Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

My Life Only Appears Perfect…

My Life Only Appears Perfect…

In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch is a good lesson in appearance isn’t everything. Five friends return to their college home twenty years after graduating at the wishes of their late friend Bea. Told over a 4th of July weekend, the story focuses on the individuals and how each […]

Posted June 26, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments


The Light of Hidden Flowers – Jennifer Handford

The Light of Hidden Flowers – Jennifer Handford

 The Light of Hidden Flowers continues my streak of good not great books. Melissa Fletcher is a mousy woman living in the shadow of her father, a man beloved in the community. Melissa works in her father’s financial firm and is happiest creating proposals, but not speaking to the clients. Melissa […]

Posted November 9, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Fishing with RayAnne – Ava Finch 

Fishing with RayAnne – Ava Finch 

 Fishing with RayAnne was good, not great. Our main character, RayAnne, has a philandering alcoholic father, a mother who leads menopause retreats and a job that, even after a year, is still considered temporary. RayAnne is also a woman that just needs to get her shit together. She is afraid to […]

Posted November 2, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Counting Stars – Kathleen Long

Counting Stars – Kathleen Long

Counting Stars is a slow burner. It gets better the further you read, when the emotions of the characters have had time to build. Primarily set during a road trip with an octogenarian, her mid-life daughter and daughter-in-law, and her daughter’s best friend’s seventeen-year-old daughter (oh and a dog); this story […]

Posted October 25, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Love You Better – Natalie K. Martin

Love You Better – Natalie K. Martin

♦ I like quite a few things about Natalie Martin’s books. One of the main things I like is that her characters are diverse without trying. In Love You Better there are a few hints about the race of the lead female then 75% through it is mentioned that her father […]

Posted October 23, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

House Trained – Jackie Bouchard

House Trained – Jackie Bouchard

I saw a review recently in which the reviewer stated “there are good three star books and bad three star books”. I really liked that statement and feel it is true for this book. House Trained is one of the good three star books. Alex is a character obsessed with perfection and […]

Posted October 18, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments