and love can come in many forms. Jane has never really had a cohesive family unit. Her parents were absent from her life. When her grandmother […]

Those Who Lie

by Diane Jeffrey Those Who Lie is a shocking thrill ride from beginning to end. Diane Jeffrey takes the reader through a roller coaster of emotions from “that is so sad” to “what in the world is going on here?” Emily Klein wakes up in the hospital to police investigators. She knows there has been […]

Requited Harvest

by Charlsie Russell SCANDELOUS!! Any time anyone asks me what I think of Requited Harvest, scandalous is the first word that comes to mind. Charlsie Russell wastes no time jumping right into the scandal and betrayal in Requited Harvest. The book is set in the Mississippi during reconstruction. Murder and manipulation are the name of […]

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

by Fannie Flagg When I told my mother that there was a follow-up to Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop, she could not believe it. After all, we first traveled to Whistle Stop, Alabama, more than thirty years ago, and we have traveled back so many times that we still quote our favorite lines […]

The Whole Town’s Talking

by Fannie Flagg Fannie Flagg’s books never disappoint. They are always fun reads and do not follow a particular “formula” for any specific genre. Her books contain some drama, some romance, some laugh-out-loud comedy, and even some mystery. Regardless of what genre a reader prefers, a book by Fannie Flagg will include some of those […]

The Five Year Plan

by Jodi Gibson If Hallmark dos does not make this book into a movie, they really should take another look at the people who make decisions for them. I am quite the Hallmark fan, and I rarely ever think a book is “Hallmark worthy.” Jodi Gibson’s The Five Year Plan is one of those rare […]

The Lost Magic

The Network Saga Book 1 “Magic or no, you have reason to fear me.” Katie cross has become the queen of the strong female protagonist. Yes, other authors write books with strong female leads. However, Katie Cross takes it to a new level with strong female characters of all ages – from young girls to […]

Count to Three

Riveting. Emotional. Heart-breaking. An edge-of-your-seat, stay-up-way-too-late thriller are just a few ways to describe T.R. Ragan’s Count to Three. It has been a very long time since a thriller has kept me up past midnight because I could not put it down. It was worth the three or four hours of sleep I missed. Dani […]

Unholy Murder

A Jane Tennison Novel (Book 1) Unholy Murder is my first novel featuring Detective Jane Tennison. It was not until I finished this one that I discovered there were more preceded it. Tennison and Boon make a great team. Jane has the experience Simon lacks, and Simon has a way with people that seems to […]

All Our Darkest Secrets

Martyn Ford Webster defines riveting as “having the power to fix the attention.” That would be an understatement for All Our Darkest Secrets. It has been a long time since I have read a thriller that left me in such shock at the ending. Martyn Ford could not have told this story or ended this […]

Golden Girl

This is not the first book I have read. It is not even the first book I have ready by Elin Hilderbrand. However, it is the first time I have seen so many people allow one line in the book to determine whether they liked the book. I had forgotten about Vivi’s reference to Anne […]

Blood of Zeus Trilogy

Born with strength beyond human comprehension, Maximus Kane has always wondered why is is so different from everyone else. Where does get his massive stature and inexplicable strength. Ever since paralyzing his best friend, Maximus has kept himself from getting too close to anyone. Now Maximus Kane is Professor Kane. All the girls want to […]

Warrior, Audrey Hepburn

“For once in your life, Mummy, use your bloody name!” Audrey’s son Luca could not have known how those words would stay with his mother for the rest of her life. Warrior, Audrey Hepburn is another example of how Robert Matzen becomes intimately acquainted with his subjects. Audrey may be gone, but her legacy lives […]

Runaway

Coffee Shop Girl, Book 3 Coffee Shop Girl gave us Bethany and Maverick’s story. Lovesick gave us Lizbeth and JJ’s story. Ellie, Bethany and Lizbeth’s younger sister will tell her story in Wild Child. Runaway is a quite unexpected story of love, loss, trust, safety, fear, and triumph. This is the story of Mark Bailey […]

The High Priestess

The Historical Collection, Book 1 “She was quiet, lovely grace.” But she’s a lavanda maid. What difference can she make? The Eastern Network is in turmoil. Workers have no rights, no education. High Priest Hodei’s reign is leaving a legacy of cruelty. The workers need a savior. They need La Principessa – Giver of Hope. […]

Little Audrey’s Daydream

The Life of Audrey Hepburn If you love Audrey Hepburn, you will love this book. Sean Hepburn Ferrer and his wife Karin tell the story of this amazing woman in a way that is relatable to children.. Not only will children like the story, but the illustrations are phenomenal. I read this book to my […]

Forever His

Precious Love Series, Book 3 “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set glory in the heavens…When I consider the heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings […]

Forever Cherished

Precious Love Series, Book 1 Forever Cherished continues Ben, Tessa, and Jayden’s stories. However, new characters are introduced, as well as new challenges. Leah, Ben and Tessa’s first guest at their farm “Misty Morn,” has been fighting demons for forty years. A baby literally taken from her arms at seventeen was just the beginning of […]

Triumphant Love

True Love Series, Book 3 Juliette Duncan chose the perfect way to end the True Love Series. Triumphant Love is a story about forgiveness and new beginnings. This book has a little bit of everything – from deceit to teenage pregnancy to drug addiction. Jayden goes through so much in such a short amount of […]

Tormented Love

True Love Series, Book 3 Ben, Tessa, and Jayden’s journeys continue in Tormented Love. Juliette Duncan touches on so many issues in this book that it is difficult to review the story without telling the story. The way she presents the issues of mental health, peer pressure, and abusive relationships helps the reader get an […]

Tested Love

True Love Series Book 2 “With God’s help, we’ll get through it.” No truer words have been spoken. Tested Love finds Ben and Tessa married and, along with Jayden, settling into a new home. Adjusting to being a wife and an instant mother to a teenager is a challenge for anyone. Tessa and Ben find […]

Tender Love

Book #1 of the True Love Series This is such a wonderful book! What’s even better is the book is appropriate for all ages. Tender Love is the first book in the True Love Series by Juliette Duncan. This is a Christian romance, and faith plays a large role in not only the lives of […]

Waking Up Married

by Mira Lyn Kelly Waking Up Married has been on my nook for several years. The cover photo makes the book look like a fun read, so I thought, “Why not try this one?” As far as I know, I have never read another book by Mira Lyn Kelly, and I love discovering new (to […]

A Redbird Christmas

A Redbird Christmas I love Fannie Flagg’s writing. I’ve read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café multiple times. I even bought my mom an autographed copy. Fannie Flagg’s books are fun, easy reads, and everyone should have at least one of her books in their library. A Redbird Christmas is the story of […]

Evil Thing

Evil Thing Cruella De Vil has always been one of the more colorful of the Disney villains. I’ve always seen her as heartless, but entertaining. That view has changed since reading Evil Thing. Evil Thing is written in first person, which I love. Serena Valentino gives Cruella the opportunity to tell her side of the […]

Mistress of All Evil

A Tale of the Dark Fairy Everyone knows Maleficent is the most notorious of the DisneyTM Villains. She is the one all others fear. I often find it difficult not to compare movies to books, and Mistress of All Evil was no exception. Having fallen in love with Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of Maleficent, I was […]

Waiting at Hayden’s

The first novel by Riley Costello, Waiting at Hayden’s is a modern-day love story that draws in the reader from the very beginning. Once I started reading, I could not put this book down. It quickly became my favorite love story. I empathized with the characters and their difficulty making tough decisions – decisions that […]