October 26, 2019

I was super excited to receive Fan Mail (An Aspen Adams Novel of Suspense Book 2) and read more about Aspen and was especially thrilled to see her niece, Candace, featured more prominently in Fan Mail. I enjoy Candace very much. She's a sensitive teenager who is an excellent side-kick to Aspen.

I like how Aspen attempts to navigate being a parent to Candace...

September 17, 2019

Macie’s Mirror by Adam Ciccio (and illustrated by Gertie Jaquet) is a sweet story of what one sees in themselves and what others see and how contrasting it can be. We are often the hardest on ourselves.

Right off the bat, I love the illustrations of the various faces for Macie both in the beginning and at the end of the book. These illustrations would be a gr...

September 16, 2019

I enjoyed reading Million Miles Away by Alice Bane and is her debut Sci-Fi Romance novel. 


The author developed both the science fiction and romance aspects of the story well and the book was interesting to read.

The only issue I had was when Natalia encounters Korin for the first time, I found part of the dialogue a bit unbelievable and simplistic. 

I liked t...

August 31, 2019

Help Wanted, Must Love Books by Janet Sumner Johnson tells the story of Shailey whose dad used to be her bedtime storyteller until he got a new job. Now she is on the hunt for a recruit.

Shailey is a bright and determined young child who posts a job announcement and begins interviewing fairy tale characters. She has to revise her job advertisement each time...

August 31, 2019

Farah Rocks Fifth Grade by Susan Muaddi Darraj is a cute story with enjoyable characters. I liked the addition of the illustrations. What was great about the book was the information about the different cultures, which is important for children to be exposed to and learn.

Farah Rocks Fifth Grade is a very story-driven, character-rich book about family and fr...

August 13, 2019

Desolate Shores is a great start to a new series by Daryl Wood Gerber.

I enjoyed getting to know the characters, their stories, and the troubles they face or have faced in their lives, which makes for relatable characters and storyline. I liked the interactions with Aspen and Nick and the tension and snarkiness between them. The author does a good job with sc...

August 5, 2019

Everything Isn’t Terrible by Dr. Kathleen Smith couldn’t have come at a better time. I am experiencing significant life changes and have been looking for some guidance, and this book helped conquer some of my insecurities and provided concrete, easy-to-understand information and steps to find calmness and let go of anxiety.

I might as well have highlighted th...

July 31, 2019

I love a good mystery, and A Dickens of a Crime by Phyllis H. Moore did not disappoint.

Meg makes for a great lead character. She is strong, funny, and believable. The author developed the relationships and interactions between the characters and the setting of the book well. I also liked Meg’s daughter and their interactions. I thought the information about...

July 25, 2019

Her Silent Cry (Detective Josie Quinn Book 6) by Lisa Regan starts you off on the edge of your seat and doesn’t let go until the satisfying ending.

I had a difficult time putting this book down as there was never a dull moment and so much action and tension in each scene and on every page that I stayed up late to read or neglected chores during the day!

Her S...

July 20, 2019

Save Your Breath by Melinda Leigh is an excellent addition to the Morgan Dane series. The book is well written and well developed.

I enjoy the characters in this book and their interactions and relationships. I love Morgan’s three little girls and their relationship with Morgan’s soon-to-be-husband, Lance. The story grips you from page one and has many twist...