Review: A Bella Flora Christmas by Wendy Wax

A Bella Flora Christmas by Wendy Wax
Series: Ten Beach Road (# 6.5)
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Penguin Group
File Size: 1430 KB
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review



Although their lives have changed since their first desperate renovation of Bella Flora, friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have always been there for each other. Now they’re returning to Bella Flora for Christmas—where Maddie’s daughter Kyra isn’t feeling particularly celebratory.

Kyra was hoping for a peaceful holiday at Bella Flora—a last gathering before a wealthy, mystery tenant moves into the home she’s been forced to rent out.


Review: One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles

One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles
Series: Misty Point (# 1)
ReleaseDate: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Kate Daniels couldn’t be more excited to be planning her best friend’s wedding…in theory.

Lately, just thinking about gowns and centerpieces makes her want to hide under the covers with her dog and a good book –one that doesn’t include a romantic plot, thank you very much.


Review: Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn

Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn
Series: Unbreak My Heart (# 1)
Release Date:  June 7, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



If you’re Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane’s in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.

After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties.


Review: Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas

Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas
Release Date:  April 5, 2016
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Pages: 432
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



The unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black’s old house in Cairo. Ruby, driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn’t seen for years.

An unlikely bond develops between them, as Ruby helps Iris to record her fading memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War II, and of her one true love–the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux–whom she lost to the ravages of conflict.


Review: Telling Fortunes by Benita Huffman

Telling Fortunes by Benita Huffman
Series: Cedar Springs Psychic (# 1)
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher:  self published
Pages: 256
Source:  book provided by the auhtor for review



Psychic Cassie James can no longer use her talents to find missing women, but an ordinary desk job in her Tennessee hometown doesn’t solve her problems, either. The church-going cousin who raised her plans to save Cassie’s soul, and ten-year-old Nate hopes she’ll replace the mother who abandoned him.


Review: The Lightening Round by Bruce Stuart

The Lightening Round by Bruce Stuart
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: SerialTeller
Pages: 246
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



The blockbuster SerialTeller serial THE LIGHTENING ROUND is now a novel. In THE LIGHTENING ROUND, Hannah More, a sassy single mom with weight issues, reluctantly enters Ultimate Level, a San Francisco gym which groups its members based on their weight and fitness levels. Much to her shock, Hannah actually finds that this crazy “fitness experience” works well for her.


Review: When I Grow Up… by Patricia Asedegbega

When I Grow Up… by Patricia Asedegbega
Series: Volume 1
Release Date: July 25, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 292
Source: book provided by the author for review



“You need a plan B,” said Alicia’s mother when at five years old she told her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Thirty odd years later, Alicia is on plan D: sharing a flat, no tangible savings, and working for hateful Julia, whose sole purpose in life is to make her existence utterly miserable.


Review: A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber

A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber
Series: New Beginnings (# 2)
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 354
Source: Book provided by author for review



In this powerful and uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined.


Review: A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay

A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 128
Source: book is provided by the publisher for review



Late nights at the office… Hotel rooms and secret rendezvous… Lingering perfume… Sizzling texts…

What takes place in Paris when husbands and wives tangle with infidelity?

In this compulsively readable collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of forbidden loves in many shades – sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and unflinching authenticity.


Blog Tour Review & Contest: The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown


The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown
Series: Tindledale (# 1)
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Pages: 401
Source: book provided by Edelweiss for review



In the tradition of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan, this first book in a new series by Alexandra Brown—author of the popular Cupcakes at Carrington’s series—tells the hilarious, heartwarming story of a jilted bride who anticipates a lonely Christmas but instead finds herself in the tiny village of Tindledale, where the residents share her obsession with knitting.