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 …

Book review: The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand-light and easy beach read

  I always enjoy a light Elin Hilderbrand book when my schedule is lighter and life is a bit easier in the summer. The Identicals came out last summer of 2017. Elin Hilderbrand's novels are usually quick and easy books set in Nantucket. I've never been to New England, but I would love to visit there someday …

Book Review: The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

  The Girls in the Garden was intriguing and shocking! This book is a hard book to read if you have a teenager. It will make you second guess your teenager's stories, thoughts, and intentions. It gives you a glimpse into the minds of teens and their activities. The characters live in a communal garden square …

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

  This book was fabulous! It kept me engaged the entire time, and I really could not put this one down! Agatha is a pregnant single woman who fits into the working class as a stocker at a grocery store in an upscale London neighborhood. Agatha begins to obsess over a patron named Meghan who …

Book Review: It’s Always the Husband

This book was an interesting book with the title not really fitting the story in my opinion. The novel focuses on three unlikely friends, Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny and flashes between the beginning of their friendship at a prestigious college, Carlisle College, and then ends with the current situation of the present and a murder …