Book Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

I have to preface this by saying Kristin Hannah is my favorite author, so my review is biased. I’ve read almost all of her books over the last few years. She just writes such beautiful stories about women and speaks to a woman’s soul. This novel tells the story of Leni, starting at age 13 …

Book review: Blink by KL Slater

Blink focuses on a newly single mother whose husband has died in Afghanistan in combat. Toni’s daughter, Evie, goes missing from school one day. The plot examines a present and past format with flashbacks to go through the events of Evie’s disappearance.   I gave this a 3 out of 5 stars   It was good …

Book review: Lie to Me by JT Ellison

This book reminded me a bit of a Lifetime movie crossed with Gone Girl. Sutton and Ethan Montclair seem to have the perfecr life, but it is all a show. The characters were very unlikeable.  Sutton disappears, and Ethan looks like the prime suspect. There are many twists and turns throughout that expose the negative …

18 goals for 2018

I've been on a kick reading some non-fiction. I started with Brene Brown, then Glennon Doyle, and then Gretchen Rubin. I've been loving all of the inspiring ways to improve the way I look at life and communicate with others. I've been stalking following these three authors Gretchen Rubin, Brene Brown, and Glennon Doyle on …

Book review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I loved all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s other books, so I assumed I would like this as well.  This is a love story reminiscent of Castaway.  Emma believes that her husband died in a plane crash. It took her years, but she finally moves on.  Prior to the wedding to her new fiancé, she finds …

Book review:The Widow by Fiona Barton

This thriller was so disturbing, I couldn’t give it more than 3.5 stars.  The writing was extremely disturbing.  The subject of child pornography is discussed frequently and is so hard to read. The plot examines Jean, who is a subservient wife with a tragic past. Her husband is accused of a horrible crime. If tragedies …

My favorite book of 2017: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

After reading After I Do and Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid, I had The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on my "To Read" list. The summary did not sound like something I really wanted to read, because I usually choose to read books that take place in a more current time period. I kept putting this …