Book Review: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale

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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

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – June 15, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – June 15, 2022

Author Interview: Lyn Liao Butler, author of Red Thread of Fate

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Lyn Liao Butler! Her novel, Red Thread of Fate, focuses on family and friendships, motherhood and adoption, secrets and culture, all through an American/Chinese/Taiwanese lens. Title: Red Thread of Fate Author: Lyn Liao Butler Publisher: Berkley Publication date: February 8, 2022 Genre: Fiction In the wake of … Continue reading Author Interview: Lyn Liao Butler, author of Red Thread of Fate

Book Review: Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg

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Title: Bad Luck Bridesmaid Author: Alison Rose Greenberg Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Publication date: January 11, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance One Sentence Summary: After failing to get three brides down the aisle as a bridesmaid, Zooey doesn't believe in marriage, and risks losing the love of her life if she doesn't get her best friend, and … Continue reading Book Review: Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg

My Favorite Women’s Fiction and Romance Read of 2021

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While I do tend to prefer women's fiction novels with as little romance as possible, I've also come to appreciate some romance, as long as I choose them wisely. They were also a nice break between thick, heavy fantasy novels. Since the two blend together far too much for my liking to the point where … Continue reading My Favorite Women’s Fiction and Romance Read of 2021

Author Interview: Kerry Chaput, author of Daughter of the King

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Kerry Chaput! Her historical fiction novel Daughter of the King is set in 1660s France and Canada and offers a story of love and faith . Title: Daughter of the King Author: Kerry Chaput Publisher: Black Rose Writing Publication date: December 16, 2021 Genre: Historical Fiction La Rochelle, … Continue reading Author Interview: Kerry Chaput, author of Daughter of the King

Book Review: On Home by Becca Spence Dobias

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Title: On Home Author: Becca Spence Dobias Publisher: Inkshares Publication date: August 31, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction One Sentence Summary: Three generation of women in one family and their different routes to motherhood. Before jumping into the review, I wanted to note that this isn't my usual kind of read. While I enjoy women's fiction, I'm not much a reader of … Continue reading Book Review: On Home by Becca Spence Dobias

Why I Don’t Read Outside of My Comfort Zone

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It's called a comfort zone for a reason. It's my happy place, the place I go to in order to retreat from the world and the chaos of my household. With children constantly flinging questions at me literally from the time they wake up at 6 something in the morning until bedtime at 8 at … Continue reading Why I Don’t Read Outside of My Comfort Zone

Indie Books Challenge: May 2021

May 2021: Indie Books Challenge

For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least half of all the books I read in a month be by an indie author or published by an indie publishing house, which I'm broadly defining as not published by one of the Big 5 because doing otherwise would break my … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: May 2021

Book Review: The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale

Book Review: The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale

Title: The Memory Keeper Author: Jenny Hale Publisher: Harpeth Road Press Publication date: January 26, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance One Sentence Summary: When her grandmother is hospitalized, Hannah tries to rush home to Tennessee, but a snowstorm has her driving alongside old friend Liam and new friend Georgia to help her grandmother and her flower shop. The Memory Keeper was such … Continue reading Book Review: The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale