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The Mothers – Rod Jones

The Mothers – Rod Jones

 The Mothers was a unique look at three generations of women; all with a big similarity at the heart of them. While strong, these women struggled to overcome the situations life threw at them. Spanning from the early 1900’s to modern times, it showed how far reaching one person’s decisions […]

Posted April 7, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Black Widow Forever Red – Margaret Stohl

Black Widow Forever Red – Margaret Stohl

I am the odd one in my family. I am not a comic book/graphic novel fan. I enjoy the movies and have collectables of certain characters (Gambit, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool), but have never really gotten into the reads. My hubs and two kiddos, however are super into comics. My eleven-year-old […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Trust No One – Paul Cleave

Trust No One – Paul Cleave

Trust No One has been languishing on my Kindle for months. I heard great things about it when it came out this past August, bought it in September, then got bogged down with ARC reviews and wasn’t able to read it till now. It is an interesting mix of medical drama, […]

Posted March 13, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Innocents and Others – Dana Spiotta

Innocents and Others – Dana Spiotta

Innocents and Others is why I have a hard time DNF’ing (did not finish) books. I was reading and not enjoying, and then boom, right about the 60% mark it got good. Like really ridiculously good. I think my problem in the beginning was with the primary narrator, Meadow. In the […]

Posted March 4, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

    This weeks United States of Books brings us to Iowa with Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. Entertainment Weekly says – Not only was this novel – adapted for Field of Dreams – set in Iowa, but Kinsella also attended the state’s other claim to fame: The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I went […]

Posted February 15, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 5 Comments

Everything’s Relative – Jenna McCarthy

Everything’s Relative – Jenna McCarthy

Three sisters who have been controlled by their mother for as long as they can remember, finally feel free when she dies. Jules, Brooke, and Lexi have dealt with their mother being hash and, at times even cruel, for the majority of their lives. None of them reached the potential she […]

Posted February 5, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Girl in the Dark – Marion Pauw

Girl in the Dark – Marion Pauw

I always enjoy when a book gives a shout out to one of my favorite treats (hagelslag), but sadly, the great beginning to Girl in the Dark fizzled out by the end. Sharp, stressed out single mother lawyer Iris, uncovers a deep family secret. She discovers that she has a brother, […]

Posted February 4, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Thicker Than Water – Kelly Fiore

Thicker Than Water – Kelly Fiore

Thicker Than Water is sharp and smart. Teen drug use and overdose stories can be very preachy or overly emotional and this was not. This was a very good balance of emotion, fact, family dysfunction and drama. Well paced and with a very well built world, Thicker Than Water also had a very […]

Posted December 21, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment