Alice (The Chronicles of Alice)

Author: Christina Henry Publisher: Ace (August 4, 2015) Length: 304 Pages Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales For Fans Of: Highly recommended for fans of dark fantasy and fairy tale retellings, like Hook’s Tale or, one of my recent favorites, The Bear and The Nightingale. My Review: “There is more to you than you know. Remember that.”…

The Best Southern Fiction This Side of the Mississippi!

There will always be a special place in my heart for fiction set in the South — I’ve lived in Kentucky my whole life, and of my entire immediate and extended family, I am the furthest north.  (Bless my heart.)  Since this is one of my favorite regions to read about, I wanted to share…

Tangerine

“Tangier and Lucy were the same, I thought. Both unsolvable riddles that refused to leave me in peace…” Author: Christine Mangan Publisher: Ecco (March 27, 2018) Length: 320 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery/Suspense For Fans Of: Slow burns, cinematic settings, vintage glam, and old school suspense with shades of Patricia Highsmith or Alfred Hitchcock, as…

Historical Fiction is My Favorite: Decades

Love historical fiction? (I do – it’s one of my favorite genres!) If you’re always on the lookout for new time periods to read about, take a look at this list of my favorites. All of these were four or five star reads for me – I hope you find a few you haven’t read…

The Queen of Hearts

For fans of: Medical jargon and interpersonal drama, a la’ Grey’s Anatomy or ER, and female friendships and drama as seen in Divine Secret’s of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood or Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons. (Two of my faves!) Review: First, I LOVE the Kentucky connection here. Although she’s now based in North Carolina, Kimmery Martin…

Mister Tender’s Girl

For fans of: Heart-racing thrillers and super creepy bad guys as seen in Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB or Karin Slaughter’s Pretty Girls. 30-Second Review: I don’t read books on my tablet, and I never read books on my phone. N E V E R. I don’t like the glare – I feel like I’m always squinting…

A Trick Of The Light

For Fans of: Atmostpheric, cozy mysteries and loveable quirky characters like Mr. Penumbra’s 24- Hour Bookstore (or any of Louise Penny’s other novels) 30-Second Review: Another solid novel from L.P. and my favorite Three Pines installment yet! The character depth is amazing – with each successive novel I feel like these characters becomes more dimensional…

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

For fans of: Strong female characters, overcoming adversity,dry wit,diverse reading,and rom com with depth,as seen in Something Like Happy 30-Second Review: Hands-down, one of the funniest, best, most well-narrated audiobooks I’ve listened to in ages. NOTE: There are some STEAMY scenes in the stories the widows write and share – I’m normally not into that,…

The Giant Catch-Up

First — hi friends! It’s so good to see you! Second — I’m an HSP that is easily distracted and VERY easily overwhelmed. (Have you seen my review of Reading People? Go read that if you haven’t. 😁) The good news is that I’ve read a ton of great books lately – life has been…

Whiskey & Ribbons

“There were tragedies, unbearably dark times, but we had one another and together we found the light.” Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith’s mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called “a consummate storyteller.” One of the Most…