Book Review: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale

book review an island summer jenny hale

Title: An Island Summer Author: Jenny Hale Publisher: Bookouture Publication date: June 6, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance One Sentence Summary: When Meghan fails to achieve her dreams of becoming a chef in NYC, she and her best friend Tess decide to spend the summer at Meghan's late grandfather's house in the Outer Banks, where a … Continue reading Book Review: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale

Book Review: Note to Boy by Sue Clark

book review note to boy sue clark

Title: Note to Boy Author: Sue Clark Publisher: Unbound Digital Publication date: July 23, 2021 Genre: Fiction One Sentence Summary: Eloise needs someone to write her memoirs and Bradley needs a job and thus sparks an unlikely friendship between a teen boy and a former fashion trendsetter who is still intent on getting her due. Overall Eloise Slaughter is a has-been … Continue reading Book Review: Note to Boy by Sue Clark

Book Review: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

Book Review for The Phone Book at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

Title: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World Author: Laura Imai Messina Publisher: Abrams - The Overlook Press Publication date: March 9, 2021 Genre: Fiction One Sentence Summary: When the tsunami on March 11, 2011 took her mother and young daughter, Yui struggles to move forward, until she hears of a disconnected phone booth people use to speak to … Continue reading Book Review: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

Book Blog Tour – Book Review: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Book Blog Tour-Review: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

The Lily Cafe is thrilled for the opportunity to participate in the book blog tour for We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen! Thank you to Mara Lawery and Justine Sha at MIRA for both the opportunity and a review e-copy. Title: We Could Be Heroes Author: Mike Chen Publisher: MIRA Publication date: January 26, 2021 Genre: Superhero Fiction, Fantasy … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Book Review: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Book Review: The Last Charm by Ella Allbright

Book Review: The Last Charm by Ella Allbright - a sweet story about a young couple and the charm bracelet linking them

Title: The Last Charm Author: Ella Allbright Publisher: HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter Publication date: August 21, 2020 Genre: General Fiction, Women's Fiction Summary: When Leila is eleven, her mum runs out on her family, leaving only a charm bracelet and a single charm behind. Forced to leave her childhood home with her dad, she sullenly looks on as another family … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Charm by Ella Allbright

Bookish Bakes: Chocolate Friendship Cake

Bookish Bakes: Chocolate Friendship Cake, inspired by The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

This one was inspired by Susan Mallery's The Friendship List. I was part of the book blog tour this past Tuesday. It was a lovely book about two lifelong friends getting out of their sad comfort zones and rediscovering life and love. With two lifelong best friends of my own, I couldn't not be inspired by … Continue reading Bookish Bakes: Chocolate Friendship Cake

Book Blog Tour – Review: The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Book Blog Tour: Review - The Friendship List by Susan Mallery, a women's fiction novel featuring two lifelong friends

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to participate in the book blog tour for The Friendship List by Susan Mallery, available today!. Title: The Friendship List Author: Susan Mallery Publisher: Harlequin - Romance Publication date: August 4, 2020 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance Summary: Ellen and Unity have been best friends all their lives. Now, as grown women, Ellen is close to sending her … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Review: The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Novel Excerpt: Blood and Silver by Vali Benson

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present author Vali Benson and her historical novel Blood and Silver! Title: Blood and Silver Author: Vali Benson Publisher: Tellwell Talent Publication date: April 2, 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction What is a twelve year old girl to do when she finds herself in the silver boom town of Tombstone, Arizona, in 1880, and … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Blood and Silver by Vali Benson

Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center - a cute, easy women's fiction novel

Title: What You Wish For Author: Katherine Center Publisher: St. Martin's Press Publication date: July 14, 2020 Genre: General Fiction, Women's Fiction Summary: Samantha Casey is the librarian at the Kempner School where the founder and principal Max Kempner believes in making school joyful. It's an incredible, warm, colorful school that's really focused on the students' needs. Until Max dies and … Continue reading Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Two Easy Ways to Dress Stylish as a Mom by Becca from The Mini Apartment

If you missed her the first time around... The Lily Cafe is pleased to present Becca from The Mini Apartment! "A little place for a lot of life." After spending the past 6 years living in 6 different places in 2 states, Becca has realized it is not the size of a space or where … Continue reading Two Easy Ways to Dress Stylish as a Mom by Becca from The Mini Apartment