Book Reviews

MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell

MY DARK VANESSA RWS RATING: 5/5 STARS RELEASE DATE: MARCH 10TH 2020 TW: sexual abuse SYNOPSIS: Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning… Read more “MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell”

Book Review & Meet the Author – THE MATCHMAKER’S LIST by Sonya Lalli

The dating world is a tricky, tricky place to be. Wrong matches, awful dates, heartbreaks, ghosting – the possibilities are endless! So what if… your grandmother sets you up with some eligible bachelors? Does that sound like a good plan to you? Or would you rather meet someone the old fashion way – no matter… Read more “Book Review & Meet the Author – THE MATCHMAKER’S LIST by Sonya Lalli”

Book Review & Meet The Author – THE WINTERS by Lisa Gabriele

THE WINTERS RWS RATING: 4/5 STARS RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 16TH 2018   SYNOPSIS A spellbindingly suspenseful new novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of… Read more “Book Review & Meet The Author – THE WINTERS by Lisa Gabriele”

BOOK REVIEW – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE RWS RATING: 4/5 STARS RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 18TH 2018 Imagine waking up in someone else’s body? Imagine reliving the same day over & over? Now, imagine you wake up in a beautiful mansion, in someone else’s body to solve a murder? Would you give up, or would you keep… Read more “BOOK REVIEW – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton”

BOOK REVIEW – Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

RATING: 4/5 STARS CANADIAN RELEASE DATE: SEPT 4TH 2018 A heartbreaking read of revenge, justice, and the love of community. Backman’s Us Against You, the sequel to his highly acclaimed Beartown, is so well written, that the characters stay with you forever. Fredrik Backman is known for his novels like A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Sends… Read more “BOOK REVIEW – Us Against You by Fredrik Backman”

BOOK REVIEW – Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

RATING: 2/5 STARS RELEASE DATE: JULY 24TH 2018 With three best friends, a troubling past, and hurtful secrets, Girls Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke delivers an interesting take on what friendship should, and shouldn’t be. PLOT SUMMARY For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between… Read more “BOOK REVIEW – Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke”

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