With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Month: September 2021

September 28, 2021

The Limits of Limelight

Pretty Oklahoma teenager Helen Nichols accepts an invitation from her cousin, rising movie actress Ginger Rogers, and her Aunt Lela, to try her luck in motion pictures. Her relatives, convinced that her looks and personality will ensure success, provide her with a new name and help her land a contract with RKO. As Phyllis Fraser, she swiftly discovers that Depression-era Hollywood’s surface glamor and glitter obscure the ceaseless struggle of the hopeful starlet.

September 27, 2021

The Rehearsals

From the Publisher: A funny, romantic, and big-hearted debut novel, The Rehearsals imagines what we might do if given a second chance at life and at love—and what it means to finally get both right.

September 23, 2021

My Sweet Girl

My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa Published September 14, 2021by Berkley Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Mystery & Thriller DESCRIPTION Paloma thought her perfect life would begin once she was adopted and made it to America, but she’s about to find out that no matter how far you run, your past always catches up to you… Ever since she […]

September 21, 2021

The Stolen Lady: a novel of WWII and the Mona Lisa

The Stolen Lady: a novel of WWII and the Mona Lisa Laura Morelli Publication Date: September 21, 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ France, 1939 At the dawn of World War II, Anne Guichard, a young archivist employed at the Louvre, arrives home to find her brother missing. While […]

September 14, 2021

A Most Clever Girl: a novel of an American Spy

1963: Reeling from the death of her mother and President Kennedy’s assassination, Catherine Gray shows up on Elizabeth Bentley’s doorstep demanding answers to the shocking mystery just uncovered about her family. What she doesn’t expect is for Bentley to ensnare her in her own story of becoming a controversial World War II spy and Cold War informer…

September 12, 2021

Her Perfect Life

Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan September 14, 2021 by Forge Books Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Mystery & Thriller Everyone knows Lily Atwood—and that may be her biggest problem. The beloved television reporter has it all—fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable seven-year-old daughter, and the hashtag her loving fans created: #PerfectLily. To keep it, all she […]

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