A beautifully written coming of age debut that cannot be missed!
All Maggie Bliss needs to do is write. Forty-eight years old and newly single (again!), she ventures to Paris in a last-ditch effort to finish her manuscript.
This is a must read according to our bloggers Patricia, Chelsey, and Stephanie who describe this book as “WOWZA” and Sally Hepworth as an absolute “Auto-buy/-read!” author!!
Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star…or the fear that keeps her isolated.
I always love a good family drama and I’m generally drawn to medical dramas, so when I read the synopsis for A Million Reasons Why and saw that it had BOTH of these elements, I knew it was sure to be a hit for me!! And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.
Amelia Unabridged is heartbreaking, beautiful, uplifting, raw, and real. Just as Amelia’s home life is falling apart she catches the eye of a school mate she’d never approached before, Jenna, a rich girl who’s just as careful about her looks as she is about the condition of her beloved books. The unlikely pair spend high school attached at the hip, with Jenna’s well-off parents practically adopting Amelia as their second daughter and doting on her like the functional family she so desperately wishes she had. Then suddenly Jenna’s gone, buried too soon, and Amelia finds herself the substitute daughter off to college for Jenna’s parents. They want her to go to the school she and Jenna had planned to attend, and they’ll pay her way. They want her to take the degree program Jenna thought she should. They want everything to go the way it was supposed to go, and a barely-coping Amelia is willing to go along with it all. That is, until a mysterious gift appears for Amelia, mailed to the local book store. It’s a special edition of her favourite author’s first book, a printing that shouldn’t exist, and she’s convinced it’s one last gift from her best friend. Wanting answers, Amelia takes a trip to visit the book store that sent it, not expecting to find her favourite author there, only a year her senior, wallowing in the shadow of his own grief.
It’s safe to say that when it comes to books, I have a type. Give me a book about misbehaving kids and their worse behaving cliquey moms and I’m pretty much sure to love it! ‘Are We There Yet?’ has these elements and it totally did not disappoint!!
The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Published March 9, 2021by St. Martin’s Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Stephanie), 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Chelsey) Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar.