Book Review: “Murder on Cold Street,” by Sherry Thomas

It has been way too long since I have written a real review. After promising myself not to get into a slump, I lingered while reading Murder on Cold Street and took a full week to finish it. I am partly to blame - switching jobs, planning a wedding, and other life things have gotten … Continue reading Book Review: “Murder on Cold Street,” by Sherry Thomas

ARC Review: Kim Richardson’s “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”

Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Netgalley and the publisher, Sourcebooks. This book is coming out on May 7, 2019, in a trade paperback. Order your copy here! The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek begins in 1936, in deep woods, high mountains Kentucky, and follows 19-year-old Cussy Carter, the last blue-skinned girl. Called "Bluet" and often reviled … Continue reading ARC Review: Kim Richardson’s “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”

Book Traveling Thursdays-National Book Lovers Edition

  Hello all, and welcome to Book Traveling Thursdays! This fun weekly challenge is based on Goodreads as a group posting, hosted by Catia and Danielle. What I love about this challenge is that it's quick, it's fun, and it gets you looking thinking about other country's values when you compare their covers to your own, which … Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays-National Book Lovers Edition

Out Today!! The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Thank you, Penguin's First to Read, for this pretty little read! The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller is a debut novel, and Louise Miller is a pastry chef herself so this is a real treat (pun intended). Enter Olivia, 30-year-old pastry chef extraordinaire who flambées her way out of a job when she accidentally … Continue reading Out Today!! The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Book Traveling Thursdays: Lazy Day Reading

Hello, August! When did this happen? I am sad to see July leave, since August is a crazy month for me! However, it is also a fresh start, so I have to be grateful for that. As such, I am going to try and keep up better with my favorite challenges and themes, hence Book … Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Lazy Day Reading

My Current TBR (And a plea for recommendations)

I have accidentally swamped myself with books that need to be read (what else is new?) while I have too much going on to devote to it. Currently, from First To Read, I have these ARCS in my TBR: Emily Griffin's First Comes Love, which is about two sisters years after the tragic death of their … Continue reading My Current TBR (And a plea for recommendations)

WWW Wednesday (week two of being a day late)

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week… To join in, just answer the following three questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (week two of being a day late)

Laure Dugas’s Champagne Baby: Part Coming of age tale, part love affair with wine

First of all, a big thank you to Penguin's First to Read Program for this beautiful memoir. Champagne Baby tells the story of 22-years-old Laure Dugas as she navigates a world of wine that she was born into, but denied up until now. Laure was always one to beat to her own drummer, but when … Continue reading Laure Dugas’s Champagne Baby: Part Coming of age tale, part love affair with wine

WWW Wednesday (on Thursday because I’m on Island Time)

This is my second week trying this out, and I must say it is fun! This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All of my covers link to Goodreads! Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (on Thursday because I’m on Island Time)

Menna van Praag’s “Dress Shop of Dreams”

First off, I would like to state that I recently finished another one of van Praag's novels for an advance review from Netgalley called The Witches of Cambridge, which I loved. For that full review, please click here. That being said, The Dress Shop of Dreams is a very different story from van Praag's most recent offering. … Continue reading Menna van Praag’s “Dress Shop of Dreams”