Book Review: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

Title: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes Author: Xio Axelrod Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publication date: May 4, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance One Sentence Summary: Toni Bennette (yeah, she's heard it all) wants nothing more than to work in music production with Richie, but doesn't have the money to put in to become his business partner, until an offer to … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

Book Review: Malice by Heather Walter

Title: Malice Author: Heather Walter Publisher: Del Rey Publication date: April 13, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQIA One Sentence Summary: A retelling of Disney's Sleeping Beauty, but from the black fairy's perspective. For most of my life I was something of a fairy tale purist, digging for original versions of the Disney movies I spent my childhood watching. But, as a mom, I've become … Continue reading Book Review: Malice by Heather Walter

Book Review: The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams

Title: The Love Square Author: Laura Jane Williams Publisher: Harper 360 Publication date: February 9, 2021 Genre: Romance One Sentence Summary: Penny has been unlucky in love, until she meets Francesco, but a family emergency tears them apart and now Penny suddenly has three men on her plate. I loved the idea of a woman unlucky in love suddenly having too … Continue reading Book Review: The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams

Book Review: The Cookbook Club by Beth Harbison

Title: The Cookbook Club Author: Beth Harbison Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks - HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: October 20, 2020 Genre: Women's Fiction One Sentence Summary: Reeling from her divorce out of the middle of nowhere, Margo decides to join a cookbook club where she makes new friends, and is given the chance of second love. I love reading about food, … Continue reading Book Review: The Cookbook Club by Beth Harbison

Book Review: The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

Title: The Lost Love Song Author: Minnie Darke Publisher: Ballantine Books - Random House Publishing Group Publication date: October 13, 2020 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance One Sentence Summary: Diana may be gone, but her love song lives on, and will do anything to work it's magic to bring happiness back into the lives of those it touches, especially that of her … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

Book Review: Home at Summer’s End by Alys Murray

Title: Home at Summer's End Author: Alys Murray Publisher: Bookouture Publication date: October 15, 2020 Genre: Romance One Sentence Summary: Fake relationships never work out the way they're supposed to, but local beauty Rose and actor Cole are determined to do it right and not fall in love. Well, I did it again and didn't start with the first book. Though, … Continue reading Book Review: Home at Summer’s End by Alys Murray

How I…Am Working My Way Out of a Reading Slump (revisited)

Wow, I've been a book reviewer for more than 2 years now! It started with the split second decision to join Netgalley, and then it turned into creating a review request page, and now I've received more books than I care to count through Netgalley, from publicists, and from authors. I have so many I … Continue reading How I…Am Working My Way Out of a Reading Slump (revisited)

Book Review: Soundrise by Lynn Voedisch

Title: Soundrise Author: Lynn Voedisch Publisher: The Story Plant Publication date: September 29, 2020 Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy, General Fiction, Computers One Sentence Summary: Derek and George only want to find the hidden cache of information stored somewhere out in cyberspace by a notorious (now imprisoned) hacker, but, when a mysterious voice starts talking to Derek and an irresistible woman … Continue reading Book Review: Soundrise by Lynn Voedisch

Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Title: The Bone Shard Daughter Author: Andrea Stewart Publisher: Orbit Publication date: September 8, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: In a world comprised of islands ruled by a reclusive Emperor with a daughter no one has seen since she was young, where the Emperor's constructs run everything on each island, there are those who are restless, who would bring change to the … Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Book Review: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant

Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux Author: Samantha Verant Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Publication date: September 8, 2020 Genre: Women's Fiction Summary: When Sophie Valroux's dreams of becoming one of the rare women to lead a Michelin-starred kitchen goes up in flames, thanks to a manipulative, scheming former lover in the same kitchen, and she finds out … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant