Book review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Summary: Ellen O'Farrell has not had much luck with love in her life. Professionally, she is a professional hypnotherapist working out of her home, but personally she still was looking for love. Ellen meets Patrick at the beginning of the novel and is happy with where the relationship is heading. He is a widowed single …

Book Review: A Nearly Normal Family by MT Edvardsson

Summary: Parents can go to great lengths to protect their children and A Nearly Normal Family explores this concept that explores many different points of view to depict this from each character. Stella Sandell is accused of murdering a much older man. Her parents are shocked. She comes from the family of a father who is …

Book Review: Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Summary: Annie Taft's wedding is just a few days away, but Annie has disappeared. Everything was prepared for this to be a perfect southern wedding in her South Carolina town. Why did Annie vanish? Were there second thoughts? Did it have anything to do with the fact that her mother's supposed killer was being released …

Book review: Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand

  Summary: The year 1969 was an iconic year in which America saw Woodstock, a Kennedy scandal, racism, and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. As Hilderbrand’s books usually are laid out, this novel follows a family with secrets and rumors that the older generation remains kept locked up. The children in the Levin family always …

Book Review: The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

Summary: The First Mistake introduces the readers to Alice, a widow who has overcome her tragedy and finally found happiness. Alice is an entrepreneur who is finally in a happy marriage after the death of her first husband. Alice and her new husband, Nathan, have worked together in the business she started with her husband. Nathan …

Book Review: Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

Summary:Harriet and Charlotte have been best friends, although Harriet remains a bit more secretive about her own personal life. Charlotte is asked to watch her best friend's daughter at the school fair. Charlotte is a little overwhelmed at the fair, but tries to watch all the children as well as she can. Soon she realizes, …

TBR (To Be Read) for October 2019

Can you believe it is almost October??! September flew by. I had a great September passing 50 books for 2019. Our trip to Napa definitely helped giving me time to read on the plane to California and back! I finished the following books (reading and listening on Audible) with reviews pending: Date Night by Samantha …

Book Review: The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine

Summary: Dr. Kate English grew up in a wealthy family and has grown up to have the perfect life. She has a handsome husband and an adorable daughter. She lives in a beautiful home and has a successful career. Kate's perfect life is abruptly halted when her mother is murdered in her own home. Kate …

Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Summary: Alicia is the wife of a wealthy photographer who seems to be living the perfect life. One evening when he gets home, Alicia shoots him five times and then stops speaking.  Alicia becomes a patient at the Grove in seclusion from the public eye. Theo Faber is a psychotherapist who has a special interest …

Book Reviews: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

  Summary:   Olivia’s son has admitted to sneaking into neighbors’ homes and accessing their home computers for thrills. Olivia feels guilty and wants to leave an anonymous note in their mailboxes. In the meantime, another fellow neighbor is found dead and everyone begins to become a suspect. The reader won't know who to believe …